Library Resources

Library Resources

Maps Maps Maps

Maps Maps Maps

Maps are useful historical documents, as the world is constantly changing. A map depicts what an area looked like at a given time as roads and buildings come and go and geographical locations evolve. The David Rumsey Map Collection contains rare 16th-21st century maps of North and South America, as well as maps of the World, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Oceania. These maps range from atlases and globes to pocket maps, maritime charts, and books of exploration. Currently, in the David Rumsey Map Collection, there are over 107,000 items with extensive cataloging that are freely available to the public. Here are just a few maps that can be found within the collection.  Ah, Paris! The city of lights. From 1911, … Continued
Primary Science

Primary Science

The use of primary sources is a staple of academic research – these are sources created by someone involved in the matter being described.  In the humanities, these typically take the form of letters, diaries, or the like – for the historian, a diary is usually valued more than a book written by someone who wasn’t involved.  This isn’t to say that secondary sources have no worth, as those can often take a longer or more nuanced view than that of a person in the thick of things – but the value of a direct witness cannot be understated.  Numerous databases are built around these types of materials, like American Civil War: Letters and Diaries, Gale Primary Sources, or The … Continued
Library Resource: HeinOnline Trial

Library Resource: HeinOnline Trial

Since Fall 2020, the Campus Library has had a trial of the database HeinOnline. We have had some good usage of the database, but our trial will end on June 30th so we want to remind IU East-affiliated students and faculty that they can use it until then. HeinOnline has a lot of similarities to NexisUni, with a large emphasis on state and federal case law. It provides 300+ years of information on political development and the complete history of the creation of government and legal systems around the world. HeinOnline’s main focus may be on law, history, and politics, but with over 2,900 journals in its collection, there are intersections with subject areas such as education, psychology, political science, … Continued
An e-device for easy access to IU East databases

An e-device for easy access to IU East databases

An e-device (phone, tablet, etc.) is all you need to access all the Campus Library databases available to IU East-affiliated users.  No matter where you go, all of our electronic resources are a few clicks away.  Learn how easy access can be! From the library website you can access all of our databases, as well as our book and video catalog, IUCAT, and LibGuides, which are our targeted guides for finding information.  Why go to the library website?  Many of our resources go through proxy servers, which ensures you don’t have to pay for the materials you access.  A single journal article can cost you as much as $40, but accessing through the library site, with your IU East credentials, … Continued
Semester Reflection

Semester Reflection

It is hard to believe that another semester has come and gone. Congratulations to the Class of 2021! For some, summer classes will begin soon and if you haven’t yet, be sure to LIKE the IU East Campus Library Facebook page. There are special feature days such as Wednesday Wisdom, Thinking Thursday, and Fake News Friday. A featured database may provide that missing piece of information for a class project or final paper or simply be of interest to you! If you have not visited the Facebook page lately, here are some highlights of databases from our A-Z Index and various sites. Ever wonder if you can search the Campus Library collection for multiple databases at once? You sure can! Simply search … Continued