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Database Trials During February

During February, UTC Library is experimenting with trials of two databases – one geared toward Engineering students and the other toward Accounting students. Currently, the UTC Library subscribes to Compendex via Engineering Village; however, low usage and high costs to subscribe are making it necessary to review whether Compendex is the best choice of online database for the UTC Engineering Department. In preparation, the UTC Library has been reviewing

How To Access Hoover’s Company Profiles

From the Not-Quite-New-But-A-Little-Different-And-Worth-Mentioning Department … We’ve recently updated our access to Hoover’s Company Profiles exclusively via LexisNexis. Getting to Hoover’s Company Profiles is easy. Step 1: Click the “Articles and Databases” link on the library home page. In the first drop box, select “Company Profiles and More” (see below) and click “Search.” This will take you directly to the Company Profiles section of LexisNexis. Of course, you may also

Celebrate University Press Week!

November 11–17 marks University Press Week, established by President Jimmy Carter in 1978. The goal of this celebration is to recognize the impact of university presses on the academic community and our overall culture. University Presses play an important role in American and international intellectual life because they tend to publish works on highly niche topics that for-profit publishers ignore or marginalize. Many of these works are the result

Preparing for the GRE (& Other Tests)

Paper-based testing for the GRE begins later this month. We at the library know the anticipatory stress, so thought we’d briefly mention an invaluable electronic resource available through our website. The Testing and Education Reference Center has preparation guides and practice tests for GRE, LSAT, MCAT, PRAXIS, TOEFL and more. There are tons of additional tools at this site, so poke around and find out how to make it

Celebrate Banned Books Week With Us!

Banned Books Week is here! Now in its 30th year, this annual event celebrates the freedom to read and brings to light attempts to suppress that freedom. In support of this year’s anniversary, we’ve thrown together a little display next to the reference desk. Drop by, grab a banned book to check out, and pick up one of our three button designs. Also keep an eye on our Facebook

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