New Current Access to Science Online!

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The UTC Library is now pleased to offer Science online in its entirety, including the current year!

Published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Science is one of the highest impact publications in the sciences.  It encompasses all scientific fields including astronomy, chemistry, biology, physics, optics, neuroscience, and human health and reaches an estimated global readership of more than one million. Science has published the research of over 400 Nobel Laureates since the award’s inception in 1901.

Notable details:

  • Weekly online edition published every Friday
  • 51 issues per year
  • UTC boasts access to all content from January 1997-present via the Science site
  • Pre-1997 access back to issue 1 in 1880 is available via JSTOR
  • Science First Release features selected articles prior to appearing in print
  • Content types include:
    • Perspectives—analyze recent research developments
    • Reviews—describe new developments of interdisciplinary significance & highlight unresolved questions and future directions
    • Research Articles—present a major advance
    • Reports—present important new research of broad significance
    • Science News—breaking news and analysis
    • Multimedia—videos, podcasts, images
    • Science Careers—career forum, job listings, and career advice
  • Browse a set of curated topics covered in Science


Access Science Online

Celebrate Black History Month with New Resources from Special Collections

The Black United Front Newsletters digital collection documents the Black Power movement in Chattanooga, Tennessee  from 1969 to 1971. The publication, edited by community organizer Ralph Moore, features news reports, editorials, poetry, and artwork, preserving Chattanooga’s African American voices.

My Thought, a by Molapa Mphadi published in the April 25, 1970 issue of the Black United Front newsletter.

My Thought, a by Molapa Mphadi published in the April 25, 1970 issue of the Black United Front newsletter.

The newsletters include powerful language and imagery that preserves African American voices of the early Post-Civil Rights era.

Historic New York Times!

Historic New York Times mast headWhen was the last time you sat down and picked up a newspaper to get your daily scoop of current events? With the proliferation of social media and easy internet access today, we can get up-to-the-minute developments on global and local issues. The world is at our fingertips. But think of a time before cell phones and the Internet. People waited every morning for the daily newspaper to see what was going on in the world.

The New York Times is a mainstay of documenting the United States and beyond, from society to politics and more. UTC Library now has access to “ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times with Index,” a compendium of every article printed in the New York Times from 1851 to 3 years ago. It also includes articles from the New York Times Magazine and Book Review.

A basic search can get you started with your research by scouring the full text of each article. The advanced search option allows you to search by subject, company name, people, or location. Once you’re in a specific article, click “browse this issue” on the right margin to view a digital replica of that day’s paper (including advertisements!).

This database will take you back in time to gain a historical perspective on various global and national issues.

Take a look at times when Chattanooga appeared in the New York Times:

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In the midst of Civil War, see how the NYT provided details on “The Battle at Chattanooga”

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With the advent of steam power, Chattanooga’s location on the Tennessee River made it a trading hub with the rest of the U.S. – take a look at this report of the first steamboat trip from Chattanooga to St. Louis

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A fifty year legal battle with the state of Georgia led to Chattanooga demolishing buildings on 9th Street (now MLK Jr. Blvd.) to extend Broad Street, creating the part of downtown where TVA and Chattanooga Public Library stand today.

Did you know our police chief was charged with making and selling moonshine in 1967? According to him, he was set up by Federal authorities for keeping notorious teamster Jimmy Hoffa out of prison.

In Time for the Inauguration “Presidents Photographed” Exhibit on Display in Roth and Special Collections

In anticipation of the 2017 Presidential Inauguration, view the new display from Special Collections, Presidents Photographed: The Incredible Collection of John Rous, visible in the Andrew C. Roth Grand Reading Room (LIB 402) and the George Connor Special Collections Reading Room (LIB 439).

The John Rous Photographs collection, housed in the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s Special Collections, contains dozens of photographs of United States presidents ranging from Franklin Delano Roosevelt to Richard Nixon. The collection is made up of Rous’s most prized images which he displayed in his Lynchburg, Virginia home after he retired before donating them to the university.

John Rous, an Associated Press photographer assigned to the White House, was born in 1912 in Meridian, Mississippi. Rous grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and began working as a professional photographer in 1933 when he was hired by the Washington Herald. During World War II, Rous served in the Office of War Information as the chief of photographers, and after the war he took a job as one of the White House photographers for the Associated Press.

While covering the White House, Rous captured thousands of images. Perhaps most famously, he photographed Jacqueline Kennedy and Robert Kennedy following the casket of President John F. Kennedy from the airplane in Washington, D.C.  hours after the president’s assassination in Dallas, Texas.

Photograph of President Lyndon B. Johnson and Lady Bird Johnson walking presidential beagles, Him and Her, on the White House lawn.

Photograph of President Lyndon B. Johnson and Lady Bird Johnson walking presidential beagles, Him and Her, on the White House lawn.

The selection of photographs on display in the Andrew C. Roth Grand Reading Room and the George Connor Special Collections Reading Room comprise only a fraction of Rous’s incredible images. To view the full collection, please see Special Collections staff in LIB 439.

UTC Library adds Technology Research Library IEEE/IET Electronic Library (IEL)!

As the world’s largest technical professional association, IEEE provides relevant technology research in engineering, electronics, computer science, and related technology disciplines.

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Highlights of the IEL include:

Nearly 200 IEEE journals, magazines, and transactions such as:

25+ IET journals and magazines such as:

1500+ IEEE and IET annual conference proceedings such as:

3,500+ approved and published IEEE standards such as:

Access the IEEE/IET Electronic Library via IEEE Xplore

A full title list is available here.