Sunday, October 2, 2005

Reference Information Bulletins--October 2005
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.

Ask A Librarian
  • Do you have a Reference Question but no time to call or come to the library?
  • Would you like assistance from a Librarian delivered right to your email inbox?

Then the "Ask a Librarian" service is for you! You can post a Reference Question to the team of Librarians at the Blagg-Huey Library and they will answer your via email.

What types of questions should you post to "Ask A Librarian?"
  • Assistance finding information on a specific subject.
  • Assistance in picking databases for content/subjects/full text or particular journals.
  • Assistance with the Online Catalog
  • Guidance using the Library's print collection of Reference Sources
  • A detailed Reference Question that will require the Librarian to search sources and email you an answer or a list or resources.

The following questions are welcome, and may be forwarded to the appropriate department.
  • Questions involving Circulation issues such as fines/holds.
  • Questions regarding problems with Venus, Blackboard or Portal accounts.
  • Requests involving resources in the Woman's collection/Vault

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

To post a question go to
Detailed guidelines regarding the service will help you when using "Ask a Librarian"
For Assistance call: 940-898-3701 and Ask for Librarian On Duty
Look for the next Reference Bulletin!

Saturday, October 1, 2005

Research Information Bulletin--October 2005

Database: Women and Social Movements

The TWU Libraries provide access to the Women and Social Movements database, a joint venture between the Center for the Historical Study of Women and Gender at the State University of New York, Binghamton, and Alexander Street Press of Alexandria, Virginia. Women and Social Movements' coverage is United States history and United States women's history between 1600 and 2000.

Women and Social Movements contains specific document projects, documents pertaining to women and social movements, a dictionary of social movements and organizations, a chronology of United States Women's History, and teaching tools with lesson ideas and document-based questions.

• "Current Issue" gives access to the most recent issue of the Women and Social Movements ( WASM ) online journal.

• The "Browse" command permits you to access the main content of the database--Document Projects, Sources, Documents, Images, and Teaching Tools. It also gives you access to index tools for analyzing the content-Authors, Social Movements, and Subjects.

• The "Find" command permits you to locate Authors, Social Movements and Subjects by specific criteria.

• The " Search Texts" command provides access to simple and advanced text searching across the database.

Woman and Social Movements is linked on the "Women's Studies" Subject Guide or it can be accessed through the Databases A-Z page.

If you have any questions, the reference staff will be glad to provide assistance. Please email us using our Ask a Librarian Form.