At IU East, we advocate strongly for using the best, most trustworthy sources for your scholarship. And we have loads of great academic databases designed to do just that, linking you to reliable, vetted content that hasn’t been twisted by the vacuous, editor-free and repetitive fluff that makes up the bulk of the free web. But after you graduate, where will get the same trustworthy and authoritative information?

If you live in the state of Indiana (as most of our graduates do), the answer is INSPIRE. Provided by the Indiana State Library, anyone with an Indiana IP address can access dozens of databases freely. This deeply benefits public and school libraries across the state, and the ISL’s negotiations help subsidize IU’s access, as well. These include many of our most important databases, like Academic Search Premier, Biography in Context, and EBSCO E-Books. More focused ones like ERIC, Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition, and MEDLINE are included, too. This overlap of content will be especially helpful to our graduates – you’ll already be familiar with the interface!


But INSPIRE is constantly changing, as the ISL negotiates new contracts. And this year, they’ll be adding more than two dozen new databases. You’ll notice, in particular, that multilingual content has been beefed up, with major additions like Multilingual Health Databases and Rosetta Stone. New databases include:

Alt HealthWatch

Biography Reference Bank (H.W.Wilson)

Biography Reference Center

Consumer Health Complete

Entrepreneurial Studies Source

Essay & General Literature Index (H. W. Wilson)

Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text

Fuente Academica Premier

History Reference Center

Humanities Full Text (H.W. Wilson)

International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text

Literary Reference Center Plus

MagillOnLiterature Plus

Multilingual Health Databases

Play Index (H.W. Wilson)

Points of View

Read It!

Readers’ Guide Full Text Select (H.W. Wilson)

Referencia Latina

Rosetta Stone

Science Reference Center

Social Sciences Full Text (H.W. Wilson)

Short Story Index (H.W. Wilson)

Small Business Reference Center

Vente et Gestion

Vocational and Career Collection

Vocational Studies Premier

As you can see, whatever your topic, you’ll always have the best information at your fingertips!

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