Librarians are guides who can assist you in effectively navigating the numerous resources available for academic research. The IU East Campus Library Coordinator of Reference Services has produced a Research Mastery guide that features reliable sources and provides both general and discipline specific search strategies. From Boolean searching to syntax and limiters, you’ll learn basic and advanced methods for finding relevant information for your research. Additionally, the IU East Campus Library offers a convenient and timely online reference service. Simply email email@example.com or click here:
For each subject discipline, the Research guide includes basic searching tips as well as specialized databases. There are techniques for maximizing your research, building from the basics, such as the
EBSCO Discovery Service and featured sources of information unique to various fields. The content areas included in the research guide are listed here, along with some featured resources, but be sure to check out the full resource guide, to help you become a master researcher!
Fine Arts – Grove Dictionary of Art, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, Film Index International, Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online, International Index to the Performing Arts, Oxford Art Online, Oxford Music Online
History – America History and Life, Ancient and Medieval History Online, Black Thought and Culture, Early Encounters in North America, Eighteenth Century Collections Online, The Middle East Online: Iraq, 1914-1974, Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive, Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000