e-Journal & e-Book Maintenance

open computer window with illustrated gears on a blue backgroundTo prepare for the upcoming semester, the library is doing maintenance on electronic collections.

Many electronic journals and e-books will be temporarily removed from the catalog and LibSearch.


During this time, you can still access these resources from these pages:

Electronic books will be gradually restored to the catalog and LibSearch over the next week.

Electronic journals will remain available through the journal search tab.

If you need assistance locating an e-journal or e-books, please Ask a Librarian.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

End of Semester Hours at the College of Business

The end of the semester is almost here! Are you ready? Are you excited? Are you…procrastinating??

Good news! The library will be over at the College of Business for a few hours in April to help out with any last minute questions you might have. A tutor from the UHD Writing and Reading Center will also be there to answer quick questions or help schedule an appointment with you.

We’ll be in the College of Business Shea Street Building, on the first floor during the following dates:

Tuesday, April 12; 11am-noon
Tuesday, April 26; 11am-noon

Come say hello! image with information about reference hours at the college of business during the month of April

Featured New Business Titles

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Popup Republic by Jeremy BarasPopUp Republic delves into the $50-billion dollar pop-up industry and includes stories, examples, anecdotes, case studies and a how-to guide of how to create a successful pop-up. More than just an A-to-Z guide on how to launch and operate a successful pop-up, PopUp Republic shows how pop-ups are disrupting the retail, dining and entertainment industries in this country and around the world– Provided by publisher.



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Social Media Risk and Governance: Managing Enterprise Risk by Phil Mennie
Featuring examples from companies such as BP, MasterCard, Netflix, PwC, Silk Road UBS and Yelp, the book is designed to promote cross-functional working between professional users of social media, acknowledging the impact of these technologies across the business and the interaction of the various stakeholders when planning new activities to effectively harness the power of social media safely and successfully for their organization.–Provided by ProQuest



Practical Strategic Management by Eiichi Kasahara
The author presents 15 steps that combine strategy and marketing aspects in business. The steps are presented systematically and holistically. Readers will be able to maintain the “big picture” perspective, while being able to dive deep into each step. The guide is not written for “ideal situations” in business. Much attention is given to being aware of market trends, business competition, and the limitations of resources, to be able to apply practical strategic thinking in business.–Provided by ProQuest



Underdome Guide to Energy Reform compiled by Janette Kim and Erik Carver
The Underdome Guide to Energy Reform is the first book to map the political implications of energy management in architecture. It reenvisions collective priorities in the face of climate change, at scales ranging from the microelectronic to macroregional. Organized into sections covering power, territory, lifestyle, and risk, Underdome catalogs conflicts and affiliations among energy agendas to inform public action and function as a “voter guide.” Underdome is a call to action, urging citizens and designers to questions how political ecology can reshape architectural objects and objectives.–Provided by ProQuest


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Business Ethics: An Interactive Introduction by Andrew Kernohan
Concepts such as utility, duty, and sustainability are given practical value and connected to examples and methods familiar to business people. Classical ethical theories are surveyed, as are modern perspectives on justice, equality, and the environment. Where possible, quantitative examples and methods are used to show that ethics need not be subjective or vague. Kernohan provides an overview of the basic tools of ethical decision-making and shows how each can be used to resolve moral problems in business environments.–Provided by ProQuest



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Consumer Psychology in a Social Media World edited by Claudiu V. Dimofte, Curtis P. Haugtvedt, and Richard F. Yalch
Consumer Psychology in a Social Media World will appeal to those who are involved in creating, managing, and evaluating products used in social media communications. As seen in recent financial and business market successes (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest, WhatsApp, etc.), businesses focused on facilitating social media are part of the fastest growing and most valuable sector of today’s economy.–Provided by ProQuest

Research & Writing Center Help @ the College of Business

Bewildered by Business Source Complete? Confounded by citations? You’re in luck! A librarian and a writing center tutor will be available at the College of Business Computer Lab to help out with any questions you might have!

The dates for March are:

Wednesday March 9, 2016 from 10am-noon – CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

Wednesday March 23, 2016 from 1pm-3pm

We’ll see you there!

information for reference hours at the college of business

University Archives Offers Free Two-Part Workshop

Cross-posted from Confluence, the University Archives blog.

Making the Book, Making the Self:  Miscellanies, Digital Literacy, and Representation

Two-Day Workshop, April 21 and 22, 2016

Thursday April 21, 2-6pm at The Print Museum

Friday April 22, 1-4pm at W.I. Dykes Library

This workshop is funded fully through the generous support of a High Impact Practices Grant through UHD and is open to all students! RSVP via email to:

Instructors: Dr. Katharine Jager (English Department) and Melissa Torres (University Archivist, W.I. Dykes Library)



Participants in this workshop will take a mini-course on book production at Houston’s Printing Museum, consider questions of literacy, history and authority, and then return to UHD with these new skills to produce individual miscellanies and reflective essays gleaned from our own multimodal presence. Like a scrapbook, a miscellany historically was a work assembled by a single person comprised by a variety of texts. Participants will produce a digital and a material miscellany derived from their own social media content; this content will be gleaned from a participant’s own multimodal presence over a 24 hour period. Potential sources of material include social media postings, Tweets, text messages, Vines and/ or YouTube videos, images, photographs, and sound recordings. How might historical methods of miscellany production be similar (or different) from our own habits of Tweeting, texting, Facebooking, YouTube-ing, Instagramming? How does a digital text get archived, and how might this method of preservation be understood within a broader historical context?

Our miscellany projects will be archived for further assessment and access.



This is a lab-lecture workshop. The first day of the course will be held at the Museum of Printing History, where a lab on bookmaking will take place. The second day will be both lecture and lab, discussing the issues described above while engaging in the hands-on work of making our own miscellanies.


Course objectives:

Students will be able to design and implement a material miscellany

Students will be able to design and implement a digital portfolio

Students will engage in a workshop at the Houston Printing Museum and learn how to make books

Students will consider the role of history in the production of books and analyze the changes in the creation of miscellanies across time

Interracial Children’s Books, Where Are You?

Picture of Love Finds a Way displayWe put up a new display in the library last week to go along with our upcoming film showing of The Loving Story. The display showcases books and films about interracial couples and families.

We found only a few children’s books in our collection to add to the display, and that got us thinking – Where are all the interracial children’s books? Apparently, others are asking the same question. There is a clear dearth of children’s books that focus on the topic and almost none that feature interracial families or characters as part of the main story line but without their interracial identity being the obvious focus.

For now, we’ve ordered available books we can find, but we’ll be on the lookout for more as we expand our growing collection of children’s books featuring diverse characters and topics.

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