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UNT Library Electronic Resources:
There When You Need Them!

By Dr. Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner, Assistant Director - Academic Computing and User Services

In the past I have talked about the extensive 'free CBT' available by using electronic resources available through the UNT Library. Well, I just went to a conference in the Seattle area where I discovered that I forgot to include a section of my presentation that had to do with an article in a book that I own. Desperate to find the quote that was missing, I hoped that maybe the UNT Library would have the book available electronically so I can look up the quote and reference quickly! I found my book in the UNT Library's extensive online holdings and my presentation was saved! (well, at least a significant paragraph of it!). Here are my search instructions just in case YOU ever end up in such a bind and need a text that you left in your office, at home etc..

First, look up the title of your text on the UNT library website. Be sure to select 'electronic resources' for your search collection:

UNT Library Search Page

If you are lucky, you will find your text online! Since the UNT Library subscribes to thousands of online texts, your odds are pretty good! Click through to the online resource:

click through to the online resource

If you are using an off-campus machine like I was (remember, I was in Seattle at the time!), you will be prompted for your UNT ID and password:

the UNT online resource login page

Here is my text so I click on it to view it in its entirety:

the text is found

And here is the article that I needed to reference - I am saved!

the article needed for reference

Don't forget - if you need some serious technical training, the UNT Library has alot of online books available for you. My favorite resource is still Safari Books. Click on the Electronic Resources link:

the Electronic Resources link

Access the Safari Books:

Click on "Safari Tech Books online"

I looked up my favorite geek publisher, O'Reilly Books. Gee - I can pick from the over 300 titles in their catalog!

all the books found on safari

Guess, I will curl up with an O'Reilly book on Linux server management on my laptop and a great cup of Seattle coffee and do some 'techie training'! The UNT Electronic Library - always there when you need it!



Originally published, March 2009 -- Please note that information published in Benchmarks Online is likely to degrade over time, especially links to various Websites. To make sure you have the most current information on a specific topic, it may be best to search the UNT Website - . You can also search Benchmarks Online - as well as consult the UNT Helpdesk - Questions and comments should be directed to


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