Thursday, January 23, 2014

New Year, New Information

A full listing of the over 200 databases available for use by current TWU students and faculty and staff members 
is contained on the libraries' Databases A-Z List, accessible from the
TWU Libraries homepage (under the Research
A guiding principal of the TWU Libraries is our commitment to continuous improvement, both in our level of service to patrons and in the quality of the resources we offer.

This month, two databases have been added to the arsenal of electronic resources available through the TWU Libraries to current TWU students and faculty and staff members.  With a Pioneer Portal username and password, the information these databases contain is as close as the nearest computer.

Kanopy Videostreaming is an online collection of videos addressing art, health, science and education topics. Educational documentaries, films and interviews and a range of short videos are included.  Library and Information Science Commons provides access to full-text scholarly articles from hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide.  Curated by university librarians and their supporting institutions, this database includes a growing collection of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings and other original scholarly work.

For a complete alpha listing of the databases which the TWU Libraries provides access to, with descriptions, see the libraries' Database Descriptions page.  

For database or other library-related questions, please contact us in the manner most convenient for you.  A library employee will be happy to assist you.

~Sandy Cochran

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The Final Week: Lincoln at the Denton Public Library

Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War, is a traveling exhibition appearing through January 24th, 2014 at the
Denton Public Library South Branch (3228 Teasley Lane in 
Denton.)  For further information call 940-349-8752.
Image courtesy of the Denton Public Library.
Mark your calendar.  There is still time to catch the traveling exhibition Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War at the Denton Public Library.

Through Friday, January 24, 2014 the public is invited to 
the Denton Public Library South Branch (3228 Teasley Lane in Denton) to view this traveling exhibition which examines the challenges Abraham Lincoln and our nation faced during his presidency as well as the lasting impact of the decisions Lincoln made as the 16th President of the United States.  In conjunction with this exhibit, hear UNT's Dr. Gustav Seligmann speak on Lincoln and Civil Rights During the Civil War (7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at the same location.)

Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War was organized by the National Constitution Center (NCC) and the American Library Association Public Programs Office.  Made possible by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the NEH, Lincoln is based on an exhibition of the same name developed by the NCC.

For more information, see the exhibit webpage at or call 940-349-8752.

~Sandy Cochran

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The Write Stuff: Write Site @ Night in the PCSE

WHO  Write Site @ Night

WHAT  Face-to-face appointments for writing instruction and assistance

WHEN  6p to 9p Sunday thru Wednesday.  Closed during finals week and whenever the campus is closed.

WHERE  Pioneer Center for Student Excellence (PCSE) on the 2nd floor of the Blagg-Huey Library on the Denton campus, Room 221

HOW  1)  Register for the Write Site; 2) Make an appointment; and 3) Get the help you need

MORE INFO  See the Write Site homepage or call 940-898-2341

~Sandy Cochran

Sunday, January 19, 2014

MLK Jr. Day: A Life's Dream Recognized

American civil rights leader the Reverand Martin
Luther King Jr. is best known for his role in the
African-American civil rights movement and non-
violent protests.  Image courtesy of
Editor's Note: In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Texas Woman's University (including the libraries in Denton and Dallas and the ARC in Houston) will be closed on Monday, January 20, 2014.  Regular library hours will resume on Tuesday, January 21, 2014.

The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his I Have a Dream speech at the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963--and the world hasn't been the same since.

Dr. King’s legacy of leadership against poverty and for non-violence, social justice and international peace is reflected in the many TWU Libraries print and electronic materials included on the TWU Libraries Multiculturalism and Diversity page (use TWUniversal to locate these and related individual items.)  In addition, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University offers access to Dr. King's papers and resources dedicated to his life's work. 

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is celebrated on the third Monday in January (this year on Monday, January 20th.)  Grounded by his iconic question “What are you doing for others?," this special Day of Service is an ideal one on which to recognize The Dream in your own life. Check out worldwide celebrations of Dr. King’s legacy where you live, or attend special events in Denton or Dallas or the Black Heritage Society Events and Parade, the MLK Grande Parade and related events in Houston.  

However you choose to participate, recognize your own part in The Dream.

~Marilyn Goff