Library Resources

Library Resources

A Jazz Man Cometh

A Jazz Man Cometh

The college experience offers lots of cultural opportunities, and IU East has a great deal to offer beyond the classroom experience.  Live bands, comedians, clubs – even zombie events.  It’s a rich time to grow and enjoy the arts at the same time.  This Friday, there is one such opportunity – The Warren Vaché Sextette will be performing a jazz concert in Vivian auditorium, sponsored by Mindful Explorations and the Starr-Gennett Foundation.  It’s at 7:00 pm, and tickets are free for all IU East students, faculty, and staff (available in Campus Life). Jazz is a uniquely American music style, and a big part of Richmond’s history due to the Starr-Gennett company.  It’s a great subject, either for casual listening or … Continued
A Streamlined Database

A Streamlined Database

If you’ve ever used a library database to do research, chances are it was an EBSCO database.  From general-knowledge resources like Academic Search Premier to discipline-specific parts like MedLine, PsycInfo, Business Source Premier, Communication and Mass Media, and ERIC, it covers every discipline taught at IU East – and includes over a third of our full text articles.  More students use it than any other database. But at the end of the month, our most popular databases will be getting a facelift.  EBSCO is redesigning their interface based on user feedback, to make it cleaner and easier to use.  For example, have you ever run a really complicated search?  Something like: TI nursing AND information AND (system* OR technology) AND … Continued
The Art of Painting Fences (Or Getting Someone to Do It for You)

The Art of Painting Fences (Or Getting Someone to Do It for You)

This year, the Ripple Effect is promoting Mark Twain’s classic novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer throughout the Wayne County community with plays, Tom Sawyer-themed Family Fun Nights, classroom visits, and more.  And IU East is part of the action – on October 16th Dr. Steven Petersheim will be leading a marathon reading session in the library from 8:00 to 6:00.  You can drop by anytime to read aloud or listen to others read, and participate in reliving all of Tom Sawyer’s classic adventures treasure hunting, whitewashing fences, and attending his own funeral. But there’s more to learn about Mark Twain and Tom Sawyer, and the library can be your guide.  From biographies to book reviews to literary criticism to … Continued
Mental Health Resources

Mental Health Resources

October 6th – 12th is National Mental Health Awareness Week, a yearly effort by the National Alliance on Mental Illness to foster discussion and understanding for people with mental illnesses.  They focus on grassroots efforts and community-level events to spread awareness, and the local NAMI organization has events planned for Richmond. But what if you want to dig deeper?  As always, the library is a great source for high-quality information.  From major databases like ProQuest Psychology and PsycInfo to the National Institute of Health’s PubMed Central, we have a staggering number of articles on mental illness and health.  And if books are more your thing, databases like eBrary contain dozens of titles like: Empowering People with Severe Mental Illness: A … Continued
Al Otro Lado Alamar, Alatriste Amores Perros

Al Otro Lado Alamar, Alatriste Amores Perros

In addition to celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with several interesting programs (http://iue.libguides.com/hispanicheritage) you can enjoy more than 50 Spanish-language films conveniently located at your IU East Campus Library (http://iue.libguides.com/spanishlanguagefilms). Films may be checked out for 3 days or viewed at the Library. We have head phones you can check out and a new large screen for small groups viewing films at the collaboration table. A sampling of the variety (with reviews excerpted and adapted from Amazon.com): Al Otro Lado (To the Other Side) This is a poignant, artistic and insightful movie. It delves into the lives of three young children whose fathers have left their countries in search of work or better opportunities. In a candid way it shows the … Continued