The Phi Alpha Theta Lecture Series & CTR Library Faculty Profile Series

Todd KerstetterFlood on the Tracks: Living, Dying, and the Nature of Disaster in the Elkhorn River Basin

Dr. Todd Kerstetter
Professor of History
Texas Christian University

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

5:00 pm – Room 131 Copeland Hall
Free and open to the public

Book Cover Flood on the TracksTODD M. KERSTETTER earned his Ph.D. in History at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and is Professor of History at Texas Christian University. Kerstetter specializes in the history of the American West. His books include Inspiration and Innovation: Religion in the American West and God’s Country, Uncle Sam’s Land: Faith and Conflict in the American West. The latter examines religion’s role in conflicts between the United States and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Lakota Ghost Dancers, and the Branch Davidians. His most recent book, Flood on the Tracks: Living, Dying, and the Nature of Disaster in the Elkhorn River Basin was published earlier this year by Texas Tech University Press. He is currently writing an environmental history of water in Fort Worth and Dallas.

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2018 Undergraduate Research Awared

The Calvin T. Ryan Library Award for Undergraduate Research for 2018 was awarded to Shelby Hinrichs. Shelby’s research project is titled, “Screening Speech, Language, and Reading Abilities of Home-schooled Children.” Her Faculty Mentor is Dr. Whitney Schneider-Cline, Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Disorders.

The Calvin T. Ryan Library Award for Undergraduate Research, initiated in 2013, recognizes and honors undergraduate student researchers for excellence in the use of library services, collections and resources. Ms. Hinrichs was presented the award at the 2018 Student Research Day award ceremony on March 28, 2018.

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New Databases Available


Visible Body
Visible Body Premium is a suite of 3D anatomy applications with interactive 3D models, animations and learning tools. It includes Human Anatomy Atlas, Muscle Premium, Skeleton Premium, Heart & Circulatory Premium and Physiology Animations. Our subscription includes online access and the mobile apps for these applications. From the main access page, click on the icon for one of the 5 applications. Click Launch to access the Desktop version. Click on Mobile Access to install apps. Make sure you are connected to the University wifi.

Links:   Troubleshooting FAQ    Keyboard Shortcuts    Help Center

Nexis Uni (formerly Lexis Nexis Academic)
Nexis Uni™ features more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources from LexisNexis—including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790—with an intuitive interface that offers quick discovery across all content types, personalization features such as Alerts and saved searches and a collaborative workspace with shared folders and annotated documents.

Links:   Top 10 Nexix Uni Features to Explore   Nexis Uni FAQ

Hein Online (available on a trial basis)
HeinOnline is the world’s largest fully searchable, image-based government document and legal research database. It contains comprehensive coverage from inception of both U.S. statutory materials, U.S. Congressional Documents and more than 2,500 scholarly journals, all of the world’s constitutions, all U.S. treaties, collections of classic treatises and presidential documents, and access to the full text of state and federal case law powered by Fastcase. This Government, Politics & Law HeinOnline 18-database package offers special collections on Criminal Justice, Religion and the Law and Women and the Law among others.

Links:   HeinOnline User’s Guide   HeinOnline Blog


Written by Rochelle Krueger, Curriculum/Interim Government Documents Librarian


The Library, partnering with the College of Education and the Department of Teacher Education, is excited to provide this new resource for UNK students!

PrepStep provides online test preparation, including self-guided resources and practice exams, for the Praxis Core and Praxis II Exams as well as other tests like the GRE, MCAT, and LSAT.  Over 2500 eBooks are available on English, math, science, career licensing test prep, workplace skill-building, college success skills development, and much more.

The site can be browsed before registering, but once you locate a resource you’d like to use, you will be prompted to register before you can access it. Registration enables you to store any tests, eBooks, tutorials, flashcards and articles for future use.

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Check out this video guide to learn how to access PrepStep’s various features!

If you have any questions regarding PrepStep, please don’t hesitate to contact your liaison librarian or use our online reference service!