The List That Started It All!

utcreadscoffmanborderDuring the 2013/2014 school year when she was teaching in the English Department, Sara Coffman had an idea about sharing her love of reading with the rest of campus. Her fantastic suggestion led to the creation of UTC READS, where faculty from departments all over campus share some of their favorite titles with the rest of the UTC community. Although she’s not currently teaching at UTC, Sara’s legacy remains on campus in the form of UTC READS.

About her list, Sara Coffman says:

I believe that a love of reading comes in all shapes and forms. Sometimes what I fall in love with is serious and thoughtful like Marilynne Robinson’s Gilead, and sometimes it’s high-action, high-interest like Veronica Roth’s Divergent or James Dashner’s The Maze Runner. Other times, it is a book written for children like Catherynne Valente’s The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (one of the best books I’ve read in awhile no matter the genre or audience). Of all of these, though, if I could press one book into your hands, it would be Cheryl Strayed’s Tiny, Beautiful Things. Just read it. And if you want to share thoughts on these books or any others, you can find me at

Check out her list online, or see the books on display at the Library on the 1st floor.

Enjoy SPORTDiscus with Full Text during this free trial (Until Oct 16)


Exciting news: UTC Library has a trial of EBSCO’s SPORTDiscus with Full Text!

SPORTDiscus with Full Text covers over 530 journals in biomechanics, exercise, kinesiology, movement science, nutrition, occupational health and therapy, physical fitness, physical therapy, rehabilitation, sports and exercise psychology, coaching and education, and sports medicine.

Try the database now by clicking here. 

See a list of all of the titles in this collection by clicking here.

If you have any questions, or would like to share any comments, please contact

Please note: the trial expires on October 16.

Welcome back class of 1964!

In honor of the 50th reunion of the University of Chattanooga class of 1964, the Library invites you to enjoy a few selections from Special Collections and University Archives on display on the first floor of Lupton Library.

Homecoming Queen

The class of ’64 elected Carolyn Davis Homecoming Queen.


Remember to cheer on our Mocs as they face the VMI Keydets in the annual Homecoming game on Saturday, October 14. Kickoff is at 4 PM at Finley Stadium.

Learn More

Take a look at the 1964 Moccasin in our Digital Collections or stop by Special Collections and University Archives in room 205 to view the full run of yearbooks, student newspapers, or more UTC history resources.

New E-Journals for Nursing/Allied Health and Business!

Fantastic News for the College of Business and the College of Health, Education and Professional Studies!screenswithborder

The UTC Library has recently upgraded from CINAHL Plus with Full Text to CINAHL Complete. This now gives us access to nearly 600 new full text e-journals in nursing and allied health!

A list of these new journals can be found here.  FYI:  Tab 1 contains the titles that UTC gains as the result of the upgrade. Tab 2 contains the full database title list.

We have also upgraded to the Emerald Management 175 e-journals package which gives us access to over 50 full text new journals in business and management. A list of these journals can be found here. Again, Tab 1 contains the titles that UTC gains as the result of the upgrade. Tab 2 contains the full database title list.

These new e-journals are accessible via the EBSCO/Emerald database platforms, UTC Library’s  journals A-Z list, and the UTC Library online catalog.

Enjoy these wonderful new resources from the UTC Library!

Playboy in the Archives?!

Yes, even Special Collections and University Archives has a Playboy connection.

In 1963, a young Hugh M. Hefner judged the Moccasin Beauties, an annual beauty contest in which the winners were announced in the yearbook. After “careful consideration,” Hefner selected Carol Fraser as the winner.

Read Hugh Hefner’s letter to Jeff Carr, editor of the 1963 Moccasin.

Read up on UTC’s history online with the first 36 volumes of the Moccasin yearbook in our Digital Collections.

Learn More

Interested in researching Hugh Hefner and Playboy? Check out these resources from the Library’s collection!