New Learning Express Platform

Learning Express Library, a fantastic resource accessible through the UTC Library, includes test preparation, computer software instruction, and career tools. This resource has now moved to a new platform, which requires any users with accounts on the previous platforms to create new accounts. The database can be accessed here  or via LearningExpress Library in the database drop down menu from the UTC Library homepage search box.

Here are some changes on the new platform:

  • The Personal Finance e-book is currently not in 3.0
  • The elementary, middle and high school centers are now combined into the School Center.
  • The GED Center is now the High School Equivalency Center
  • There are 3 different ways to take a test:
  1. Learner mode: shows the answers as you go.
  2. Practice mode: most like 2.0; see the answers at the end, nothing bad happens when time is up.
  3. Simulation mode: now the timer counts! The test ends when time is up.

Video tutorials are available here.


Remembering World War II

Portrait of Leroy Sullivan taken in 1940 or 41. Photo courtesy of Special Collections & University Archives, UTC Library, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

On June, 6, 1944 160,000 Allied troops landed on a Nazi-occupied stretch of French coastline in Normandy, France.  More than 5,000 ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion, and by the end, the Allies gained control of the Normandy coast, signaling the beginning of the end of World War II in Europe.

In celebration of the 70th anniversary of the D-Day, we’d like to draw your attention to a few examples of World War II resources in Special Collections & University Archives:

Leroy M. Sullivan correspondence and papers

Sullivan was a University of Chattanooga (UC) student who joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1941 and was killed in action in 1943. This collection includes Leroy’s diary as well as letters to his friend, Grady M. Long, who donated the material.

Thomas R. Jones, Sr. correspondence

PFC Jones served in the United States Army from December 1943 until December 1945. During this time, Jones wrote to his wife, Mary Mildred, describing basic training, homesickness, and Allied occupation in Belgium and Germany. At one point, Mary received a notice from the War Department that her husband had been wounded in action. Jones replied that this was “news” to him and that the War Department had “failed to let [him] know about it.”

Sources

Ambrose, Stephen E. D-Day, June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1994.

Learn More

Visit Special Collections & University Archives to finish reading Leroy Sullivan’s letter or check out our other great resources.


Scheduled Database Outage for Friday May 30.

On Friday, May 30, 2014, the Library’s access to EBSCO databases and services may be intermittently unavailable during the company’s scheduled network upgrades. The service window is scheduled to begin at 9:00 PM EDT. You may experience intermittent access to EBSCOhost products and services for the duration of the service window, which is scheduled to end at 11:00 PM EDT.

Please plan ahead to use the EBSCO databases outside of this upgrade window. Click here to access the full list of databases available to the UTC community.


Burgers in the Archives?!

In Fall 2013, Krystal announced that it would be donating a collection of memorabilia, newsletters, clippings, and records to Special Collections & University Archives to “to encourage study of one of Chattanooga’s most successful brands.” Since then, we’ve been hard at work organizing the collection to make it accessible to our researchers.

Along the way, we’ve encountered some interesting finds, including…

Krystal newspaper article

October 12, 1932 newspaper article announcing the construction of the first Krystal restaurant in Chattanooga.

 

Krystal burgers advertisement.

Advertisement for Krystal burgers.

 

Krystal license plate

License plate from the Krystal memorabilia and records collection.

 

Learn More

Hyder, Kurt. 1984. Design principles and applications in a corporate trade-mark : The Krystal Company. University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.


Access to Natural Standard Ends

Due to very low usage and rising costs, the UTC Library will no longer offer access to the Natural Standard database.

For health-related research needs, please use one of the following resources available through the UTC Library:

Health Reference Center – Academic

Health and Wellness Resource Center


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