2019 Duke University Press Ebooks

The next time you’re binge-watching The Office for the eighth time on Netflix and you get the pop-up that asks if you’re still watching, maybe take a break and learn what makes your TV shows so great with these titles from Duke University Press:


So get to reading and impress your friends by telling them what makes the opening scenes of Breaking Bad so entertaining!

View a list of 2019 Duke University Press ebooks.
**Please note that Duke ebooks are published throughout the year so if you get an error message when trying to access a book, it most likely hasn’t been published yet**


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Intern Perspectives: Kellie Jewell Gleason

This blog post was authored by Kellie Jewell Gleason, an intern in the Library’s Special Collections unit from the Louisiana State University School of Library and Information Science in Summer 2019.

I am currently a student at Louisiana State University (LSU), pursuing a Masters degree in Library and Information Sciences (MLIS), with a focus on Archival Studies. I am also working to concurrently earn a Graduate Certificate of Archival Studies (CARST) along with my MLIS. For my degree, an internship wasn’t a requirement, but an option. But I felt that gaining real-world experience through an internship at an organization with an archival department would allow me to graduate with working knowledge, instead of just a theoretical academic background, and enable me to enter the workforce with the ability to perform as a more knowledgeable professional in my field. And my internship at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s (UTC)  Special Collections department has done just that. 

When searching for an internship for the summer of 2019 I included many different types of organizations such as libraries, universities, government organizations and private institutions. I also performed a nationwide search in order to ascertain the best possible options. I was very impressed with the Special Collections department at UTC and the timely and helpful communication with Carolyn Runyon, who would become my internship supervisor. I was able to work with Carolyn to create a very detailed plan of work for my internship that addressed all of the elements I wanted included within my archival internship project, and my Internship Advisor at LSU was very happy with the structure we created for my plan of work. 

Through my internship I was able to apply all that I have learned so far in graduate school to a real archival collection, including both the physical and intellectual arrangement of a collection. I gained experience working with professionals in the field, and was able to observe the daily activities of an archival department while working on assessing and processing an archival collection. My project also included the collection of metadata while adhering to proper archival and organizational standards,  creating a complete finding aid using ArchivesSpace, the development of historical and scope and content notes describing the materials at the collection level, creating container lists and properly labeling and storing the archival collection.The internship work did give me some challenges, which I had expected, but those challenges gave me an opportunity to learn and to grow. The staff of the Special Collections department was very knowledgeable and helped to guide me to the successful completion of my project.  I am very happy that I selected this internship and I feel that I am now much more qualified to enter into the archival professional upon graduation in December of 2019.

Changes to Adobe Creative Cloud Software Access

Effective July 1st 2019, the University of Tennessee system transitioned to a new access model for Adobe Creative Cloud. What does that mean for you? You can still access all your favorite Creative Cloud programs while in the UTC Library Studio or Information Commons, but you will now be prompted to sign-in using your UTC ID/UTK NetID through a UTK authentication portal. Please see below for instructions:

How to sign in to Adobe CC. 1. Open any Creative Cloud application on the lab computer. 2. Type @tennessee.edu without a password and press Enter/Return. 3. Enter your UTC ID and password in the Central Authentication Service and click LOGIN.

If you have any questions about accessing Adobe Creative Cloud in the UTC Library Studio please swing by, email us at libstudio@utc.edu, or call us at (423) 425-2219. If you have any questions about accessing Adobe Acrobat Pro in the UTC Library Information Commons please email us at libcommons@utc.edu, or call us at (423) 425-4510.

Oxford University Press Very Short Introductions

If you’ve ever walked past our 1st Floor Check-Out Desk, you’ve probably seen our displays for Oxford University Press’s Very Short Introductions. Since the UTC Library acquired these books in August 2017, we’ve checked out over 600 of them!

But what if the topic you want to read about isn’t on the carousel? Not to worry! UTC students, faculty, and staff all have access to the Very Short Introduction series as e-books!

You are able to view all titles in the collection, search for your favorites, and get to reading at your leisure. No need to check out or return anything.
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New titles are added monthly so check back for new content like the following titles:

Celebrate Independence Day with Library eResources!

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10 Things You Don’t Know About The American Revolution from Academic Video Online

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American Classics for Independence Day from Naxos Music Library

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Rebellion to Revolution from Academic Video Online

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Britain and America Since Independence from SpringerLink

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Canada and the American Revolution from SpringerLink from Academic Video Online

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Culture and Liberty in the Age of the American Revolution from Project Muse

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