Good Luck Terrell Owens!

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wishes the best of luck to former Mocs football and basketball player Terrell Owens, who is a candidate for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018. Owens played football at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga during the 1992-1995 seasons, before being drafted by the NFL in his senior year.  During his time at UTC, he played wide receiver and was a tremendous asset to the team. In fact, he was so successful that he had the distinction of competing on a team in the 1996 Senior Bowl, the only collegiate all-star game in which the coaching staff consists of NFL coaches.  In part due to this opportunity, Owens was selected to play wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers during the third round of the 1996 NFL draft. Over the course of his career, spanning fifteen years and seven teams, he garnered numerous achievements and recognitions.

In honor of Terrell’s nomination for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s class of 2018, here are a few fun facts about one of the NFL’s all-time greatest wide receivers:

  • Did you know that during his time at UTC, Terrell Owens wore jersey number 80 in honor of his hero Jerry Rice?
  • Did you know that in addition to playing on the gridiron, Terrell Owens also played forward on the UTC basketball team for three years, including the 1995 season when the team qualified for the NCAA tournament?

On behalf of all the Mocs, we wish Terrell the best of luck!


New Statistics Portal Providing Access to Quantitative Data

The UTC Library is happy to announce a new subscription to Statista, one of the leading providers of quantitative data and statistics on the internet. Statista offers insights on the digital market as well as trends and developments in consumer goods for over 170 industries located in over 50 countries.

This robust database is perfect for business and finance researchers wanting to stay current with rapidly changing markets. The Statista interface is easy to use and clearly breaks down statistical information by market, everything from digital advertising and e-commerce to food, clothes, and consumer electronics. These market outlooks define the scope of the statistical data and provide information regarding revenue, users, and an outlook on the future of each market.

For the more casual user of Statista, the “Statistics” dropdown on the homepage provides a quick overview at some of the data available, along with the website’s most viewed statistics.

Someone out there probably wants to know the Instagram accounts with the most followers


or the all-time scoring leaders in the NBA


Finally, Statista offers a helpful First Steps and Tutorial page (https://www.statista.com/statistic-portal/) to help get you started in finding the statistics you want to know!


Access Statista


Financial Times Historic Archive

In the business world, it’s important to stay on top of the latest trends and financial forecasts. But what about the business world of the past? The UTC Library provides access to the historical archive of the Financial Times, one of the world’s premier newspapers for the global business community. Stretching all the way back to 1888, the archive serves as a valuable primary source for those conducting business or history research.

The interface allows users to search by keyword, article title, and author. Other searching parameters include the ability to search for issues before or after a certain date as well as topical searches, only including information on business, politics, science, arts and leisure, and obituaries.

The “Browse Edition” option also allows users to view specific issues of the newspaper as they appeared in print!

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Front page from “Black Tuesday” October 29th, 1929 – the day the U.S. stock market crashed
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Front page from the day after the U.S. stock market crash of 2008

Access the Financial Times historic archive


ebooks on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Each January, our country celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He was a pioneer in nonviolent activism and protest against racial discrimination. His work continues to influence our society and inspire those committed to stamp out injustice.

The UTC Library has selected the following e-books from Project MUSE to showcase the work of Dr. King and others in the civil rights movement and the effect this work has had in our world. :


African American Jeremiad Rev cover

In The African American Jeremiad, David Howard-Pitney explores the “jeremiad,” a type of speech that laments the state of society and its use by black leaders as a way to point out the unique challenges faced by black Americans. Howard-Pitney devotes a chapter to Martin Luther King, Jr. as well as other notable black leaders and looks at the way their speeches and essays influenced society.

Becoming King book cover

In Becoming King: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Making of a National Leader, Troy Jackson looks at Dr. King’s work in Montgomery, Alabama, focusing on his rise to leadership among the community and the aftermath of the Montgomery bus boycott. This book illustrates who Martin Luther King, Jr. was as a person and a leader.

Yes We Did? book cover

Yes We Did? by Cynthia Fleming is an exploration of black leadership over the course of American history. Her book uses first person accounts to draw attention to obstacles black leaders have faced and the ways that socioeconomic status, gender, age, and the media affect action in the black community.

Access more than 30,000 humanities ebooks via Project MUSE


Chattanooga’s Sweet History on Display

Kick off the new semester by visiting a new display from Special Collections! Explore the Dynamo of Dixie’s storied history of all things sweet. We’re featuring the candy, soda, and pastries that call Chattanooga home!

Chattanooga’s Sweet History is on display in the Andrew C. Roth Grand Reading Room and George Connor Special Collections Reading Room on the 4th floor of the UTC Library.

CHC-2007-014-003. Brock Fairyland Cherries. Courtesy of the Chattanooga Public Library and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Special Collections.

CHC-2007-014-003. Brock Fairyland Cherries. Courtesy of the Chattanooga Public Library and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Special Collections.

 

CHC-2003-021-071. Women packing cakes at the Chattanooga Bakery. Courtesy of the Chattanooga Public Library and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Special Collections.

CHC-2003-021-071. Women packing cakes at the Chattanooga Bakery. Courtesy of the Chattanooga Public Library and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Special Collections.

 

CHC-1988-106-009. Chattanooga Bakery tin. Courtesy of the Chattanooga Public Library and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Special Collections.

CHC-1988-106-009. Chattanooga Bakery tin. Courtesy of the Chattanooga Public Library and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Special Collections.


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