e-resources

e-resources

Educational Resources – Free Online (ERFO)

Educational Resources – Free Online (ERFO)

Providing reliable and useful resources is a large part of the mission of our Campus Library.  This includes numerous databases, e-books, and media that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars that are paid to aggregate vendors, producers and publishers. More and more resources are becoming “open access,” meaning they are publicly accessible and free to use. However, much content needed by academic library users still comes with a cost. That situation is changing, in an interim response to the coronavirus pandemic.  Many formerly subscription-only resources are temporarily open access, some through April, some until June and some open-ended. To help our users discover newly-free resources, we have created a resource guide with access information: https://iue.libguides.com/ERFO/College. We will continue to update … Continued
Image Research

Image Research

Looking for images and not sure what research tools can help you find them? Images may not be as easily discoverable since many tools designed for searching text use metadata (the tags or descriptions or other keywords on a webpage) which may not adequately describe the image content you need. Whatever your reasons for an image search, such as a larger resolution version, learning about its provenance, or determining the copyright holder so you can legally and ethically use it, we have some tips to help you in the image search process! You can try ‘Reverse’ image searching, sometimes called content-based image retrieval. Instead of searching by typing in what you want to find, you upload a picture you already … Continued
From A to Z, the Campus Library has what you need!

From A to Z, the Campus Library has what you need!

Your campus librarians are always glad to assist you with effective strategies to search for reliable academic resources to research a multitude of topics. A great place to start is emailing us at iueref@iue.edu or clicking the “Ask Us!” red button at the library website: https://www.iue.edu/library. Another approach to learning is the adventure of discovery through browsing. We hope you will find our Campus Library resources amazingly awesome and interesting! Here are some highlights and samplings, easily accessible via the “A-Z List” http://iue.libguides.com/a-zlist using your IU East log-in credentials. Access World News – NewsBank provides a comprehensive collection of reliable news sources covering a wide array of topics and issues. This database even includes 124 newspapers from Indiana. Biography Reference … Continued
On-the-go learning: your digital life

On-the-go learning: your digital life

This last week featured Digital Learning Day, a time to learn about and use technology effectively to improve education at all levels – from grade school to college to your career.  Technology is all around us – so ubiquitous, in fact, that sometimes we don’t even notice it, or take full advantage of it. At IU East, smart classrooms let our professors link us to all kinds of multimedia.  Computer labs reside in every building, some with specialized programs for math or art or video design.  You can connect to the wireless network anywhere on campus.  And IU offers you thousands of dollars worth of free software for your home computer. Chances are you use the web and Wikipedia and … Continued
Cure for AIDS?

Cure for AIDS?

At the 2012 International AIDS Conference in late July, researchers discussed a potential cure for HIV. We have already made great strides in developing medication that can help to suppress the virus, but it’s hard to imagine we could be so close to curing a virus that has plagued mankind for decades. Does this breakthrough of modern science grab your attention? Interested in following the story of AIDS research as scientists work to uncover the secrets of this potential cure? Good news! The Library has many databases that can assist you in your quest! I have three recommendations for progressively more in-depth research into the topic: 1. You may want to start with a basic overview of the virus. Just … Continued