Monday, December 15, 2008

TWU Libraries website will be unavailable December 29th

To the TWU Community:

During the scheduled power outage on the Denton Campus, I.T.S. will perform maintenance on the server room. On December 29th from 12am to 11:59pm, technical services will be unavailable. The phone system will be available.

Examples of services that will be down include (but not limited to):
X Drive
Internet access

-Brandy Klug, Electronic Resources Librarian

TWU Libraries Document Delivery/Interlibrary Loan will be closed for the holidays

TWU Libraries Document Delivery/Interlibrary Loan will be closed from December 20, 2008-January 4, 2009. Requests submitted during this time will not be processed until Monday, January 5, 2009.

-Brandy Klug, Electronic Resources Librarian

Monday, December 8, 2008

Library Holiday Hours

-Felicia Cleburn, Electronic Resources Assistant

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Fran Vick to Speak At TWU's Joyce Thompson Lecture

Frances Brannen Vick, named one of the 100 most significant women in the history of Texas, will present "My Adventures as a Publisher Turned Author" at the 2008 Joyce Thompson Lecture, scheduled Monday, Nov. 17 at Texas Woman's University.

The lecture will begin at 2:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Multipurpose Classroom and Laboratory (MCL) Building. Admission is free, and the event is open to the public. A reception and book signing will follow the lecture. For more information, call 81-3748.

Dr. Vick will talk about her book on Petra Vela Kenedy with co-author Jane Monday. Titled "Petra's Legacy: The South Texas Ranching Empire of Petra Vela and Mifflin Kenedy," the book chronicles Mrs. Kenedy who, with her husband Mifflin, played a major role in the founding of South Texas. Mrs. Kenedy not only cared for her 14 children and the workers of the couple's ranching empire, but also led civic and charitable enterprises. The book won the Texas State Historical Association's (TSHA) 2007 Coral Horton Tullis Memorial Prize for the best book on Texas history.

Dr. Vick also will discuss her latest work, titled "Literary Dallas."

Dr. Vick graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and Stephen F. Austin State University, and holds an honorary doctorate from the University of North Texas. She founded E-Heart Press and co-founded the UNT Press. She is president of the TSHA and past-president of the Texas Institute of Letters. She also is a Fellow in the Texas Folklore Society.

The Joyce Thompson Lecture is an annual event honoring the memory of Dr. Joyce Thompson, professor of English, who served as a member of the TWU faculty from 1977 until her death in 1992. Author of more than 30 published works, Dr. Thompson's major writings included "Marking a Trail: A History of the Texas Woman's University," "Texas Women: The Myth/The Reality" and "Ladies' Firsts: A Miscellany."

--TWU Update Volume 30, Number 23, November 10-23, 2008

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Techno-tweaks video conference

Library Faculty, Staff and Students invited to videoconference:

November 7, 2008 -- Reversing the Ratchet: Technology Adoption Strategies for Library Workers

11-12:30 pm Blagg-Huey Library - Room 101
Bring your lunches and we will provide cookies for desert.

"Library workers must constantly learn the latest techno-tweaks to their familiar information systems, but they also face ongoing tension from the expectation that every new technology must be applied to enhance library services. In a technology landscape where gadgets, gizmos, software and Web 2.0 innovations hit us at an ever accelerating pace, how do we successfully manage technology adoption in our libraries?"

--Connie Maxwell

Friday, October 24, 2008

Need help with your research?

TWU Libraries offer the following workshops Denton Campus Library

Find Articles! - These workshops will demonstrate how to use the TWU Library resources to find information pertinent to your discipline/major. We will discuss subject guides, full-text resources, basic/advanced search options, and search strategies. Wednesday, October 22, Noon-1pm Wednesday, November 5, 10-11am

Graduate Assistants/Research Assistants - Research Strategies for Graduate Assistants. (subject guides, search options, strategies and access) Tuesday, November 4, 3-4pm

Library Resources--Topics: Art, Drama, Dance, Music, Fashion & Textiles - Tuesday, October 21, 3-4pm

Library Resources--Topics: Education and Kinesiology
Tuesday, November 4, 1:30-3pm Library Resources--Topics: Reading (New!) Tuesday, November 11, 3:30-5pm

RefWorks - RefWorks is a web-based citation management and formatting program that is available to all current TWU students, faculty, and staff from any computer with Web access. RefWorks can also import citations from Library databases and other bibliography programs such as Endnote and Reference Manager. Thursday, October 23, 7-8:30pm Friday, October 31, 11am-12:30pm Monday, November 3, 3:30-5pm

Dallas Campus – Parkland Library Find Nursing Articles! - Research Basics - Wednesday, November 5, 2pm Nursing: Evidence-Based Research - Tuesday, October 28, 2pm RefWorks: Basic - Tuesday, November 11, 2pm RefWorks: Beyond the Basics (Advanced) - Monday, October 20, 4pm

Online Registration Form:

Workshops limited to 12 participants.

For more library training workshops, see our schedule at:

Faculty wishing to offer students special credit for participation in any of these workshops should contact Connie Maxwell, 940-898-3707

Library draws crowd for Fiesta Events


Fall 08 "Library Fiesta" events attracted more than 300 students to the library to participate in evercises that helped them enhance their research skills, meet and get to know library staff, learn about library resources and enjoy prizes and refreshments.


Friday, October 17, 2008

Librarians Squared

Librarians Squared

TWU Librarians, Annita Owens and Greg Hardin recently partnered with Lilly Ramin, the UNT Virtual Reference Coordinator Librarian to provide outreach reference service for a pilot off-campus community program. They were available for virtual chat on Meebo and in person assistance at Banter, a local coffee shop near the square, during selected hours for three days as an extension of TWU's First Week Fiesta and UNT's Welcome Week in August, 2008.

-- Greg Hardin

NewsBank is Adding Video News Content

Beginning on Monday, October 20, NewsBank is adding video news content to online news resources. The complete package from respected media distributor Voxant includes the following sources: The Associated Press, Reuters, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, local affiliates of ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox, as well as coverage from Canadian Broadcasting, Agence France-Presse and more.

Users will be able to:

• Play news videos within the NewsBank interface, in the same space used to display text articles

• Select specific videos from a comprehensive results lists that also includes NewsBank articles, or restrict their search to "video only"

• Access recent and archived news videos at your institution or remotely

• Email links of specific videos to friends, or embed them in a presentation
Please note that a free Flash plug-in is required to play these videos. It can be downloaded at

-Brandy Klug, Electronic Resources Librarian

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Denton Reads Events: Lecture by Author Orson Scott Card, TWU Library film screenings, and more

As part of this years Denton Reads, bestselling author Orson Scott Card will be at Denton’s Guyer High School Gymnasium on Saturday, October 18th at 4pm to talk about his book Ender’s Game. There will be a book signing afterwards. The event is free to the public.

In conjunction with the author event, the Denton Reads Film Festival Committee have scheduled a free screening of City of Ember at the Denton Cinemark 14 on Saturday, October 11 at 10:30 am.  Also, the TWU Library will host four films:

  • Ray Bradbury: An American Icon (10/2 at noon)

  • Six Days in Roswell (10/6 at 7:00) & Trekkies (10/6 at 8:30)

  • The acceleration of technology in the 21st century: the impact on education and society (10/9 at noon)

  • Martian Child (10/13 at 7:00, following the Ender's Game book discussion)

For a full film festival schedule, please visit the Denton Reads web site

Denton Reads presents Orson Scott Card at an Author Visit and Book Signing

The Denton Reads selection for 2008 is Ender’s Game by bestselling author Orson Scott Card. Card is best known for his science fiction novels but he has written in other forms and genres. Ender’s Game is about a young boy, Ender Wiggin, who is one a group of children recruited for military training by the world government. Ender proves to be a “tactical master”, a “genius among geniuses” at the Battleschool . How will Ender perform in real combat against the alien “buggers” who are set to destroy all humankind? After all, he is only a child.

Mr. Card will be at Denton’s Guyer High School Gymnasium on Saturday, October 18th at 4pm to talk about his book and a book signing will follow. The event is free to the public.

A discussion of Mr. Card’s book Ender’s Game will take place at various times and locations in Denton. Please find times and locations below.

10/4 3:00pm Barnes and Noble

Golden Triangle Mall, 2201 I-35 East

Denton, TX 76205

(Plus Bookfair and fundraiser)

10/6 6:00 pm Banter

120. W. Oak, Denton, TX 76201

10/6 7:00 pm Denton Public Library – South Branch

10/7 7:00 pm Denton Public Library – North Branch

10/11 12:00 pm Denton Public Library – Emily Fowler

10/12 7:00 pm Trinity Presbyterian Church

2200 N Bell Ave Denton, TX 76209

10/13 6:00pm* Texas Woman’s University Library

*(Followed by film “Martian Child” at 7pm)

10/14 5:00pm University of North Texas – Media Library

*(Followed by film “War Games” at 6pm)

10/15 12:00pm Texas Woman’s University Library

To RSVP for book off campus discussions (not required but preferred), e-mail Lilly, UNT Virtual Reference Coordinator, at 

Denton Reads announces film festival schedule and free screening of City of Ember

In conjunction with the events surrounding the book Ender’s Game, Denton Reads has scheduled 18 free film screenings that examine various science fiction themes. The Denton Reads Film Festival will run September 30 – October 15. All screenings are free and open to the community. 

The spotlight event of the festival is a free screening of City of Ember, a film adaptation of the popular juvenile fiction novel by author Jeanne DuPrau. A free screening will be held at the Denton Cinemark 14 on Saturday, October 11 at 10:30 am. Seating will be limited and available on a first come, first served basis. The film is rated PG. 

Additional free film screenings will be hosted by the Denton Public Libraries, Texas Woman’s University and the University of North Texas. Screenings include films for young adults (The Last Starfighter, War Games), documentaries (Dreams with Sharp Teeth, Trekkies) and Hollywood hits (Blade Runner, Children of Men, The Martian Child).

A complete list of screening times and locations is listed on the Denton Reads events page:

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Databases Added, Updated or Purchased from different Vendors -- August 2008

The TWU Libraries provide access to 180+ databases covering a wide range
of subject areas and disciplines. These databases help students and faculty locate journal articles, books and book chapters, dissertations and theses, government reports, papers presented at conferences, and other materials needed to complete research projects and class assignments.

This summer several databases were added, updated, or purchased from different vendors.

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

-Connie Maxwell

TWU Library Catalog Update

In mid-August, the TWU Library online catalog was upgraded. The new catalog features more options and features for our patrons. We are still in the process of making adjustments, so if you have questions please call 940-898-3701

-Brandy Klug

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Librarians Squared - (On Location)

Got questions for the Library?
Did you know that as a TWU student you can check out books at UNT?
Chat with Lilly, Greg and Annita at Banter
(219 W. Oak Denton, TX / near the historic Denton Square).
Thursday, 2:00-5:00 pm
Friday, 12:00-3:00 pm
Saturday, 12:00-3:00 pm
Learn about the library and receive research help to assist you in your academic career.
Come ask questions and get goodies while they last!

Can't make it to Banter?

Ask a Librarian right here during Librarians Squared!

- Greg Hardin, Reference Librarian

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism


The Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism

Edited by Michael Groden, Martin Kreiswirth, and Imre Szeman

Now expanded and updated, The Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism is an indispensable resource for scholars and students of literary theory and discourse. Revised extensively in 2004 to reflect a decade of rapidly changing scholarship, the Guide currently features 52 new entries and subentries and is updated annually. Compiled by 275 specialists from around the world, the Guide presents a comprehensive historical survey of the field's most important figures, schools, and movements. It includes more than 240 alphabetically arranged entries on critics and theorists, critical schools and movements, and the critical and theoretical innovations of specific countries and historical periods.

"First published in 1994, this title has established itself as one of the main references in the field, through well-written, in-depth articles on critics, schools, periods, and critical innovations of specific countries and ethnic traditions." — Choice

-Kris Reed, Head of Collection Development

Brains @ Work in the Library

First-year Occupational Therapy graduate students meet at TWU’s Dallas Presbyterian Campus Library to study the neurological system from head to toe. Their Neuroanatomy and Physiology class demands that they take a more hands-on approach to research when studying for lab practicals. Not all research fits neatly between the pages of a book.

-Elaine Cox, Reference Librarian

Changes to library resources in Business

Some changes of note to library resources in Business include the addition of full-text for the Wall Street Journal for 1984 to present and expanded access through the library's web site to CCH Internet Tax Research NetWork. Both of these resources are available to current TWU faculty, staff, and students using their Portal account and password.

CCH Internet Tax Research NetWork

Description: The CCH Internet Tax Research NetWork provides tax news as well as federal and state tax information. Included are tax codes, regulations, court cases, rulings, legislative documents, treaties, IRS publications, as well as CCH explanation and analysis. Federal Tax Archives are available for all years since 1978; State Tax Archives are available for all years since 1994.

Maximum Number of Concurrent Users: 35

Help Pages: Quick Start (58 pages)

CCH Internet Tax Research NetWork is now available through the TWU Libraries' database A-Z list, the Business subject guide, and the online catalog.

The direct link to this source is:

Please note that when you access the database, it will ask for an email address so that you may access your preferences each time you use the database.

Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal is the financial newspaper of record offering in-depth coverage of national and international finance as well as first rate coverage of hard news. To access this source, choose the TWU online catalog and search for the journal title: Wall Street journal (Eastern ed.). Choose the resource with an URL icon and follow the Weblinks: Available full-text from ProQuest: 1984 to present. It is updated daily.

The Wall Street Journal is indexed and abstracted in several other databases including Lexis/Nexis and Academic, Business Source Complete, but this is the only source with full text access dating back to 1984.

The direct link to this source is:

-Suzanne Sweeney, ILL Librarian/Business Subject Specialist

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

New Database: Dance In Video

Dance in Video contains 250 dance productions and documentaries by the most influential performers and companies of the 20th century. Selections cover ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance, as well as forerunners of the forms and the pioneers of modern concert dance. Included are classic performances from top ballet companies; experimental works from up-and-coming dance troupes; documentaries by and about leading choreographers; videos on dance training; and other items covering a wide range of 20th century dance styles.

If you would like information on search tips, narrowing search results, and browsing within Dance in Video, please view the Help Pages.

-Brandy Klug, Electronic Resources Librarian

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Ref Works and ILL – a match made in the computer

Do you have trouble remembering what you requested via Interlibrary Loan?

Use RefWorks to track your ILL requests and you will be able to cite your materials when you receive them!

In your RefWorks account, create a new folder called ILL. For each request you submit you can add the information to this folder. When you write your paper, you can use the information in this folder to create your citations.

Don't have a RefWorks account or need more information on how to use RefWorks? Here are some links you should find helpful:

You can always contact Interlibrary Loan (or call 940-898-3758) to check on the status of your requests.

-- Suzanne Sweeney

Library Supporters Enjoyed Culinary Adventure with Renowned Cookbook Authors

TWU Library patrons enjoyed an entertaining and tasty culinary adventure Tuesday April 15, 2008, at the Blagg-Huey library in Denton. Renowned cookbook authors Cheryl and Bill Jamison shared their stories of sampling cuisine from different cultures around the globe. The function was hosted by TWU Friends of the Libraries and the proceeds will support free cultural events for the campus community and educational incentives for TWU students.

-Connie Maxwell

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Children's Literature Comprehensive Database is now available

The Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD) is an acquisition, research, and reference service that offers more than 1,450,000 MARC records and more than 315,000 reviews of children's books--all full text searchable from 37 review sources.

Children's Literature reviewers include book authors, librarians, writers and editors, teachers, children's literature specialists and physicians. Reviewer biographies are available on the website.

Each month Children's Literature features interviews with children's book authors and illustrators. Thousands of links to author illustrator sites, publishers, kids, parent and teacher resources, children's literature collections, upcoming events relating to children's literature and much more are also provided.

-Brandy Klug, Electronic Resources Librarian

Monday, March 24, 2008

SCHOLARLY or POPULAR -- Can you tell the difference?

You may be required to include articles
from scholarly journals for some of your
class assignments.

Scholarly Journals are written by and for scholars, researchers, and professionals in a particular field. Their purpose is to review, report, and make available original research, experimentation, and information. Articles in these journals go through a peer-review or refereed process before publication. Sources are always formally cited.

Professional Trade Journals are often considered scholarly journals. These journals are written for people working in a particular profession and articles may or may not go through a peer-review or refereed process before publication. Sources are usually cited.

Popular Magazines are written to appeal to the general public. Their purpose is to inform and/or entertain. Sources may be mentioned but are not formally cited.

If you are not sure you understand the difference between scholarly and popular journal articles this chart should help.

Still not sure? -Try Ulrich's International Periodicals Directory, the authoritative source of bibliographic and publisher information on more than 300,000 periodicals of all types — academic and scholarly journals, Open Access publications, peer-reviewed titles, popular magazines, newspapers, newsletters, and more from around the world. And, it's easy to use!

-Connie Maxwell

Oxford English Dictionary Online has been updated

The latest update to the Oxford English Dictionary Online is now available.

Explore more than 2,500 new and revised words. A new update of the Oxford English Dictionary has recently been published, bringing 2,506 new and revised entries from PURPRESS to QUIT SHILLING. John Simpson discusses the latest batch of new and revised entries in his latest article, including information on the new longest entry in the OED and how the "queen" entry has changed over the last 30 years.

New words and senses from across the alphabet have also been added. Learn the stories behind blankie, puttanesca, Godzone, and QALY from the new words editor Katherine Martin.

Visit Oxford English Dictionary Online for a full list of new words and senses in this update (including all those "q" words, which can come in quite handy during daunting games of Scrabble).

-Brandy Klug

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Librarians on the Loose!


Some of you may have noticed something different when you picked up your coffee in CFO last week. TWU Librarians! TWU Librarians want to help students survive March Mid-term Madness. For those of you who need research help but have not made it into the library yet. Don’t worry. Librarians are on the loose and at a location near you. Please stop by with your research questions and get your chance to win a new 1.0GB flash too. Get research help and SCORE research success!



- Annita Owens

Eta Nu honors Library Staff

Members of Eta Nu chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, History Honor Society surprised Library Staff at the TWU Blagg-Huey Library with balloons and cupcakes for "Library Appreciation Day," Tuesday, March 11, 2008. Dr. Kate Landdeck, Assistant Professor of History and Dr. Barbara Presnall, Chair of the Department of History & Government accompanied the students.

- Glenda Lehrmann

- Greg Hardin (pics)

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Spring Break Hours

Blagg-Huey Library

Saturday, March 15, Closed

Sunday, March 16, Closed

Monday, March 17, 9am-6pm

Tuesday, March 18, 9am-6pm

Wednesday, March 19, 9am-6pm

Thursday, March 20, 9am-6pm

Friday, March 21, 9am-Noon
Note: All TWU Campuses to Close at
Noon on Friday, March 21st

Saturday, March 22, Closed

Sunday, March 23, Spring Schedule, 2:00pm-12 Midnight

-Julie Reed

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Ultimate Culinary Adventure - April 15th

Around the World in 80 Dinners
The Ultimate Culinary Adventure

The Friends of the TWU Libraries invite you to join Cheryl & Bill Jamison as they share their culinary adventures sampling regional cuisine from eighty different cultures around the globe, including places such as Australia, Singapore, and India.

The Ultimate Culinary Adventure

April 15, 2008 11:30 am
Texas Woman's University

Blagg-Huey Library
Denton, Texas

$40 includes a lecture, lively discussion, and a tasting reception with a sample of recipes from the Jamisons’ cookbooks. Book sales and signing will follow the event.

For information or reservations call 940-898-3748 or

Support the Friends of the TWU Libraries

-Sherilyn Bird

JUST OUT: Online, interactive plagiarism tutorial!

Some of the most common mistakes made when writing a research paper are paraphrasing incorrectly and failing to give the original author credit. Even if you are using your own words, the ideas are still taken from someone else’s work and must be cited. It’s so easy to avoid trouble just by citing your sources.

Understanding how to properly credit your resources using a standardized format will help you avoid plagiarism. Remember, when in doubt, cite.

The TWU Libraries are committed to helping students define and avoid plagiarism and ultimately decrease academic dishonesty at our University. Partnering with the Texas Center for Educational Technology and TWU Distance Education, we have produced the Doing Research: Plagiarism Tutorial.

View this tutorial to learn how to avoid plagiarism --

- Greg Hardin

Friday, February 8, 2008

Women and Social Movements: New Release

A new release of Women and Social Movements in the United States: 1600-2000 is now live.

This release is volume 11, number 4, and brings the collection to 79 document projects with more than 2,400 documents, 32,000 pages of additional full-text documents, and 1,700 primary authors.

It contains one new document project focusing on the funding of the National Woman's Party, the leading proponent of the Equal Rights Amendment, between the 1910s and early 1930s.

It also contains a major update to the document project on the 1977 National Women's Conference in Houston, an event whose 30th anniversary was celebrated this year. The update to the project contains a number of new documents and more than forty hours of audio files of the proceedings of the conference, featuring such speakers as Maya Angelou, Rosalynn Carter, Betty Ford, Bella Abzug, Coretta Scott King, Lady Bird Johnson, and Barbara Jordan.

-Brandy Klug

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Newspapers are worthy research sources…

Newspaper Indexes

Newspapers are worthy research sources not only for current events and information but also for important trends and issues of the past. Here is a list of the print and electronic newspaper indexes available through the TWU Libraries


Alternative Press Index Archive is an index of nearly 290 alternative, radical and left periodicals, newspapers and magazines from 1969-1990. This index includes reports and analyses of the practices and theories of cultural, economic, political and social change, and provides alternative viewpoints on internationally significant subjects from the time period. Note when searching, subject headings used in this index reflect the terminology in use at the time of publication. The link to this index can be found in the library's A-Z database list.

NewsBank Full Text Texas Newspapers
NewsBank offers several features for accessing local, national and world news sources. A link to this database can be found on the library's A-Z database list. NewsBank features include:

  • America's Newspapers (Texas Newspapers) offers access to over 30 major Texas newspapers, each of which provides unique coverage of local and regional news, including companies, politics, and sports. Paid ads are not included. Newspapers featured in this database include The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Galveston County Daily News, San Antonio Express-News, Waco Tribune-Herald, and more.
  • America's News Magazines offers coverage of U.S. and international news, business, lifestyle, entertainment, sports, and science and technology from familiar magazines such as Fortune, Newsweek, Time, Entertainment Weekly, Popular Science, In Style, Family Life, and Sports Illustrated.
  • NewsBank Special Reports focuses on topics of current interest including content from sources throughout the world to provide a global perspective, current and background information, statistics, maps, images, websites, and suggest search terms. New information is added daily to feature and current reports. Special Reports of note are Year in Review, Election Coverage, Women's History, World Health, and People in the News.

Dallas Morning News
Complete full text of local and regional news from August 1984 to present, as reported by the Dallas Morning News, a leading news source for northeastern Texas and parts of southern Oklahoma. Available from NewsBank, this database includes community events, schools, politics, government policies, cultural activities, local companies, state industries, and people in the community. Paid ads are not included in the text. Access to this database can be found via the weblink in the library's online catalog Dallas Morning News record, or by the link on our A-Z database list. This database is also accessible through NewsBank Full Text Texas Newspapers.

Dallas Morning News Historical Archive (1885-1977)
A unique genealogical and historical digital image collection of newspaper issues that document major events in Texas, the United States, and the world, as reported by the Dallas Morning News. Available from NewsBank, this archive is fully searchable from cover-to-cover, and can be browsed by topic keyword and date searching. Researchers are able to view PDFs of full page or individual articles, photographs, maps, graphics, political cartoons, editorials, and obituaries, as well as classified and display advertisements. To access this archive, find the link available on our A-Z database list. Access is also available from the NewsBank Full Text Texas Newspapers link and the Dallas Morning News online catalog record.

InfoTrac Newspapers
A growing collection of over 400 newspapers from the U.S. and around the world, including several Texas newspapers like the Austin American-Statesman, El Paso Times, and The Houston Chronicle. National newspapers include The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and The Christian Science Monitor. International papers include the Daily Star (London, England), Daily Yomiuri (Tokyo, Japan), Irish Times (Dublin, Ireland), and Kuwait Times (Kuwait City, Kuwait). Coverage ranges from the mid-1990s to the present. A link to InfoTrac Newspapers is located in the library's A-Z database list.

Newspaper Source
Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 30 national and international newspapers including USA Today, The Washington Post, The Times (London), and Toronto Star. Available from EBSCOhost, the database also contains selected full text from more than 260 regional (U.S) newspapers including the Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, and Miami Herald. In addition, full text television and radio news transcripts are available from sources such as CBS News, CNN, FOX News, NPR, and more. This database is updated daily by EBSCOhost and can be accessed via the library's A-Z database list.

Regional Business News
Regional Business News offers comprehensive full text of 75 regional (U.S.) business publications including business journals, newspapers, and newswires. Topics include business, political science, economics, and other diverse and international business news. This database is updated on a daily basis by EBSCOhost. A link to this database can be found on the library's A-Z database list.


New York Times Print Index
The New York Times, one of the best-known newspapers in the United States, offers extensive national and international news coverage, including important documents and speeches, obituaries, business reports, art and fashion news, as well as reviews of books, movies, plays.
The TWU Denton Campus Library has The New York Times Index: Prior Series from September 1851 to December 1912, and The New York Times Index from January 1913 to September 2006. Citations are organized chronologically and listed by subject. The New York Times print index can be found in the Reference area of the Denton campus library. The Times can be accessed electronically via InfoTrac Newspapers or LexisNexis databases. The library also carries paper copies for the most recent three months then converts to microfilm back to 1857.

Wall Street Journal Index
The Wall Street Journal primarily covers U.S. and international business and financial news including news and information on finance, economics, politics, health, and technology.
The TWU Denton Campus Library currently houses the print Wall Street Journal Index from 1957 to October 2007. The Index is divided into two parts: corporate news and general news, and can be found in the Reference area of the library. The Library carries paper copies of the Journal for the most recent two months then converts to microfilm back to 1929. Selected full-text is also accessible electronically via the LexisNexis Academic database from September 1985 to June 1997.

-Kelly Brouillard

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Improve Your Research Skills--Library Offers Training




Date and


Find Articles!


Reference Training Room

Thu 1/17 (10-11am)
Thu 1/24 (11am-noon)
Wed 1/30 (1-2pm)

Library Resources: Special Topics (Education and Kinesiology)


Reference Training Room

Mon 1/28 (noon-1pm)

Library Resources: Special Topics (Nutrition and Food Science)


Reference Training Room

Mon 1/28 (2:30-4pm)

Library Resources: Special Topics (Reading (NEW!))


Reference Training Room

Wed 1/30 (3:30-5pm)



Reference Training Room

Thu 1/31 (noon-1:30pm)



Refworks webinars available to students/faculty/staff

Tours and Services


Reference Training Room

Thu 1/17 (3-4pm)
Tues 1/22 (11am-noon)

Find Nursing Articles!



Tues 1/22 (2pm)

Tues 1/29 (2pm)

Library Tour



Wed 1/30 (3-3:30pm)

RefWorks for Students



Thurs. 1/17 (2pm)

Nursing: Evidence-Based Research



**Advanced Level

Wed 1/23 (2pm)

Mon 1/28 (10am)

RefWorks-For Publishing!



Thu 1/24 (10am)

Research Skills


Research Skills Tutorial

Scholarly, popular, peer-reviewed journals



Using Subject Guide Pages to find journal articles and books on a particular subject


Subject Guide Tutorials
3 min

Complete training & workshops schedule available here:

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

LexisNexis Academic is a great resource for researching news, business, and legal topics. It contains more than 6,000 sources from all over the world, drawn from print, broadcast, and online media. The back file lets you find contemporary accounts of events that took place decades ago. Topical indexing and powerful search features help you find the information you need.

LexisNexis Academic Includes:

News, current events, and commentary
  • Newspapers and new magazines, including major publications from the U.S. and around the world and local publications from all 50 states
  • TV and radio broadcast transcripts
  • Wire services
  • Blogs and web-based publications
  • Subject indexing to take you right to editorials, critical reviews, science, business, sports and other news categories


  • Business news and analysis publications
  • Industry and market news for sectors ranging from petroleum extraction to education
    Industry and market news for sectors ranging from petroleum extraction to education
  • Company information, including SEC filings and company profiles
  • Country profiles and business conditions


  • Law reviews and journals
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Connie Maxwell

Monday, January 14, 2008

Theatre in Video-New Release

A new release of Theatre in Video --- performances of the world's leading plays, together with film documentaries, online in streaming video, is now live.

96 productions have been added, so there are now 141 plays and 138 documentaries to view.

Just added:
As I Lay Dying, Faulkner
Blood Knot, Athol Fugard
A Child's Christmas in Wales, Dylan Thomas
The Coach with the Six Insides, Jean Erdman
The Country of the Pointed Firs, Sarah Orne Jewett
Diary of a Madman, Nikolai Gogol
Dom Juan, Moliere
The Enemies, Chekhov
Krapp's Last Tape, Samuel Beckett
Nightwalk, Jean-Claude van Itallie, Megan Terry, Sam Shepard
Rockaby, Samuel Beckett
Street Scene, Langston Hughes, Kurt Weill, Elmer Rice
To Be Young, Gifted and Black, Lorraine Hansberry
Arthur Miller and Israel Horovitz Discuss Theater, 1970 Documentary
Aspects of George Bernard Shaw, 1967 Documentary
Backstage with John Gielgud and Ralph Richardson, 1970 Documentary
Bertolt Brecht: Practice Pieces for Shakespeare, 1964 Documentary
The Butterfly Dream: Chinese Classical Theater, 1961 Documentary
Edward Albee's The Ballad of the Sad Cafe Analysis, 1963 Documentary
Ethnic Playwrights at Joseph Papp's Public Theater, 1976 Documentary
German Theater of Protest, 1957 Documentary
The Group Theater, 1967 Documentary
Peter Brook Conversations About Theater, 1973 Documentary
Strasberg on Acting, 1975 Documentary

Brandy Klug

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Encyclopedia of Popular Music Online is now available

We now have access to the Encyclopedia of Popular Music Online. The Encyclopedia of Popular Music, 4th Ed., edited by Colin Larkin, is the most comprehensive reference work devoted exclusively to popular music available. The 4th Edition, published in 2006, has received rave reviews and its content covers popular music of all genres and all times, including rock and roll, jazz, blues, country, folk, rap, musicals, world music, and more. At launch over 27,000 entries will be available with regular updating by the editor. EPM is cross-searchable with Grove Music Online and other Oxford Music Online products.

Please see the following page for help and search tips:

-Brandy Klug, Electronic Resources Librarian