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  • Post date: September 8, 2008
    The UT Tyler Robert R. Muntz Library will participate in the International September Project. The September Project is "a grassroots effort to encourage events about freedom and democracy in all libraries in all countries during the month of September." The September Project started out four years ago focusing on September 11, but it has evolved to include events during the month of September focusing on issues...
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  • Post date: September 4, 2008
    Looking for primary sources from history?  The library is pleased to announce a new online subscription Salem History. Salem History currently provides access Milestones Documents in American History, a new reference set published by Salem Press, with the possibility of new reference works to follow.
    Milestone Documents in American History combines 134 full-text primary source documents with expert analysis and commentary.
    Salem Health is found alphabetically under the Find an Article (Databases) page and in the History Research/Subject Guides.
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  • Post date: August 29, 2008
    Doing research on computers and technology?  The library is pleased to announce a new subscription to the ACM Digital Library.  The ACM Digital Library provides full text access to every article published by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). This includes journal and magazine articles as well as transactions, conference proceedings, newsletters and other ACM publications.  By creating a free account within the database, you can save search results and queries within "binders." These binders can then be shared with others and can also be used to create bibliographies.  Also, if there's a journal or other ACM publication that you're really interested...
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  • Post date: August 26, 2008
    Students, faculty, staff, and university guests are all invited to come see a new exhibit located in the University Archives and Special Collections (UASC) Reading Room (Room 107) at The University of Texas at Tyler. “The Power of Books: Selections from the Special Collections at UT Tyler” features some of the volumes held by the department, including such rare items as a 17th Century Colonial Mexican illuminated manuscript, an 18th Century German “Elector Bible” and a velvet-bound, lavishly-illustrated 19th Century edition of Milton’s Paradise Lost.  This exhibit will be open to the public through September 12. -Deirdre Joyce, University Archivist and Special Collections Librarian ...
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  • Post date: August 21, 2008
    The library would like to invite new faculty to a reception and open house at the Robert R. Muntz Library. This is a great opportunity for new faculty members, and not so new faculty members, to meet with their subject liaison librarians and. . .
    • . . .find out about available resources from books to electronic databases.
    • . . .discover some of our services from course reserves to interlibrary loan.
    • . . .learn how to enhance your students' research skills with a library instruction session.
    • . . .take a break and enjoy some light refreshments.
    So, when and where you may be asking. Come join us on Friday September 5th, 2008 from 1:30pm to 2:30pm. We will hold the event in Library Room 202. As it...
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  • Post date: August 18, 2008
    This week we look at a source for international information: The Europa Yearbook. This two-volume set provides information on political, economic, and commercial institutions around the world. The set is organized as follows:
    • Volume One covers international organizations. From the United Nations to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), you can find detailed articles on international organizations. The volume features comprehensive entries on major organizations, like the U.N., the European Union, and the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). Then, there is a list of Other International Organizations which features smaller entries for lesser known organizations; these entries feature at least...
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  • Post date: August 1, 2008
    The Summer 08 issue of Muntz Library Musings, the library's newsletter is now available. Here is the direct link. Some highlights from this issue:
    • Story on exhibits and work at the University Archives and Special Collections.
    • News about new databases and electronic resources.
    • Photos from recent events.
    • And as always, a message from the library director.
    You can also find the newsletter on the library's website by clicking on the "About" link then on the "Newsletter" link. This way also allows readers to find previous issues of the newsletter. We always...
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  • Post date: July 31, 2008
    Kudos to Michael Cerliano, Archives student worker, who was one of the participants in a series of podcasts created by students in the English Department right here at UT Tyler. You can read details of this great program designed to help undergraduate literature students and high school students in the university press release here. Michael was one of eleven student volunteers who took part in the project led by Dr. Ann Beebe of the English Department.
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  • Post date: July 31, 2008
    Welcome to another edition of the Reference Book of the Week here at The Patriot Spot. When I used to work as an instruction librarian, and I taught a lot more classes, one of the things I often told students writing research papers was that a good number or statistic was a pretty good way to impress their audience. I would say that with a smirk, but I also showed students where to find good statistical sources to help support their research. The U.S. Census Bureau website is a great resource, and it is a very popular one. But what happens when you need international sources? I need to know the consumer price indexes for Azerbaijan, where can I find that? Can you get me data on use of...
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  • Post date: July 15, 2008
    Doing some medical research or simply need some information about a health topic? The library is pleased to announce the we now have access to Salem Health.
    Salem Health brings online access to Magill's Medical Guide. In more than 1,000 essays, including 400 photographs and drawings, the Guide covers diseases, disorders, treatments, procedures, specialties, anatomy, biology, and issues in an A-Z format, with sidebars addressing recent developments in medicine and concise information boxes for all diseases and disorders. Every entry in Magill’s Medical...
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