In Time for the Inauguration “Presidents Photographed” Exhibit on Display in Roth and Special Collections

In anticipation of the 2017 Presidential Inauguration, view the new display from Special Collections, Presidents Photographed: The Incredible Collection of John Rous, visible in the Andrew C. Roth Grand Reading Room (LIB 402) and the George Connor Special Collections Reading Room (LIB 439).

The John Rous Photographs collection, housed in the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s Special Collections, contains dozens of photographs of United States presidents ranging from Franklin Delano Roosevelt to Richard Nixon. The collection is made up of Rous’s most prized images which he displayed in his Lynchburg, Virginia home after he retired before donating them to the university.

John Rous, an Associated Press photographer assigned to the White House, was born in 1912 in Meridian, Mississippi. Rous grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and began working as a professional photographer in 1933 when he was hired by the Washington Herald. During World War II, Rous served in the Office of War Information as the chief of photographers, and after the war he took a job as one of the White House photographers for the Associated Press.

While covering the White House, Rous captured thousands of images. Perhaps most famously, he photographed Jacqueline Kennedy and Robert Kennedy following the casket of President John F. Kennedy from the airplane in Washington, D.C.  hours after the president’s assassination in Dallas, Texas.

Photograph of President Lyndon B. Johnson and Lady Bird Johnson walking presidential beagles, Him and Her, on the White House lawn.

Photograph of President Lyndon B. Johnson and Lady Bird Johnson walking presidential beagles, Him and Her, on the White House lawn.

The selection of photographs on display in the Andrew C. Roth Grand Reading Room and the George Connor Special Collections Reading Room comprise only a fraction of Rous’s incredible images. To view the full collection, please see Special Collections staff in LIB 439.

UTC Library adds Technology Research Library IEEE/IET Electronic Library (IEL)!

As the world’s largest technical professional association, IEEE provides relevant technology research in engineering, electronics, computer science, and related technology disciplines.

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Highlights of the IEL include:

Nearly 200 IEEE journals, magazines, and transactions such as:

25+ IET journals and magazines such as:

1500+ IEEE and IET annual conference proceedings such as:

3,500+ approved and published IEEE standards such as:

Access the IEEE/IET Electronic Library via IEEE Xplore

A full title list is available here.

New Archival Journals Available via JSTOR!

jstor-logoUTC Library has recently gained access to nearly 1,000 additional journal archives through JSTOR, one of the world’s leading digital repositories for journals.JSTOR’s holdings are wide-ranging and cover an abundance of topics in the arts, humanities and social sciences. While the newest issue of a journal in JSTOR may not be the most recent (most titles have content availability delays of 1-6 years), some of its holdings go all the way back to the 1800s!

JSTOR allows users to filter their search results by subject area, provides an option to download any article, and can create a bibliographic citation, making research that much easier.

Here is a list of journals recently added to UTC’s JSTOR collection.

Interesting titles:

Exciting New ProQuest Content Additions and Database Changes!

UTC Library now has significantly enhanced full text and subject-specific indexes from ProQuest!


Highlights include:

  • Philosopher’s Index and PsycINFO/PsycARTICLES
    are now on ProQuest (no longer via EBSCO)
  • A large, multi-subject database called ProQuest Central which is an ideal place to begin research
    • Current full text for hundreds of important newspapers such as Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times as well as Gannett-owned newspapers from across the country (Arizona Republic, Des Moines Register, Greenville News, etc.)
    • Over 250 full text journals from Cambridge University Press with a 1 year delay
    • Over 300 full text journals from Emerald Group Publishing with a 1 year delay
  • Dissertations & Theses is now in full text
  • Full text historical access to The New York Times from 1851-3 years ago
  • Statistical Abstracts of the United States and World

Here is a detailed breakdown of the new resources from ProQuest:


ProQuest Central

Large multisubject database covering all major disciplines, including Business, Health and Medical, Social Sciences, Education, Science and Technology, and Humanities. Includes fulltext newspapers


Art, Design & Architure Collection

Current and comprehensive indexing for fine art, art history, architecture, design and applied arts



Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals

Comprehensive architecture and design index



Dissertations & Theses Global Full Text

Millions of searchable citations to dissertations and theses from 1861 to the present day together with over a million full-text dissertations



New York Times Historical Archive

Full text to the New York Times from 1851-3 years ago. Also includes digitized NYT Index from 1851-1993, advertisements, and photos



Philosopher’s Index

Comprehensive coverage on philosophy including epistemplogy, ethics, logic, and philosophy of various subjects. **Now via ProQuest instead of EBSCO**




Index of psychological literature and full text journals from the American Psychological Association. **Now via ProQuest instead of EBSCO**



SciTech Premium Collection

Indexes and some full text in the areas of agriculture, biological, environmental, earth, atmospheric & aquatic sciences, advanced technologies & aerospace, materials science & engineering



Social Science Premium Collection

Social Sciences journal indexes and full text covering subject areas including Politics, Sociology, Education, Linguistics, and Criminal Justice



Statistical Abstract of the US

Comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States



Statistical Abstracts of the World

Collection of the statistical abstracts from over 65 countries


Happy Holidays from Special Collections!

The Special Collections team would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday break, and invites you to prepare for the winter season by browsing through pictures of campus snowfalls from years past. As always, these and other countless other images can be found by browsing  past editions of the Moccasin yearbook and issues of the University Echo newspaper from our Digital Collections page. Looking for something specific? These collections are also full-text searchable, so enter a keyword or two in the search bar for speedy retrieval of relevant items!

Study hard for those last few finals, stay warm, and we’ll see you next year!