Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Life You Save May Be Your Own: 'Go Red' and Learn About the No. 1 Killer of Women

The TWU Libraries are proud to join the American Heart Association and concerned companies and organizations across America in the fight against heart disease--the #1 killer of women in the U.S., as well as of men--by participating in National Wear Red Day this Friday, February 3rd.

Please join in the fight against this deadly disease--and educate yourself about ways to prevent it--by:


--Wearing red this Friday, February 3rd;
--Viewing Go Red For Women and related materials on display in the first-floor lobby of the Blagg-Huey Library on the Denton campus;
--Joining us on the front steps of the Blagg-Huey Library at 2 p.m. on Friday, February 3rd to be a part of the library's 2012 Wear Red Day photo;
--Visiting the Women's Collection display case on the 2nd floor of the Blagg-Huey Library (look for the red flapper dress!) for interesting facts about heart disease in women;
--Visiting the TWU Houston Center w
ebpage for details on Wear Red Day activities on the Houston campus;
--Perusing the Selected Bibliography of Women and Heart Disease compiled by Reference Librarian Jimmie Lyn Harris;
--Using TWUniversal Search to locate additional TWU resources on women's health and heart disease; and
--Visiting the American Heart Association and Go Red For Women websites to learn about the Go Red For Women movement, their goal, ways to spread the word--and most importantly by far, to learn the signs of a heart attack and ways to reduce your risk of heart disease. A "don't miss": Just a Little Heart Attack, a short film by actress Elizabeth Banks.

Although many people tend to think of heart disease as a man's problem, women can and do get heart disease--in huge numbers. In fact, heart disease--as well as being the number one killer of women in the United States--is a leading cause of disability among them.

If you are an American woman, there is a 1 in 4 chance that you will die of this often-preventable disease--and over a 60% chance that if you suffer a heart attack, you will never make a full recovery. These are scary statistics, but the good news is that there are many ways to reduce your risk of ending up on the wrong end of them.

The older a woman gets, the more likely she is to get heart disease--but whatever your age, the time to take preventive action is now.

Go Red.

--Sandy Cochran

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Thursday's Fact of the Day

Q: What is a chiasmus?

A: For the answer to today's question, visit the Oxford Reference Online Fact of the Day at http://www.oxfordreference.com/pub/views/fact-of-the-day.html?date=2012-01-26.

Oxford Reference Online brings together language and subject dictionaries and a host of other reference works (including quotations, maps & illustrations, timelines and encyclopedias) into a single cross-searchable resource. Access it from the TWU Libraries homepage under Research/Databases A-Z List/O.

--Sandy Cochran

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Wednesday's Fact of the Day

Q: In which year was the Bunsen burner developed?

A: For the answer to today's question, visit the Oxford Reference Online Fact of the Day at http://www.oxfordreference.com/pub/views/fact-of-the-day.html?date=2012-01-25.

Oxford Reference Online brings together language and subject dictionaries and a host of other reference works (including quotations, maps & illustrations, timelines and encyclopedias) into a single cross-searchable resource. Access it from the TWU Libraries homepage under Research/Databases A-Z List/O.

--Sandy Cochran

Database Update: Anatomy.tv

Database: Anatomy.tv

Update: 3D Real-Time Body module has been added.

Features include:

--Intuitive user-driven functionality allowing you to view clear, detailed and accurate 3D real-time modeling of human anatomy regionally;

--You can create your own views to save as bookmarks or label, annotate and export your own bespoke images;
--4000 structures are included and labeled across all models; and
--Each 3D model can be rotated in any direction by clicking and dragging with your mouse. You can choose which structures are added, removed, hidden, x-rayed or isolated--enabling you to view your chosen view or structure from any angle. Each visible structure can be marked with a pin, labeled and annotated.


Access:
Reach Anatomy.tv via the
TWU Libraries homepage under Research/Databases A-Z List/A. Once logged into Anatomy.tv, click on the 3D Real-Time Body link (located under the Help link).

Questions: For questions regarding this or any other database, please contact the Reference Department at reference@twu.edu. A librarian will be happy to assist you.

--Sandy Cochran

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Tuesday's Fact of the Day

Q: In the world of theatre who was Mistinguett?

A: For the answer to today's question, visit the Oxford Reference Online Fact of the Day at http://www.oxfordreference.com/pub/views/fact-of-the-day.html?date=2012-01-24.

Oxford Reference Online brings together language and subject dictionaries and a host of other reference works (including quotations, maps & illustrations, timelines and encyclopedias) into a single cross-searchable resource. Access it from the TWU Libraries homepage under Research/Databases A-Z List/O.

--Sandy Cochran

Flower Power


For a touch of spring in the middle of winter, stop by the Blagg-Huey library on the Denton campus of TWU.

The Texas Native Plant Week 2011 Art Exhibition, now on display in the lobby and living room areas on the first floor of the library, offers for your enjoyment a charming display of flowers and other plants painted by students at Denton ISD's McNair, Hodge and Newton Razor Elementary Schools--in arrangements and bouquets so vivid and cheerful they're sure to put a smile on your face.

The Texas Native Plant Week 2011 Art Exhibition, on display through Sunday, January 29th, 2012, is available for viewing during regular library hours. It's free and open to the public.

--Sandy Cochran

Monday, January 23, 2012

On Reserve: Library Reserve Services for Faculty

As a new semester begins we offer this brief reminder to all TWU faculty regarding TWU Libraries' Course Reserve services.

WHAT
Faculty members may add to the reserves collection by either 1) adding personal materials or 2) selecting materials from the libraries' collections.

HOW
The forms for placing materials on reserve (either library materials or personal materials) are located on the Placing Materials on Reserve webpage.
If you are interested in setting up electronic reserves please contact us at 940-898-3725.

PLEASE NOTE
If you currently have items on reserve and would like to review them, please visit our online catalog and select the Course Reserve tab. Reserves are listed by faculty members’ last names.
A reminder: the Libraries do not have course textbooks. Students need to go to the bookstore to secure these.
If you have any questions regarding reserve items please contact the appropriate TWU campus library: Denton (940-898-3719 or circ@twu.edu), Dallas (214-689-6580) or Houston (713-794-2048).

Wishing you a rewarding and productive spring semester.

TWU Libraries’ Circulation Staff

--Kris Reed