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  • Post date: June 28, 2012

    In 1972 the fourth Dragon King of Bhutan, Jigme Singye Wangchuck, coined the term "Gross National Happiness" as an alternative measuring system to Gross Domestic Product. At the library we hold similar beliefs. Learn how to measure with HaPI, Health and Psychosocial Instruments, Monday July 2nd @ 1pm.

    Participants will be guided through HaPI to discover measurement instruments

    •Understand types of measurement instruments
    •Source types (primary and secondary souyrces)
    •Accessing the full text of the measurement instruments using citations
    Participants can join the session 30 minutes before the event.

    •7/2 Guest Link:http://bit.ly/Jwdfxx

    For more information...

    Posted By: aborromeo
  • Post date: June 22, 2012

    “When 16-year-old Nick receives a package containing the mysterious computer game Erebos, he wonders if it will explain the behavior of his classmates, who have been secretive lately. Players of the game must obey strict rules: always play alone, never talk about the game, and never tell anyone your nickname.” (Annick Press)

    As soon as I stumbled across this review on the Erebos blog tour , I knew I had to take a closer look. The Fight Club for video games framing was very appealing, and...

    Posted By: mtomlin2
  • Post date: June 21, 2012
    James Smith Chapter, National Society U.S. Daughters of 1812 Library Display

    The James Smith Chapter of the National Society of U.S. Daughters of 1812
    have generously provided a display on the war of 1812. The display is
    currently on view on the third floor of the Robert R. Muntz Library. It
    is open for viewing during the library’s regular hours.
    The display recognizes the observance of the 200th anniversary of the
    War of 1812. June 18th was the date when war with Great Britain was
    declared. This moment is often known as the 2nd War for Independence.
    The display will be on view during the month of June 2012. We invite
    our academic community as well as the...

    Tags: Outreach
    Posted By: arivera7
  • Post date: June 21, 2012
    RefWorks Webinar

    RefWorks - It really works! Learn an easy way to get all your sources organized in one convenient location during a RefWorks Webinar June 25 @ 12pm.

    Participants will be guided through RefWorks features and functionalities to

    •Access RefWorks
    •Create a RefWorks Account
    •Add and import bibliographic references to RefWorks
    •Tips on organizing your RefWorks references
    •Creating bibliographies (Work Cited) pages.

    Participants can join the session 30 minutes before the event.

    •6/25 Guest Link: http://bit.ly/L5uNG9

    For more information please contact:

    Anthony Micchelli
    (903) 566-7472
    ...

    Posted By: aborromeo
  • Post date: June 15, 2012

    Get caught in the Web of Knowledge Tuesday,
    June 19 @ 3pm.

    Participants will be guided through Web of Knowledge’s search features and functionalities in this hour-long workshop.

    Participants can join the session 30 minutes before the event.

    6/19 Guest Link: http://bit.ly/Lspk8f

    For more information please contact:

    Anthony Micchelli
    (903) 566-7472
    amicchelli@uttyler.edu

    Posted By: aborromeo
  • Post date: June 8, 2012

    Nurses clear your schedules, a CINAHL webinar will be held June 14 @12pm. Engage in an hour-long tour through CINAHL’s search features and functionalities to locate evidence based publications. Participants will also become familiar with exporting references to RefWorks/Endnote Web.

    Participants may join the session 30 minutes before the event with the following link:

    6/14 Guest Link: http://bit.ly/L96GTi

    For more information please contact:

    Anthony Micchelli
    (903) 566-7472
    amicchelli@uttyler.edu

    Posted By: aborromeo
  • Post date: June 6, 2012

    Listed below is a review of Zulu by Caryl Ferey, courtesy of Tamara Brown in Circulation.

    "As per the synopsis (via Amazon.com), and the production the company, the novel mirrors description. The work is a complex and layered who-done-it? that proves to be a page-turner; one most likely will not want to put down.

    "I was captivated by the tale of lead character, Ali Neuman from his introduction at the beginning of the work, to the end scene that moved me in such a way as to warrant an act of violence (not) in my own home! I threw the book across the space, sighed, then immediately retrieved it...

    Posted By: mtomlin2
  • Post date: June 6, 2012

    The Library is currently featuring a Staff Picks Display on
    the 2nd floor next to the Circulation Desk.

    Books cover a variety of subjects and genres, and all items are available for checkout. Reviews of books are also listed on the Staff Picks Guide available here. Featured reviews will also be listed once per week.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Reference Desk by phone at (903) 566-7343 or by e-mail at library@uttyler.edu.

    Posted By: mtomlin2
  • Post date: May 21, 2012
    photo of a dolphin saying "So long, and thanks for all the fish"

    This Friday, May 25th, is Towel Day. Towel Day is an international holiday celebrating the life and work of Douglas Adams. Fans across the universe can show their appreciation by proudly carrying their trusty towels throughout the day.

    Douglas Adams is most famous for his science fiction comedy series The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy in which Arthur Dent escapes earth just as the planet is demolished. He explores the galaxy with alien travel writer Ford Prefect and has a variety of misadventures throughout the universe.

    He also co-authored Last Chance to See, a book about endangered species based on a 1989 BBC radio documentary of the same title. He wrote the book with Mark Carwardine, a zoologist.

    Come check...

    Posted By: tlemaistre2
  • Post date: May 15, 2012
    film strip

    The Library is currently featuring a Book to Film display on the 2nd floor next to the Circulation Desk. The display includes several film adaptions from the past year as well as upcoming releases. The Library thanks Times Square Cinema, located on Broadway, for their contribution of various film memorabilia.

    If you would like to check out one of the books, please see either the Circulation or Reference Desks.

    To view a list of the books included in the display, please see the guide at http://libguides.uttyler.edu/filmdisplay.

    Tags: books, displays
    Posted By: mtomlin2

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