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:
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
Multilingual Health Databases
Play Index (H.W. Wilson)
Points of View
Readers’ Guide Full Text Select (H.W. Wilson)
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!
Have any questions? You can ask us at firstname.lastname@example.org!