Library Resources

Library Resources

Renewal for a new year

Renewal for a new year

A new year typically includes a myriad of “best” lists. Databases that are useful enough to be renewed for another year seem deserving of inclusion on a list, so here is a selection. All these resources and more can be accessed via the A-Z list (http://iue.libguides.com/A-ZList) using your IU East credentials. Anytime you need help using any of the library resources, we’re here for you! iueref@iue.edu Academic Search Premier is a multi-disciplinary database that provides full text for more than 4,500 journals, including more than 3,700 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for 1,000 titles Alexander Street Literature is a cross-searchable package of collections … Continued
Celebrating Computing

Celebrating Computing

This week is Computer Science Education Week, and a great time to learn about the ubiquitous technology that has reshaped the world.  Established to honor the birthday of Grace Hopper, an early computer programmer and the inventor of the computer language COBOL, CSEd Week is focused on preparing students in all disciplines to learn about and embrace computers in order to be competitive in the modern job market. And we have plenty of resources for studying any aspect of computing – programming, history, education, and more.  For articles, try a database like ProQuest Computing or Communication & Mass Media Complete or the computer science section of Taylor & Francis.  And there’s more online, as well, with sources like the Computing … Continued
News You Can Use

News You Can Use

In your research at IU East, you’re often called to include journal articles and book sources.  But there are many other great types of sources.  One that’s often overlooked is newspapers.  News sources aren’t as rigorously tested as a book or a peer-reviewed journal, so we often dismiss them as less important or scholarly.  But using newspaper articles offers substantial advantages. One is currency – the scholarly process adds a lot of time to printing articles.  If you want a source about the current situation in Syria, for example, a news article is the way to go.  Newspapers also do a good job summarizing a situation.  If you are learning about a new subject, a news article may give you … Continued
Lincoln Lives

Lincoln Lives

This year is the sesquicentennial of many important events of the Civil War, and historians and reenactors have been busy memorializing them.  But one of the most significant occurs this week – Abraham Lincoln’s famous address at the dedication of the national cemetery in Gettysburg on November 19th, 1863. This brief speech is regarded as one of the masterworks of American writing, and its text is better known than even the Declaration of Independence.  It has influenced monumental speeches and political documents across the world, from Martin Luther King’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech to the Constitution of France. This week, at the Honors Induction Ceremony on Thursday, November 21st at 4:00 p.m., IU East will host Dean Dorrell, a … Continued
Lest We Forget

Lest We Forget

Veterans Day is a time to reflect on ordinary heroes – normal people who do brave and difficult things in spite of fear, to keep others safe and free.  Some have done it by choice, and others have been drafted.  But men and women from every walk of life have served the needs of their country, at great risk to themselves.  It’s easy to see soldiers as people who are out of the ordinary.  But this is incorrect – they are normal citizens who put on the uniform, just like their non-military countrymen.  And in a way, this makes their courage more profound. There are lots of ways to honor veterans – parades, monuments, ceremonies – but one of the … Continued