Frances Yates

Frances Yates

Educational Resources – Free Online (ERFO)

Educational Resources – Free Online (ERFO)

Providing reliable and useful resources is a large part of the mission of our Campus Library.  This includes numerous databases, e-books, and media that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars that are paid to aggregate vendors, producers and publishers. More and more resources are becoming “open access,” meaning they are publicly accessible and free to use. However, much content needed by academic library users still comes with a cost. That situation is changing, in an interim response to the coronavirus pandemic.  Many formerly subscription-only resources are temporarily open access, some through April, some until June and some open-ended. To help our users discover newly-free resources, we have created a resource guide with access information: https://iue.libguides.com/ERFO/College. We will continue to update … Continued
Crime games: Carrie Mier and her use of board games in Criminal Justice course

Crime games: Carrie Mier and her use of board games in Criminal Justice course

This Faculty Feature series highlights innovative teaching and educational engagement at IU East, and connects content to interesting library resources. Our first profile is about Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Dr. Carrie Mier. Her teaching and research areas include drug issues in criminal justice, violence and victimization, and criminal theory. Mier applies experiential and service learning in her courses. We interviewed her for information to highlight the use of board games in the Criminal Justice “Theories of Crime and Deviance” (CJUS P200) course. Why use board games in the classroom? Mier’s interest in board games began about seven years ago, with the Pathfinder series. Her collection steadily grew over time until now there are more than 50 games of all … 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