Saturday, October 26, 2013

Dia de los Muertos Ofrenda Display

 Stop by the UNT Dallas Library and leave the name of a loved one on the Dia de Los Muertos Ofrenda display.




Thursday, October 24, 2013

Bullying Prevention Awareness Month and the Cyberbulling Searchable Information Center


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October is Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. In an effort to positively confront this issue the UNT Dallas Library provides access to the Cyberbulling Searchable Information Center. Parents and educators will find resources designed to confront or prevent bullying by taking positive action to ameliorate situations where bullying occurs either on campus or online.  

According to the Federal Department of Health and Human Services nearly 30% of high school students have reported experiencing bullying either as a victim, a perpetrator, or both. Bullying is said to have an adverse effect on all students involved and on the entire academic community. StopBullying.org demonstrates how bullying effects participants scholastically, physically, and mentally

Cyberbullying has emerged as a serious threat to the mental well being of students with the rise of social media websites and the accessibility of computers and internet connected handheld devices. Cyber bullying differs from traditional bullying because it can occur at anytime, messages (as text, pictures, or videos) can be sent anonymously, and spread throughout a students peer group instantly.

 Learn more about this growing problem by searching the Cyberbulling Searchable Information Center.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Display at the UNT Dallas Library


Stop by the UNT Dallas Library to see the BESO's (Bilingual Educator Student Organization) Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) display!


Monday, October 14, 2013

UNT Dallas Library at the True Blue Resource Fair

On Saturday October 12 the UNT Dallas Library participated in the True Blue
Resource Fair. The event gave high school students the opportunity to visit the campus and learn about the educational opportunities and resources available at UNT Dallas.

Census and Demographic Research During the Governent Shutdown (ProQuest: Statistical Abstract of the United States)


The government shutdown has made it difficult to access government research data. Information concerning demographics in the United States can generally be found through the US Census web site which has been offline during the shutdown. One alternative to the Census website can be found in ProQuest's Statistical Abstract of the United states which is an authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States of America.

The resource's coverage goes as far back as 1789 to as recent as 2012. Topics covered include: population demographics, vital statistics, education, law enforcement, elections, federal/state/local government finances and employment, national security and veterans affairs, social insurance and human services, labor force, poverty and wealth, business enterprise, science and technology, agriculture and natural resources, energy and utilities, construction and housing, manufactures, wholesale and retail trade, transportation, information and communications, banking and finance, arts and recreation, accommodation and food services, foreign commerce and aid.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Government Publications and Research during the Federal Government Shutdown


How does the government shut down effect your research. Considering that the US Federal government is the worlds largest publisher it might effect it dramatically. For example one of the most important federally funded educational databases, Educational Research Information Center (ERIC), is no longer available, however ERIC has released a free version of the database providing users with a searchable index and abstracts, but no full text documents. Of course UNT Dallas students continue to have access to the full-text version of ERIC via EBSCOhost.

To find more information about documents published by the Federal government you can search the ProQuest government periodicals index. You may also search the US Government Printing Office which has been keeping American's informaed about the work of their government since 1813.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

New Book in the Library: The Handbook of Educational Theories



The handbook serves as a comprehensive single volume collection of the most influential and most frequently quoted and consulted educational theories. 101 theories are presented organized into 13 broad sections. The Handbook includes emerging theories for the 21st Century. 
Topics Include
1. Philosophical Educational Constructs. 
2. Learning Theory
3. Instructional Theory
4. Curriculum Theory
5. Literacy and Language Acquisition Theory
6. Counseling Theory
7. Moral Development Theory
8. Classroom Management Theory
9. Organizational Theory
10. Assessment Theory, Organizational Theory
11. Leadership and Management Theory

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

New Book in the Library: The Almanac of American Politics 2014



The Almanac of American Politics 2014 is a biennial guide to politics in the United States of America. The Almanac provides biographical information on state governors, senators, and representatives. Special interest group voting records and National Journal ratings provide readers with a succinct method of viewing how politicians have historically voted on particular issues. Demographic data and recent political background for each state is also provided.