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  • Post date: February 19, 2009
    Doing some research and looking for a place to start?  The library has a new trial to Credo Reference, a database of 410 reference works covering Art, Business, History, Literature, Music, Psychology, Science, and a dozen other subject areas.  Just a sample of the titles included in Credo Reference:
    • The Encyclopedia of American Folk Art
    • Collins Dictionary of Business
    • The Reader's Companion to U.S. Women's History
    • Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary
    • The Harvard Dictionary of Music
    • Biographical Dictionary of Psychology...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: February 16, 2009
    We have a small shelf of books in our reading room area. Our patrons can do a little presidential reading. Inspired by McNally Jackson Books, a bookstore in New York, we have replicated their List of Titles read by Obama. This is a collection of 54 books that inspired Barack Obama as a young man in his 20s. The list is based on research, on a reading of Obama's autobiographical books, and interviews that Obama has given. Many of these are classics, so maybe you may have read some already. We have placed the shelf in the reading room area with a brochure that provides the complete list with library call...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: February 6, 2009
    The Robert R. Muntz Library is pleased to announce a new subscription to the ASCE Online Research Library.
    The ASCE Research Library is a comprehensive online tool for locating articles of interest across all disciplines of civil engineering. The Research Library provides you with unprecedented access to more than 40,000 full-text papers from ASCE Journals and Proceedings published with approximately 4,000 new papers to be added each year.
    ASCE Online Research Library can be accessed through the alphabetical list on the Find an Article (Databases) page and...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: February 2, 2009
    Los Negros de Esmeraldas, by Andres Sanchez Gallque. 1599. Museum of America, Madrid, Spain.

    Los Negros de Esmeraldas, by Andrés Sánchez Gallque, 1599. Museum of América, Madrid.

    Starting today, Monday February 2, 2009, the UT Tyler Robert R. Muntz Library will proudly present “Africa in the Americas: Slavery in Spanish and Portuguese Realms,” an exhibition produced by Humanities Texas...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: February 2, 2009
    The UT Tyler Robert R. Muntz Library is featuring a month-long display on the life and works of Charles Darwin. 2009 marks the bicentennial birthday of the naturalist and the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of the Species. The exhibit can be viewed in the library's third floor during regular library hours. It is free and open to the public. The following books and A/V materials are currently on display. Items inside the display case are available for check-out upon request. Feel free to ask for any item of interest by visiting the Circulation Desk. Please note that books are usually shelved in the third floor, and A/V usually needs to be requested at Circulation. Items will be returned to their regular...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: January 31, 2009
    Doing some business or education research but aren't sure where to start? The library has  a trial to a new Ebsco database called Research Starters.  Available for business or education research,  Research Starters takes a topic and provides:
    an Overview to explain the topic, Further Insights/Applications to demonstrate how the points discussed in the overview can be applied, a Viewpoints/Issues...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: January 31, 2009
    The library recently subscribed to Web of Science and Journal Citation Reports.  On February 11th, a trainer from Thomson ISI, the database publisher, will be on campus to provide three Web of Science training sessions.  If you are doing serious research, Web of Science is one of our best resources so you should really consider making time for this unique opportunity. Training is open to faculty, staff, and students. Details for the training sessions are below.

    Web of Science Training Schedule Wednesday, February 11th...

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  • Post date: January 31, 2009
    Doing research on societies and cultures around the world?  Researching proper business etiquette in other countries? Want to know what Mongolia's currency looks like? The library is pleased to announce a new subscription to the Global Road Warrior database. Global Road Warrior provides information on 175 countries covering:
    • Society and Culture (about 10 x the content of CultureGrams)
    • Communications (the world’s most comprehensive)
    • Travel (with more of a business perspective, but equally usable for personal travel)
    • ...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: January 30, 2009

    Promotional image for documentary Judgment Day (from PBS website, used for educational purpose.)

    Promotional image for documentary Judgment Day (from PBS website, used for educational purpose.)

    In honor of the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birthday and to promote public understanding of evolutionary sciences and their place in civilization, the UT Tyler Robert R. Muntz Library will feature a showing of the award winning PBS NOVA documentary...
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  • Post date: January 27, 2009
    Due to the strong possibility of hazardous weather conditions later this evening, UT Tyler has cancelled all classes in Tyler, Longview and Palestine that are scheduled after 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 27. Thus, the UT Tyler Robert R. Muntz Library will close at 5pm today. Please note that all classes held prior to 5 pm today will continue as scheduled. Please monitor the Web site and local radio and television stations for information regarding the status of classes on Wednesday, Jan. 28.
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