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Pendergrass “Pop-Up Library” in Brehm Animal Science, Thursdays 11:30-1:30

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What: Library Office Hours

Where: Brehm Animal Science 1st Floor Foyer

When: Every Thursday, 11:30AM-1:30PM

Why: Help with research and free giveaways!

Do you have a research question but can’t make it into the library?  No problem!

In the spring 2017 semester, Pendergrass Library will be hosting a weekly “Pop-Up Library” in the Brehm Animal Science 1st floor foyer.

Stop by Thursdays from 11:30AM-1:30PM for research help, library giveaways, and featured books from our Leisure Reading collection.  You can even return items you have borrowed!

No appointment needed – just walk-in to our booth for convenient help from the library.

Writers in the Library Presents Nationally Acclaimed Poet Joy Harjo, Jan. 23

Internationally recognized poet, author, musician, and playwright Joy Harjo will read from her work on the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, campus as part of the Writers in the Library reading series. Harjo’s reading on Monday, January 23, will take place in the John C. Hodges Library auditorium at 7 p.m. The reading is free and open to the public.
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Construction Will Block Melrose Access to Hodges Library, Dec. 11-Jan. 6

Upcoming replacement of the cooling towers atop Hodges Library will disrupt traffic and partially block Melrose Avenue access to Hodges Library.

Between December 11 and January 6, visitors to Hodges Library can expect closure of Melrose Avenue between Hess Hall and Hodges Library’s west entrance, as well as intermittent closures of the Hodges Library’s west entrance doors.

MELROSE AVENUE and STAFF PARKING LOT 12 will be CLOSED entirely on December 11 and 12.

The upper east portion of Lot 12 will remain closed throughout the construction project. After December 12, the west upper portion of Lot 12 will be accessible from the west end of Melrose Avenue, and TWO-WAY TRAFFIC on a portion of Melrose Avenue will allow entrance and exit. The lower (north) portion of Lot 12 will be accessible from Volunteer Blvd. by turning west onto Melrose Place.

See the attached newsletter from UT Parking and Transit for details.

Please bear with us to ensure everyone’s safety.

HathiTrust Releases Massive Open Dataset

HathiTrust has announced the release of a significantly expanded open dataset, HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) Extracted Features (EF) Dataset, Version 1.0. This dataset provides researchers with open access to data extracted from the full text of the HathiTrust Digital Library (HTDL) at an unprecedented scale. 
The Extracted Features Dataset opens the complete HathiTrust collection for investigations into historical and cultural trends, the rise and fall of topics within the corpus, and the evolution of words and writing structures in publications dating from the 16th to the late 20th century. The EF Dataset provides quantitative information about word and line counts, parts of speech, and other details within each page of every volume in the HTDL. In addition to these larger-scale investigations, the EF Dataset also allows researchers to closely analyze the contents of a given volume or subset of volumes. The data is extracted from 13.7 million volumes found in the HTDL, representing over 5 billion pages consisting of over 2 trillion tokens (words). A preliminary release of the EF Dataset, drawn from a much smaller subset comprising only HathiTrust’s public domain collection, has already enabled novel research from scholars in economics, history, linguistics, literary studies and sociology, among other fields.
Read the full announcement here.

HathiTrust is a partnership of major academic and research libraries collaborating in a digital library initiative to preserve and provide access to the published record in digital form. UT Libraries became a member of HathiTrust in 2014. Read about benefits of UT’s membership in HathiTrust.

De-Stress for Success @ Pendergrass Library



Feeling anxious about upcoming exams?  Need to take a break, relax, and unwind?  Stop by Pendergrass Library during finals week for our De-Stress for Success events!  Activities are free, fun, and open to all UT students:

Ongoing Activities (Monday, December 5-Thursday, December 8)

  • Snacks & Study Supplies
  • Coloring & Origami
  • Puzzles & Games
  • 3D Pens

Monday, December 5:

  • 9am Coffee (Front Desk)
  • 12-5pm Therapy Dogs
  • 4-6pm Massages (Group Study Area)

Tuesday, December 6:

  • 9am Coffee
  • 12-5pm Therapy Dogs
  • 4-6pm Massages

Wednesday, December 7:

  • 9am Coffee
  • 12-5pm Therapy Dogs
  • 4-6pm Massages

Thursday, December 8:

  • 12-3pm Therapy Dogs
  • 4-6pm Massages

For more information about De-Stress activities at Hodges Library and Music Library locations, visit


Library-hosted Webinar on Gale Researcher and Artemis Primary Sources, November 18

If you missed the Libraries’ earlier training sessions on Gale Researcher and Artemis Primary Sources databases –- or if you’d like to learn more –- join the webinar offered by Gale Cengage Learning on Friday, November 18.

Gale Researcher helps students identify and link to relevant, authoritative sources. Introductory essays, peer-reviewed articles, and streamed video are organized by subject areas typical to the undergraduate curriculum.

Artemis Primary Sources gives researchers access to wide-ranging archival materials. Sources include databases on sexuality and gender, indigenous peoples of North America, declassified U.S. documents, the Associated Press archives, and many, many historical newspapers. The online interface (Digital Humanities Sandbox) facilitates data mining and textual analytics.

Follow this link to take an optional pre-training survey and submit your interests and questions to the trainer in advance of the webinar:

Join the webinar, 12:20-1:10 p.m., Friday, November 18. Log-in online or join our group session in 211 Hodges Library.

Questions? Contact Corey Halaychik, or 974-9314.

Webinar: Gale Researcher and Artemis Primary Sources Follow-up Webinar
When: Friday, November 18, 12:20-1:10 p.m. EST
Access Link:
Audio Connection Phone Number: 1-877-325-5019
Conference Code Number: 836 819 5957

Oxford University Press to demo databases, Nov. 16 & 17

Oxford University Press (OUP) will will be at Hodges Library November 16 and 17 to demonstrate some of their unique databases.

Wednesday, November 16, Room 211 Hodges Library
(Sessions: 1:25-2:15 p.m.; 2:30-3:20 p.m.; 3:35-4:25 p.m.)

Wednesday’s training sessions will feature Oxford University Press products to which the UT Libraries already subscribes:

Oxford Music Online, Oxford Art Online, Benezit Dictionary of Artists, Oxford History of Western Music, Oxford Bibliographies Online, Oxford Reference Online, Dictionary of National Biography, Social Explorer, AMA Manual of Style, Oxford Islamic Studies Online, Oxford English Dictionary, Oxford Encyclopedia of Social Work, Oxford Dictionaries, Oxford Constitutions of the World, Oxford Reports on International Law.

Thursday, November 17, Room 127 Hodges Library
(Sessions: 9:40-10:55 a.m.; 11:10 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.; 3:40-4:55 p.m.

Thursday’s sessions will introduce new products from OUP to which the UT Libraries currently has trial subscriptions:

Oxford Law Products, African American Studies Center, Electronic Enlightenment, American National Biography, Oxford Biblical Studies, Oxford Handbooks Online, University Press Scholarship Online/Oxford Scholarship Online, Oxford Scholarly Editions, New Oxford Shakespeare, Oxford Classical Dictionary, Very Short Introductions Online, SIPRI (Stockholm International Peace and Research Institute), Oxford Clinical Psychology, Oxford Medicine Online.

Read the complete schedule and descriptions of all databases below.
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Garrett Hongo at Writers in the Library on November 15

garretthongoAward-winning author/poet Garrett Hongo will read from his work on Tuesday, November 15, at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, as part of the Writers in the Library series.

The reading will be in the Hodges Library auditorium at 7 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

Garrett Hongo was born in Volcano, Hawaii, and grew up on the north shore of O`ahu and in Los Angeles. He was educated at Pomona College and the University of Michigan and received his MFA from UC Irvine. His latest book of poetry, Coral Road, was published by Knopf in 2011. Other work includes two books of poetry, three anthologies, and Volcano: A Memoir of Hawai`i (Knopf/Vintage, 1995). Among his honors are the Guggenheim Fellowship, two NEA grants, a Fulbright Fellowship, and the Lamont Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets.

Hongo is distinguished professor of arts and sciences at the University of Oregon. He has taught at Houston, UC Irvine, Vanderbilt, and the Universitá degli Studi di Firenze.

Presently, he is at work on a book of nonfiction entitled The Perfect Sound: Confessions of an Audiophile.


Writers in the Library is sponsored by the UT Libraries and the Creative Writing Program in association with the John C. Hodges Better English Fund. For more information contact Erin Elizabeth Smith, Jack E. Reese Writer-in-Residence at the UT Libraries, at

Visit for a complete schedule of Writers in the Library readings for the 2016-2017 academic year.

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