UT Dallas Faculty Handbook

The UT Dallas Libraries

The Eugene McDermott Library, located on the main campus, prides itself on the services provided by the staff and the collections available both in print and online. The Library takes full advantage of technology to offer a broad range of online resources selected to support the University’s research and teaching missions. Nearly every subject field is represented in the million-plus items available within the Library. The Library is a depository for selected publications and maps from the U.S. Government and the State of Texas.

The Library provides links to its resources and services through its webpage at http://www.utdallas.edu/library. The majority of resources are available from off campus with a UTD-ID. Library hours change with the demands of the campus and are posted online at https://www.utdallas.edu/library/about/hours.html.

Online and Print Materials

McDermott Library retains over 1.5 million items, including traditional and online resources. In addition to the print collections, the Library provides over 200 electronic databases used to find periodical articles, statistical information, and bibliographic citations. The Library also subscribes to over 40,000 electronic journals and over 450,000 electronic books.

Faculty members have access to online journal resources from JSTOR, IEEE, ACM, Springer, Wiley, Project Muse, Elsevier, Blackwell, the American Chemical Society, the Institute of Physics, the American Psychological Association, American Physical Society, Emerald, and SIAM.

Government Documents

Complementing the University’s curriculum are McDermott Library’s extensive government document collections, including U.S. federal and Texas state publications. A large number of these publications are included in the Library’s online catalog, and many print items are available for check-out.

Reference Services

Knowledgeable in a broad range of print and electronic sources, Reference librarians assist faculty in identifying and locating vital research materials. Reference librarians also communicate essential information about materials, services, and resources by teaching classes in research methods and by creating subject research guides. Reference librarians advise faculty in search strategies to get maximum effective use of online research materials. Additionally, they assist the University community at the Reference desk, by phone, by email, and by instant message services.

Prepare Your Students for Academic Success

Librarians can teach library research skills and show students how to use the library’s resources. These sessions can feature hands-on instruction on using the Library's online catalog and a variety of journal article databases. Librarians can customize the class to include your particular assignments.

Circulation Services

Your University ID is your library card. The card enables you to borrow materials and connect to electronic resources from remote locations.

TexShare, a Texas State Library initiative, supports and enhances resource sharing among Texas public and academic libraries. TexShare Cards are available through the Circulation Desk and will enable you to borrow library materials from other participating libraries throughout the State of Texas.

Callier Center for Communication Disorders Library

A special library facility at the Callier Center, located on Inwood Road, maintains materials on speech and hearing disorders. For further information, visit the Library’s webpage at https://www.utdallas.edu/library/callier/index.html.