JAMA Access has been restored

Thanks for your patience. The website for the Journal of the American Medical Association is operational again, and you should have no difficulty finding what you need. Thanks!

Emergency EndNote Help for Students

If you are looking for help using EndNote, UTC’s wonderful citation manager, you’re in luck!

The Library is holding an emergency session on Wednesday December 4 from 1:00-3:00 pm in Library 209.  This is a drop-in workshop – no registration required.  It’s first come, first served.

For best results, please bring your laptop.

The first hour (1-2 pm) will be the basics of EndNote online, geared towards graduate students.  This includes:

  • setting up an EndNote online account
  • entering their references
  • installing the Cite While You Write plug-in for Word
  • using Cite While You Write to replace their in-text citations and bibliography with EndNote-generated citations and references

The second hour (2-3 pm) will be reserved for questions and individual assistance on other issues.  It would be great if students could attend both hours of the workshop.  However, students who have already accomplished the basics being covered from 1-2 pm may choose to bring their computers and their specific issues or problems for the 2-3 pm lab portion of the workshop.

For students who need to learn EndNote fast and can’t come to campus for the emergency EndNote workshop on Wednesday December 4, here’s some online help:

Set up an EndNote online account using the Library website links:

  1.  Start on the Library home page, www.lib.utc.edu
  2. Choose Citing Sources and EndNote under the Get Help menu
  3. Choose EndNote Web Home
  4. Click on Create an account and follow screen directions.
  5. Click here to see a brief YouTube video on creating your EndNote online account.

Watch a recorded training session on using EndNote online.  Below are links to online classes for either Windows or Mac.  Each class is about an hour in length and focuses primarily on EndNote online.  EndNote desktop, designed to work with EndNote Online, is also briefly discussed.

More EndNote training videos can be found here:  http://endnote.com/training

For problems or questions the online training doesn’t answer, you are welcome to contact Beverly-Kutz@utc.edu or Chapel-Cowden@utc.edu during regular business hours.  This EndNote guide may also be helpful: http://guides.lib.utc.edu/endnote

Good luck on your final projects, and please visit the Library if you need any help!

Let the Library Be Your Finals Superhero!

superhero-flippedThe Library has everything you need for finals!

Need a place to host your late-night cram session? Look no further! The UTC Library is open until 2am Sunday – Thursday, and until 8pm on Friday and Saturday. Click here to see all of the Library’s extended hours during Finals Week.

Need a place to sit down and plug in? Well the Library has plenty of those! And during Finals Week, you have even more work places to choose from. From December 3 – 9, there’s a new room available for drop-in study. Come by LIB 208 to work – no reservation needed!

Need a brain break? You’ll find fun brain activities around the Library – word searches, sudokus, even coloring sheets. Take a 5-minute break to exercise your brain in a different way, and then get back to studying feeling refreshed.

Need something to eat? On Wednesday December 4th from 5pm-8pm, the Library offers you cartoons and cereal! Come to LIB 208 for a bowl of cereal and enjoy a kids cartoon while you’re eating. It’s calming to be transported back in time to when you were a child and had no finals to worry about.

Need free study essentials? Your SGA has you covered. Tues Dec 3, Wed Dec 4, and Thurs Dec 5 from 10pm – 1:30am, your SGA reps will be in the Library offering you snacks, study materials, scantrons and blue books.

Need help with your final project or finding study materials? Library staff is always here to help find what you need. Ask anyone working in the Library, or chat with library staff online, to get the help that you need to end this semester successfully!

Here’s wishing you all a successful Finals Week!

A Library Christmas Carol

Students studying, without laptops! Photo courtesy of Special Collections & University Archives, UTC Library, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

In the spirit of the holidays and drawing inspiration from Charles Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol, we’ve been digging in the University Archives to come up with the ghosts of Lupton Library.

Ghost of Library Past

Did you know that the library was previously housed in Fletcher Hall?

Ghost of Library Present

Lupton Library opened it’s doors to students in 1974. The 1974 Moccasin even featured an ode to the growing campus:

U.T.C.’s expanding campus continues to grow,
we watched the library, energy facility,
student center and student housing rise
all in the midst of tons of mud and dirt
…pedestrian detours
…whistling construction workers
…and the never ending search for a parking space.

Sound familiar?

Since 1974 UTC has increased enrollment by over two-thirds, growing from a count of approximately 4,574 to 9,553 students in 2007, making Fall 2014 the perfect time to move in to a new space.

Ghost of Library Yet to Come

Unlike Scrooge, we’ve got nothing to fear! Read up on the New Library.


University of Tennessee at Chattanooga photographs. Special Collections & University Archives, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Moccasin. Chattanooga, Tenn: University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 1900.

Special Library Hours Over Thanksgiving

portal_turkey_clockIt’s almost turkey time!

The Library will be open special hours over Thanksgiving, please note these changes from our regular schedule:

  • Nov 26, 7:45am – 8:00pm
  • Nov 27, 7:45 – 5:00pm
  • Nov 28 – Nov 30, CLOSED

After the Thanksgiving break, the Library will be back in full force with special extended hours to help you during finals.

For a complete listing of upcoming hours, click here.

Happy Thanksgiving!