University Library: COB Newsletter

Spring 2020

Just a Friendly Reminder...

STAR left Blackboard at the start of Fall 2019. This decision was out of our control, and we are utilizing our best option to continue providing you this service. The new version still covers the areas of the Research Process, Avoiding Plagiarism, as well as the APA and MLA writing styles, but they are now all placed on one website. The title of this website is Academic Tools for the Research Process. The website looks similar to a research guide and has similar features of STAR. A quiz over each tutorial is available, and results can be printed or uploaded into an email or Blackboard.

The welcome page of each COB guide holds the link to the Academic Tools for the Research Process, as well as other links to tutorials designed for the CoB students. As always, please reach out to your Business Librarian with any questions or concerns.

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Along with the University Library, Marketing Committee, your Business Librarian has been working to bring awareness to our services. To keep up with this us, subscribe to our YouTube channel, or follow us on Facebook and Instagram #jaguarbookworms #tamusalibrary
Library Awareness: Course Reserves

Recent Interface Changes

The following databases have recently undergone interface updates. If you would like a tutorial on how to interact with them, just let your Business Librarian know.



ACM Digital Library (Association for Computing Machinery)

IEEE Computer Society Digital Library (IEEE)

Mintel Academic (Mintel)

IBISWorld (IBISWorld)

Welcome HRhero

Recently our Human Resources collection lost access to BNA, but we have acquired a replacement. It can be found on the Management: Library Research Guide in the Human Resources tab. Details about the database are below.



HR Hero (BLR) This database contains HR resources on topics such as compensation, discrimination, benefits & leave, health and safety, and more. Also available are recent HR related news, reference guides, and other helpful tools.

Welcome Business and Legal Aspects of Sports and Entertainment

The University Library has recently acquired the database, Business and Legal Aspects of Sports and Entertainment. This resource is available on the Management: Library Research Guide in the Business Law tab. Below is the link and details about the resource. There is also a how to use it tutorial available.



Business and Legal Aspects of Sports and Entertainment (BLASE) (HeinOnline) This database includes full-text e-books, bibliographies, federal and state documents, legislative history, and more. Topics include athlete and entertainer representation, labor law, contracts, gender and race discrimination, governance, and more.

Help Us Improve the Library’s Website!

In an effort to improve the library’s website, we are looking for faculty, students, and staff who may be interested in participating in a usability study later this semester.


What will you be doing in the usability study? We will ask you to complete several short tasks while using our website, and then ask you a few questions about your overall experience and perception of the website. Basically, we want your experience and feedback to guide our future website redesign.


If you are at all interested in participating, please fill out the following form and we will follow up with more information.

Funds Available

There is still approximately $14,600 available in the CoB books' fund. Reach out to your Business Librarian to make a subject or specific book suggestion. You can also complete the online form to make a request.

Your Own TexShare Card

Be sure to visit Cynthia Lee or the University Library to get your updated TexShare Card.