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
Find scholarly e-resources at the Campus Library. Use your mobile phone to find information at IU East. Be a Smart student.
Marcia Sloan, interlibrary loan specialist, or any of the IUE library staff is happy to aid you in getting books and articles from other libraries so feel free to ask for help. If you need a book that is not available at this library but is at another Indiana University, select REQUEST DELIVERYon the right side of the IUCat page. You must be signed into IUCat to get this screen. Be sure to select EAST as the campus to which you want the book to be delivered. You will be notified by your IU email at noon of the day it is received. For a copy of an article or any book not available (checked-out or not owned) in … Continued
Welcome to the new blog for your Campus Library! Because libraries contain a wealth of diverse perspectives on a variety of topics it seems fitting to have many perspectives and ideas represented in this blog. Therefore, writing our weekly blog entries will be rotated among our seven (lucky 7!) library staff members. I might also ask some avid campus library users to blog for us occasionally, just to mix-it-up a bit. We may feature a reflection on some interesting reading or media, an introduction to new or unique resources, or anecdotes about how information was used personally or professionally. As the Library Director at Indiana University East it is my pleasure to start the blog rolling. Although I have journaled, … Continued