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Springer eBooks Workshop

Please Join Us! 

Springer and The University of Texas at Tyler Libraries invite faculty to join us for lunch and an interactive presentation to learn about Springer eBook resources available through your library!

Date: Tuesday, August 19th

Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Location: Robert R. Muntz Library, Room 422

Lunch provided by Springer Click here to register!

During this session, you will learn all about how content from one of the world's largest academic publishers is used at UT Tyler, including:

  • How Springer promotes textbook affordability on campus
  • Research trends among UT Tyler authors who publish with Springer
  • A back-end look at how patrons discover and use content
  • Which resources are available to you
  • A tour of the SpringerLink platform

Reference Librarian Michael Skinner will provide a virtual tour of the UT Tyler Library website. He will provide helpful search tips as well as information about library liaisons, research guides and more!

EBooks image courtesy of http://www.findbestweb.com/internet/free-ebook-download-websites/.

30 July 2014 - 12:00am to 19 August 2014 - 10:00am
Published by tlemaistre2 on 31 Jul
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Web of Science New Look

Web of Science search box

The Web of Science (formerly Web of Knowledge) has a new look that was just released this week. You can access Web of Science through the UT Tyler Library. Click here to go directly into Web of Science, or look it up in the library's Databases by Title list. 

Web of Science is a comprehensive citation database with indexing to over 9,000 highly cited journals worldwide. Many of the articles are even available in full text through the UT Tyler library or via open access. You can use Web of Science to find highly cited articles for a research topic, or check out the Journal Citation Reports feature to identify the most important journals in your field. 

For an overview of the new interface, click here to view a 5 minute tutorial. If you need help or want to learn more you can always Ask-a-Librarian. We're here to help!

30 January 2014 (All day)
Published by tlemaistre2 on 23 Jan

Open Access Week

October 21-27, 2013 is international Open Access Week. Open access is a global event to celebrate and promote the open access publishing model. Open access publishing is when content, especially scholarly journal content, is published online for free to anyone with access to the internet. No paywalls or other restrictions prevent people from reading and disseminating the information. You can read more about the event at http://openaccessweek.org or check out this youtube video explaining what open access means and why it is important. 
At The University of Texas at Tyler libraries we promote open access through library collections and with in-house publishing options such as the Institutional Repository. Some open access collections that you may have used before in the library are the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), PubMed, and ERIC. Anyone can access these collections for free online, but they are also included as part of the Swoop Search library search tool. 
The University Archives and Special Collections Department is responsible for the UT Tyler Institutional Repository—a largely open access repository. Run on DSpace, the Institutional Repository is an open source platform that provides free and worldwide access to student graduate work. Open Access repositories, like the UT Tyler Institutional Repository, guarantee more accessibility to work, therefore increasing the visibility of author’s research and enhancing scholarship. Immediate access to free, full text work also spreads new ideas, information, and collaboration across the globe. 
The UASC also strives to educate graduate students about the importance of author rights, exclusive journals, and open access options. Before submitting their work to our open access Institutional Repository, we provide Graduate students with information on adding addendums to their copyright agreement to allow for open access through an Institutional Repository. Authors are also recommended to check SHERPA/RoMEO, (http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/) a free website that stores specific publisher copyright and archiving policies.

21 October 2013 - 12:00am to 27 October 2013 - 11:30pm
Published by tlemaistre2 on 21 Oct

Mendeley Workshop

stack of papers behind an iphone and laptop with the Mendeley icon

Mendeley Citation Manager is an easy way to save your sources and create bibliographies automatically in Microsoft Word, Google Docs, and more! You can learn all about it at an online webinar on Thursday November 8th at 2pm. You can join the session with the following URL: 

http://goo.gl/BdFys

For more information on Mendeley check out their YouTube Channel featuring several short video tutorials. For information on other citation managers visit our Citation Managers research guide.

If you're interested in learning about other library resources check our Library Workshops research guide or ask-a-librarian in person at the reference desk on the 2nd floor, online via our chat service on the library homepage, via an e-mail to library@uttyler.edu, or over the phone at 903-566-7343.

4 November 2012 - 2:00pm
Published by tlemaistre2 on 05 Nov

New Group Study Space

group study pods on the second floor of the Muntz library.

Three new group study pods are now available on the second floor of the library. Come sit in the comfy blue benches and work with friends to study for an exam or complete a group project together. The pods are first come, first served so there is no need to make a reservation or worry about having a minimum number of people.

Each booth contains cushioned blue seating around a large circular table. They face a large LG monitor which can display the screen of any laptop hooked into the four VGA cables available in the silver center base. The table also has power outlets for your chargers. You can turn it on with a simple power button in the center of the table, and switch between multiple laptops by pressing the circular buttons on the corresponding VGA cables.

It's fun and it's easy! Let us know what you think by commenting on this blog post or liking the post on our Facebook page.

28 October 2012 (All day)
Published by tlemaistre2 on 29 Oct

Zotero Workshop

Zotero Citation Manager is an easy way to save your sources and create bibliographies automatically in Microsoft Word, Google Docs, and more! You can learn all about it at an online webinar on Thursday November 1st at 2pm. You can join the session with the following URL: 

http://goo.gl/WfYdj 

For more information on Zotero visit our Citation Managers research guide, or checkout the video tutorials on Zotero's website.

If you're interested in learning about other library resources check our Library Workshops research guide or ask-a-librarian in person at the reference desk on the 2nd floor, online via our chat service on the library homepage, via an e-mail to library@uttyler.edu, or over the phone at 903-566-7343.

1 November 2012 - 2:00pm
Published by tlemaistre2 on 25 Oct

Career Resources

Books on display in the second floor of the library about resumes, cover letters, and job hunting.

Career Services is hosting a Resume Lab in Library Room 115 on Tuesday, September 18th. Seating is limited so remember to pre-register at UC 2150 or by calling Career Services at 903-565-5862.

You should also check out the "Marketing My Skills" Lunch 'n Learn hosted by Betsy Freeman, Hiring Recruiter for the Texas Department of Family & Protective Services. The Lunch 'n Learn is also on Tuesday at 11:30am in the UC Ballroom. Free pizza and soda will be provided.

The library has plenty of resources to help with your job search, including two new databases. Job & Career Accelerator is designed to guide any job seeker through the most effective career selection and job search possible. LearningExpress Library is an interactive online platform with tutorials and practice tests to help individuals prepare for dozens of entrance exames like the GMAT, LSAT, GRE and more. It also contains training materials and practice tests for professional certifications and licenses including teacher certifications, real estate licenses, and more.

This week we also have a career resources book display on the second floor next to the circulation desk. You should also check out our Career Research Guide for web resources, books, and articles for individuals on the job market or employees new to a field.

If you can't make the resume lab on Tuesday, there will be another held on November 28th. Contact Career Services for more information. As always, feel free to Ask-a-Librarian. We're here to help.

18 September 2012 - 4:00pm
Published by tlemaistre2 on 17 Sep

Study Abroad

On Wednesday September 12th at 5pm the Center for Global Education (CGE) is hosting a study abroad seminar in the UC Ballroom. Go and learn about all the study abroad opportunities available to UT Tyler students, or view this video for more information.

Also, come check out our display of study abroad materials and library books available for checkout on the second floor.

12 September 2012 - 5:00pm
Published by tlemaistre2 on 10 Sep

Dreaming in Chinese

Photo of the Great Wall of China

Deborah Fallows came to discuss her book Dreaming in Chinese: Mandarin Lessons in Life, Love, and Language in the UC Theatre yesterday afternoon. Fallow's book was selected for the 2012 Freshman Summer Reading Program. During the presentation she spoke about how her love of language allowed her to engage with and understand the Chinese people. She encouraged the audience to find understanding of another culture through their own passions.

The library has Fallows' book, as well as several other works about Chinese or China available to checkout or read online. To find out more checkout our Research Guide on Dreaming in Chinese or come by the third floor display cases between now and September 2nd.

If you want to check out a book from the display case ask someone at the circulation desk on the 2nd floor of the library.

Original photograph courtesy of flickr user fritzmb and published under a Creative Commons license.

21 August 2012 (All day)
Published by tlemaistre2 on 22 Aug

Towel Day

photo of a dolphin saying "So long, and thanks for all the fish"

This Friday, May 25th, is Towel Day. Towel Day is an international holiday celebrating the life and work of Douglas Adams. Fans across the universe can show their appreciation by proudly carrying their trusty towels throughout the day.

Douglas Adams is most famous for his science fiction comedy series The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy in which Arthur Dent escapes earth just as the planet is demolished. He explores the galaxy with alien travel writer Ford Prefect and has a variety of misadventures throughout the universe.

He also co-authored Last Chance to See, a book about endangered species based on a 1989 BBC radio documentary of the same title. He wrote the book with Mark Carwardine, a zoologist.

Come check out our display on the 3rd floor of the library and view our research guide for more information on Towel Day.

Original photograph courtesy of flickr user tolomea and published under a Creative Commons license.

21 May 2012 - 12:00am to 30 May 2012 - 4:30pm
Published by tlemaistre2 on 21 May

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