Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Library Event - Lecture: The Race to Timbuktu: In Search of Africa’s City of Gold


Free Public Book Lecture & Booksigning
UTD McDermott Suite (MC 4.4)Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 1:30 p.m.

Kryza's narrative history covers the first phase of the colonization of Africa, beginning around 1800, which would see nearly the entire continent occupied by European nations in less than 100 years. He offers a close look the people and pivotal events of 19th Century African exploration. Kryza has spent 11 years in Africa. He began his writing career in 1972 in Connecticut as a staff reporter for The New Haven Journal-Courier. From 1982 to 1997 he worked for Atlantic Richfield Company in finance, planning, and external affairs in California, Texas, and Africa. Born in 1950 in the Dominican Republic, he is a 1972 graduate of Yale College and a 1982 graduate of the Yale School of Management. The Race for Timbuktu (HarperCollins, 2006) is his second book. He also wrote The Power of Light.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Library Event - Play Chess in the Library

McDermott Library and the UTD Chess Program

invite everyone to match wits against
our talented Chess Team and Chess Club Members
in the 5th Annual Challenge The Champions event

1-4 p.m., Thursday, February 23, 2006
McDermott Library Lobby
No reservations needed – just arrive and play!
Call 972-883-4951 for more information.

Monday, February 20, 2006

This just In! Latest Leisure Reading and Audiobook Titles

We have new Leisure Reading and Audiobook Titles just waiting to be checked out!

To sneak a peek at the latest Leisure Reading titles, click here; for the latest Audiobooks, click here.

Please direct all questions and comments on:

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Update - System Outage Ended

Our system outage has ended. Books and laptops may now be checked out at their respective desks. Thank you!

System Outage

Beginning at 1 pm today, the system we utilize to check out books to patrons will be down. As a result, you will not be able to check out books or laptops during this time. You may, however, leave your Comet Card at the Circulation Desk to use a computer in the Information Commons.

We expect our system will be down for no more than 30 minutes. We will post an update to the blog when we have it.

Thank you for your patience.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

RefWorks Training - Manage Citations, Create Bibliographies and Works Cited!

is now available from the library home page.

RefWorks is a citation management service that allows you to import citations from online article indexes and databases, organize and manage these references within folders, automatically format them within papers and create instant bibliographies in a variety of styles.

Click here for a 45 second information video.

To register for a training session at McDermott Library on February 15th 3-4pm or on March 21st 2-3, please click here.
SPACE IS LIMITED SO REGISTER EARLY!

Friday, February 03, 2006

New Electronic Resource - ARTStor

ARTStor is a visual database that contains nearly 300,000 pictures, paintings, sculpture, photographs, architectural drawings, and designs. Derived from the artistic traditions of many eras and cultures, this material comes from museums, libraries, photographic archives, publishers, slide libraries, and individual scholars.

This resource is accessible from both on-campus and off-campus (requires a valid Comet Card) via the Library’s Database Title List: http://www.utdallas.edu/library/collections/dbA.htm.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Service Update - Databases

As a safety precaution, a field requesting your last name has been added to the remote database access login screen. If you have any problems accessing a database or journal from outside the library, please call us at (972) 883-2955.
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