You’ve heard it before – you can’t use Wikipedia for this assignment. This actually isn’t new – long before Wikipedia was invented, students in past generations were often banned from citing any encyclopedia for some assignments, because professors want students to use more in-depth sources. But let’s say you really need a comprehensive encyclopedia for [...]
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A common question students have is, “How do I tell if an article has been peer-reviewed?”
A peer-reviewed journal is one in which other experts in the field read the articles before they are printed, and verify that the research is sound and that they are suitable for publication. It is a method for improving the [...]
On this Veterans Day, IU East joins the nation in pausing to thank our brave soldiers, from generations past and present, for their service and courage under fire. But of course, we are especially proud of those students and employees of our own university who have defended us. And we want to give back to [...]
The month of July saw some ups and downs in the scientific community: on July 4, we heard about the discovery of the Higgs boson particle which the New York Times described as “one of the longest, most expensive searches in the history of science.”1 Then, on July 23, we heard of the sad death [...]
Are you starting research on a nursing or medical topic, but unsure where to begin? Let the library help! We provide you with access to a lot of cutting-edge scholarship that will make your research easier. The EBSCO databases CINAHL, MedLine, Health Source Nursing, and Health Source Consumer are a great place to begin. These [...]
Probably, at some point in your educational career, you’ve thought about what you’re working towards. A career? Fame and fortune? Stability? Goals are good. They help us accomplish what we want and need to accomplish. The Library is committed to the goals IU East has established through the campus Learning Objectives.
It makes sense – a [...]
“It is well that war is so terrible, lest we should grow too fond of it.” -General Lee to General Longstreet
“Although a soldier by profession, I have never felt any sort of fondness for war, and I have never advocated it, except as a means of peace.” -Ulysses S. Grant
A hundred and fifty years ago, [...]
Have you ever wondered what it would have been like to be a Viking? How about a factory worker in Victorian England or a warrior in 17th century Japan? What was life like for the people building the pyramids in Ancient Egypt or experiencing the rise of Soviet power in Russia? If you’re interested in [...]
Would you like to star in a video? The library is producing a music video to promote LibGuides. Libguides are a resource tool for specific subjects and courses. They include links to just about everything you need to do reliable research – books, e-books, articles, videos, websites. You can see samples at http://iue.libguides.com/.
So we need [...]
When I was 15 years old (eons ago!) I got a job shelving books at the local public library. Monday through Thursday I would walk 20 minutes to the library after school, eat the snack my mom packed, shelve books from 4-6 pm, walk home for dinner, then do homework from 7:30-9 pm. On Saturdays [...]