Tuesday, July 11, 2017

New Database: AccessMedicine

A valuable medical resource has been added to the database collection of the TWU Libraries.

New Database  AccessMedicine

What is AccessMedicine?  AccessMedicine is a comprehensive, authoritative, online medical resource which is continuously updated with content optimized for any mobile device. Through it, TWU students and faculty members can access a variety of resources including leading medical textbooks that facilitate point-of-care decision-making; an integrated drug database; videos; self-assessment; customizable patient education; downloadable images; case files to facilitate better understanding and evaluation of real-world experiences, and more.

How do I access AccessMedicine?  Follow the path TWU Libraries homepage > Databases A-Z List > A > AccessMedicine, then log in with your Pioneer Portal username and password.

Who can answer my questions about AccessMedicine?  Direct your questions to Health Sciences Librarians Elaine Cox (Denton); Beth LigetiMandie Mims, or Eula Oliphant (Dallas); or Marilyn Goff (Houston). Help is also available on the AccessMedicine FAQ page or from a library staff member via phone, text, chat, or email

~Sandy Cochran

Monday, July 10, 2017

Denton Library to Host CTLC Conference on August 4th

Break out the earbuds. The (Denton) Blagg-Huey Library will be even busier than normal on Friday, August 4, 2017 as it hosts the 2017 Cross Timbers Library Collaborative Conference.

The library will be open as scheduled but visitors may notice increased traffic and noise in the building. Looking for peace and quiet? Library staff members at the Information and Circulation Desks may be able to assist you, and headphones are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk.

We apologize for any inconvenience you may experience and appreciate your patience. As always, we hope you will let us know how we can assist you.

~Sandy Cochran

Friday, July 7, 2017

Pardon Our Progress

Exciting changes are in the works at the (Denton) Blagg-Huey LibraryThe Write Site is coming to the second floor, computers and the Children's Collection are moving to the first floor, the Ground Floor is being renovated--and that's just for starters.

As exciting as these changes are, they will likely come with some unwelcome noise over the summer. Looking for peace and quiet? Library staff members at the Information and Circulation Desks may be able to help you, and headphones are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk.

We apologize for any inconvenience our progress may cause, and appreciate your understanding. We hope, as always, that you will let us know if we can be of assistance.

~Sandy Cochran    

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Dr. Mary Evelyn Blagg Huey (1922-2017)

A portrait of Dr. Mary Evelyn Blagg Huey is displayed in a place
of honor on the first floor of the TWU Denton campus library bearing
her name. Photograph by Jon Turner. June 28, 2017.
The TWU Libraries pay tribute to the life and legacy of Dr. Mary Evelyn Blagg Huey, who passed away on June 27, 2017.

The first female president of TWU--and the only alumna to hold that post--Dr. Blagg Huey was also an honoree of the Texas Women's Hall of Fame. The TWU Denton campus library was named in her honor.

A photography display curated by Woman's Collection staff members in honor of Dr. Blagg Huey and her decade-long tenure as president of TWU is available for viewing just inside the entrance to the Blagg-Huey Library.

~Sandy Cochran

Libraries Closed on Tuesday, July 4th

Celebrating Freedom  Fireworks over Houston. Photograph courtesy of the City of Houston.
The (Denton) Blagg-Huey Librarythe Dallas Center Library; and the Houston ARC will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 in observance of Independence Day. All TWU Libraries will reopen on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at the normally scheduled times

The libraries' virtual services (TWUniversal, databases, Subject Guides and more) are available 24/7 via the TWU Libraries website and TWU Libraries Mobile.

A safe and happy holiday to all.

~Sandy Cochran

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

From Beginning to End: The Wimberly Bridge

Like New  Seniors line the pedestrian bridge, just a few years old, over Bell Avenue.
From the 1966 Daedalian, the university yearbook.   
A piece of TWU history is no more.

The pedestrian bridge over Bell Avenue on the TWU Denton campus, near the Student Union, was torn down on Friday, June 23, 2017. A part of campus history since 1962, the Wimberly Bridge now lives on only in our memories and in photographs and other records.

Here, courtesy of the University Archives and current TWU Libraries staff members, a few reminders of the bridge's history. 

The University Archiveshoused with and administered by the staff of the Woman's Collection based at the Blagg-Huey Library on the Denton campus, contains decades of records chronicling the history of TWU and its unique standing among Texas colleges and universities.

~Sandy Cochran 

Everything Has a Beginning  An article referencing the
beginning stages of the construction of Wimberly Bridge.
From the February 4, 1962 issue of the Denton Record-
Goodbye Gathering  Gathered for a brief farewell ceremony the week demolition was
set to begin, TWU students, faculty, staff, and members of the university administration
linger to reminisce, take photos, and sign parts of the structure. Photograph by Suzi
Townsdin. June 21, 2017.
From the Heart  TWU Libraries Librarian Suzi Townsdin leaves a farewell sentiment on the bridge. 
Photograph by Sandy Cochran. June 21, 2017. 
Making Room for the Future  Bulldozers pick up the remaining pieces of the demolished Wimberly Bridge. Photograph by Jon Hall. June 23, 2017.