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New Year, New You: Introducing Nexis Uni and a few IUCat Updates

New Year, New You: Introducing Nexis Uni and a few IUCat Updates

Starting this semester, there are a few changes that took place within the library online catalog, IUCAT. First, IUCAT Classic has officially retired and can no longer be accessed. The IU Libraries have been working for several years to update and make improvements to the online catalog, IUCAT. While all this has been happening, IUCAT Classic was kept around as a way to search for items, specifically Class Reserves, while improvements and changes were made to the new and improved IUCAT that is now in place. Now that the current IUCAT has all the necessary features ready and everything is working smoothly, IUCAT Classic retired on December 17, 2017. Most users may not have noticed a difference or may not … Continued
Neue Filme!

Neue Filme!

Thanks to the World Languages and Culture courses offered at IU East, the Campus Library continues to expand our growing international films collection. For Spring 2018 we have fourteen new German language films. These are used in a German course but are also available for circulation to anyone with IU East credentials. Check it out! And if you have any questions about international films at IU East, just Ask Us! iueref@iue.edu Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari – M – Die Mörder sind unter uns Triumph des Willens – Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes – Der Himmel über Berlin Sonnensucher – Spur der Steine – Die Brücke – Der blaue Engel Lola rennt – Good Bye Lenin! – Gegen die Wand – … Continued
Discovering “Open culture”

Discovering “Open culture”

If your New Year resolutions include learning more – about anything – then we have a website for you! In addition to providing subscription resources for library users, the IU East Campus library staff is always on the alert for interesting, reliable and open access sources. An excellent “go to” source for an eclectic array of cultural content is Open Culture. The diversity of topics is extensive and are in a variety of formats such as films, courses, digital archives, lectures, books, music, and art. Free resources linked through their site include 1,300 online courses, 1,150 movies, 700 audio books, 800 eBooks, 200 textbooks, 300 language lessons, 150 business courses, and K-12 education. These aren’t just surface-level knowledge, either, that … Continued
Women of distinction: remarkable in works and invincible in character

Women of distinction: remarkable in works and invincible in character

Every day, new collections of historical treasures are transformed from print or microform versions to digital formats, thanks to technology and the expertise of library staff. They become shared treasures available publicly via online library and museum collections. The New York Public Library Digital Collections has recently added images of African American women who were featured in the 1893 book by Josephine Turpin Washington, Women of distinction: remarkable in works and invincible in character. This collection includes 43 women of exceptional accomplishments. We share ten of them here, and invite you to explore more. Images are all from the NYPL digital collection; additional information about each woman was gathered from the source linked to her name. Interested in exploring other … Continued
Staying Sharp

Staying Sharp

With the close of another semester, you’ll have a well-deserved break to spend time with family, catch up on pursuits you put off during the semester, and generally enjoy yourself. But the things you’ve learned – particularly critical thinking and how to research – can accentuate your everyday pleasures, too. For example, lots of us like to unwind after a long day with some time watching television. Plenty of TV shows and movies create immersive worlds for us to enjoy, but oftentimes the particulars have been changed to suit the dramatic narrative, and can give a skewed impression about what’s real and what isn’t. Maybe you watch history-inspired fiction on the History Channel, like Vikings, Knightfall, or The Curse of … Continued