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Image Research

Image Research

Looking for images and not sure what research tools can help you find them? Images may not be as easily discoverable since many tools designed for searching text use metadata (the tags or descriptions or other keywords on a webpage) which may not adequately describe the image content you need. Whatever your reasons for an image search, such as a larger resolution version, learning about its provenance, or determining the copyright holder so you can legally and ethically use it, we have some tips to help you in the image search process! You can try ‘Reverse’ image searching, sometimes called content-based image retrieval. Instead of searching by typing in what you want to find, you upload a picture you already … Continued
There’s an OER For That: Looking at Affordable Learning Options

There’s an OER For That: Looking at Affordable Learning Options

With the success of our Scholar’s Book Fair last week, we received some feedback from faculty that the OER (Open Education Resources) and IU Pressbooks stations were two of the most valuable topics covered during the event. And with OER Week coming up in less than a month (March 2-6), it is a good time to discuss in more detail what an OER is and how can IU Pressbooks contribute to OER creation. What is an OER? Open Educational Resources (OER) are any teaching, learning, and research resources (textbooks, syllabi, courseware, assessments, lesson plans, test questions, etc.) that are freely available and shared under an intellectual property license that allow others to download, reuse, adapt, edit, retain, and redistribute the … Continued
Student Research Day – a celebration of scholarship and creativity

Student Research Day – a celebration of scholarship and creativity

All IU East students, in every discipline, are invited to participate in Student Research Day, where we recognize the research, scholarly and creative work of our student scholars.  Whether it’s writing a play, designing an experiment, discovering a fresh take on history or developing the next big idea, you have an opportunity to share that work with the entire IU East community on Friday, April 10, at Student Research Day. Online students as well as on-campus students can submit a proposal.  Student work that results from independent scholarship from courses, independent studies, summer research programs, Honor’s projects, and creative endeavors will be all featured. Participants may choose to present a poster or an oral presentation, to be judged by a … Continued
From A to Z, the Campus Library has what you need!

From A to Z, the Campus Library has what you need!

Your campus librarians are always glad to assist you with effective strategies to search for reliable academic resources to research a multitude of topics. A great place to start is emailing us at iueref@iue.edu or clicking the “Ask Us!” red button at the library website: https://www.iue.edu/library. Another approach to learning is the adventure of discovery through browsing. We hope you will find our Campus Library resources amazingly awesome and interesting! Here are some highlights and samplings, easily accessible via the “A-Z List” http://iue.libguides.com/a-zlist using your IU East log-in credentials. Access World News – NewsBank provides a comprehensive collection of reliable news sources covering a wide array of topics and issues. This database even includes 124 newspapers from Indiana. Biography Reference … Continued
Celebrate Creativity!

Celebrate Creativity!

In January, Family READ celebrates creativity. We Read. Explore. Ask. Discover! creativity through the arts and also with innovative thinking. READ is an initiative of the IU East Campus Library. We encourage families to read, explore, ask and discover together and we have curated a resource guide featuring recommended books and learning activities. The Indiana University Women’s Philanthropy Leadership Council provided funding support to purchase interesting and engaging non-fiction books for youth. Get your creativity flowing in 2020 …check out these ideas! https://iue.libguides.com/FamilyREAD/Creativity Books for Teaching Creativity https://www.the-best-childrens-books.org/teaching-creativity.html 10 Picture Books that Demonstrate Creative and Innovative Thinking http://sites.gsu.edu/the-macie-program-blog/2016/11/15/10-picture-books-that-demonstrate-creative-innovative-thinking/ Inspire Creativity with Picture Books https://www.doinggoodtogether.org/bhf-book-lists/inspire-creativity-with-these-great-picture-books Want to learn more about how to get involved in Family READ? Please contact IU East … Continued