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.

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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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