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Information is Power. Hillary Campbell Head of Liaison Services Linda Snow Head of Reference Services November 8, 2004. Topics. Statistical Information Newspaper Articles Articles on a Subject Publication Information Liaison Services. Accessing Library Resources from on and off-campus.

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information is power

Information is Power

Hillary Campbell

Head of Liaison Services

Linda Snow

Head of Reference Services

November 8, 2004

  • Statistical Information
  • Newspaper Articles
  • Articles on a Subject
  • Publication Information
  • Liaison Services
accessing library resources from on and off campus
Accessing Library Resources from on and off-campus
  • Navigate from library homepage when on campus

  • Log in with your Comet Card # when off campus

some basic reminders
Some Basic Reminders
  • Search the library catalog to find books, periodical titles, government documents, and multimedia items in the library collection
  • Use the library’s Useful Websites page to find helpful web resources organized according to subject
a few more basic reminders
A Few More Basic Reminders
  • Complete an Interlibrary Loan request for books and articles not owned by the UTD Library
  • McDermott Library is a Federal and State Depository (government publication)
  • Leisure Reading Collection – 2nd Floor
statistical universe
Statistical Universe

What is it?

Online collection of thousands of statistical charts and tables derived from federal and state government agencies, international bodies, and private organizations

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Statistical Universe

Tricks of the Trade

  • “Search Tables” option provides real data
  • “Search Abstracts” provides citation information – data on microfiche
  • Use the Subject List
  • Don’t narrow your search too much

finding newspaper articles
Finding Newspaper Articles


Available on McDermott Library’s website ( ) or from off campus at (

  • New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal---Archives
      • Available online back to their inceptions
      • PDF Full text articles
      • Photographs, cartoons, maps, illustrations, etc.
      • Marriage/birth notices, obituaries, stock quotes, ads, etc.
newspaper databases continued
Newspaper Databases continued
  • Newspapers From TexShare
    • Contains U.S. and international newspapers
    • Coverage begins c. 1996 (different dates for each newspaper)
    • Can search up to 10 newspapers at once (use the “Browse” feature)
    • Does not index obituaries, sports scores, classified ads, etc.
    • Especially useful for searching Texas legislative information (Austin-American Statesman and Houston Chronicle)
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Newspaper Databases Continued
    • Selected coverage of hundreds of international, national, and regional newspapers and news magazines
    • Coverage begins c. 1985 (different dates for each newspaper)
    • Search 5 newpapers at once (click “Source List”)
    • No photographs, editorial cartoons, obituaries, stock quotes, etc.
    • Especially useful for searching international newspapers
other newspaper databases
  • The Times (London) Online Archive (1800-1870)
  • Newspaper Source Database
    • Partial coverage (with selected full text) from 200+ newspapers, 1997 to present
    • Contains full-text television news transcripts from CBS, Fox, NPR, etc.
  • Dallas Morning News
    • Online Archive covers 1924 – 1977; full text with pictures, ads, obituaries, etc.
    • Recent online coverage, 1984 – present;

gap (1978-1983) supplemented by microfilm

tricks of the trade
Tricks of the Trade
  • Most newspaper databases do not provide cover-to-cover full-text articles.
  • Many newspapers do not have complete online indexes.
powersearch by ebsco
PowerSearch By EBSCO
  • Search any combination of 50 databases produced by EBSCO at one time.
  • Limit by language, date, type of publication, etc.
  • Includes some full text
  • Available on McDermott Library’s website ( ) or from off campus at (
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Tricks of the Trade
  • Use truncation (*) for word variants to broaden search.
  • Use quotation marks around phrases.
  • Do not limit search to full text. If there are no full text links, check the library’s catalog---the articles may be available electronically on another database.
  • Use Interlibrary Loan for items we do not own

books in print
Books in Print

What is it?

Database of books, tapes, and videos available for sale by U.S. publishers who pay to have their wares listed. Useful for finding publishers and prices of books, as well as prepublication info.

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Books In Print

Tricks of the Trade

  • Create custom lists – accessible at any time, downloadable, emailable
  • Use Advanced Search to create a highly refined search
  • Links to popular book review titles
  • Alert notifications in your email

ulrich s

What is it?

Collection of both print and online journal titles (incl. defunct). Provides historical publication information, circulation statististics, refereed or trade status, or abstract/index info

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Tricks of the Trade

  • Search by title or ISSN
  • “Referee” icon indicates peer-reviewed
  • Can be searched by circulation range


What is it?

Catalog records of thousands of libraries worldwide and provides information on millions of books, newspapers, maps, periodicals, government documents, multimedia, etc.


Tricks of the Trade

  • Shows major owning libraries around the world
  • Shows UTD library ownership
  • Search for international publications or dissertations

library liaisons
Library Liaisons

Librarians work with UTD’s different schools of study to assist with the research needs of faculty, staff and students.

liaison responsibilities
Liaison Responsibilities
  • Order items for the library’s collection
  • Provide general and tailored instruction sessions to faculty, research staff, classes and student groups
  • Assist UTD faculty, staff and students with their research

Contact your liaison with any library-related requests!

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Library Liaisons
  • Linda Snow – A&H

  • Teresa Deloach – Geosciences & Physics

  • Stephanie Isham – General Studies

  • Kreg Walvoord – Biology, Chemistry & Mathematics

library liaisons2
Library Liaisons
  • Hillary Campbell – Management (AIM, Exec.Ed., Marketing, Finance & Managerial Economics)

  • Loreen Phillips – Management (ISOM, OSIM)

library liaisons3
Library Liaisons
  • Matt Makowka – Engineering

  • Carol Oshel – Computer Science

  • Susan Kutchi – Health & Medicine

  • Ellen Safley – Social Sciences

  • Carolyn Henebry – Brain & Behavioral Science

liaison outreach
Liaison Outreach
  • McDermott Science Satellite - Mon. and Thurs. 3:00-5:00 pm and Tues. and Wed. 10 am-12 pm, Berkner Hall, 3rd floor, southeast corner near the bridge to EE/CS.
  • MC2: McDermott Management Satellite - SM2.206, Mon. & Wed. 2:30-5:30, Thur. 2:00-6:00, and Tue. & Fri. by appt.
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November 8, 2004