Monday, July 29, 2013

Kaplan GRE 2014 Strategies, Practice, and Review



Kaplan GRE 2014 Strategies, Practice, and Review includes the following features: 4 full length practice tests, 450 questions with detailed explanations, and strategies for all GRE question types. Online components allows readers to experience the Computer Adaptive Test (three separate online tests are available). The book provides coverage of the revised and expanded Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical Writing Assessment Test sections.
Stop by the library for more test preparation guides!

Friday, July 26, 2013

NEW DVD at the UNT Dallas Library: Justice for My People


Justice for My People tells the inspiring story of Dr. Hector P. Garcia who fought to bring attention to the Mexican American civil rights movement. Dr. Garcia confronted those who violated the civil rights of "his people" using the methods of peaceful protest and legal recourse contemporaneously employed by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. His achievements illuminated the critical issues of four decades of Mexican-American advancement. The documentary includes interviews with scholars, contemporaries, and adversaries.




More information on the documentary.




Thursday, July 25, 2013

Job Search eBooks


Even if you’re still a few semesters away from graduation, it’s never too early to learn job search strategies. Here are two eBooks from our collection to help.

This Is How to Get Your Next Job: An Inside Look at What Employers Really Want

 

In an economy with high unemployment rates, why is it that companies are having such a hard time finding great employees to hire? Andrea Kay spoke with hiring managers to find out why they didn’t hire the candidates they interviewed and shares that valuable knowledge in this book. With chapters entitled “15 Things You Should Never Talk About or Say” and “15 Things You Should Never Do Once You Get a Job or in Your Career-Ever” you will be more prepared the next time you send out a resume or arrive for an interview. 


Win the Job You Want!: 7 Secrets Hiring Managers Don't Tell You, But We Will!

 

In this book, you’ll learn how to market yourself to potential employers. Each of the 7 secrets is detailed with specific steps to take to get you closer to the job of your dreams.  Learn how to prepare yourself for success, sell yourself to hiring managers, follow up after an interview, and much more. 

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Encyclopedia of Life: An Authoritative and Evolving Resource about the Diversity of Life on the Planet

EOL Overview from Encyclopedia of Life on Vimeo.


Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) is a free online resource bringing together information about all life on Earth in text, images, video, sounds, maps, classifications and more. While the encyclopedia is a work in progress the work is intended to be an authoritative source that you can trust for accurate and current information about life on earth.

(Recommended Course Code: BIOL)
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GO JAGUARS!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Two eBooks on Business Writing

While written for business professionals, these eBooks would be of interest to anyone who is creating a resume or having questions about grammar.

The AMA Handbook of Business Writing: The Ultimate Guide to Style, Grammar, Punctuation, Usage, Construction, and Formatting




Wilson and Wauson walk you through the steps of creating well written business documents and include samples of over 100 different ones, including resumes, business plans, and memos . Confused about whether to use me or myself? Who or whom? Would or should? This handbook can help you determine which to use to ensure you send out perfect documents.

Click here to begin reading this eBook.

For more document examples, check out this eBook by the same authors.

The AMA Handbook of Business Documents: Guidelines and Sample Documents That Make Business Writing Easy


  Click here to begin reading this eBook.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Refworks: What can it do for you?

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UNT Dallas Library provides students with access to Refworks, a leading citation management tool. Refworks allows users to save and organize research from library databases and information on the web. Once you have finished an initial search for information then Refworks allows you to organize information into lists and even easily create bibliographies!

Most databases allow you to create citations in popular styles such as APA or MLA. But what if your Political Science professor requests all references be in APSA? Refworks includes an extensive list of hundreds of citation styles that can easily be used to create simple bibliography lists.

Find out more about what Refworks can do for you here! Sign up for your account here or stop by the library for assistance!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Career Development Resources: Associations Unlimited



















As a student it is never too early to think about your career.  Preparing for your career will become more crucial as you enter your junior and senior years. An important supplement to advanced courses is professional associations that provide resources for learning about current trends within a field and opportunities for networking with professionals. Active membership will also connect you to volunteer and internship opportunities which will allow you to build practical experience while solidifying professional relationships.

Most professional associations require membership fees; however students frequently have the opportunity to participate at a reduced rate. Some Associations even allow for students to join for free! 

If you are interested in searching for a professional association then the UNT Dallas Library provides access to the database Associations Unlimited. Associations Unlimited allows users to find local, state, national, and international associations. You may search by name, acronyms, or use a list of subject categories or descriptors to identify your field.

Do not hesitate to get involved with your chosen field. Stop by the library for assistance in finding the right association so that you may reach your career goals!

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Featured eBook: The ESL/ELL Teacher's Survival Guide


With specific sections for beginning and intermediate English Language Learners, both key elements of the curriculum and daily instruction are included in this survival guide. The content areas of social studies, science, and math are covered in detail. The final section of the book includes more strategies for success, such as using learning games and assessing the learners.  The authors, two teachers with many years of experience, understand that things don’t always go according to plan, so there is also a chapter on dealing with potential challenges, such as student motivation and book selection.  
If you’re preparing to step into the classroom for the first time, or just returning after summer break, this book has many activities that can be implemented into your teaching routine.
Click here to begin reading this eBook.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Two New Databases to Use This Summer


Looking for something to do this summer? Here are two databases to give you plenty of ideas.

 


Whether you’re looking for tips on new outdoor activities, such as camping and geocaching, or crafts to keep children entertained this summer, this database contains thousands of articles from hobby and craft magazines, as well as handy videos. Education students may also find fun and educational activities for their classrooms.

 


Need to get some work done around your home? This database covers it all, from A (Accident Prevention) to Z (Zen Gardens). If you’re looking to do some minor or major home repair, or just to redecorate a few rooms around the house, this database can show you how it’s done.