Friday, December 23, 2016

Monday, December 19, 2016

New Book: Mirror Talk

SUMMARY: A study of directions in autobiography. Traditional autobiography tends to originate in crisis but develops a resolution, whereas contemporary autobiography deals with unresolved crisis. The author examines works by a range of writers, including Primo Levi, Ernest Hemingway and Mary Meigs.

Check out this book here!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

New Book: The Text & Beyond

This book provides a collection of suggestive models for the student or scholar who is interested in using the tools off linguistics to meet the aims of literacy critics and theory.

The goal is to show that linguistic approaches to literature can extend beyond the text to those things outside it that contribute to an understanding of language: history, culture, politics, psychology, and social context. 

Request this book here!

Saturday, December 17, 2016

New Book at the Library: Post-nationalist american studies

 SUMMARY: Post-Nationalist American Studies seeks to revise the cultural nationalism and celebratory American exceptionalism that tended to dominate American Studies in the Cold War era. The goal of the book's contributors is a less insular, more trans-national, comparative approach to American Studies, one that questions dominant American myths rather than canonizes them.

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Friday, December 16, 2016

New Book at the Library: Discourse and the Construction of Society

SUMMARY: In this edition of his seminal theoretical work on myth, ritual, and classification, Bruce Lincoln explores the ways in which these narratives and practices hold human societies together - and how, in times of crisis, they can be used to take a society apart and reconstruct it.

If myths, rituals, and ideologies intrigue you, check out this book by clicking here.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Library Christmas Hours and Closures

New Book at the Library: Drugs and Drug Trafficking

Summary: The book covers the following topics: A brief history of drugs -- Drug law and medical opinion -- Drug trade countries -- Drug trafficking organizations -- Drugs and crime -- Global enforcement responses.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

New Book: Cattlemen & Cadillacs

A poetry anthology containing one poem from each of 85 Dallas-Ft. Worth area poets.

If you would like to request this book click here!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

New Book: Aesthetics and Radical Politics

There has always been a strong connection historically between aesthetics and radical politics, and this is no less true for the global justice movement’s current preoccupation with cultural approaches to political action. The essays collected here seek to engage with past and present convergences between the theories and practices of artists and writers and the theories and practices of movements for radical social change.

Click here to make a request for this book.

Monday, December 12, 2016

New Journal: Young Children November 2016

In this edition of Young Children we explore the methods of teaching for children in the city. Some key points of this edition are focused on supporting racial identities and diversity surrounding children. Key articles in this journal feature interactive learning and preparing young teachers to educate in an urban setting.

You can find this journal and more at the UNT Dallas library.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

New Book: Rhetorical Stance In Modern Literature

Rhetorical Stance In Modern Literature

Summary: Most of us are aware of the split between fact and value: while value implies an element of subjective judgments, facts is indisputable.

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Monday, December 5, 2016

Update to Study Room Policies

To accommodate our growing student body and ensure everyone's experience with the study rooms is positive, we have made a few changes to our study room policies. If you have any questions about these policies or anything regarding the library in general, please let us know!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Native American Heritage Month: Dr. Matthew Babcock on Apache Adaptation to Hispanic Rule

UNT Dallas faculty member Matthew Babcock Matthew Babcock discussed his recently published book Apache Adaptation to Hispanic Rule (2016) at the UNT Dallas Library on November 30, 2016.

Book Summary:
As a definitive study of the poorly understood Apaches de paz, this book explains how war-weary, mutually suspicious Apaches and Spaniards negotiated an ambivalent compromise after 1786 that produced over four decades of uneasy peace across the region. In response to drought and military pressure, thousands of Apaches settled near Spanish presidios in a system of reservation-like establecimientos, or settlements, stretching from Laredo to Tucson. Far more significant than previously assumed, the establecimientos constituted the earliest and most extensive set of military-run reservations in the Americas and served as an important precedent for Indian reservations in the United States. As a case study of indigenous adaptation to imperial power on colonial frontiers and borderlands, this book reveals the importance of Apache-Hispanic diplomacy in reducing cross-cultural violence and the limits of indigenous acculturation and assimilation into empires and states. 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Global Terrorism Index 2016 Report

The Institute for Economics and Peace has released its Global Terrorism Index which shows that worldwide deaths from terrorism decreased in 2015 from the peak year 2014. Despite this decrease, over 29,000 people died from terrorist incidents in 2015. The report provides a global perspective on terrorism and the international response. 

The report provides statistics that would be of interest to CJUS students. 

Learn more about this report and others by searching the library database: Access World News .

Friday, November 25, 2016

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Friday, November 18, 2016

Monday, November 14, 2016

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month. Learn about the history, accomplishments, and current conditions facing the Native American community by browsing the following eBooks.

Friday, November 11, 2016

National Origami Day

November 11 is National Origami day! Origami is an ancient artform that developed in China and Japan. The word origami comes from the combination of two Japanese words, ori to fold and kami paper.

So you can develop your paper folding skills by reading this ebook:

Origami design secrets: mathematical methods for an ancient art

For more information on the nationwide celebration go to

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Presidential Elections Throughout US History

Election day is this Tuesday. If you think that this election year has been unbelievable then gain some perspective by reading about elections from the past. All the books in the US Preseidential Elections throughout History Presentation can be read as eBooks by searching the UNT Dallas Library catalog.
 See the eBooks on the next page.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Trick or treat: a history of Halloween (EBOOK)

Campus might seem a little more spooky today than normal. You may have seen a cloak laden vampire or come across a zombie or two while walking the halls near the Distance Learning office. It all might seem quite peculiar, and you might wonder what possesses people to dress up and decorate in such an eerily, creepy way.  In the book Trick or treat: a history of Halloween Lisa Morton traces the unique American holiday to its Celtic and European Catholic origins as a harvest festival and celebration or saints to its modern day expressions through popular culture and of course trick or treating. The book also looks to the future as the spirit of Halloween spreads beyond the US borders to other countries and cultures.

Only students brave enough, or perhaps those interested in History and Sociology should read this eBook

APA Quick Guide (Updated)

The APA Quick Guide brochure is intended to provide the basics for setting up an APA style paper, creating in-text citations, and creating reference list entries. For more in depth coverage refer to the resources listed below.

For more information please consult: 

Friday, October 14, 2016

Political World of Bob Dylan [EBOOK]

Earlier this week American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan became the 2016 recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature, "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition."

In the Political World of Bob Dylan (2014) the authors discuss the development of Dylan as a lyricist and cultural icon in terms of historical, theological, and political terms.   

UNT Dallas students can read this book by clicking on the link above. 

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Learn more about "stop-and-frisk," as mentioned in Monday's first presidential debate

During the first presidential debate Monday night, Donald Trump brought up the topic of stop-and-frisk in his response to the question of healing the divide between communities of color and the police. He claimed that it "worked very well" in New York, and that it "brought the crime rate way down." Hillary Clinton responded to the topic of stop-and-frisk by saying that it "was found to be unconstitutional and, in part, because it was ineffective." Neither candidates' claims are completely accurate. Stop-and-frisk was a police tactic used in the 1990s as part of a larger, successful strategy to reduce crime, but it did not become a prominent tactic until a decade later. As to Clinton's claim, U.S. District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin ruled that stop-and-frisk violated minorities' rights, and its implementation was unconstitutional for singling out minorities.

Stop and Frisk: The Use and Abuse of a Controversial Policing Tactic by Michael D. White and Henry F. Fradella argues that not only does stop and frisk have a legal place in 21st-century policing, but also that it can be judiciously used to help deter crime in a way that respects the rights and needs of citizens. The book also offers insight into the history of racial injustice that has all too often been a feature of American policing’s history and proposes concrete strategies that every police department can follow to improve the way they police.

You can read this eBook and more through the UNT Dallas Library catalog.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

New Journal: SECA Dimensions of early childhood volume 44 number 2 2016

In this journal the reader can find different perspectives on what motivates young children in school. In one such article the author discusses the interest preschoolers show in blocks and manipulatives and how a teacher can encourage hands on learning in the classroom. This journal provides a deeper look into motivating young children and the skills teachers need to encourage their students.

You can find this journal and more at the UNT Dallas Library.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Sociology Library Resources Handout (Updated)

This brochure is intended to assist Sociology students  find  relevant and authoritative information using UNT Dallas Library resources. If you have any questions about accessing or using these resources please contact us at (972-338-1616). 

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Criminal Justice Library Resources Handout (Updated)

If you are a criminal justice major or just interested in the field then feel free to download this handout that briefly highlights some of the most important resources we have available to UNT Dallas students.

Stop by the library if you would like a pre-folded copy!

Click on this link to download the handout:

Friday, September 23, 2016

How to Find Crime Statisitics by Police Department Using Data Planet

The library provides access to the database Data Planet. If you are a Criminal Justice student and would like to visualize crime statistics down to the state, county, city, and even individual department, you can do so by using Data Planet.  Follow the link below to download a step by step guide!

Data Planet—How to find Crime Statistics by Department

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Library Reserved September 15, 2016

Library Reading Room 

Emerging Teacher Institute
School of Education 

September 15, 2016

10:00 am to 11:00 am


Tuesday, September 13, 2016

New Journal: Young Children Vol. 71 no.4

In this volume of Young Children the focus is on improving the quality of teaching, childcare, and general health for toddlers. One article shows focus on encouraging the care of toddlers by supporting curiosity, persistence, and learning in the classroom. The journal emphasizes the the essential flow for toddler learning, informing the reader that toddlers look to adults to gauge how they should react when learning new information or gaining new experiences. This particular article in the journal written by Lauren E. Worley and Carla B. Goble gives a step by step guide on a toddlers learning flow and how one should go about teaching them in a classroom.

You can find this journal and more at the UNT Dallas Library. To view pdf versions of this journal click here.

Friday, August 19, 2016

New Book: New Mexico Historical Review

The latest issue of  New Mexico Historical Review, contains a re-examination of the "conquest of Santa Fe and information on the Magoffin Home State Historic Site.

You can find this book and more at the UNT Dallas Library. 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

New Book: GRE Strategies, Practice & Review 2017

The most recent edition of the GRE Strategies, Practice & Review, provides the most recently released score raising strategies and comprehensive content. This book will provide realistic practice and in depth anlaysis that is sure to boost the readers scores.

You can find this book and more at the UNT Dallas Library.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

New Book: Dallas Business Journal 2016 Book of Lists

The Dallas Business Journal 2016 Book of Lists provides ranked listings of hundreds of Dallas area companies. The book also lists the names of key decision makers along with their titles and complete contact information, making this book ideal for sales prospecting, job searching, fundraising, and business research.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

New Journal: Young Children- 21st Century teaching and learning

In this volume of Young Children, articles center on teaching methods for children of the 21st century and address key issues in social development in the classroom.

You can find this journal and more at the UNT Dallas Library

Monday, July 18, 2016

New Book: The Returns of Odysseus by Irad Malkin

Irad Malkin contributes here to the current lively discussion of encounters among Greeks and non-Greeks. Through the prism of myths, he argues, notions of ethnicity and collective identity were articulated. Focussing in particular on myths about Odysseus and other heroes who visited foreign lands on their mythical voyages homeward after the Trojan War, he shows how these Return-myths influenced actual encounters during the time of early exploration and colonization in the western Mediterranean.

You can find this book and more at the UNT Dallas Library. To reserve this book now click here.

Friday, July 15, 2016

New Book: The Ultimate Question 2.0 by

In this thoroughly updated and expanded edition, Reichheld, with Bain colleague Rob Markey, explains how practitioners have built Net Promoter into a full-fledged management system that drives extraordinary financial and competitive results. With his trademark clarity, Reichheld: Defines the fundamental concept of Net Promoter, explaining its connection to your company's growth and sustained success, Presents the closed-loop feedback process and demonstrates its power to energize employees and delight customers, Shares new and compelling stories of companies that have transformed their performance by putting Net Promoter at the center of their business Practical and insightful, The Ultimate Question 2.0 provides a blueprint for long-term growth and success"

You can find this book and more at the UNT Dallas Library. To request this book now click here.

Monday, July 11, 2016

New Book: Disappearing Acts by Taylor

In Disappearing Acts, Diana Taylor looks at how national identity is shaped, gendered, and contested through spectacle and spectatorship. The specific identity in question is that of Argentina, and Taylor’s focus is directed toward the years 1976 to 1983 in which the Argentine armed forces were pitted against the Argentine people in that nation’s "Dirty War." Combining feminism, cultural studies, and performance theory, Taylor analyzes the political spectacles that comprised the war—concentration camps, torture, "disappearances"—as well as the rise of theatrical productions, demonstrations, and other performative practices that attempted to resist and subvert the Argentine military.

You can find this book and more at the UNT Dallas Library. To reserve this book today click here.

Friday, July 8, 2016

New Book: Revision and Romantic Authorship by Leader

The Romantic author as spontaneous, extemporizing, otherworldly and autonomous is a fiction much in need of revision. Zachary Leader argues that the continuing influence of a Romantic preference for what comes naturally, with a concomitant devaluing of secondary processes, distorts our understanding of the actual creative practices of writers of the period, even those most closely associated with Romantic assumptions.

You can find this book and more at the UNT Dallas Library. To reserve this book now click here.

Monday, July 4, 2016

New Book: Life of the party by Christopher Ames

Critics have long recognized the links between community festivals and literary art. The comedies and tragedies of the ancient Greeks grew out of their festivals; Anglo-Saxon poetry was often read at festival occasions; and the structural patterns of renaissance drama are inseparable from their festive origins. In The Life of the Party, Christopher Ames argues that the private party has become the festival of modern culture and has served as a shaping force in the fiction of many important twentieth century writers. Drawing upon and extending theories of Mikhail Bakhtin and others, Ames contends that parties have inherited much of the spirit and social function of festivals and carnivals.

You can find this book and more at the UNT Dallas Library. To reserve this book now click here.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

New Book: In Palamedes' shadow : explorations in play, game & narrative theory by R Rawdon Wilson

New Book: New Mexico Historical Review volume 91

This journal provides high quality research on New Mexico and the south west. In this particular volume you can find information on Sophie Aberle's research in San Juan Pueblo, the Tlaxcalans, and more.

You can find this Book and more at the UNT Dallas Library.

Monday, June 27, 2016

New Book: Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Great Expectations charts the progress of Pip from childhood through often painful experiences to adulthood, as he moves from the Kent marshes to busy, commercial London, encountering a variety of extraordinary characters ranging from Magwitch, the escaped convict, to Miss Havisham, locked up with her unhappy past and living with her ward, the arrogant, beautiful Estella. Pip must discover his true self, and his own set of values and priorities. Whether such values allow one to prosper in the complex world of early Victorian England is the major question posed by Great Expectations, one of Dickens's most fascinating, and disturbing, novels. This edition includes the original, discarded ending, Dickens's brief working notes, and the serial instalments and chapter divisions in different editions. It also uses the definitive Clarendon text.

 You can find this book and more at the UNT Dallas Library. To reserve this book now click here.

Monday, June 13, 2016

New Book: Performing hybridity by May Joseph and Jennifer Fink

Amid the modern-day complexities of migration and exile, immigration and repatriation, notions of stable national identity give way to ideas about cultural "hybridity". The authors represented in this volume use different forms of performative writing to question this process, to ask how the production of new political identities destabilizes ideas about gender, sexuality, and the nation in the public sphere.
Contributors use forms such as the essay, poem, photography, and case study to examine historically specific cases in which the notion of hybridity recasts our ideas of identity and performance: the struggle for Aboriginal land rights in Australia; Bahian carnival; the creolization and pidginization of language in the Caribbean world; queer videos; and others.