Monthly Archives: August 2013

How to Get the Most Out of Studying

One of my favorite tutorials. I post it at the beginning of every semester. Want to improve your study habits? Follow these tips from Professor Chen.

This 5-part video series from Professor Stephen Chew at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama provides some good advice on effective studying. In 2011 Dr. Chew was named the U.S. Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.


How to Read and Understand a Scientific Paper

Professor Jennifer Raff, an anthropologist at the University of Texas at Austin, gives some good advice on reading scientific papers.

“Reading a scientific paper is a completely different process than reading an article about science in a blog or newspaper. Not only do you read the sections in a different order than they’re presented, but you also have to take notes, read it multiple times, and probably go look up other papers for some of the details. Reading a single paper may take you a very long time at first. Be patient with yourself. The process will go much faster as you gain experience.”

Library Hours – Fall 2013

You can always check the library’s hours on our calendar. Check with the calendar if it’s a holiday weekend, or if finals are approaching.

For most of the semester we’ll keep the following hours, but keep in mind we extend our hours a week or two before finals.

Monday – Wednesday: 8am to 1am
Thursday: 8am to Midnight
Friday: 8am to 7pm
Saturday: 10am to 6pm
Sunday: Noon to Midnight

UT Band Visits the Library

At the beginning of every academic year the band stops by to rouse us from our summer slumber. We always love seeing them come by. It’s our sign that the new semester is upon us.

Library Policies & Frequently Asked Questions

In our list of research guides you can find a page full of information about library policies. Check out About the Macdonald-Kelce Library for frequently asked questions and policy information.