Probably, at some point in your educational career, you’ve thought about what you’re working towards. A career? Fame and fortune? Stability? Goals are good. They help us accomplish what we want and need to accomplish. The Library is committed to the goals IU East has established through the campus Learning Objectives. It makes sense – a library is place where you can into practice what you learn. Researching. Experimenting. Many of our resources are geared around these specific principles of what it is that makes an educated person. Reading. Critical examination. Understanding diverse opinions. These are all core functions of research. Some of our databases, like Opposing Viewpoints in Context, do this rather dramatically. Others are more subtle. But these … Continued
“It is well that war is so terrible, lest we should grow too fond of it.” -General Lee to General Longstreet “Although a soldier by profession, I have never felt any sort of fondness for war, and I have never advocated it, except as a means of peace.” -Ulysses S. Grant A hundred and fifty years ago, on April 12, 1861, shots were fired on Ft. Sumter and four years of civil war began in the United States. The New York Times is publishing daily updates about what was happening a hundred and fifty years ago. The sesquicentennial provides an excellent opportunity to learn more about the American Civil War and there are a variety of resources available at the … Continued
If “free” seems too good to be true, ok, it’s only free for a limited time. But truly, “free trials” offered by publishers and vendors are a great opportunity to navigate through all sorts of interesting resources. And your Campus Library really does want your feedback to find out if these are potentially useful purchases. E-resources librarian Sue McFadden has pulled together these free trials in a handy libguide: http://iue.libguides.com/trials Please peruse and let us know if any of these would help you with your research!
If you’ve visited the library recently, you know we’re always fine-tuning things here. Our most recent change involves the reference books. These used to be split up into two sections – reference and biography books, in two different places. We’ve combined them into one easy-to-use collection. Both types of books now make up the first row of shelves in the stacks. So if you don’t see them where they used to be, don’t worry – they’re still here! While we were at it, we took the opportunity to update it into a much more streamlined, focused reference collection. We’ve trimmed a few redundant volumes (like Something About the Author, now online), and transferred a lot to the circulating collection, so … Continued
If you’ve visited the IU East Campus Library or searched for online library resources, you have probably seen or heard the word “ProQuest.” If you have searched for peer-reviewed articles for a research paper, you have likely used a ProQuest database. Have you ever wondered what ProQuest is and what it does? ProQuest is one of a few large vendors that compile academic material for libraries to purchase as database subscriptions. ProQuest offers general and specialized databases. To begin a search of one of the ProQuest databases, you click on the Research tab on the library webpage: http://iue.edu/library/research Click on “Find Articles and Journals” A list of available databases will appear, and you can specify search terms, or browse the … Continued