Monday, November 1, 2004

Research Information Bulletin--November 2004

Every semester brings new challenges and opportunities to learn. If you are confused about what's changed or what hasn't changed in the library, then schedule an appointment with a librarian, attend a small group class, or bring your class to a Library Instruction session. You'll get the latest information on our services and what research tools we have.

The Learning Express database provides a completely interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help patrons, students, and adult learners succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass. You'll get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results. User can set up an account with learning express, and then access from any computer on or off campus.

User can take practice exams from the following categories: Academic, Advanced Placement, Basic Skills Success, Civil Service, College Preparation, Cosmetology, EMS, ESL (Spanish) Skills Improvement Courses, Firefighter, GED, Graduate School Entrance, Law Enforcement, Military, Nurse Aide, Real Estate, Skills Improvement Courses, Teacher Certification, Technical And Career College, TOEFL and US Citizenship.

To access Learning Express go to the TWU library homepage www.twu.edu/library choose databases then choose Learning Express. You must "register" as a user with a username and password of your choice. When you access the database again simply login as a return user.

    For assistance call:

  • Denton - (940) 898-3702, Ask for the Librarian on Duty
  • Dallas Parkland - (214) 689-6580, Ask for Eula Oliphant
  • Dallas Presbyterian - (214) 706-2395, Ask for Elaine Cox
  • Houston - (713) 794-2481, Ask for Marilyn Goff


Look for the next Library Alert Bulletin! If you have additional questions, please contact us through the Ask a Librarian form.

Wednesday, September 1, 2004

Each semester brings new challenges and opportunities to learn. If you are wondering what has changed or what has not changed in the library, schedule an appointment with a librarian, attend a small group class, or bring your class to a Library Instruction session. You will get the latest information on our services and what resources the TWU libraries provide.

Library Instruction

Reference Librarians are available to instruct you and your students on library services and resources. Sessions are custom-designed to meet your course needs. Presentations often include demonstrations of electronic databases, Internet resources and printed materials.

Your students might also benefit from taking our library skills test at http://www.twu.edu/library/search/tutorial/res_basicskillstest.htm

To sign up your workshops for Denton instruction:
. Call Glenda Lehrmann at 940-898-3710 or ext. 81-3710
. Or send an e-mail request to GLehrmann@twu.edu
. Or complete the electronic form at
http://www.twu.edu/library/form/library_workshops.htm

To sign up your workshops for Dallas Instruction - Parkland
. Call Eula Oliphant at 214-689-6585 or ext. 82-6585
. Or send an email request to EOliphant@twu.edu
. Or stop by the Parkland Library Circulation Desk and complete a "Library Instruction Request" form

To sign up your workshops for Dallas Instruction - Presbyterian
. Call Elanie Cox at 214-706-2390 or ext. 83-2390
. Or send an email request to ECox@twu.edu
. Or stop by the Presbyterian Library Circulation Desk and complete a "Library Instruction Request" form

To sign up your workshops for Houston Instruction
. Call Marilyn Goff at 713-794-2481 or ext. 84-2481
. Or send an email request to MGoff@twu.edu

Look for the next Monthly Bulletin!
If you have additional questions, please contact us through the Ask a Librarian form.

Saturday, May 1, 2004

Reference Information Bulletin--May 2004

Every semester brings new challenges and opportunities to learn. If you are wondering what has changed or what has not changed in the library, schedule an appointment with a librarian, attend a small group class, or bring your class to a Library Instruction session. You will get the latest information on our services and what research tools we have.

About CSA Physical Education Index
The surge of academic, professional and personal interest in the field of physical education has resulted in a huge volume of scholarly and trade literature. Since 1970 CSA Physical Education Index has been covering this vast collection of material. Records are indexed and classified from peer-reviewed journals, report literature, conference proceedings, trade magazines, patents, articles from the popular press, and many other publications. Beginning in January 2001, enhancements to the database include the addition of abstracts, e-mail addresses, expanded publisher and author information, and other data to facilitate access to the full text. CSA Physical Education Index allows all researchers and professionals in the field to acquire accurate and scholarly information in this comprehensive database. These abstracts feature a wide variety of content, ranging from physical education curricula, to sports medicine, to dance. Other coverage includes sport law, kinesiology, motor learning, recreation, standardized fitness tests, sports equipment, business and marketing, coaching and training, and sport sociology/psychology. Health education and physical therapy are also covered as they continue to become more prevalent in our society.

Major areas of coverage include:

Administration, Biomechanics, Kinesiology, Coaching, Curriculum, Dance, Facilities, Health, History, Law, Measurement-Evaluation, Motor Learning, Patents (that pertain to sporting goods and exercise equipment), Perception, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physical Fitness, Physical Therapy, Recreation, Research, Sport Activities, Sport Psychology, Sport Sociology, Sports, Sports Medicine, Teaching Methods and Training.

For assistance call:


  • Denton - (940) 898-3702, Ask for the Librarian on Duty

  • Dallas Parkland - (214) 689-6580, Ask for Eula Oliphant

  • Dallas Presbyterian - (214) 706-2395, Ask for Elaine Cox

  • Houston - (713) 794-2481, Ask for Marilyn Goff


Look for the next Monthly Bulletin!
If you have additional questions, please contact us through the Ask a Librarian form.