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  • Post date: March 31, 2009
    Greetings and welcome to another edition of Reference Book of the Week here at The Patriot Spot. This is our last entry for the March observance of Women's History Month. However, it is not the least. This week we are featuring the Encyclopedia of Feminist Literature (REF PN 471 .W455 2004) edited by Kathy J. Whitson. You can find this excellent source of information on feminist writers and issues in the library's reference collection in the second floor. So, what will you find in this volume?
    • The book looks at early writers such as Christine de Pizan all the way to the 21st century.
    • Do note that most of the focus is on American and other writers from English-speaking nations. However, the volume does...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: March 25, 2009
    Welcome to another edition of Reference Book of the Week here at The Patriot Spot. We continue our selections for Women's History for the month of March. This week we are featuring the three volume set of the International Encyclopedia of Women and Sports (REF GV 709 .I58 2000). This comprehensive source aims to cover women in sports on a global level. The editors present not only the positive aspects but also topics on criticism and controversies from sexual harassment to Title IX in the United States. The work's entries are arranged alphabetically and fall in one of seven categories:
    • sports and athletic activities
    • women's sports in...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: March 19, 2009
    Welcome to another edition of "Reference Book of the Week" here at The Patriot Spot. March is Women's History Month (see also the 2009 Presidential Proclamation here). The library has a display on the third floor as part of the observance, and we are running a series of slides with facts and trivia about women and history in our second floor monitor. This week we are highlighting two reference volumes on women's history. These books are available for perusal in the library's reference collection. First we have A to Z Women in World History (REF CT 3202 .K84 2002). This book about women in world...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: March 17, 2009
    Last month, we celebrated Darwin Day here at the Robert R. Muntz Library. In addition to the film event (see our first link), we also created a display of books, which is still up in the library's third floor. During the film event, our speakers mentioned some books that may be of interest to people wishing to learn more about Darwin, his work, and evolution as well as about science education. I went ahead and ordered some of those books, and I am pleased to announce that the books have arrived and are ready...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: March 16, 2009
    This small list is basically covering books I had selected to place on the display case, but I was not able to fit them in the case once I got there. I figured the titles would still be of interest, so here they are. All call numbers are located in the library's third floor. They are listed in no particular order:
    • Jeanne E. Abrams, Jewish Women Pioneering (HQ 1172 .A27 2006). From the book's back cover, this book "traces the history of Jewish women in the American West. In many ways, the Jewish experience in the West was distinct. Given the still-forming social landscape, beginning with the 1848 Gold Rush, Jews were able to integrate more fully into local communities than they had in the East. Jewish women...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: March 11, 2009
    We have added some new books to our Bestsellers Collection. You can find these popular books in the library's second floor's reading room.
    • Patricia Cornwell, Scarpetta (PS 3553 .O692 S26 2008).  Cornwell, who has won various awards for her fiction including the prestigious Gold Dagger for Crime Fiction, returns with a new Kay Scarpetta novel. This time, the forensic investigator takes an assignment in New York City.
    • W.E.B. Griffin, Black Ops: A Presidential Agent Novel (PS 3557 .R489137 B55 2008).  Booklist says of the Presidential Agent series,  "The Castillo novels offer timely plots and enough firepower to...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: March 9, 2009
    March is National Women's History Month. To honor the occasion, the UT Tyler Robert R. Muntz Library will feature a display of books and artifacts related to women's history. The display can be viewed on the third floor of the library during library regular hours. It is free and open to the public. As part of the display, we have placed the following books on display. All books are available to be checked out. If you wish to check out a book from the display case, simply ask a library staff member from Circulation or Reference, and they will happily let you check it out. The list is in no particular order. Call numbers are included, and usual location is the third floor general stacks,...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: February 24, 2009
    The library has a new trial to the beta version of the American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection published by Ebsco.
    American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection is a comprehensive collection of American periodicals published between 1693 and 1877. In total, more than 6,500 periodicals will be available. The collections include digitized images of the pages of American magazines and journals never before available outside the walls of the...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: February 19, 2009
    Doing some engineering research? The library has a new trial to Compendex through Elsevier's Engineering Village.
    With over 10 million records from more than 5,600 scholarly journals, trade magazines and conference proceedings, Compendex is the most comprehensive interdisciplinary literature database available to engineers.
    Give Compendex a try and let us know what you think - add a comment here or send us an email. Our trial to Compendex ends March 2nd. To find out what trials we have access to at any given time, click on the “Find an Articles (Databases)” link on the...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: February 19, 2009
    The Robert R. Muntz Library is pleased to announce access to Latin American Women Writers:
    Latin American Women Writers is an extensive searchable collection of prose, poetry, and drama composed by women writing in Mexico, Central America, and South America. Also included are essays by Latin American feminists and revolutionaries, who address both the universal concerns of women in every age and the distinctive issues of their struggles in the region. The database currently features 36 plays and over 52,000 pages of prose.
    Latin American Women Writers can be accessed through the alphabetical list on the...
    Posted By: root