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A Research Journey

A Research Journey

No matter where you are in your research journey, the IU East Campus Library is here for you! Recently the library website was redesigned and you can find helpful tips on navigating the site here. Be sure to like the IU East Campus Library Facebook page for updates on library resources and services as well as special resource feature days like Wednesday Wisdom, Thinking Thursday, and Fake News Friday. Unsure which resources might best fit your research needs? How to Master Research provides tips and tools for effective searching in all disciplines. Below are resource highlights from multiple disciplines that are interesting and useful. Business Looking for information on international businesses? ABI/INFORM database provides access to thousands of full-text journals, dissertations, working papers, key businesses, and … Continued
Censoring Books

Censoring Books

Libraries advocate for the freedom to access and read any book a reader might want. To bring attention to the insidious problem of censorship and encroachment on the First Amendment, libraries all over the country celebrate Banned Books Week.  Launched by the American Library Association in 1982, the ALA tabulates reports of challenges to books held in library collections, as well as any times those challenges resulted in restricting access to a book or even, in some cases, of completely withdrawing it from a collection.  The resulting list of the top ten most-challenged books is updated and publicized every year. Challenges against books typically occur in school or public libraries, and often target children’s books.  Common titles that have suffered … Continued
Need a Film? Streaming Media Options and Best Practices

Need a Film? Streaming Media Options and Best Practices

Films can be a useful supplemental resource for many lessons or courses. The IU East Campus Library continuously works to provide easy, comprehensive access to streaming films for educational purposes. Here is a list of places to search and access a film or documentary for courses as well as some advice on sharing and maintaining access to these films. Library Licensed Content AVON (Academic Video Online) is a multidisciplinary collection of videos that can meet a variety of curricular needs, such as counseling and therapy, dance, music, theatre, ethnographic studies, environmental studies, nursing, and education. They offer thousands of titles available now and 400 new titles are added per month. AVON can be accessed from our A-Z List at http://iue.libguides.com/A-ZList/A. … Continued
Constitution Day

Constitution Day

September 17 is Constitution Day, commemorating the day in 1787 that thirty-nine of the fifty-five delegates to the Federal Convention in a hot Philadelphia courthouse signed their great work.  Creating the Constitution for the United States, currently the oldest republic with power derived from the people, was an intricate work with very few historical precedents.  Not all of the delegates came in May of 1787 with the intention of building a new government (some hoped merely to reform the Articles of Confederation), but they came with remarkably little in the way of personal agendas or preconditions, remaining open to other arguments, in a manner almost inconceivable in today’s polarized environment.  They faced many divisions as severe as ours today, but … Continued
Family Research Tools

Family Research Tools

Every family has a story to tell.  Sometimes, however, those stories are found only through research and study.  Libraries have a variety of resources to assist. To highlight strategies for family research, the IU East Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and the Campus Library are hosting a workshop with Thomas Hamm, Professor of History and Quaker Scholar in Residence at Earlham College.  Campus and community members are welcome to attend on Tuesday, September 13 at 2:00 PM in the Community Engagement Commons, located in the IU East Library, Hayes Hall. Genealogy is the study of generations, particularly of a family.  It involves the use of several different tools, such as censuses, newspaper searches, and databases, to discover the full … Continued