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  • Post date: January 21, 2009
    Responding to student suggestions and requests, the UT Tyler Robert R. Muntz Library is adding some new furniture throughout the library. Students will find 4 new power tables with lights in the third floor as well as 12 new armchairs with tablet arms. The power tables provide outlets for students to connect their laptops or other portable electronics. 10 more power tables will be delivered soon, and they will be placed in the reference area (2nd floor) and periodicals (4th floor). Purchase of the furniture is partially funded by a UT System Library, Equipment, Rehabilitation, and Repair (LERR) Grant.
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  • Post date: January 21, 2009
    What’s happening to the front of the Library? According to Jeanne Pyle, Library Director, a generous gift to the University is making it possible to add to the beauty of our campus and enhance the campus' park-like atmosphere.  Over the next few months, the following will take place:
    • The grade of the existing Library sidewalks was not ADA compliant. Therefore, new sidewalks will be installed which are compliant and will be more easily navigable.
    • A “patio” area will be created on the north side of the sidewalks under the trees. This area will be ideal for outside studying or group meetings.
    • There will even be electrical outlets for laptops and other items needing a little extra power.
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  • Post date: January 21, 2009
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    The UT Tyler Robert R. Muntz Library has implemented ILLiad (Interlibrary Loan Internet Accessible Database). This systems is used by over 900 libraries, and the numbers are growing. Why would you want to use ILLiad? UT Tyler patrons will find it easier to submit their ILL requests. UT Tyler faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students can register once, providing name, address, and other personal information. After that, they can place requests, and their personal information is...
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  • Post date: January 20, 2009
    We set up a television tuned to CNN in the library's first floor this morning. Patrons could pretty much come and go and watch the coverage of the Presidential Inauguration. Here is a photo from earlier today as people began to gather for President Obama to take the oath of office. We would like to thank our friends at ITV for setting up the tv set.
    Watching the Presidential Inauguration January 20, 2009.

    Watching the Presidential Inauguration January 20, 2009.

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  • Post date: January 6, 2009
    The Robert R. Muntz Library is pleased to announce a new subscription to PsycCRITIQUES:
    PsycCRITIQUES®, produced by the American Psychological Association (APA), is a database of full-text book reviews featuring current scholarly and professional books in psychology. It also publishes reviews from a psychological perspective of popular films and trade books. PsycCRITIQUES includes nearly 40,000 reviews dating back to 1956 and is indexed with controlled vocabulary from APA's Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms®.
    PsycCRITIQUES can be accessed...
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  • Post date: December 23, 2008
    The UT Tyler Robert R. Muntz Library has the following schedule for the Holiday Break. December 22: 8:00am-5:00pm December 23: 8:00am-1:30pm The library will be closed from December 24, 2008 to January 4, 2009. We will reopen on January 5th. Hours then: January 5 to January 9: 8:00am-5:00pm The library is closed January 10 and January 11. We will resume regular school schedule on January 12. Have a safe and happy holiday season.
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  • Post date: December 12, 2008
    The UT Tyler Robert R. Muntz Library will offer extended hours during Finals Week. The special hours for Finals Week are as follows: Sunday, December 14th: 1:00pm-2:00am Monday, December 15th: 7:30am-2:00am Tuesday, December 16th: 7:30am-2:00am Wednesday, December 17th: 7:30am-2:00am Thursday, December 18th: 7:30am-2:00am Friday, December 19th: 7:30am-5:oopm To help our students stay up late, we will offer free coffee, tea, and cocoa from 7:00pm to 1:30am during the extended hours. Please note: Starting at midnight, during this extended time, only students and those with UT Tyler ID cards will be allowed in the building. If you come to the library after midnight...
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  • Post date: December 3, 2008
    The Robert R. Muntz Library is pleased to announce a new subscription to Web of Knowledge/Web of Science.
    Web of Science® provides researchers, administrators, faculty, and students with quick, powerful access to the world's leading citation databases.  Authoritative, multidisciplinary content covers over 10,000 of the highest impact journals worldwide, including Open Access journals and over 110,000 conference proceedings.  You'll find current and retrospective coverage in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities.
    Our coverage in Web of Science goes back to 1975. For more information about Web of Science, please see...
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  • Post date: December 2, 2008
    While doing research, one of the harder things to find is a relevant measurement instrument and I know some of you have already started looking for this type of resource. With that in mind, I have gotten us trial access to the database, Health and Psychosocial Instruments. "Health and Psychosocial Instruments features material on unpublished information-gathering tools for clinicians that are discussed in journal articles, such as questionnaires, interview schedules, tests, checklists, rating and other scales, coding schemes, and projective techniques. Over 2/3 of the tools are in medical and nursing areas such pain...
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  • Post date: November 25, 2008
    The UT Tyler Robert R. Muntz Library presents its annual Food for Fines event. The event runs this year from December 1 to December 7, 2008.  Join the library this Christmas Season in helping to provide canned foodstuffs to The East Texas Food Bank. Take care of your book fines by bringing in canned goods. We are looking for cans sized 12 oz. or greater, and please no dented, rusted, outdated or missing label cans. See the chart to the below for payout. All accounts are settled with the Circulation Department. If you have questions, call us at 903-566-7342.

    10 cans for .25¢ - $10 in fines 15 cans for $11 - $20 in fines

    20 cans for $21 - $30...

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