Thursday, August 20, 2015

Resources for Successful Academic Writing: Book Spotlight

If you're having trouble meeting assignment expectations or simply wanting a few tips to further enhance your work, How to Improve Your Assignment Results is the book for you. The book covers essays, reports, and dissertations, and each chapter examines different issues that can negatively affect one's assignment, such as unanswered questions, descriptive rather than critical thinking, limited reading, and other subjects. The final chapter provides sources of help, like peer assisted learning, counseling services, tutors, and more.

You can find this eBook and many more in the UNT Dallas Library Catalog.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Black Leaders on Leadership: Conversations with Julian Bond

In the early 1990’s political activist Julian Bond began to collect oral histories of prominent African Americans. The conversations centered on leadership and the speakers originated from diverse areas of American society. Speakers included John Lewis, Clarence Thomas, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Vernon Jordan, Angela Davis, Amiri Baraka, and many others. Students can access the book through the following link.

The complete interview transcripts  and videos can also be viewed on the following website.

The following video features a conversation with author Rita Dove and Julian Bond.

Julian Bond died on Saturday August 15, 2015. He was 75.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

New Issue of New Mexico Historical Review Added to UNT Dallas Library Collection

This month's issue of New Mexico Historical Review contains a new feature called "Historias Pequeñas." The first piece of this feature, "Everybody's Neighbor: Vivian Vance in New Mexico," focuses on actress Vivian Vance who appeared on the I Love Lucy show as Lucy's sidekick and maintained a relationship with Albuquerque's theatre community. Other pieces in this month's issue of the Review include "Courageous Motorists: African American Pioneers on Route 66," "Defrocked and Expelled: The Methodist Church Trial of James J. Stewart," and others.

You can find this month's issue of the Review and other publications in the UNT Dallas Library.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Resources for Successful Academic Writing: Book Spotlight

Part of writing a successful paper is using correct grammar and punctuation to make sure concepts and ideas are communicated clearly. English Grammar for the Utterly Confused is an excellent guide for all levels of education. The book is divided into five parts dealing with the parts of speech; word use; sentence construction; punctuation, capitalization, and abbreviation; and the combination of all these areas of grammar to communicate well. Each chapter ends with exercises to review your newly acquired knowledge or to simply brush up on your grammar skills.

You can find this eBook and many more in the UNT Dallas Library Catalog.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Resources for Successful Academic Writing: Book Spotlight

For any student going to college for the first time, The Nuts and Bolts of College Writing is an excellent and easy to read resource that can making writing for instructors easier. Each chapter focuses on a different aspect of writing a paper such as concision, clarity, flow, punctuation, gracefulness, using sources, paragraphs, and beginnings and endings. Each chapter is then broken down into separate sections to explain the nuances of each subject. The book even contains an appendix for document and citation formats including CMS, MLA, and APA style guides and instructions on how to do basic document formats and abstracts. If you are concerned about your writing expertise or simply want to refresh your memory on writing rules, this book is the perfect guide to aid you in your many assignments.

You can find this eBook and many more in the UNT Dallas Library Catalog.