Library Resources

Library Resources

E-Book Publishers

E-Book Publishers

If you’ve been keeping up with the news in the publishing world, you may have heard that Penguin Press has just withdrawn support for their e-books from libraries.  Now, of the ‘Big Six’ publishers, only Random House still makes e-book content available for libraries to lend.   Does this mean that the library will no longer be able to support e-books?  What if e-books end up almost entirely replacing print books?  Where will that leave you?  Well, first, the problem – while serious – almost entirely affects popular literature.  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Twilight books, James Patterson and John Grisham novels – interesting, current books, but not the kind of books that scholars use.  So, while you might … Continued
Curious? Take a peek at these!

Curious? Take a peek at these!

As someone new to the IU East library I decided it would be good to do some exploring in the library’s different databases and learn what resources are available to the community I will be serving.  What I found was interesting, surprising, sometimes odd, and even fun! Here are just a few samples of some resources you might enjoy.  And who knows, maybe one of them will spark some ideas for an interesting research paper or proposal.  Now I don’t remember much from the sixties; this may be because my father was five in 1960 and I wasn’t even a spark in his eye, or for a completely different reason, who knows, but after checking out The Sixties: Primary Documents … Continued
Interfaith Understanding

Interfaith Understanding

What do Tu B’shvat, Magha Puja, and Naw-Ruz have in common?  They are all upcoming events in IU East’s Interfaith Initiative that is part of President Obama’s Campus Challenge to build understanding among diverse communities. These celebrations highlight some traditions in the Jewish, Buddhist, and Baha’I faiths. The IU East Campus Library, like libraries throughout the world, is committed to proactively providing diverse resources and supporting programs that inform and enlighten participants about various faiths and cultures.  We have gathered some resources in this library guide: http://iue.libguides.com/interfaith to highlight specific interfaith celebrations. We also feature multicultural and diversity resources in these guides: http://iue.libguides.com/diversityinfilm http://iue.libguides.com/Religion http://iue.libguides.com/R160-Maddox http://iue.libguides.com/M300TeachPluralSoc http://iue.libguides.com/S236-Diversity-Discourse http://iue.libguides.com/L379-AmEthMin-Fell If you are an IU East student or faculty member who perceives … Continued
FYI not TMI

FYI not TMI

When it comes to databases and journal article retrieval there’s really no such thing as TMI.  You never know what random bit of information you’ll find from some of our most unique databases in the A-Z list.  You may look at this list and think “I’ll never need that.” But challenge yourself to think beyond what you need, starting with a few of the databases mentioned below, FYI.   Soon you’ll be singing a different tune about your daily life like, “Yoho, Yoho a Viking’s life for me.” The Daily Life Thru History database gives you organized and accessible info about eras from as far back as 10,000 BCE Greece to modern day America. Know your ancestry? Find out more … Continued
MLK Day: Serve and Reflect

MLK Day: Serve and Reflect

To most of us students, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is just a perfectly timed holiday. Not too long after the end of winter break, it gives us time to rest from the hectic first weeks of the semester. But MLK Day means much more than a day off: it is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service. The day gives all citizens the opportunity to build community, empower themselves, and help their peers, neighbors, youth, and underprivileged. While you can volunteer year-round, consider volunteering specifically on MLK Day with a large group and celebrate Dr. King’s belief in a “beloved community.”  If you’re struggling to find the perfect service project, try out one from our … Continued