Monday, January 20, 2014

Ebooks Dedicated to the Memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. and the morality of legal practice: lessons in love and justice

King me: three one-act plays inspired by the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

The Word of the Lord is upon me: the righteous performance of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King's biblical epic: his final, great speech

Saturday, January 18, 2014

King: a biography [eBook]

King: a biography

The biography provides insightful commentary and critical evaluation of the public work of Dr. Martin Luther King. Completed just 18 months after the assassination, the book was the first such critical evaluation and forms a foundation for an in-depth study of the man. Written by Pulitzer Prize winning historian David Levering Lewis, King: a biography is appropriate for both scholars and nonspecialists alike. The 3rd edition includes an updated introduction and expanded section of photographs.

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The philosophers have interpreted the world. The point, however, is to change it. - Marx

Friday, January 17, 2014

Desert rose: the life and legacy of Coretta Scott King [eBook]

Desert rose: the life and legacy of Coretta Scott King

The book, written by her sister, presents an intimate portrait of the life of Coretta Scott King. From her early education as a vocalist where she attracted the attention of her future husband Martin Luther King Jr., to the couples experiences during the civil rights movement, and her involvement in the 60's antiwar movement. The author uncovers how Coretta Scott King played an important role as confidant and adviser to her husband and also a strong public leader in her own right. Far from shrinking from public service after the death of her husband, the book details Coretta Scott King's commitment to social justice, equality, and the preservation of the legacy and work of her late husband.

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Citizen King [Streaming Video on Demand]

From 1963 until his assassination in 1968 Citizen King presents Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as a fallible human being who achieved extraordinary things. Relying on expert historians for analysis and civil rights leaders for eye witness accounts, the documentary presents a complicated portrait of the leader whose example as a radical thinker and activist on issues of domestic and foreign policy still resonates. The documentary focuses on how Dr. King’s religious convictions and nonviolenct beliefs affected a nation  increasingly controlled by racism, materialism, and imperialism. The documentary also features rarely seen home videos giving the viewer a glimpse of the family life of Dr. King.

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Monday, January 13, 2014

The mediator's handbook [eBook]

Springing from the wisdom of the Quakers, The Mediator's Handbook guides readers through the process of peacefully resolving issues among groups. The handbook is designed to be used by both the professional and lay reader. The book guides readers through the stages of mediation using simple to follow charts and visual aids.  The authors highlight the need for mediators at any level to not attempt to solve peoples problems but lead them through the process of solving their own problems. 

The book will be of most interest to students in PACS, COUN, SOWK, and MGMT programs.


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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Online Copyright Tools Help to Determine Fair Use

Copyright law can be complicated to understand and apply especially when related to academic and research information. The U.S. Copyright Act allows for the fair use of copyrighted information as long as the information being used follows these factors:

  1. The purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of commercial nature or is of nonprofit educational purposes
  2. The nature of the copyrighted work
  3. The amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole
  4. The effect of the use upon the potential market for, or value of, the copyrighted work
Students can make use of the following online tools to educate themselves on the fair use provision and to evaluate whether or not their intended use of copyrighted materials meet the necessary legal requirements.

  1. TheFair Use Evaluator leads users through the four factors of fair use and assists them in determining if their use is allowable or infringing. The tool also provides users with a time stamped document so that they can prove a good faith effort to determine fair use.
  2. The Fair Use Checklist provides students with a structured list. Students can read through the descriptions provided on the list to develop a determination on the status of their use of material. The checklist itself is shared using a creative commons license that allows users to reproduce or adapt the checklist freely as long as attribution is provided. 

US Copyright Office - Fair Use Provision

The Fair Use Evaluator

The Fair Use Checklist

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

New Book: 2014 Higher Education Directory


The 2014 edition of  Higher Education Directory is now available at the UNT Dallas Library. The directory is an authoritative and accurate listing of accredited postsecondary, degree-granting institutions in the United States. Readers will find institutional contact information, date established, school calendar, type of student body, IRS status,  highest degree offered, and indexes of school administrators and institutions. 

Monday, January 6, 2014

New Counseling Video and Guide at the UNT Dallas Library

The video and guide provides information about the counseling process. Readers will learn how to conduct interviews by honing their listening skills and discover more effective ways to lead clients to see multiple perspectives within a personal narrative, so that they can effectively confront problems or issues. By providing opportunities for observation and active learning exercises the resource allows readers to develop multiple responses to issues and concerns brought by students, clients, or others seeking assistance.

 To request the video and guide.