Matt Dilworth

Matt Dilworth

New Databases

New Databases

The library has 3 new databases!  You now can search these influential British newspapers: Picture Post Historical Archive, the Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive, and the Illustrated London News Historical Archive.   The Illustrated London News covers its full run, from its founding in 1842 to when it ceased publication in 2003.  The ILN was the first weekly newspaper to feature pictures in every edition (drawings at first, but gradually replaced with photographs around the turn of the century).  The magazine had a strong conservative bent, as most newspapers of the time took strong partisan positions.  At its height, the ILN sold hundreds of thousands of copies of each weekly issue. The Picture Post is the shortest archive, covering the newspaper’s … Continued
Meet Our Student Workers

Meet Our Student Workers

Amy Major: Criminal Justice Class: Senior  Amy has worked for the library for a year, and has been an integral part of our circulation staff.  In last week’s blog, you saw her commitment to literacy in assisting with the Indiana Campus Compact, distributing free books to children.  In her time here, she has dabbled in many tasks you might not usually associate with a library.  Just this week, for instance, her talents in organizing and designing puzzles contributed to making the Amazing Race: Library Edition a great success!   Maryann Major: Social Work Class: Junior  Maryann joined us this summer, but she is no stranger to libraries – she worked in her high school library, as well.  This week, we’ve … Continued
The Power of Reading

The Power of Reading

Libraries and literacy are a natural fit.  We have the staff that knows how to connect people with the reading resources they need.  Literacy is significant at all ages, but it is especially important for the young – if a child can’t read by the third grade, the likelihood of graduating from high school is significantly reduced.  And if they don’t graduate from high school, they won’t have the opportunity to read and succeed here at IU East. At the IU East Campus Library we believe it is important to reach out and mentor k-12 students to promote literacy and promote a mindset that college is a real possibility…IF they learn to read and if they develop the reading habit.  … Continued
Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Month, so library staff want to share some relevant resources in psychology and mental wellness.  Online journals provide current, readily accessible articles.  We subscribe to two major databases that cover psychological issues: ProQuest Psychology Journals and PsycINFO from EBSCOhost (see last week’s blog for more on EBSCO).  Both are very user-friendly and have a wealth of full text information.  If currency isn’t an issue, JSTOR can also be a powerful database, but it doesn’t feature articles from the last few years like ProQuest and EBSCO do.  You also might want to use PubMed Central, the National Institute of Health’s free digital archive.   Additionally, we also have a wide selection of books and e-books, a sampling … Continued
Strategies for database searching

Strategies for database searching

Chances are, if you’ve used a library database, you’ve used one of the EBSCO databases.  Some of the databases provided by the vendor EBSCO are available to Indiana residents through Inspire, and Ohio residents through OhioLink. At IU East, a third of our full-text journals are available through the EBSCO interface.  In 2010, IU East students, faculty, and staff searched an EBSCO database 114,240 times, retrieving 102,280 full-text articles. EBSCO provides general search databases like MasterFile and Academic Search Premier.  They also have specialized databases.  For example, if you’re working on a health topic, you could use MedLine, CINAHL, and Health Source.  A criminal justice paper?  PsycInfo and SocIndex will work well for you.  Economics?  Try Business Source Premier.  Education?  … Continued