Finals Week Stress-Relief

powerpuffIt’s that time of the semester again…. Finals Week is Here!

We all know how stressful exams can be, so the Library has you covered:

Cartoons & Chill

On Reading Day (Tuesday Dec 1) from 1:00-4:00pm, the Library will be offering a stress-relief room featuring Pop-Tarts, Coffee, Snacks, and classic cartoons to enjoy during your study break. You’ll be at the Library studying all day anyway, so plan to take a break sometime between 1:00- 4:00pm and drop into Room 101 on the 1st floor for a quick break. Bonus: enter draws throughout the day to win a bean-bag-chair!

AbbyTherapy Dogs

On Thursday (Dec 3), it starts to hit you….this is not a dream… Finals Week is really happening. Before you panic, drop by the 1st floor of the Library to spend a few minutes with a therapy dog. Petting these sweet dogs reminds you that everything is going to be ok.

Abby (a new therapy friend) and Shelby will be here from 10:30-11:30am on Thursday. Got an exam during their visit? No worries, another furry friend (Penny) is coming from 5:30-6:30pm to offer stress-relief too!

Your SGA wants to help too!

The fabulous SGA will be at the Library 3 nights this week to help keep your energy up for late-night-study-marathons. Visit the 1st floor of the Library Tuesday (Dec 1), Wednesday (Dec 2) and Thursday (Dec 3) between 10:00pm-1:00am to have a quick snack and maybe even get a

Relax During the Holidays with Naxos Music Library!

Naxos Music Library includes more than 1.7 million streaming tracks from over 117,000 discs.

Genres included: classical, jazz, folk, blues, contemporary instrumental, rock and more!

Download the Naxos mobile app if you’re on the go! Follow the student/faculty instructions here.

Go to Naxos Music Library

Netflix for Libraries?!

Unfortunately, Netflix for libraries doesn’t exist but we do have a few new cool streaming video resources that may come close!


Contains over 5,000 educational videos across disciplines. Documentary lovers will appreciate this one!

Go to Kanopy

Filmakers Library Online:

Contains over 1,400 issues based documentaries across the disciplines. Create a free account to make clips and more!

Go to Filmakers Library Online

New World Cinema:

Contains over 200 full length feature films from independent distributors 1990-present. Create a free account to make clips and more!

Go to New World Cinema

Most of these films are closed captioned and/or include transcripts.

Worried about the Stock Market’s Recent Downturn?

UTC Library has two resources that provide helpful insight and analysis on specific publicly traded stocks.

Standard and Poors’ Net Advantage

StandardAndPoorsType the name of a company in the search box at the top. Then select the correct company name. On the left margin look for the “Research” header and click on “S&P equity research.” Once on the results page, click on the PDF icon to the far right to download the report. S&P reports contain valuable analysis on companies’ stock performance, longitudinal data, star ratings, company overviews, and more.
Go to Standard and Poor’s Net Advantage


Value Line LogoClick the “Browse Research” tab and then enter the name of the company or its stock symbol in the far right box. Select the correct company from the suggestions. Click on the PDF Reports link to the far right and select the date of the report you’d like (you’ll probably want the latest one). Valueline reports contain analysis, longitudinal information and rankings on a single page and are updated every few months.
Go to ValueLine

Celebrate NaNoWriMo with Resources from Special Collections

Cover of Boneshaker, written by UTC alumnus Cherie Priest.

Cover of Boneshaker, written by UTC alumnus Cherie Priest.

November is National Novel Writing Month, better known as NaNoWriMo. If you’re participating in NaNoWriMo at UTC Library and looking for inspiration from some of your favorite Tennessee and Chattanooga authors, check out some of rare books housed in Special Collections including works authored and illustrated by renown university alumnus: Cherie Priest.

Cherie Priest is an award winning novelist and blogger who earned her M.A. in Rhetoric and Professional Writing from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2001. Priest currently resides in Chattanooga and even set her Eden Moore series in the Scenic City. Explore works like Boneshaker (nominated for both the Nebula and Hugo awards) and Those Who Went Remain There Still to get inspired by this talented fantasy, horror, and sci-fi author.

Discover more UC and UTC authors in the Library’s University Alumnus Collection and get inspired to write the great American novel by participating in NaNoWriMo at UTC Library!