Our holiday DVD picks from the Fine Arts Library — celebrate the end of the semester with a movie!

As finals wind down and you find yourself with some much-needed leisure time, remember that the UT Libraries have lots of options for free entertainment.  Books, CDs, DVDs — all for free!

Need some suggestions?  Here are our favorite holiday-themed movies, all of which are available at the Fine Arts Library.

A Christmas Story

Elf

White Christmas

It’s a Wonderful Life

Gremlins

Home Alone

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Scrooged

Bad Santa

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Scrooge (1951)

Have a favorite that’s not on this list?  Tell us about it in the comments.

It’s finals time! Campus resources can help with stress management

 exam anxiety by Flickr user cl0r
exam anxiety, by Flickr user cl0r

There are numerous resources across campus that can help you manage stress this time of year.

The UT Learning Center publishes useful handouts on topics such as:

  • Dealing Successfully with Conflict
  • How to Keep Calm During Tests
  • Self Talk for Reducing Anxiety

The Counseling and Mental Health Center offers a Student Stress Checklist and Tips for Stress Management on their website as well as an interactive stress management site called Stress Recess: Stress Management and Reduction.

And while you’re working on those final projects, don’t forget that librarians are available to help. Chat with us, call us, visit us, or schedule an appointment with a subject specialist with expertise in your area of study. All of these services are available through Ask a Librarian.

Good luck with finals!!!