Hey, Matt here again, reference and media coordinator for the library. So, some of our regular patrons have been seeing my office strewn with Barbie dolls. And no doubt you’ve thought that me dressing and posing toys is a phenomenal use of your tuition money. But it’s all been for a purpose! I promise! We would like to proudly present the Library video tour, now posted on IU East’s YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IENKivi3pEg. All those Barbie action figures were being prepared for this. Now you can tour the library from the comfort of your own home, meeting the library staff and seeing the facility, through our action figure avatars. Action figures are a good medium for this. We firmly believe … Continued
The IU East library is designed to be your information center but there may be times when you can’t make it to campus. When that happens the library’s website is the perfect place to get started on your research. If you can’t get what you need on our website you might need to use other websites. Anyone can put anything on the internet so here are a few hints to make sure you get good information. Check websites for: Authority – are the author and sponsor identified? is the author qualified? is the sponsor identified and reputable? Up-to-date – does the site tell when it was last updated? was the update recent? Accuracy – is the information given reliable & error free? Bias … Continued
Hi, this is Matt Dilworth. I do reference here in the library. I’d like to write about a tool the library just upgraded – Ebrary, a database for electronic books. Do you use a Kindle, or Google Books? This is kind of similar. You can get into Ebrary from the library’s main page – click on eBooks from the left-hand menu, then choose Ebrary. When you search for a book, you get a list in order of how relevant Ebrary thinks they are to what you typed. But in this new version, in the table of contents, chapters are now ranked according to relevance as well as whole books. You can even look at the results screen by chapter rather … Continued
Like many, I get impatient when my computer doesn’t respond quickly. However, there are things you can do to improve your computer’s functionality. Every computer should have a virus protection program installed. If your computer is new, you may still be running the virus protection program that came with your computer. However, if your trial has expired, or you aren’t using anything, then IU students can go to http://iuware.iu.edu to down load free software. Under the Security link on the left, choose, Antivirus: Symantec Antivirus Programs. Choose the program from there that best suits your needs. Another thing that interferes with your computer’s optimization is using web sites that heavily rely on Java. You can open your Control Panel, then … Continued
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