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 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, 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, 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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Intern Perspectives: Annie Dockery

This blog post was authored by Annie Dockery, an intern in the Library’s Special Collections unit from the UTC Department of English in Spring 2019.

By interning in Special Collections I appreciated that I was able to utilize both halves of my major, English and Education, while also delving into history, an area outside of my field. During the internship, I created four sets of lesson plans and handouts for history teachers to use. At the outset of the internship, I expected to create more lesson plans, but at the time I was unaware of the large number of artifacts I would need to find, sort through, and read. Each lesson plan fulfilled a Tennessee State standard while also teaching students about Chattanooga’s history by incorporating artifacts from Special Collections into the materials. Beyond teaching content, I had several skills I wanted my lesson plans to develop in students. I wanted to incorporate much group work to help students learn to work together towards a common goal, but also to enable students to lean on each other to work through difficult concepts instead of leaning on the instructor. As a future English teacher, I wanted each lesson to have a writing component and include a complex text. Additionally, since working with primary documents oftentimes gets overlooked in the classroom, I wanted most of the activities to center around students analyzing primary documents to piece together history and to draw conclusions about historical events and concepts.

Lesson plan developed by Annie Dockery while interning in UTC's Special Collections.

Lesson plan developed by Annie Dockery while interning in UTC’s Special Collections.

Initially, I saw my lack of training in history as a huge challenge for the internship. I was not sure that I would be able to make effective history lesson plans with having taken few history courses. I did not expect to learn as much about national or local history as I did. Most of the primary sources I encountered were full of valuable information and perspectives on the time. I had to sort through large quantities of primary documents, just to find one that fit the State Standard and was readable for students. I learned an incredible amount from reading and looking at all of these artifacts, not only the ones I chose to include in the lesson plans. My internship in Special Collections has been the best course in history I have ever taken.

Another challenge I faced was that I was taking my education course that covered how to write lesson plans at the same time as the internship. Because of this, I had to work ahead of my peers, asking my professor questions and doing some of my own research to help me complete my work in Special Collections. The lesson plans I made for Special Collections turned out to be great practice in writing lesson plans, and I became much faster at creating them due to this practice.

Before interning in Special Collections, I was not sure what archival work was. Although my work was a little outside of typical archival work, I learned that the field requires strong organizational skills, unique preservation methods, and competency in a variety of technologies. However, my piece showed me how challenging, but valuable it is to work to get archival materials off of the shelves and into the hands of the public, whether through physical or digital means.

Remembering UC Student and WWII Pilot Leroy Sullivan

Leroy M. Sullivan photograph, 1941. Courtesy of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Special Collections.

Leroy M. Sullivan photograph, 1941. Courtesy of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Special Collections.

Leroy Sullivan was a University of Chattanooga student who joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1940 to contribute to the war effort in Europe. Lieutenant Sullivan, or “Sully” as he was known by his friends, has been chronicled by UTC student, Jennifer Jones, who contributed an article about his life and legacy to Catalpa, a magazine published by graduate students in the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Department of English.

Seventy-five years later, Sully’s remains are still buried in the grave of a foreign country, but his written story and legacy are preserved in his hometown through the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga’s special collections. Sully’s archived writings consist of three diaries he kept during his time in service along with sixteen letters he wrote to his friend, Grady Long. (Jones, “Leroy Sullivan: Voice of the Forgotten,” 23)

Ms. Jones’ article offers a personal glimpse into the forgotten life of Lieutenant Sullivan made possible by her extensive research with resources from the UTC Library’s Special Collections and an interview with Hilda Crabtree, a longtime resident of Chattanooga who offered further insight into Sully’s story.

As I talked to Ms. Crabtree, I got the sense that Sully’s story moved her, meant something to her. I was telling her things she didn’t know about an old friend whom she hadn’t seen in over seventy years but had never forgotten. I wanted to reach out and touch her arm, touch this person, this living connection to someone whose life and legacy are so much a part of our nation’s history, as though doing so would connect me, too. Like diaries and letters, the memories of our senior citizensare valuable treasures. They can help fill the holes and gaps in the stories of the past, to be carried on into the future. (Jones, “Leroy Sullivan: Voice of the Forgotten,” 25)

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