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Writers, musicians, scientists: accomplishments of Black women throughout history

Writers, musicians, scientists: accomplishments of Black women throughout history

In the arts, sciences, humanities and popular culture, Black women have helped to shape our society in ways large and small. You can research them in databases like African-American History Online, Black Women Writers, or Black Thought and Culture.  In this blog, we highlight three of these extraordinary women and their tremendous contributions to American society, history and culture. Sister Rosetta Tharpe The guitar stings its notes one after the next, amplified by gigantic speakers.  Up front, in a sleeveless cotton dress, a woman stands in front of a large silver microphone, her hair pulled up away from her face.  She is Sister Rosetta Tharpe, and according to a number of music historians, she invented or promoted many of the … Continued
Dreams of Sushi, a Shine of Rainbows, and La Vie en Rose: International Film Night Anyone?

Dreams of Sushi, a Shine of Rainbows, and La Vie en Rose: International Film Night Anyone?

The IU East Campus Library has a wide selection of international films that are available for online streaming or circulation. Searching IUCAT for international films can be done by following these easy steps: Visit the IUCAT advanced catalog search page Under the “Format” tab on the left, select “Streaming Video” and “DVD, Videodisc” Under the “Language” tab, specify which language you are looking for Under the “Library” tab, select “East” In the first search bar type “Audio-Visual” Click “Advance Search” and your results will show all the available films for that language The Foreign Language Films in the Library libguide includes a diverse selection of Spanish and French language films as well as listings for Japanese, Italian, German, and Chinese … Continued
History of HIV/AIDS

History of HIV/AIDS

The history of AIDS, and the human immunodeficiency virus that causes it, has left a long and bloody mark on world history, moving from an academic concern, to an always-fatal but poorly understood disease, to an inflection point in civil rights, to what is now, in much of the world, a survivable chronic condition.  It has been an instrument of death and division which has cost perhaps 35 million lives. HIV was a zoonotic disease transmitted to humans from apes, mutated from the related simian immunodeficiency virus.  While the nature of its first transfer to humans remains a point of debate, it spread rapidly via unsterilized injections (commonplace in most of the regions of Africa where infected apes were known) … Continued
Make Accessing Articles Easier for Your Students with ProQuest

Make Accessing Articles Easier for Your Students with ProQuest

One of the IU East Campus Library’s biggest database providers, ProQuest, now can be integrated into Learning Management Systems, including Canvas. If you find that you regularly incorporate research articles from one of our ProQuest databases, such as ProQuest Central, into your courses, then there is now an easier way to link to ProQuest content from within Canvas. This new integration capability will allow students to directly access journal articles, primary source documents, videos, and newspaper reports without leaving their Canvas course environment, skipping over the hassle of linking out of the course and having to login again to access the material. Once your Canvas account is configured to use ProQuest as an External Tool by your Canvas administrator, you … Continued
Viewing HIV/AIDS: perspectives in films

Viewing HIV/AIDS: perspectives in films

Throughout March there are many opportunities to learn more about HIV/AIDS. The National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD) is observed on March 10th. The NWGHAAD “increases awareness, sparks conversations, and highlights the work being done to reduce HIV among women and girls in the US while showing support for those with HIV.” The first day of Spring (March 20th) is National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NNHAAD). Since 2007, the NNHAAD has successfully been promoting and educating Native Americans about HIV and AIDS. March 9th there will be free and confidential HIV testing from 2-4 pm at the Center for Health Promotion on campus (Hayes Hall 064). This event is hosted by the IU East LGBTQ+ Connections, Office of … Continued