Logos Links: June 2020

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Library team members Amber Wessies and Olivia Chin have searched the Internet for the best book, movie, and library-related links. Learn more about library news around the world below.


31 Children’s Books To Support Conversations On Race, Racism, and Resistance

A descriptive, helpful list of children’s books from Embrace Race.


Publishers Sue Internet Archive Over Free E-Books

With COVID-19, more free resources became available on the Internet. However, publishers are pushing back over what they consider to be piracy.


The 5 E’s Of Inquiry-Based Learning

Not sure how to engage students in scientific inquiry? Not a problem. The 5E Inquiry-Based Instructional Model can serve as your guide during the design and implementation of STEM instruction.


Anatomy of a Book

Old-fashioned words used to describe books, as provided by The New Yorker.


It’s Juneteenth!

Blog about miscellaneous African American art and poetry, as well as a celebration of Juneteenth.


The Ancient History of Board Games

What did game night look like thousands of years ago? Before Monopoly and Candy Crush, ancient people were playing mehen and the Game of Twenty Squares.


The State of Babies Yearbook

Need some statistics on babies and families in the U.S.? Check out the 2020 State of Babies Yearbook, where you will find changing demographics, health policies, and early learning recommendations.


NASA Names Headquarters After “Hidden Figure” Mary W. Jackson

If you enjoyed reading or watching Hidden Figures, you’ll be glad to know that the real-life Mary W. Jackson is being honored by NASA.








Spotlight On “Westlaw Next”



For students who need to find law, business, or news articles, Westlaw Next is a great database with which to start. The library provides access to Westlaw Next through our “Databases” link on the library website. Simply scroll down the alphabetical list of databases to find Westlaw Next, click on the link, and then you can begin searching within Westlaw Next.

What can you access through Westlaw Next? A few of its resources include court cases, state and federal law information, briefs, statutes and court rules, legislative history, and more. Westlaw Next also provides a “Campus Help Guide” pdf on its search page so that you can find help with navigating and searching the database.

For more help finding the databases and articles that you need, call the library at 731.661.5070, or come to our Circulation or Research Desks for in-person assistance.



Library Staff Picks: What Are We Reading In 2020?


A new year brings with it new reading challenges! Whether you want to read one book or fifty this year, the library has many for you to choose from. Need inspiration? Take a look at what the library staff are excited to read in 2020!


Melissa Moore, Library Director:

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

Becoming C.S. Lewis by Hal Poe


Olivia Chin, Circulation Manager:

Home by Toni Morrison

The Female Experience: An American Documentary by Gerda Lerner

American Predator by Maureen Callahan

Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami

Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon


Mya Putman, Student Assistant:

The Giver quartet by Lois Lowry


Stephen Mount, Systems Librarian:

1984 by George Orwell

Any book by Harlan Coben


Rachel Bloomingburg, Evening Circulation Supervisor:

Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly

Colors of Truth by Tamera Alexander

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott




New: Staff Picks Display

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Ever wonder what the librarians are reading? Looking for something new and recommended at the library?

Presenting: Staff Picks! This first floor display will show you which books and movies we recommend. The display will be refreshed with new choices regularly. You can read a little about each item (and who picked it) with our handy signs.

Currently, the Staff Picks are as follows:


Each item is available for check out. Happy reading!

Spotlight On “Volunteer Voices”


Are you interested in learning about Tennessee history? The Volunteer Voices project is a collection of documents, artifacts, photos, and other facets of local culture. The library provides access to Volunteer Voices as a database in our Databases, E-Books, and Media tab. You can also access Volunteer Voices via the Tennessee Secretary of State website.

So, what can you read about in Volunteer Voices? The project has many broad topics to choose from, including the following [click the links to access Volunteer Voices]:

Broad Topics
Arts and Literature
Children and Childhood
Civil and Human Rights
Family Life and Gender Relations
Farming and Agriculture
Frontier Settlement and Migration
Government and Politics
Health and Medicine
Immigrants and Immigration
Law and Legal Documents
Music and Performing Arts
Native Americans
Nature and the Environment
Popular Culture and Folklife
Science and Technology
Social Reform
Sports and Recreation
Trade, Business and Industry
Transportation and Internal Improvements
Wars and Military

You can also choose to search the collection for specific terms, or you can simply browse the collection and see what the project has to offer. You’ll find documents like personal letters, campaign advertisements, pamphlets, photographs, and more. The collection allows you to narrow your search down by choosing subjects, genres, and the historical era of your topic.

The next time you’re searching for Tennessee history, head to Volunteer Voices and get started. You can also tour our library’s online archives, search our catalog here, visit the Tennesee Room at the Jackson Madison County Library, or visit the Madison County Archives.



Book Signing Event With Karen Kingsbury



Tonight’s the night! We are excited to host Christian novelist Karen Kingsbury on campus. You can visit with Karen Kingsbury in the library from 5-5:40pm before her special dinner event, hosted by the Union Auxiliary. Kingsbury will be selling signed copies of her new book and can also sign your personal books for free if you bring them to the library.

For more information about Karen Kingsbury, visit her website.

For more information about “An Evening With Karen Kingsbury,” click here.

How To Request A Book Through Interlibrary Loan

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It happens to the best of us: you’ve found a great book by searching our catalog, but it’s not available at our library! What can you do?

One option is to request the book through our Interlibrary Loan system.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service provided to obtain materials that are not available at Union University and to loan materials found in The Logos to other libraries. Two ILL systems are used by Union – OCLC and Docline. OCLC is a nationwide interlibrary loan system used by libraries of all types. Docline is a nationwide system used primarily by health sciences libraries.

Current Union faculty members, staff and students may request library materials not available in The Logos, within guidelines. Guests do not have access to ILL.

What does the ILL process look like for you?

  1. By filling out an ILL request form, available on the library website, you can request to have the book delivered to our library.
  2. Then, the book will arrive through “snail mail,” which can take 1-2 weeks.
  3. The book will have an “ILL cover” on it, which indicates its due date.
  4. When you’ve finished the book, you will return it to the library’s Circulation desk.
  5. The book will be mailed back to the library from which it was borrowed.


For questions about ILL, check out the library’s Interlibrary loan policies.

How To Print In The Library (For UU Students & Faculty/Staff)

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UU students, are you trying to figure out where you can print? Or maybe you’re a UU faculty member trying to login to a library computer? Have no fear; we have some “how to” lists for you!


How To Print Using A Library Computer:

  1. Locate a library computer. The library has several computer labs on the first floor. The most popular one to use for printing is the “TLC” (Technology Learning Center). It is located near the North doors & the Circulation Desk.
  2. Sign in to the computer using your Union credentials (what you use to login to your Union email or WebAdvisor).
  3. Find or create the document that you want to print, using the internet and/or Microsoft Word or Adobe.
  4. Find the print button and press it! Depending on your location, the printer should be nearby. If you can’t find a printer, ask for help at the Circulation Desk.





How To Print Using PawPrint:

  1. Log into printing.uu.edu from any computer or laptop.
  2. On the page that appears, click the “PawPrint” tab.
  3. Click “Submit a Job.”
  4. Click “Browse” or “Choose file.”
  5. Upload the document you want to print.
  6. The status report will say “Held in a queue” when it is ready to be printed.
  7. Go to any PawPrint printer to release the document for printing.
  8. Swipe your UU card or manually log in to the printer.
  9. Click “Release Pending Jobs.”
  10. The document will print!


For extra help with printing, send an IT Help request.


How To Find Scholarly Articles On Our Website

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Sooner or later a professor will give you a classic assignment- maybe it’s making an annotated bibliography or writing a research paper. Either way, you’ll need to find scholarly articles from reputable sources.

The library provides access to thousands of articles through different databases and journals. To find just the right article for your assignment, you may need to narrow your search.


How to find a basic article:

  1. First, head to the library website: http://www.uu.edu/library/.
  2. Click the link on the left of the page that says “Research Guides.”
  3. Pick the appropriate Research Guide for your major or class (English, Engineering, etc.).
  4. Locate the suggested databases on your subject’s Research Guide. Choose a database to get started with and click the link.
  5. Within the database, search for a specific title or author name, or use keywords for your intended subject matter. Put quotation marks around phrases or title names for more accurate results.


When you need more specific help…

  1. Check the Databases that the library has listed. Read their descriptions to see which database contains the information that you need (some databases are subject-specific, others are general). When searching through a database, you can usually check a box marked “peer-reviewed” to filter the search for scholarly articles.
  2. Ask a librarian for help by using the Chat function on the library’s home page, or schedule an appointment with a Research Coach for one-on-one coaching.
  3. Click the “Research Tips” link for even more!


Finding scholarly articles doesn’t have to be hard! Use the library website for successful research!



Featured Book: “Help Wanted: Tales From the First Job Front” by Sydney Lewis

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Making the transition from a full-time student to a full-time employee can be exciting- but it can also be a time of great unknowns. Help Wanted: Tales From the First Job Front examines this time of change from different viewpoints. Writer Sydney Lewis collected 25 stories from a variety of people about their early working experiences- how they found their first job, how they coped with busy schedules, and all of the lessons learned along the way. Once you’ve been established in your position at your job, it’s easy to forget about how you felt when you were first starting out. Help Wanted: Tales From the First Job Front tells stories that help you remember- or, if you haven’t started working yet, stories you can look forward to.

help wanted sydney lewis      From counselors to campaigners, Help Wanted allows each person to tell their stories. T.J. Devoe, a current college student with a florist delivery job, shares this advice from his employment stories:

I want to do something that’s gonna make me happy. I don’t want to spend the rest of my life thinking, “What could I have done?” I don’t want to sit back and think about all the things I could’ve been. I want to at least try, I want to take the chance. So, now I see what I want to do. I’m just striving for the goal.

I think you have to know yourself, know what you want to do, and what you want for yourself in the future, and then take the steps necessary to provide that. You have to go into every new situation thinking of how you want it to work for you. Sometimes that knowledge doesn’t come to you right away. You gotta experience, you gotta live, you gotta do.

Jenny Petrow, an office worker in an English-language program, explains the value of good coworkers:

In this office, I learned that the people you work with make a big difference- that it is important. We come from totally different backgrounds, but we get along well and really like each other. It doesn’t matter that I went to an ivy-league school and someone else went to a state university. It does not make a difference. We all do our jobs, hopefully well, and work together. Everyone helps each other.

There are countless other words of wisdom in Help Wanted. If you want the inside scoop on certain jobs, office cultures, finding work, and discovering your passions, check out Help Wanted!