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  • Post date: July 14, 2008
    Need something to read over the summer? Here are some recent additions to our Bestsellers Collection you may like: If you are in the mood for some fiction, try one of these:
    • Joe Pickett returns to investigate the death of an elk hunter in C.J. Box's latest Blood Trail. Could the culprit be an antihunting activist, or is there a serial killer on the loose? Read the latest from the author that Booklist praised as "a master at working New West issues into his stories." (Call number PS 3552 .O87658 B58 2008).
    • How bad can a vacation get? When Anne takes her three children on a sailing trip, she finds herself with a daughter wanting to drown herself, a son high on drugs, and another...
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  • Post date: June 30, 2008

    The Robert R. Muntz Library will feature the exhibit “The Great Bronze Age of China: An Exhibition from the People’s Republic of China” in the library’s reading room. The exhibit will run from July 7th to August 8th, 2008.

    The exhibit is part of the traveling exhibit series provided by Humanities Texas, the Texas affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The exhibit provides an opportunity for the campus and the community to get a glimpse of the brilliant artistic achievements of the...

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  • Post date: June 26, 2008
    As of 8:00pm Friday, June 27th, the Blackwell Synergy database will be closed down and over the weekend the content will be moved into the Wiley Interscience database.  During the move, the Wiley Interscience database will be unavailable.  Wiley Interscience should be back up by 8:00pm on Sunday, June 29th.  Most of the Blackwell Synergy content will be loaded by this time but there is some older content that will not be available right away but will be loaded in the next two weeks. A list of missing content will be available on Monday. This move comes as a result of Blackwell Publishing, publisher of the Blackwell Synergy database being purchased by John Wiley & Sons, another publisher, some months back.  A brand new interface for...
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  • Post date: June 25, 2008

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    Welcome to another post in the Reference Book of the Week series. Once again, we are featuring a U.S. Government publication: the Occupational Outlook Handbook. It is officially known as U.S. Deparment of Labor Bulletin 2700. When it comes to career information, this item is a lifesaver. Most libraries, whether they are document depositories or not, will carry a copy of this publication. In brief, this book...

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  • Post date: June 14, 2008
    Looking for IPA transcriptions and literal translations of songs and arias? The library is pleased to announce a new subscription to IPA Source.
    With over 3,450 texts, IPA Source is the web's largest library of International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) transcriptions and literal translations of opera arias and art song texts.
    IPA Source currently includes 2,924 Art Songs, 470 Opera Arias, 62 Latin Texts, 440 Composers, and 321 Poets. The database also includes MP3 recordings of various song and aria texts.
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  • Post date: June 14, 2008
    Doing some sociology, criminal justice, or other social science research? The library is pleased to announce a new subscription to SocIndex with Full Text:
    With more than 1,918,000 records, SocIndex with Full Text offers comprehensive coverage of sociology, encompassing all sub-disciplines and closely related areas of study. These include abortion, criminology & criminal justice, demography, ethnic & racial studies, gender studies, marriage & family, political sociology, religion, rural & urban sociology, social development, social psychology, social structure,...
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  • Post date: June 9, 2008
    Starting today, the Library has launched a redesigned website. Please visit to see the new design. Many of the services faculty and student are already familiar with are still here but be sure to visit the Research Guides at We are using a product called LibGuides to implement our research guides. LibGuides allows for more interaction online as well as for a variety of new and exciting features to better help our students and academic community. Faculty members can contact their Librarian Liasons (
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  • Post date: May 30, 2008
    Here is a list of new additions to the Bestsellers Collection. Remember you can browse the bestsellers in the reading area of the library's second floor. Fiction titles:
    • Christopher Bohjalian has published his 12th novel: Skeletons at the Feast. This time, he is writing about German refugees during World War II fleeing West as the Russian army advances on them. Marvin Minkler of The North Star Daily writes about this book, "Chris Bohjalian has written his finest novel to date, set against the brutal, waning days of World War Two in Eastern Germany....Skeletons at the Feast is Bohjalian's masterpiece. The power of the narrative will stay with the reader long after it is put down...
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  • Post date: May 29, 2008

    Here we go with another edition of Reference Book of the Week here at The Patriot Spot. Today we feature a federal...

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  • Post date: May 15, 2008
    The Robert R. Muntz Library has acquired the following books by 2008 Texas Poet Laureate Larry D. Thomas. Mr. Thomas recently visited UT Tyler, where he was featured as the keynote speaker for the Annual Student Poetry Awards. The books are available to be checked out. Here are the titles and call numbers; their location is in the third floor stacks.
    • The Woodlanders. PS 3620 .H63 W66 2002.
    • Where the Skulls Speak Wind. PS 3620 .H63 W48 2004.
    • Amazing Grace. PS 3620 .H63 A43 2001.
    If you are looking for some poetry, and you are in the mood for poetry that evokes the greatness and beauty of Texas, then go check these books out.
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