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