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  • Post date: September 14, 2012

    A Citation Managers Workshop will be held Thursday, September 27 at 2pm in LIB 202. Come learn how different Citation Managers can help you keep track and organize your resources. This tutorial will be tailored to your personal needs, so please come ready with questions.

    For more information please contact Vandy Dubre at (903)566-7167;

    Posted By: aborromeo
  • Post date: September 10, 2012

    The Library is featuring a display on the 3rd floor in honor of Constitution Day and Celebrate Freedom Week. This display is done as part of the September Project, which is a grassroots effort to encourage events about freedom and democracy in all libraries worldwide during the month.

    For more information and resources, see the September Project Guide. All books...

    Posted By: mtomlin2
  • Post date: September 10, 2012

    On Wednesday September 12th at 5pm the Center for Global Education (CGE) is hosting a study abroad seminar in the UC Ballroom. Go and learn about all the study abroad opportunities available to UT Tyler students, or view this video for more information.

    Also, come check out our display of study abroad materials and library books available for checkout on the second floor.

    Posted By: tlemaistre2
  • Post date: August 22, 2012
    Photo of the Great Wall of China

    Deborah Fallows came to discuss her book Dreaming in Chinese: Mandarin Lessons in Life, Love, and Language in the UC Theatre yesterday afternoon. Fallow's book was selected for the 2012 Freshman Summer Reading Program. During the presentation she spoke about how her love of language allowed her to engage with and understand the Chinese people. She encouraged the audience to find understanding of another culture through their own passions.

    The library has Fallows' book, as well as several other works about Chinese or China available to checkout or...

    Posted By: tlemaistre2
  • Post date: August 20, 2012

    As you get into the swing of things don’t forget to visit your library…online or in person. We’re here to help you succeed academically. Be sure to check out our new “Swoop Search” at the Library’s homepage. Start here for the best scholarly resources. Better than Google, you’ll find research articles, E-books, and regular books and many other resources. Check out all the other helpful things available to you, such as, the Library catalog, Research Guides, and “chat” help from the Librarians.

    Posted By: jstandley5
  • Post date: July 25, 2012

    Organize your sources with RefWorks. Join our RefWorks Webinar Friday July 27 @ 1pm.

    You may begin signing in 30 minutes before the event at:

    For more information contact the Library Reference Desk at (903)566-7343;

    Posted By: aborromeo
  • Post date: July 18, 2012

    Below is a review of "The Once and Future King", courtesy of Samantha Winn, Archives Assistant.

    If you read only one traditional fantasy novel in your life, make it this one.

    "The Once and Future King" is a sweeping Arthurian epic, inspired by the classic 15th century compilation "Le Morte d'Arthur". The novel follows the life of Arthur from cradle to grave, divided into four sections: The Sword in the Stone, which focuses on his childhood and education under the wizard Merlin; The Queen of Air and Darkness, which introduces Arthur as king and foreshadows his destruction; The Ill-Made Knight,...

    Posted By: mtomlin2
  • Post date: July 14, 2012

    Learn how to navigate the Web of Knowledge in an online workshop Wednesday July 18 @ 12pm.

    Start signing in at 11:30am at

    For more information contact the Library Reference Desk at (903)566-7343;

    Posted By: aborromeo
  • Post date: July 9, 2012

    Hi everyone,

    There will be a CINAHL Workshop on Tuesday 7/10 @ 4pm.

    Guests can join the webinar at 3:30pm by using this link:

    If you have any questions, please contact the Reference Desk at 903-566-5343 or

    Posted By: amicchelli
  • Post date: July 5, 2012

    Below is a review of Lincoln's Dreams, courtesy of Terra Bianchi, University Archivist.

    “I slept no more that night; and although it was only a dream, I have been strangely annoyed by it ever since…"

    -Recollections of Abraham Lincoln, 1847-1865 by Ward Hill Lamon

    After Abraham Lincoln’s death, his friend Ward Hill Lamon described a dream that Lincoln told not even two weeks before his assassination. Lincoln dreamed of sounds of crying, walking downstairs, and asking a group of soldiers surrounding a body "Who is dead in the White House?" A soldier responded, "The President, he was killed...

    Posted By: mtomlin2