Elizabeth South

Elizabeth South

New Year, New You: Introducing Nexis Uni and a few IUCat Updates

New Year, New You: Introducing Nexis Uni and a few IUCat Updates

Starting this semester, there are a few changes that took place within the library online catalog, IUCAT. First, IUCAT Classic has officially retired and can no longer be accessed. The IU Libraries have been working for several years to update and make improvements to the online catalog, IUCAT. While all this has been happening, IUCAT Classic was kept around as a way to search for items, specifically Class Reserves, while improvements and changes were made to the new and improved IUCAT that is now in place. Now that the current IUCAT has all the necessary features ready and everything is working smoothly, IUCAT Classic retired on December 17, 2017. Most users may not have noticed a difference or may not … Continued
Neue Filme!

Neue Filme!

Thanks to the World Languages and Culture courses offered at IU East, the Campus Library continues to expand our growing international films collection. For Spring 2018 we have fourteen new German language films. These are used in a German course but are also available for circulation to anyone with IU East credentials. Check it out! And if you have any questions about international films at IU East, just Ask Us! iueref@iue.edu Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari – M – Die Mörder sind unter uns Triumph des Willens – Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes – Der Himmel über Berlin Sonnensucher – Spur der Steine – Die Brücke – Der blaue Engel Lola rennt – Good Bye Lenin! – Gegen die Wand – … Continued
News from the Archives – Semester Roundup

News from the Archives – Semester Roundup

This past semester, the archives has been very busy. We have a few ongoing projects, some new collections in the works, and a few updates. First, some ongoing projects… Bicentennial Oral History Project The Bicentennial Oral History Project is still happening! Oral History Assistant Ashley Clayton started with us this past August, contacting alumni and conducting interviews. This semester, Ashley interviewed 14 alumni, staff, and even a few faculty members, such as retired nursing professor Jane Vincent and current Associate Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs T.J. Rivard. We also have online student Jennifer Haught, who started in October as our second Oral History Assistant, and she has been helping us with transcribing our interviews. So far, Jennifer has transcribed 13 … Continued
Library Lingo-What does it mean?

Library Lingo-What does it mean?

We are currently more than half way through the semester and at some point already, you may have been in contact with library staff either for reference help or because an online resource was giving you some trouble. Whether by phone, email, or in person we librarians tend to say some pretty strange words sometimes in our effort to help you, words understood by librarians, but maybe not to the average library user. When it comes to reference or locating a book, here are some common words you may hear and what they mean. Boolean Search– Using the operators of AND, OR, and NOT in keyword searching. These operators help you refine your search results by including (AND), excluding (NOT), … Continued
Get a Shot of Research Help

Get a Shot of Research Help

Fall is here, and so is flu season. The IU East Center for Health Promotion (CHP) is currently promoting “Flulapalooza,” encouraging students, staff and faculty to get flu vaccinations. The CHP provides safe and convenient access for flu vaccinations. While it is generally agreed upon that the flu vaccine is good for you and can help prevent the spread of the virus, vaccines in general are a controversial topic and there can be misinformation spread if one does not use reliable sources. Here at the IU East Campus Library we have information resources that can help you navigate health related topics from various points of views. The Library subscribes to a database provided by Gale, the Health and Wellness Resource … Continued