New 2015 ASCD Education eBooks!

The UTC Library is pleased to announce the addition of 35 new eBook titles as part of the ASCD Education Collection available through Gale Virtual Reference Library.

As an organization dedicated to excellence in learning, teaching, and leadership, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) continues to provide cutting-edge information that supports student success and educational leadership. These resources will certainly help anyone wanting to stay ahead of the curve on trends in education.
When browsing these new titles, you may be inclined to pick up “Unlocking Student Potential,” which outlines ways to identify student strengths in the classroom and techniques to incorporate them into your teaching style.
You may select “5 Myths About Classroom Technology” and learn how to assess a student’s technology needs.
You could also take a look at “Better Than Carrots or Sticks” to learn about creating a successful classroom environment.

When using the Gale eBooks interface, it is possible to create a folder of titles you find interesting, export files to Google Drive, to generate a bibliographic citation for the book you’re reading, and to download, e-mail, or even listen to the book as an .mp3 file!
Conducting education research has never been easier!

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Interesting Titles:

Brush Up on Brazil For the 2016 Summer Olympics!

In August, the 2016 Summer Olympics will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Over the course of sixteen days, athletes from around the world will compete in 28 sports for 306 sets of medals. Build up for the games has come not only from the excitement of the Olympics trials in sports like diving, gymnastics, and volleyball, but also from media reports of Brazil’s social and economic troubles, leading many to question whether or not Brazil is ready to host the events.
Are you curious to know what the media is getting right? Or maybe you’re interested in learning more about Brazilian culture in general? The UTC Library has two eBook collections that feature a multitude of books to pique your interest in Brazil.
The Duke University Press eBook collection features many works that explore diverse cultures and experiences, particularly in Latin America.
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One item in their holdings is “Bruno: Conversations with a Brazilian Drug Dealer” by Robert Gay. This book is the product of Gay’s interviews with a man named Bruno, who provides stark details about life in prison, the Brazilian drug trade, and the complex structures of gang life.

Another work available is “Making Samba: A New History of Race and Music in Brazil” by Marc A. Hertzman. His book looks at the way Afro-Brazilian culture transformed in the 1920s within the context of intellectual property claims on music.
Finally, Duke has published “Pretty Modern: Beauty, Sex, and Plastic Surgery in Brazil” by Alexander Edmonds. His work, inspired by a parade that paid homage to a Rio de Janeiro-based plastic surgeons, explores notions of beauty in both wealthy and impoverished Brazilian communities.

The Palgrave eBook collection, available through SpringerLink on the library’s website, also contains many titles focused on social and cultural institutions in Brazil.
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The book “Race, Politics, and Education in Brazil” by Ollie A. Johnson III and Rosana Heringer examines the manner in which affirmative action policies have been implemented in Brazil’s universities.

“Reimagining Black Difference and Politics in Brazil” by Alexandre Emboaba Da Costa places the political struggle of Black Brazilians in a greater context of various ideologies throughout the Americas.

Another interesting title is “Women’s Police Stations” by Cecilia MacDowell Santos. Sao Paulo was the first city in Brazil to house a police station run by women for women as a way of investigating crimes like domestic violence or rape. This work looks at woman’s relationship to the state within the context of these stations.

These books only scratch the surface of what is available through both Duke University Press and Palgrave’s eBook collections. We hope these resources will satisfy your curiosities and help you learn a little more about the country set to take the world stage!

IEEE Journals Offer Much More Than Just Electrical Engineering Content!

IEEE journals cover topics beyond engineering, ranging from criminal justice to the health sciences.

Access over 170 IEEE journals dating back to 1884 .

Finals Stress Relief!

Finals Week is stressful… the UTC Library can help!

Jaques Giant Pick Up SticksA Whimsical Last Day of Classes 

Our friends at the Chattanooga Public Library are bringing their Big Whimsy fun and games to help us celebrate the last day of classes.

Enjoy a coloring fort, a larger-than-life, glow-in-the-dark version of the game Pick Up Sticks, and some cold refreshments!

Monday April 25th

1:00 – 4:00pm

Chamberlain Plaza, outside the Library main entrance


feature-cartoons-borderCartoons & Pop Tarts

On Reading Day, take a quick study break in the Library. Enjoy a Pop-Tart and a quick classic cartoon before getting back to the books. Your brain (and stomach) will thank you!

Tuesday April 26th

2:30 – 5:30pm

Library Room 101


Therapy Dogs

The cutest way to relieve exam stress…. stop by to say hi to a therapy dog!

Meet Penny on Wednesday April 27th, 5:30 – 6:30pm

Meet Daisy on Thursday April 28th, 11:30am – 12:30pm



Attention Health Science Students and Faculty!

Did you know that UTC has access to UpToDate?

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UpToDate is a premier resource used by health professionals to obtain answers to clinical questions. Continuously updated, it includes over 77,000 pages of original, peer-reviewed content. Experts synthesize relevant information to provide practical recommendations for diagnosis and treatment of numerous medical conditions.

Coverage includes adult primary care, internal medicine specialities, obstetrics and gynecology, surgery, and pediatrics. Lexi-Interact database of drug interactions is also included.