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!



Springer Briefs

UTC Library provides electronic access to Springer Briefs, a collection of over 2,200 unique pieces of research covering a variety of subject areas. These titles will be especially useful for researchers in engineering, business, and the sciences. Each piece of research falls between 50 to 125 pages, allowing authors to present a more in-depth treatment of their research than would be possible in a journal article.

Included in this collection are titles like “Evaluating and Promoting Positive School Attitude in Adolescents,” which discusses ways to create a positive school attitude and sense of well-being in a learning environment.

“Activating the Tools of Social Media for Innovative Collaboration in the Enterprise” looks at ways that social media can improve employee satisfaction and achieve specific outcomes for businesses.

Finally, a look at “How Likely is Extraterrestrial Life?” allows users to see how current scientific knowledge can help us decide whether or not life exists on other planets!

All of the Springer Briefs are available through Springer Link or via the library catalog, WorldCat Discovery.

See our full title list

Interesting titles:

Evaluating and Promoting Positive School Attitude in Adolescents

by Mandy Stern
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Activating the Tools of Social Media for Innovative Collaboration in the Enterprise

by Ann Majchrzak, Elizabeth Fife, Qingfei Min, Francis Pereira
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How Likely is Extraterrestrial Life?

by J. Woods Halley
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Treatment versus Punishment for Drug Addiction

by Richard Soyer and Stefan Schumann
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Psychological Health Effects of Musical Experiences

by Tores Theorell
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eResources for Native American Heritage Month

Since 1990, the U.S. government has designated November as Native American Heritage Month. This has allowed federal, state, and local government agencies as well as other cultural institutions throughout our nation to educate and share in the rich historical and cultural traditions of peoples native to our land.

Here at the UTC Library, we would like to pass along to our patrons many of the resources we have available that showcase the cultures, traditions, histories, and contributions of Native people.

UTC Library subscribes to American Indian Quarterly via Project MUSE

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AIQ is an interdisciplinary journal that covers Native American anthropology, art, history, literature, and religion.

American Indian Quarterly

Recent articles include “Acting Out Assimilation: Playing Indian and Becoming American in the Federal Indian Boarding Schools,” which looks at the role of public performances in assimilating Native Americans into United States culture in late 19th century.

Acting Out Assimilation: Playing Indian and Becoming American in the Federal Indian Boarding Schools

In addition, the article “‘Between Two Fires’: Elusive Justice on the Cherokee-Tennessee Frontier, 1796-1814” looks at the tension between native chiefs and frontier settlers in our own backyard.

‘Between Two Fires’: Elusive Justice on the Cherokee-Tennessee Frontier, 1796-1814

UTC Library also has resources regarding contemporary Native American issues.

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The journal Diaspora, Indigenous and Minority Education available from Taylor & Francis often explores issues facing Native American students and the initiatives taken in support of these students in the field of education.
Diaspora, Indigenous and Minority Education

The article “Incorporating the Culture of American Indian/Alaska Native Students into the Classroom” discusses ways of infusing the cultures of American Indian and Native Alaskan people into a curriculum.

Incorporating the Culture of American Indian/Alaska Native Students into the Classroom

For those interested in health issues concerning Native Americans, the book Native American Communities on Health and Disability creates a dialogue between modern Western and Indigenous concepts of disability and wellness.

Native American Communities on Health and Disability

We hope that you find these resources for Native American Heritage Month enlightening and engaging!

Celebrate NaNoWriMo with Local Authors

November is National Novel Writing Month, better known as NaNoWriMo. If you’re participating in NaNoWriMo and looking for inspiration from some of your favorite Tennessee and Chattanooga authors, check out some of rare books housed in Special Collections including works authored and illustrated by local authors including, Cherie Priest.

Cherie Priest is an award winning novelist and blogger who earned her M.A. in Rhetoric and Professional Writing from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2001. Priest currently resides in Chattanooga and even set her Eden Moore series in the Scenic City. Explore works like Boneshaker (nominated for both the Nebula and Hugo awards) and The Family Plot to get inspired by this talented fantasy, horror, and sci-fi author.

Discover more UC and UTC authors in the Library’s University Alumnus Collection and get inspired to write the great American novel by participating in NaNoWriMo!

New 2016 Springer eBooks!

UTC Library has recently added over 7,000 titles from 2016 to its Springer eBook offerings. These eBooks will surely interest those in the science, engineering, and medical fields, just to name a few.

Access SpringerLink eBooks

Springer titles feature everything from “3D Printed Science Projects,” a guide to educating students of all ages with the help of 3D printed models to “China’s New Urbanization,” which provides an in-depth look at a plan for developing China’s cities.

Business students may find “Optimization of Leadership Style” useful for learning about management on an international level.

Finally, those in the social sciences may see “Changing Female Literacy Practices in Algeria” and learn about the way religion factors into the way women learn to read.

Users can download the eBooks at either the chapter or entire title level and search for other titles in relevant subjects.

Interesting titles: