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  • Post date: October 15, 2008
    The library has been provided access to a new database trial, Global Road Warrior. 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)
    • Trade (our forte)
    • Business
    • Money and Banking (scans of all banknotes and coinage in worldwide circulation)
    • Country Maps (9 proprietary downloadable maps per country)
    • more than 20...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: October 14, 2008
    This week, I would like to point out that we have new editions of reference books that we have posted about here at The Patriot Spot. The following books now have available a newer edition. I will provide the title, call number, and the link to the original post where I wrote about the book so you can review what the books are and what they do. All of these books are located in the library's ready reference shelf (the shelf behind the reference desk).
    • Statistical Sources , with call number Z 7551 .S84 2008, now has a 2009 edition. This means the new call number changes to Z 7551 .S84 2009. Find the original review of the book...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: October 1, 2008
    The UT Tyler Robert R. Muntz Library is featuring a display on the third floor in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month. National Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15th to October 15th. The dates coincide with the Independence Day celebrations of various Latin American countries as well as Columbus Day (October 12). In addition, we will be featuring a series of facts about Hispanics and their contributions and achievements in the library's announcements system (the monitor display in the second floor). As part of the display, the library is featuring the following books in the display case. All books in the case belong to the...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: October 1, 2008
    Please help us serve you better. You can really contribute to our having a better understanding of what our community thinks about the UT Tyler Libraries services by participating in a very important electronic survey. LibQual+.  Sample responses indicate it takes an average of 13 minutes to complete the form.  Your investment of a bit of time now to respond will be greatly appreciated. The on-line survey is available at http...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: October 1, 2008
    The following is the list of books featured in the display case in the library's reading area. This small books display, "Learn More About the Constitution and Your Rights @ Your Library," is meant to enhance the display "Blessings of Liberty: The U.S. Constitution," which is running through October 17th. All books in the display case are available for checkout. If you wish to check out one of the books in the case, you can stop by Circulation or the Reference Desk, and we will be happy to unlock the case for you. The list (in no particular order, with library call numbers):
    • Ralph Louis Ketcham, James Madison:...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: September 23, 2008

    Writing a research paper?

    Getting ready to research your graduate thesis?

    Looking for a book or an article?

    Tracking down a citation?


    Come to our drop-in sessions for Engineering and Computer Science students and learn about the following:
    • Search Tips and Techniques.
    • Library Catalogs (including WorldCat).
    • Basic and Advanced Database Searches.
    • Introduction to RefWorks (our new online bibliography tool).
    Class participants will...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: September 22, 2008
    "If  you don't want a man unhappy politically, don't give him two sides to a question to worry him; give him one. Better yet, give him none. Let him forget there is such a thing as war." --From Ray Bradbury's novel Fahrenheit 451.
    The UT Tyler Robert R. Muntz Library will be celebrating "Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read" during the week of September 28 to October 4, 2008. Observed since 1982, this annual event is celebrated during the last week of September. Nationally, Banned Books Week is sponsored by American Library Association (ALA), the American...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: September 18, 2008
    Your opinion certainly means a lot to The UT Tyler Libraries. As we plan for the future of our library, it is important that we understand our users' perceptions and expectations so that we can provide the services you need.  On the first of October, you will receive an email providing you with a link to a library service quality survey. By responding to the survey, you will provide essential information for us to use in planning for the future.  The survey is part of a North American effort led by the Association of Research Libraries to measure library service quality and identify best practices.  We would greatly appreciate your help.  When you receive this email, please take the time to go to the Web survey and complete it.  Thank you...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: September 17, 2008
    U.S. Constitution and Quill Pen

    U.S. Constitution and Quill Pen

    The UT Tyler Robert R. Muntz Library is featuring the traveling exhibit "The Blessings of Liberty: The U.S. Constitution." This exhibit is part of our events for the September Project as well as our featured event for Constitution Day...
    Posted By: root
  • Post date: September 16, 2008
    There were a few books that did not make our display on "Understanding Our World After September 11." This was mostly due to space restrictions. I have decided to share some of those titles here with our readers in case they want some more things to read. This is a list of books we have here at the Library that did not make it to the display case. I did pull these books and look them over, so I can at least tell folks that they are worth a look. They are listed with their call numbers, but in no particular order. You can find these in the library's General Collection on the third floor :
    • Just War Against...
    Posted By: root