Wednesday, March 28, 2007

New Book by Pippa Holloway (History faculty)

Holloway, Pippa. Sexuality, Politics, and Social Control in Virginia, 1920-1945. Chapel Hill:University of North Carolina Press, 2006.
View Voyager Catalog Record

In the first half of the twentieth century, white elites who dominated Virginia politics sought to increase state control over African Americans and lower-class whites, whom they saw as oversexed and lacking sexual self-restraint. In order to reaffirm the existing political and social order, white politicians legalized eugenic sterilization, increased state efforts to control venereal disease and prostitution, cracked down on interracial marriage, and enacted statewide movie censorship. Providing a detailed picture of the interaction of sexuality, politics, and public policy, Pippa Holloway explores how these measures were passed and enforced.

If you are an MTSU faculty member and have recently published a book, please let us know.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

What is Article Linker?

If you’ve been around for a while, you may be familiar with the Linkfinder utility available in the article databases, which allows you to see if an article is available online or in the library. We are making a switch to a new linking utility called Article Linker. (Article Linker icon goes here)

Article Linkfilnder works in much the same way that Linkfinder does. If the article is available online in one or more databases, you will be presented with a link to the article. If the article is not available online, you may see a link to the Walker Library Print Collection. This means that the article is available in print in the library periodicals collection.(image of Article linker example goes here) Please stop by the Reference Desk if you need help finding an article.

Special Collections Exhibits

There are two exhibits in Special Collections on the 4th floor through Summer 2007: Recent Acquisitions in the Early Tennessee Imprints Collection and Making Music: Selected works from the Dimensional and Artists’ Books Collection

Think before you print. Double-sided, or not?

Many thousands of pieces of printer paper are left in the recycle bins each month. This hurts the library budget and the environment.

It often appears that people are tossing away the double-sided printouts. If you DON’T want to print double-sided, do this:

1. Go to File>Print

2. Click on the Properties button.

3. Uncheck the box that says “Print on Both Sides.”

The blog is back.

After a month long hiatus, the Library Blog is back, new and improved. Please check back frequently for information about new services and resources.