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Scheduled Maintenance – October 14

On October 14 from 10:00am – 12:00pm noon, an online tool that UTC uses to make accessing full-text articles easier will be temporarily down. You may experience difficulties accessing articles using the “Get It” function through the UTC Library catalog.

Instead of using the “Get It” link, please search for your citation directly using the UTC Library databases. If you would like any assistance, please contact the library in person, online through instant chat, or over the phone.

Thanks for your patience with this temporary maintenance outage.

What is Dr. Welsh Reading?

feature-utcreads-welshDr. Talia Welsh from the Department of Philosophy & Religion recommended 10 books for the new UTC READS program. Dr. Welsh gives us 10 great mysteries to curl up with; perfect for rainy days!

Find the books in the library’s online catalog, or visit the display on the 1st floor of the Library.

When it comes to murder mysteries, Dr. Welsh tell us:

In Fydor Dostoyevsky’s Notes from Underground, the underground man writes, “Even man has reminiscence which he would not tell to everyone, but only to his friends. He has other matters in his mind which he would not reveal even to his friends, but only to himself, and that in secret. But there are other things which a man is afraid to tell even to himself, and every decent man has a number of such things stored away in his mind. The more decent he is, the greater the number of such things in his mind.”These indecent things we hide from ourselves come to the front in a great murder mystery which looks at the darker sides of others and the darker sides of ourselves. The writer on this list who does this the most admirably in my estimation is the peerless Patricia Highsmith.

New Finding Aids!

Special Collections and University Archives is pleased to announce our new and improved finding aids! Search or browse our finding aids for primary sources in our collections of Manuscripts and University Archives.

Students in the Clarence T. Jones Observatory.

Students in the Clarence T. Jones Observatory.

What are finding aids?

Finding aids are detailed inventories of collections that provide information about the creation, historical context, and contents of primary source materials. They are used to determine manuscript and archival collections useful for your research.

Need help?

This new system is a big change from the old, so if you need help finding materials, stop by Special Collections and University Archives in Lupton Library room 205 or Ask an Archivist. If you’ve got a group of five or more, book one of our on-demand workshop, Researching with Primary Sources, to learn more about our resources online and in the stacks.

The Therapy Dog Will See You Now

DogVisitBack by popular demand, it’s a therapy dog at the UTC Library!

To help relieve some stress this semester, our good friends from the UT College of Veterinary Medicine’s H.A.B.I.T. (Human-Animal Bond in Tennessee) program are bringing a therapy dog for a visit.

Research shows the benefits of spending time with an animal – even a short visit has positive effects – and the UTC Library wants to help give you these benefits this semester.

Students, faculty and staff are all invited to meet our furry guest on Thursday October 23 in the Library from 2:00pm – 4:00pm. Drop by to say hello and give your new furry friend a pat on the head.

This certified therapy dog will be accompanied by a trained handler.  And if you prefer not to be near the dog for any reason, you can still use the library during this time. The dog will be located in a dedicated section of the first floor of the library, near the Dean’s office, and will not impede access to computers, printers, elevators, restrooms, or vending machines. As well, the 2ndand 3rd floors will be animal-free.

For more information on the H.A.B.I.T. program, visit the UT site at  http://www.vet.utk.edu/habit/index.php.

Thursday, October 23
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Library, First Floor

Hope to see you there!