Thursday, December 19, 2013

Winter Break Hours

We hope you enjoy your winter break. If you want to get an early start on the spring semester or do some leisurely reading, here are our hours.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Wanna Catch a Movie?

Remember all of the movies you wanted to watch but didn't have time? Here's your chance.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Come in Out of the Cold

We're giving away a blue book to each person who checks out a book (now through the end of finals). And later today, join us at 6pm for free coffee in the lobby. Can't wait to see you.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

INSPEC Database and IET EBooks Presentation

INSPEC Database and IET EBooks Presentation
Wednesday, Dec 11
(1 p.m. - 2 p.m.)
Eugene McDermott Library Instruction Room, MC 2.524
Contact Info:
Carol Oshel, 972-883-2627

The INSPEC representative will be here to show the new features in the INSPEC database and IET ebooks. INSPEC is the leading database providing abstracts and indexing to the world's scientific and technical literature. Coverage spans from 1898 to present. Join us for this informative session.

Monday, December 09, 2013

McDermott Library Open on Tuesday

McDermott Library will open at 10am tomorrow (12/10). Students are reminded that some areas are still slick. Please be cautious when walking on sidewalks and other walkways.

REMDINDER: Library Open Today at Reduced Hours

The Eugene McDermott Library is OPEN today (12/9) at a reduced schedule: 1pm-9pm. Auxiliary services such as the Testing Center and Writing Center on the 1st floor and the Math Lab and McDermott Scholars Office on the 3rd floor are CLOSED today.

We anticipate a return to our regular (full) schedule on Tuesday (12/10), 8am-2am, unless specified otherwise. See and for the latest campus-wide updates.

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Library Open on Monday, Dec. 9th, at Reduced Hours (1pm-9pm)

The Eugene McDermott Library will open at a reduced schedule on Monday, Dec. 9th, from 1pm-9pm. We anticipate a return to our regular hours on Tuesday, Dec. 10th, 8am-2am. Watch and UT Dallas' social media pages for the latest updates.

Friday, November 08, 2013

The Next 'From Research to Writing' Session on Wed., Nov. 13, 5-7pm

What: From Research to Writing

When: Wednesday, Nov. 13, 5pm - 7pm

Where: MC 2.524 - Library Instruction Room

The Eugene McDermott Library and the Student Success Center Writing Center teams up for a workshop series.

Writing Center Topic: Making Your Point: Writing with Clarity and Style

Library Topic: Writers’ Gems

During the first hour the topics are presented. The second hour is a drop-in session for those needing specific assistance.

For more information, contact

McDermott Minute: New Additions to the Useful Web Sites

Patentscope -- by WIPO: World Intellectual Property Organization. Search 32.5 million patent documents including 2.2 million published international patent applications (PCT). Updated daily.

deviantART -- the world's largest online art community, featuring 271 million+ pieces of art from over 29 million artists and art appreciators

Historiographic Essays -- from the Queens College History Department in New York. Describes in simple terms what a historiography is and how to write an historiographic essay

Find these and more on our Useful Web Sites!

Monday, October 28, 2013

New Library Course for Spring 2014 - HLTH 4380 - Research and Information Sources in Healthcare

HLTH 4380 - Research and Information Sources in Healthcare/Library Research Skills for the Health Professions
Class number: 25946
Credit hours: 3
Delivery method: online
Instructors: Stephanie Isham and Susie Kutchi

This course will identify basic health care information sources for academic work as well as for professional use. After completing this course, students will understand the importance of Information Literacy and know how to effectively evaluate information. Students will be able to identify and use information sources for healthcare in their academic and professional careers.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Kindle Books Temporarily Unavailable on OverDrive (Download Books for eReaders) Service

The library has recently been informed that access to Kindle books has been suspended on the OverDrive platform ( A glitch is causing users to be asked to pay for books that should check out for free. OverDrive has decided to suspend service to Kindles until they find a fix from Amazon. We apologize for the disruption in service.

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Library Tours in October

Tours begin in the lobby and take about 30-35 minutes
Register online:

Introduction to Refworks Workshops in October

Need help managing citations? ... Putting together a bibliography or works cited? Come to one of our RefWorks Citation Manager Workshops!

WHAT: Introduction to Refworks

Learn to use FREE RefWorks software to keep track of books and articles and help with your citations (bibliographies and works cited) in a variety of formats.

WHERE: Eugene McDermott Library Instruction Room, MC 2.524

10/8 (TUE.) : 3-4pm
10/9 (WED.) : noon-1pm
10/14 (MON.) : 11am-noon
10/17 (THU.) : 3-4pm
10/23 (WED.) : 1-2pm
10/29 (TUE.) : 4-5pm

All workshops led by Chris Edwards or Susie Kutchi

Thursday, October 03, 2013

New Monthly Newsletter Available

This month's "Since You're Here ..." Newsletter is available for your personal edification. The themes this month: the State Fair of Texas, Halloween, and American Archives Month!

October 2013 - Since You're Here

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Making Books Functional Lecture on Friday, Sept. 27

Don't Let This Happen to Your Precious Books!

Plan to attend

WHEN: Friday, Sept. 27, 1pm
WHERE: McDermott Suite, 4th Factory Floor
WHO: All book lovers welcome

A free public presentation by Catherine Burkhard, master book restorer and calligrapher, in support of the Library of Congress’ National Book Festival.

Burkhard will cover the basics of her work that include restoring some of the classic volumes in the Louis B. Belsterling Collection of rare and modern botanical books located at Eugene McDermott Library. Her presentation will provide practical information valuable to anyone interested in restoring and conserving books.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Research and Writing Center Graduate Student Workshop This Thursday, Sept. 26th

McDermott Library and Writing Center Graduate Student Workshop

WHAT: Writing a Lit Review and Going Beyond Undergrad Research
WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 26, 12:00 – 1:30pm
WHERE: McDermott Library Instruction Room, MC 2.524

The McDermott Library and the Writing Center will hold the second workshop in their fall 2013 series for graduate students.

The workshop will demonstrate how to use specific-subject databases for conducting complex, in-depth searches of a broad array of topics and how to assemble, synthesize, and evaluate source materials when compiling a literature review.

No registration or appointment is required.

For more information about our workshops, visit the writing center’s webpage
or the library instruction page

See you there!

Wiley Downtime on Saturday, Sept. 28th

Wiley Online Library (formerly Wiley Interscience - will be down for maintenance on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 8am to about 1pm. Representatives have informed the library that users may notice delays to online publishing between Sept. 25 (Wed) and Sept. 28 (Sat) as well.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

ATTENTION: Apple iOS Users of 'Download Books for eReaders' (OverDrive)

OverDrive has provided troubleshooting instructions for those who have upgraded to the recently released iOS 7. Refer to the NOTICE instructions at the bottom of the page.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

EBSCO Journal Maintenance Starting Friday

Selected Journal Content on EBSCO Unavailable
from 10pm on Friday, Sept. 20th, until 2am on Saturday, Sept. 21st

Access to the following publishers will be unavailable while undergoing maintenance:

• National League for Nursing
• American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)
• Intellect Ltd
• Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press (MIT Press)
• College of Business and Public Affairs
• e-Med
• NRC Research Press

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience to our users.

Monday, September 09, 2013

From Research to Writing

Workshops co-taught by the Eugene McDermott Library and the Writing Center (MC 1.206) offered on various Wednesdays throughout the semester, 5pm-6pm in MC 2.524. Go to for specific dates and topics.

Springer LINK Journals & E-Books Down for the Day

Springer authorities have recently informed the library that our access to all their online journals and e-books is down until further notice. They hope to restore access by the end of the day and apologize for the inconvenience to all our users.

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Library Tours in September and October

Join us for a tour of the Eugene McDermott Library with a knowledgeable library staff member. Tours are about 45 minutes long. Numerous tours are available throughout the months of September and October.

To see dates and times of availability and register in advance, please go to:

International Student Library Orientation on Sept. 6th

When: Friday, Sept 6th, 2:30-3:30pm
Where: MC 2.534 (Library Instruction Room)

Meet a subject specialist from the Eugene McDermott Library, Matt Makowka (Engineering). He will deliver a brief orientation geare...d toward new international students, highlighting the resources and services available through the library: books, electronic resources, help with research, English-language learning resources and more.

Please register by e-mailing

Friday, August 30, 2013

Breakfast @ McDermott (part of Welcome Week Breakfast Bonanza)

When: Tuesday, 9/3 8:30am - until supplies run out
Where: McDermott Library Lobby
What: Bagels and cream cheese, water and fruit.

See you there!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Please Fill Out This Very Brief Survey on How You Enjoy the Library

Please take a few moments to fill out this 4-question survey about how and where you use library resources:

Thank you for your time!

Cometville Carnival Games in the Library Lobby Today, 11:30-1

Join us for Cometville Carnival games in the library lobby from 11:30am-1pm today. Have fun and learn a thing or two about the library!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Library Closed on Labor Day, Sept. 2

The library will be closed for the Labor Day Holiday:

SUN (9/01) : noon - midnight (early closing)
MON (9/02) : CLOSED
TUE (9/03) : 8am - 2am (resume regular hours)

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Get In Your Summer Reading While You Can!

There are books aplenty to explore in our Leisure Reading Collection:

Prefer to read on your tablet, iPad, Kindle or Nook? We have you covered there, too!

Saturday, August 03, 2013

Special Hours for the End of the Summer Semester

MON (8/10) - Last Day of Finals 8am-9pm
Intersession Hours - Open Weekdays 8am-6pm
  8/13-8/16 & 8/19-8/23
Weekends (SAT/SUN) - CLOSED
 8/17-8/18 & 8/24-8/25

MON (8/26) Fall Semester Starts - 8am-2am

Friday, August 02, 2013

Downloadable eBooks for eReaders Service (OverDrive) Service Disruption

The Downloadable eBooks for Tablets and eReaders Service, OverDrive (, is experiencing technical difficulties fulfilling ebook requests due to a power outage earlier today. Representatives do not know when full service will be in effect, but they are working to restore it as quickly as possible.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

ARTStor Downtime Tomorrow

The ARTStor database will be down for maintenance on Thursday, Aug. 1, from 5am to 8am.

Internet Access to the Info Commons & Library Printers Has Been Restored

Carry on.

Internet & Printing Temporarily DOWN in the Information Commons

The Internet has accidentally been taken offline to the computers in the Information Commons (computer lab) on the 2nd floor of the library. Consequently, printing has been made unavailable. Crews are working to restore access to this section of the library as quickly as possible.

Wireless access and Internet access in the Sonora Lab on the 1st floor have not been affected by this outage. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Possible Power Outage @ The Library @ 3:30pm TODAY

It should affect the emergency power system, NOT the normal power system in the building. Nevertheless, please save frequently so you don't lose any valuable work!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

SCOPUS & Elsevier ScienceDirect Downtime on Saturday, July 20th

SCOPUS and the Elsevier ScienceDirect databases will be down briefly for regular maintenance on Saturday, July 20th, from 6 to 6:30pm.

Unlock Your Research Potential

With one of our library courses this fall!

BIS3190: Undergraduate Research Skills (1 credit hour)
Develop the skills to identify what information is needed for research.
Find and evaluate scholarly resources.
Organize information for a paper or other course project.
Plagiarism, copyright, and citation management will be included.

MAIS5320: Graduate Research Skills (3 credit hours)
Learn to conduct library research in preparation for conducting a literature review.
Learn about library research and resources to begin writing a dissertation.

Both courses are taught completely online.

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Possible Power Outage on Wednesday, July 10, at 3:30pm

At 3:30pm on Wednesday, July 10th, the library is scheduled to undergo maintenance to its emergency power system. It may result in an outage to our regular power system. Therefore, we advise all library users working on computers to save their work frequently and/or take a brief break during this time.

July Issue of "Since You're Here ..."

The July issue of Since You're Here ... is available for download.

Monday, July 01, 2013

Library Closed Thursday, July 4th

The library will be CLOSED on Thursday, July 4th, for the Independence Holiday. We will reopen at regular hours on Friday, July 5th.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Library Awards Continue Tradition Started by Appreciative Patron

A Eugene McDermott Library acquisitions specialist and software expert have been presented with the 2013 Ethel Ward-McLemore Award for Library Excellence.

Jesse Davis and Agnes Wallace each received $1,000 in recognition of their work.

Read more ....

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

McDermott Minute: Some Useful Websites

Today's McDermott Minute:
Check out some of the newly added useful websites to the Useful Websites:

Dallas County HHS Mosquito Control Map interactive map of mosquito eradication efforts
FlightRadar24 real-time air traffic maps from across the globe
Human Body Maps by Healthline. Free, interactive anatomy program providing access to high-quality 3D medical images
Knight Digital Media Center cornucopia of resources for the emerging digital media scholar. By the Knight Foundation, USC Annenberg School, and UC Berkeley
KnowledgeDoor periodic tables, conversion tools, chemistry reference and more
Statistic Brain all-in-one portal for numbers, percentages, financials and rankings on a wide variety of topics

UPDATE to the Library's Summer Access Policies

• Students who were enrolled in the spring and are enrolled in the fall will CONTINUE to have REMOTE (i.e., off-campus) access to our databases, ejournals, and ebooks.
• Only students who are enrolled for summer classes have unfettered access to computer labs on campus, including the library's Info Commons computers.
• Previous spring semester students enrolled for the fall but not for the summer semester can still access their library accounts; they can check out books; they can renew books; they can make requests/place holds; and they may use ILL (Interlibrary Loan) services.
• Those same students can come in and use the Community User workstations to access databases, ejournals, and ebooks on campus. However, they cannot use the Info Commons computers or sign into any of the other computers on campus. As a work around, they may access the public wireless network using their own machines.
• If you fall under this designation (former spring semester student enrolled for the fall but not for this summer) and find that you cannot access the library's electronic resources from home/remotely, please notify us through Ask-a-Librarian ( by giving us your name and UTD e-mail so that we may investigate.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Summer Reading for the Tech Savvy

For our gadget- and tablet-oriented readers, make sure to take advantage of our Download Books for eReaders page. You'll find popular fiction, test guides, language learning, and travel books galore!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Remote Access Restrictions for Summer

 Information Resources places restrictions on remote access to the library's electronic materials.  Students who were enrolled in the spring and are registered for the fall no longer have off campus access to databases, ebooks, and ejournals.  Students who are not enrolled for the summer are welcome to use most electronic resources at our Community User workstations in the library.  Students who were enrolled in the spring and are registered for fall can still access their library accounts, check out books, renew books, and make requests.

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Fun Summertime Leisure Reads

Summer is prime time for quality leisure reading. Come by the library today for relief from the heat and pick up a book (or two, or three!) for your reading pleasure. Choose from traditional Leisure Reading books or tablet/ereader/computer friendly titles

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