Matt Dilworth

Matt Dilworth

How To Trust the News

How To Trust the News

In examining the current news environment, it can be disheartening to see the vast divide in political perspective that colors or slants vital reporting.  While partisan reporting allows consumers to feel more comfortable, having their own biases reinforced, it makes searching for the facts that inform opinions more difficult.  It also complicates finding common ground amongst differently aligned stakeholders. A deeply divided and partisan press has been a hallmark of American media since the beginning, when the Gazette of the United States (supported by Alexander Hamilton and unrepentantly Federalist) and the National Gazette (funded by Thomas Jefferson and rabidly anti-Federalist) were representative of the leading newspapers of the day.  Moreover, anyone could print up leaflets, broadsheets, or pamphlets with whatever … Continued
Academic Video Online: Selected Films, from Counseling to Continents Bicycle Tours

Academic Video Online: Selected Films, from Counseling to Continents Bicycle Tours

IU East subscribes to Academic Video Online and through the “Build by Choice” program we gain perpetual ownership to the titles most used during the previous year. Selections include group psychotherapy for survivors of sexual abuse, legal interviewing, and the five-year journey of a Swiss endurance athlete. In this blog we highlight several interesting offerings. Falsettos was nominated for five 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical. It is a humorous, yet poignant look at a modern family, revolving around the life of a gay man, his wife, his lover, his son, their psychiatrist, and the lesbians next door. The 25,000 Mile Love Story chronicles the amazing 5-year journey of Swiss endurance athlete Serge Roetheli as he endeavored … Continued
History with the Eyewitnesses

History with the Eyewitnesses

244 years ago, on Christmas Day of 1776, General George Washington led a force across the Delaware River to attack a Hessian outpost in Trenton.  His army, which up until then had lost battle after battle, was near the point of dissolution – the enlistments for most of the men would expire at the end of the year, extinguishing the American ability to field an army. The Battle of Trenton was one of the most unexpected, as well as complete, victories American forces had achieved, and it reinvigorated the flagging army at the point when the fragile nation was closest to disintegration.  Soldiers reenlisted, and observers both foreign and domestic realized that American troops could, in fact, stand up to … Continued
Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month – an opportunity to pay tribute to the traditions and ancestry of the tribes and people groups who originally occupied this continent.  It is an opportunity to learn and to foster dialogue. Library resources are among the most vetted and authoritative available. One of the best databases is American Indian History Online, which features primary sources, maps, documentary videos, and other media.  It is searchable by region, tribe, person, event, or topic.  Of special note are sections on influential court cases and legislative history.  Another database is Early Encounters in North America, which covers material from the 1500s to the 1800s that document the relationships among the inhabitants of what are now the United … Continued
Ask Us! IUEREF for Academic Success

Ask Us! IUEREF for Academic Success

While we continue to be open physically, you can stay safely distanced and comfortable and meet your research needs from whenever you are! Your Campus Library at IU East is available 24/7 with access to reliable research resources online. You can count on your library team to assist you with research strategies to help you achieve academic success. Any question, any time, Ask Us! iueref@iue.edu Let’s take a tour of the library website, to highlight what to find where. Need e-books? This search box uses the IU Library catalog, IUCAT. You can limit your search to e-books available at IU East, since not all IU campuses have licenses for the same e-books. We have a guide to e-book access, including creating … Continued