Wednesday, March 31, 2010

New Education E-Books for Faculty and Students

Annita Owens, TWU librarian and subject specialist for Education compiled this list featuring current e-books for Education students and faculty. This list is posted on the Education Subject Guide Page




Education E-Books


--Annita Owens

Student Voices - part II

Conversations with students at the TWU Blagg-Huey Library in Denton.

What would be the one book you would want on a desert island?




What does a librarian look like?




--Greg Hardin & Connie Maxwell

Audio Pronunciations Added to MedlinePlus Medical Dictionary

National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region [NNLMSCR@LIB40.LIBRARY.TMC.EDU]

Have you ever read a medical word and wondered how to pronounce it? The MedlinePlus medical dictionary now includes audio pronunciations. Learn how to say words like ptosis, Sjogren's and fibrillation. Search the medical dictionary on MedlinePlus and then click on the red speaker icon to hear the pronunciation.

If you have any questions or comments about this new feature, please send them to the MedlinePlus team via the contact form on MedlinePlus.


--This information was posted on the Discussion List for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region (NN/LM SCR) and South Central Chapter/Medical Library Association (SCC/MLA).

Monday, March 22, 2010

Selected E-Books for Occupational Therapy

Shelly Burns, TWU librarian and subject specialist for Occupational Therapy compiled this list featuring current e-books for OT students and faculty. This list is posted on the OT Subject Guide pages at http://www.twu.edu/library/books-occupational-therapy.asp





-Shelly Burns

Joyce G. Roach Shares -- The Little Town That Could -- with TWU Audience


TWU students, faculty, and staff and Denton community members enjoyed an interesting talk by Joyce Gibson Roach on Tuesday March 2 at the Denton campus TWU Blagg-Huey Library.


Ms. Roach is an award winning author. She is a three-time Spur award winner for a non-fiction book The Cowgirls, short non-fiction "A High Toned Woman," from"Hoein the Short Rows," and short fiction "Just as I Am," from Women of the West. She was a finalist for the Teddy Children's Books award from the Writers League of Texas for Horned Toad Canyon, and she received the Carr P Collins prize for non-fiction from the Texas Institute of Letters for Eats : a folk history of Texas foods with co authors Ernestine Sewell Linck and James Ward Lee.


Ms. Roach shared parts of her stories from her new book The Little Town That Could and even sang an acapella Sacred Harp hymn to a very captive audience.











Clips from the event may be viewed below:

video


Upcoming library events include:
  • Jane Roberts Wood reading her latest short story, "Flannery's Last Peacock," March 30, 2010, 11am, in the Joyce Thompson Lecture Hall.

  • From Magellan to Beckman: Science and Technology at Work, April 7, 2010, 1pm-2:30pm - Seating is limited. From Magellan to Beckman Flyer [pdf]
-Connie Maxwell

Monday, March 15, 2010

Need to find a dissertation?

Think Dissertation Abstracts Online & ProQuest Digital Dissertations!

Do you need to find a dissertation, or did you find a dissertation listed in a database and need access to the full text? Before you place an Interlibrary Loan Request check this database: Dissertation Abstracts Online & ProQuest Digital Dissertations. It has 2.7 million citations to dissertation and theses from around the world from 1861 to the present day, together with 1.2 million full text dissertations that are available for download in PDF format. You might have immediate access to your dissertation without waiting for library staff to process your request!

Dissertations and theses are indexed in a number of other databases such as WorldCat, PsychINFO, and MLA, but when you try to "Find Full Text" for a dissertation in one of these databases the results often will not indicate whether it is available in full text or not. You must search the Dissertation Abstracts Online database to determine the full text availability.

Of course, if the dissertation or thesis is not available in Dissertation Abstracts Online we encourage you to place an Interlibrary Loan request for it and we will do our best to borrow it for your use. Not all institutions make theses or dissertations available for loan. Often only the institution which granted the degree will own a copy of the thesis or dissertation and there may be a charge for borrowing. Master papers or theses are even more difficult to obtain.

So -- if you need to find a dissertation check Dissertation Abstracts Online & ProQuest Digital Dissertations -- first.





--Suzanne Sweeney

What should I read now?



"Like StumbleUpon for websites, and Last.fm for music, there are so-called book recommendation engines as well, that suggest titles based on previous reads. Most commonly, these are integrated in book cataloguing sites like LibraryThing and GoodReads.

For this article, we'll focus on the 'quick' book recommendation engines, that skip the whole process of cataloguing and rating all your previous reads. These three sites will hook you up with new books in a matter of minutes, working off your last (enjoyable) read, or story traits you're looking for..."

--Blog from http://www.makeuseof.com/about/ written by
Simon Slangen

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Student Voices - part I

Conversations with students at the TWU Blagg-Huey Library in Denton.

What is your favorite book or the first book you remember reading?




What is your fist memory of the library?




What is your favorite place in the library?



-- Greg Hardin & Connie Maxwell

Monday, March 8, 2010

Read About Women's History


Jimmie Lyn Harris, TWU Reference Librarian, compiled this list of materials highlighting women’s history. Download the list.

Read About Women’s History
  • Books (Print and Electronic), 2005-2010, By Title, page 1

  • Books (Print and Electronic), 2005-2010, By Author, page 10

  • Videos, page 14

  • Internet Resources, page 18


-Jimmie Lyn Harris