Friday, December 19, 2014

Happy Graduation Day




Congratulations to all who are graduating today!  We hope the gift of learning, knowledge and scholarship that you have earned in these past years will aid you in achieving your goals.


Pictured above is the Library Graduation Tree and the gifts of Knowledge, Learning, and Scholarship. The tree is located in the UNT Dallas Library Reading Room.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

New DVD at the UNT Dallas Library: Mask


“Acclaimed filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich directed this heartwarming and inspirational film based on the real-life story of Rocky Dennis (Eric Stoltz), a terribly disfigured but highly sensitive and intelligent teenager.  Motivated by his loving mother, Rusty (Cher), and her boyfriend, Gar (Sam Elliott), Rocky ultimately overcomes pain, loneliness, and prejudice to become a role model to his classmates and teachers alike.” See back cover.  

This DVD is available at the UNT Dallas Library for checkout for two hours only.  It may be requested online.  To do this, go to the library website http://www.untdallas.edu/library, select Catalog, enter the title and click “Request this item for pickup.”


This movie is the fictionalized version of an actual person’s story.  Students in psychology and sociology classes might be interested in the movie’s themes of prejudice and social isolation due to a physical difference.   

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Holiday Hours - Have a wonderful holiday!


New DVD at the UNT Dallas Library: You're Hired!


“What does it take to get a job in today's demanding workplace? Do you have the skills on every employers wish list? This program identifies the skills all workers need, whether they're in the office, on the construction site, or working retail. Some skills are basic like reading and writing while others have to do with the personal qualities of honesty and enthusiasm. People skills are all about teamwork and working well with others. With this program you'll learn how to develop the skills you need to get the job you want.” See more at http://www.linxedu.com/JOB_SKILLS_DVD_p/01-dvd71.htm.

This DVD is available at the UNT Dallas Library for checkout for two hours only.  It may be requested online.  To do this, go to the library website http://www.untdallas.edu/library, select Catalog, enter the title and click “Request this item for pickup.” 


This video helps people looking for jobs develop the skills needed to get them.  It is helpful for those who want to be more confident with their job search and interviews.  

Monday, December 15, 2014

New DVD at the UNT Dallas Library: Non-Traditional Job Search Basics for Re-Entry Success


“Focused on populations that have special challenges getting into or reentering the workforce, this show features specific steps and advice from leading experts in the employment world. From women reentering the workforce after a long absence to recently released from institution job seekers, this show sets out the attitudes and job search skills set needed to succeed in the new economy.” See more at http://schoolco.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=34&products_id=6010  

This DVD is available at the UNT Dallas Library for checkout for two hours only.  It may be requested online.  To do this, go to the library website http://www.untdallas.edu/library, select Catalog, enter the title and click “Request this item for pickup.” 

This video is useful for those who want tips on how to explain absences from the workforce when applying for jobs.  This short video explains the import steps and skills for successfully getting a job.  

Friday, December 12, 2014

New DVD at the UNT Dallas Library: The Complete Job Application




 
“Despite what job seekers may believe, job applications are designed to screen applicants out, not in.
In many companies, filling out an application is a standard step in the hiring process that often comes before the interview. It's helpful for job seekers to know how to successfully complete a job application.
This video highlights: basics like leave no blanks, bring an erasable pen, leave off anything that could be perceived as negative; how to deal with the salary question; which questions the law doesn't require you to answer; how to handle tricky questions, like ‘Have you ever been arrested?’; and how to handle previous work and volunteer experience effectively.” See more at http://jist.emcp.com/the-complete-job-application-revised-edition.html  

This DVD is available at the UNT Dallas Library for checkout for two hours only.  It may be requested online.  To do this, go to the library website http://www.untdallas.edu/library, select Catalog, enter the title and click “Request this item for pickup.”  

Any students who will be filling out job applications and may have questions should check this short video out.  This can help you to better your chances at a job by telling you all about the job application. 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

New DVD at the UNT Dallas Library: Marketing, Sales, & Service

Marketing, Sales and Service


“There will always be a place in America’s consumer-centric culture for energetic go-getters in the areas of marketing, sales, and service. This program, set in a marketing agency environment, introduces students to an account director/senior associate, an account director/partner, an associate creative director, and a managing partner. Background information on the field in general—and the education needed to really excel—is included. Also, the ability to build and maintain strong client relationships is stressed.” See more at http://films.com/ecTitleDetail.aspx?TitleID=13202&r=SR.


This DVD is available at the UNT Dallas Library for checkout for two hours only.  It may be requested online.  To do this, go to the library website http://www.untdallas.edu/library, select Catalog, enter the title and click “Request this item for pickup.”  
Students who are interested in pursuing a career in marketing should check this short video out.  It provides a look into the careers of marketing, sales and service. 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

New DVD at the UNT Dallas Library: Government and Public Administration


“Dedicated public servants in the spheres of government and public administration are the backbone of America—and most of them don’t live anywhere near Capitol Hill. In this program, a city manager, a community relations manager, a police officer, and a park ranger/director of parks, recreation, and forestry answer a barrage of questions designed to help your students understand the ins and outs of these occupations as they learn what it’s like to live ‘a day in the life.’” See more at http://films.com/ecTitleDetail.aspx?TitleID=13203&r=SR.

This DVD is available at the UNT Dallas Library for checkout for two hours only.  It may be requested online.  To do this, go to the library website http://www.untdallas.edu/library, select Catalog, enter the title and click “Request this item for pickup.” 


Students interested in pursuing careers in government and public administration would benefit from watching this short video filled with interviews from people who are in the careers.  Get a look at what it would be like and what it takes to get there.  

Monday, December 8, 2014

New DVD at the UNT Dallas Library: Finance


“Money, they say, makes the world go around. But who keeps all those daily transactions moving, and how do they do it? Let a group of finance pros do the explaining with this program on the Finance Career Cluster! As your students watch, they’ll discover that wealth management specialists, accountants, bank managers, and stockbrokers are all linked by one common thread: the management of assets. Lifelong learning is stressed as these finance professionals share their knowledge about their areas of expertise.” See more at http://films.com/ecTitleDetail.aspx?TitleID=13205&r=SR.

This DVD is available at the UNT Dallas Library for checkout for two hours only.  It may be requested online.  To do this, go to the library website http://www.untdallas.edu/library, select Catalog, enter the title and click “Request this item for pickup.” 


Students interested in pursuing a career in Finance should check this out.  It includes interviews from professionals in finance.  

Saturday, December 6, 2014

The Digital Einstein Papers


The complete scientific papers, notebooks, and letters of Albert Einstein (1879-1923) have been made available. The project presents the writings in the original German with English annotations and translations. The open access site was created by Princeton University Press.

Related Post:
http://untdclibrary.blogspot.com/2014/04/the-charles-darwin-correspondence.html

Thursday, December 4, 2014

New DVD at the UNT Dallas Library: Business, Management, & Administration




“When it’s time to get down to the business of business, introduce your students to some people who make their living at it. This program profiles a corporate accounting assistant, an administrative assistant, an account director, and a principal at a commercial real estate services firm. Together they cover a lot of ground as they discuss the challenges and rewards of their work, providing information on necessary skills, educational credentials, and personal qualities.” See more at http://films.com/ecTitleDetail.aspx?TitleID=13204&r=SR

This DVD is available at the UNT Dallas Library for checkout for two hours only.  It may be requested online.  To do this, go to the library website http://www.untdallas.edu/library, select Catalog, enter the title and click “Request this item for pickup.”  

This DVD is useful for those interested in business, management, and administration jobs.  It includes interviews from professionals about their fields with insight into the careers.  If you might be interested in a career in these areas, come by and check this film out!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

New DVD at the UNT Dallas Library: Human Services




“Because it’s all about interacting with and helping other people, the Human Services Cluster is also where some of the most personally rewarding careers can be found. This program shows what Human Services has to offer by spotlighting several diverse jobs in the field. A preschool teacher, clinical psychologist, social worker, and cosmetologist discuss what they love about their jobs and what they did to get started.” See more at http://films.com/ecTitleDetail.aspx?TitleID=6575&r=SR

This DVD is available at the UNT Dallas Library for checkout for two hours only.  It may be requested online.  To do this, go to the library website http://www.untdallas.edu/library, select Catalog, enter the title and click “Request this item for pickup.”  

This DVD gives a short introduction to a few careers in human services.  If you are a student interested in the careers of teaching, psychology, social work, and cosmetology, this DVD can give a look inside the career from the perspective of people in those careers. 

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

New DVD at the UNT Dallas Library: Transportation, Distribution, & Logistics


“So much of life really comes down to moving things. So it’s no surprise how many different career paths the Transportation, Distribution & Logistics Cluster offers. In this program, people who work in various occupations within the Cluster discuss their jobs, as well as the education and training they needed to acquire them.” See http://films.com/ecTitleDetail.aspx?TitleID=5624&r=SR for more details. 

This DVD is available at the UNT Dallas Library for checkout for two hours only.  It may be requested online.  To do this, go to the library website http://www.untdallas.edu/library, select Catalog, enter the title and click “Request this item for pickup.” 


This DVD is helpful for students who want to learn more about transportation and distribution careers.  It is a short movie with professionals talking about their careers.  

Monday, December 1, 2014

New Book at the UNT Dallas Library: Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association


“The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association® is the style manual of choice for writers, editors, students, and educators in the social and behavioral sciences.  It provides invaluable guidance on all aspects of the writing process, from the ethics of authorship to the word choice that best reduces bias in language.  Well-known for its authoritative and easy-to-use reference and citation system, the Publication Manual also offers guidance on choosing the headings, tables, figures, and tone that will result in strong, simple, and elegant scientific communication. 
The sixth edition offers new and expanded instruction on publication ethics, statistics, journal article reporting standards, electronic reference formats, and the construction of tables and figures.  

The sixth edition has been revised and updated to include:
New ethics guidance on such topics as determining authorship and terms of collaboration, duplicate publication, plagiarism and self-plagiarism, disguising of participants, validity of instrumentation, and making data available to others for verification;
New journal article reporting standards to help readers report empirical research with clarity and precision;
Simplified APA heading style to make it more conducive to electronic publication;
Updated guidelines for reducing bias in language to reflect current practices and preferences, including a new section on presenting historical language that is inappropriate by present standards;
New guidelines for reporting inferential statistics and a significantly revised table of statistical abbreviations;
New instruction on using supplemental files containing lengthy data sets and other media;
Significantly expanded content on the electronic presentation of data to help readers understand the purpose of each kind of display and choose the best match for communicating the results of the investigation, with new examples for a variety of data displays, including electrophysiological and biological data;
Consolidated information on all aspects of reference citations, with an expanded discussion of electronic sources emphasizing the role of the digital object identifier (DOI) as a reliable way to locate information; and
Expanded discussion of the publication process, including the function and process of peer review; a discussion of ethical, legal, and policy requirements in publication; and guidelines on working with the publisher while the article is in press.” See more at http://apa.org/pubs/books/4200066.aspx.


This book is available at the UNT Dallas Library for checkout for one week.  It may be requested online.  To do this, go to the library website http://www.untdallas.edu/library, select Catalog, enter the title and click “Request this item for pickup.” 


This is the book that will help you understand how to create your APA citations, which are the books and articles mentioned in your paper.  If your professor wants you to use APA style for your papers, check this resource out!

For further help on APA style, check out https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/.