Category Archives: New Resources

New Databases

Some new databases have been added to our library system, and a few of them might be of interest for you engineers out there.

Statista provides statistical data from 18,000 sources which include industry, marketing, and trade groups.

Pivot is the latest version of the COS Funding Opportunities Database. Its purpose is to aid researchers in finding funding and collaboration opportunities.

Import Genius contains shipping manifests and customs records of product shipments into U.S. ports. The data from these records can be used to investigate import and industry trends. In order to access this resource, University of Texas at Austin students, faculty, and staff must create a free account using their university email address.


More Books, New Topics

We recently decided to expand our offerings on textiles and fibers, and below is a list of books on this subject that are now at the McKinney Engineering Library. You can request these titles through the catalogue, or come and find them with the call numbers listed below. As always, ask a librarian if you can’t find what you need! Happy reading!

Fibrous and composite materials for civil engineering applications / edited by R. Fangueiro. Cambridge, UK ; Philadelphia, PA : Woodhead Publishing : Published in association with the Textile Institute, 2011.
Call No.: TA 418.9 C6 F53 2011.

Development of nanotechnology in textiles / editors, A.K. Haghi, G.E. Zaikov.
Hauppauge, N.Y. : Nova Science Publisher’s, 2012.
Call No.: TA 418.9 N35 D475 2012.

New product development in textiles: innovation and production / edited by L. Horne. Oxford; Philadelphia : Woodhead Pub Ltd, 2012.
Call No.: TS 1449 N493 2012.

Woven textiles: principles, developments and applications / by K.L. Gandhi. Cambridge, UK; Philadelphia, PA, USA : Woodhead Pub. in association with the Textile Institute, 2012.
Call No.: TS 1490 W68 2012.

Handbook of tensile properties of textile and technical fibres / edited by A.R. Bunsell. Cambridge, UK : Woodhead Publishing in association with the Textile Institute ; Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, 2009.
Call No.: TS 1540 H36 2009.

Identification of textile fibers / edited by Max M. Houck. Cambridge : Woodhead Pub. ; Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press LLC, 2009.
Call No.: TS 1540 I34 2009.

Physical properties of textile fibres / W.E. Morton and J.W.S. Hearle. Cambridge, England : Woodhead Publishing in association with the Textile Institute ; Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, 2008.
Call No.: TS 1540 M67 2008.

Shape memory polymers and textiles / Jinlian Hu. Cambridge : Woodhead in association with Textile Institute, 2007.
Call No.: TS 1548.5 H8 2007.

Improving comfort in clothing / edited by Guowen Song. Oxford ; Philadelphia : Woodhead Pub., 2011.
Call No.: TS 1767 I452 2011.

Theory of structure and mechanics of fibrous assemblies [electronic resource] / Bohuslav Neckář and Dipayan Das. New Delhi : Woodhead Pub., 2012.
Electronic Book. To access, locate the record in our catalogue.

Libraries Announce Materials Retrieval

“In August, the University of Texas Libraries launched a new Materials Retrieval service in all campus branches. This service allows patrons to use the online Library Catalog to request that books be retrieved from the shelf and delivered to the UT Libraries checkout desk of their choice for pickup.

Prior to this service being launched, patrons were required to visit the owning library to locate books on the shelves; now, they may request online that this be done for them, and may also choose the most convenient library branch for delivery. Requested items are held for the patron at their chosen branch for eight days, allowing plenty of time for pickup, even for patrons who only visit campus once per week.

This time-saving service has become very popular in a short time, with nearly five thousand items requested in September alone. Estimated October retrievals are on track for nearly double that number. Staff expect the volume of requests to continue to grow as we move into the 2012-2013 academic year, and look forward to serving even more patrons as news of the service spreads around campus. A promotional campaign is set to begin in early November.

Materials Retrieval joins the Fine Arts Library’s AV Retrieval Service in offering a new level of convenience for Libraries patrons. In addition, we hope this service will inspire patrons to view our library resources with new eyes as physical access to our collections is enhanced. We invite you to explore the Library Catalog anew!”

– Melissa Nelson

Materials Retrieval FAQs

Two new organizations have been added to our IHS subscription!

The International Code Council (ICC) publishes building codes that promote safety and fire prevention. These codes are used throughout the U.S. to construct residential and commercial buildings, including homes and schools.

Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) publishes standards for the lighting industry. These standards are used by lighting designers, architects, interior designers, government & utility personnel, engineers, contractors, manufacturers, distributors, researchers and educators around the world.

For more information on Finding Engineering Standards and Specification check out our web page at

Keep Up-to-Date with Recent Arrivals

Just a quick tip for you this Friday afternoon: have you ever browsed the Recent Arrivals page of the library’s website? The page lists materials that have been added to the library’s collection in the past 30 days. It’s a great way to get in early on the most popular items.

You can filter by a specific library or narrow down by media type. For example, take a look at what we’ve added to the Engineering Library or check out the new DVDs at the Fine Arts Library. You can see right away if the item is available—head over to the branch listed to pick it up or click through to place a hold on a checked-out item.

Have a good weekend!

New NoodleBib Tutorials

Writing a paper is stressful enough, but creating a bibliography can be a nightmare. If you’ll be doing research this semester, you’ll want to bookmark the UT Libraries’ great new series of tutorials for using NoodleBib. NoodleBib is an easy-to-use resource that helps you create correct citations in APA, MLA or Chicago styles and organize them into a downloadable bibliography.

These videos will show you how to set up a NoodleBib account, how to create a new project, how to add new sources to your bibliography, how to share your project with a group and more.

If you need additional help with citations or research, feel free to contact the library.

Libraries sign on to audiobook service, declare Audiobook Week

AUSTIN, Texas (March 5, 2010) – The University of Texas Libraries is pronouncing March 8-14 AudioBook Week with the launch of a new subscription to MyiLibrary Audio.

The Libraries initial MyiLibrary Audio collection features more than 450 titles including popular general fiction, literary fiction, classic fiction, mystery, biography and creative non-fiction. The collection includes books read by award-winning audiobook performers, and allows users to browse for titles and hear a sample before virtual checkout.

With the addition of this new and more versatile database to Libraries resources, users can download these audiobooks to a personal computer or laptop, as well as to media players and smartphones, including the iPod and iPhone, for listening on the go.

The service goes into effect just in time for users to take advantage of over Spring Break, and can be accessed with a UT EID to download audiobooks on or off campus.

“As digital audiobook use has increased in recent years, the Libraries are working to remain on the leading edge of library digital audiobook services,” says Graduate Research Assistant Kristen Hogan. “The Libraries MyiLibrary Audio collection focuses on acclaimed recent and classic titles in order to support campus reading and to build connections between the Libraries and users

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Access to MyiLibrary is now available

Access to MyiLibrary is now available from the Databases and Indexes to Articles menu of the library website.

MyiLibrary is a platform that provides access to ebooks. At this point, we have only licensed titles from Oxford University Press although this is likely to expand in the future. The ebooks are formatted at Adobe Acrobat PDF files and can be used by multiple users at the same time. Printing and saving are supported to the extent allowed by the publisher.

A more complete description of what is offered in our subscription is available on the MyiLibrary About:



Life Science Analytics added to Business Source Complete

Over seven thousand company profiles will be added to the Company Profile authority in Business Source Complete

Every Life Science Analytics (LSA) company profile contains detailed and accurate company information drawn from the MedTRACK database, including product details, management information and company news for private and public biomedical companies.

The entire LSA report collection is refreshed every two months, ensuring that the collection remains an invaluable and up-to-date compendium of company information.