Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Research at Work: Vanderkooi

On Friday, February 5th, the TWU Presbyterian Campus played host to the 17th Annual Vanderkooi Endowed Lectureship and School of Occupational Therapy Community Building Workshops. The Presby Library supported the research efforts of TWU faculty and alumni for this continuing education event. We always enjoy participating in the research process, but are especially pleased when we are able to see research at work.

-Shelly Burns

Monday, February 22, 2010

TWU Libraries Workshops

TWU Libraries offer students, faculty and staff hands-on workshops designed to explore resources and services available through the libraries.

These workshop topics include:

• Find Articles - 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.

• RefWorks - Explore this web-based citation management and formatting program that can import citations from Library databases and other bibliography programs such as Endnote and Reference Manager, and create a bibliography in a variety of formats (APA, MLA, Chicago, etc).

The workshop schedule is available at: http://www.twu.edu/library/training-tutorials.asp.

Jimmie Lyn Harris

NLM has Modified the modifications…Pubmed

As of February 2nd, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) has, at last, taken the advice of PubMed users everywhere and "modified" some of the modifications made to Pubmed last October. Hopefully, these changes will significantly improve the navigation of the database. The biggest change is the thinning out of the "Advanced Search" page, which during the October 2009 renovation had been turned into a catch all, with functionality that was once easily accessible on separate tabs, being condensed into one page. The addition of a separate limits button should help make things a bit more user-friendly, and it is nice that we are, once again, allowed to remove selected limits directly from the results page without having to go to the "Advanced Search" and rerun the query. Other changes, including the ability to email larger batches of results, as well as small tweaks within the "My NCBI" account, have also occurred. See the NLM Technical Bulletin for more information and screen prints of the new changes:


Shelly Burns

Journals Join Social Networks

In case you missed it: Journals Join Social Networks

From "The Library Bulletin" Volume 2, issue

Journals are now available on social network sites such as Twitter and Facebook. Keep up with the latest journal developments and news by accessing more details through these sites. Journals on Twitter include Current Medical Research and Opinion (CMRO), Expert Opinion, Journal of Interprofessional Care and several journals focusing on toxicology.

-Connie Maxwell

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Read About African Americans' History, Culture and Achievements

Jimmie Lyn Harris, TWU Reference Librarian, compiled this list of books highlighting African American history, culture and achievements. These books (print and electronic) are part of the TWU Libraries Collections.

--Jimmie Lyn Harris

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Remove Security Pop-ups from the Online Catalog

When searching the online catalog, you may notice security pop-ups. To disable these, please view the handout Removing Security Pop-Ups in the TWU Libraries' Online Catalog.

-Brandy Klug

Women Artists Featured at Denton Center for the Visual Arts

Pioneers in Modernism: TWU Women Artists from the 1920s – 1970s features the works of eight renowned faculty artists at the Center for the Visual Arts. This exhibit showcases the works of Marjorie Baltzel, Edith Brisac, Carlotta Corpron, Marie Delleney, Toni LaSelle, Thetis Lemmon, Mabel Maxcy, and Coreen Spellmen. These women represent the core faculty in the Art Department at CIA, TSCW, and today TWU. As artists their work highlights their modernistic style all of whom played a significant role in bringing modernism to Denton and to the university's art students.

This exhibit is free and open to the public. It is on display from January 22nd-February 28th. The Center for the Visual Arts is located at 400 East Hickory Street in Denton. Hours are Tuesday – Sunday 1-5 p.m. Several of the paintings on exhibit are from the University Archives including "In the Mirror" by Edith Brisac, "Sea Wind Hums Outside My Aerie" by Toni LaSelle, as well as others.

--Kimberly Johnson

Friday, February 5, 2010

TWU Dallas Campus Construction: A look at the past year

So much CHANGE in just a year! We are looking forward to next year!!

It’s hard to imagine the old, TWU-Parkland dorm building (at left) was being demolished just one year ago.
(Taken early January 2009)

And yes, we are very glad the demolition noise and dust have settled since then. (For several weeks during demolition, we had to scrape layers of concrete dust off car windows in the parking lot.)

Cleaning up the rubble of
the OLD 7-story dorm building.

(late Jan. 2009)

This was the new Ground Zero in March 2009!

The elevator shafts went in first – before each new floor was constructed.

A bank of six elevators (plus three stairwells) in the new building will help everyone get to class on time!

Construction has come a long way
since summer, 2009!

LOTS of Concrete and many other supplies on large trucks arrive nearly every half-hour!

It keeps the construction crane operators very busy!

(Taken from Southwestern Medical Avenue; buildings are facing I-35E – located one block away.)

TWU shuttle buses help everyone get to/from the remote parking lot, about 1 mile away.

Or, TWU-reserved parking offers 50 spaces on the fifth floor of UT Southwestern’s garage (in background).

ALWAYS make sure you park in a TWU-designated spot or risk a parking ticket -- from UTD-Callier, UT Southwestern, the City of Dallas, or Parkland/Children’s Hospitals!

The current Parkland campus building (in foreground) is the site of a future 600-space, two-level parking garage. When the new parking garage is done, TWU-Presby campus will move in & join us August 2011.

Then, we will officially be the TWU Dallas Campus and T. Boone Pickens Health Science Institute!

We already have a new street address: 5500 Southwestern Medical Ave, Dallas, TX 75235

Finishing off the top (8th) floor and roof of the new building.
(Taken Dec. 9, 2009)

We heard that the Fitness Center will be on the eighth floor. If you take the stairs, maybe you won’t have to spend as much time on the gym equipment?

The white metallic exterior is starting to take shape. Many of the interior walls are being framed out on all floors.

The new TWU-Dallas Health Sciences Library will share the sixth floor with the IT computer labs and training rooms. Yippee! Tech support next door!

The Parkland campus moves into this building in December 2010.

(Taken before sunset, Feb. 2, 2010)

--Janet Bickel-Burton (Note: All photos taken by Janet Bickel-Burton
with cell phone camera)