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News Media Know-how

News Media Know-how

Different sources of information are good for different purposes.  Despite its glaring security issues, TikTok is increasingly being used as a way to search for more socially important information, such as where to find a restaurant or comparing two similar items.  But social media has no filters to determine the accuracy of its content.  For assessing information from non-academic sources, a good grounding in media literacy is essential. The SIFT Method One of the more accepted tools in basic media literacy is the SIFT Method.  Developed by Michael Caulfield of the University of Washington, the SIFT Method consists of four sections: Stop Investigate the source Find trusted coverage Trace claims to their original source The first step, Stop, is the … Continued
Beginning … again: Academic resources for a successful Spring semester

Beginning … again: Academic resources for a successful Spring semester

With 2020 behind us (whew!) it’s time to look forward to a new year and new opportunities. A new semester is a fresh start, and we want to share useful and reliable resources, culled from past Campus Library blogs, that can benefit your academic work. Just a few clicks and you’re on your way to a successful semester! Navigating the library website IUEREF for Academic Success provides a handy overview for how to find what you need at the Campus Library website. Our campus has almost 300,000 electronic books in our collection and more than 600 databases.  Our librarians and professional staff are committed to assisting you with knowledgeable and timely reference and research that will help achieve your academic … Continued
COVID testing and prevention: What you need to know

COVID testing and prevention: What you need to know

With over nine million people infected and 231,988 dead, novel coronavirus 2019, abbreviated as COVID-19, is one of the deadliest diseases that the US has ever encountered.  The US has experienced almost 300,000 more unanticipated deaths this year than usual, with 200,000 of those deaths due to COVID-19.  It is imperative that all of us have the information we need to get tested in a timely fashion and to continue to work to mitigate our risk of catching and spreading this disease. Indiana offers free COVID-19 testing at 273 locations throughout the state, with five located in Wayne County.  In order to receive a test, you will need to register with either an Optum/LHI location or a community location.  This … Continued
Ask Us! IUEREF for Academic Success

Ask Us! IUEREF for Academic Success

While we continue to be open physically, you can stay safely distanced and comfortable and meet your research needs from whenever you are! Your Campus Library at IU East is available 24/7 with access to reliable research resources online. You can count on your library team to assist you with research strategies to help you achieve academic success. Any question, any time, Ask Us! iueref@iue.edu Let’s take a tour of the library website, to highlight what to find where. Need e-books? This search box uses the IU Library catalog, IUCAT. You can limit your search to e-books available at IU East, since not all IU campuses have licenses for the same e-books. We have a guide to e-book access, including creating … Continued
Free Resources for Indiana Residents

Free Resources for Indiana Residents

Do you live in Indiana? If so, you have free access to INSPIRE, Indiana’s virtual online library. Indiana residents can explore images and multi-media, full-text magazines and journal articles, pamphlets, newspapers, and more. Selected resources are featured in this week’s blog. Ready to choose the next book you want to read? With the eBook Public Library Collections database, you have your choice of more than 48,000 titles. The eBook Public Library Collection has books for both adults and youth and covers a wide range of topics, from self-help, fitness, and cooking, to hobbies and games. Do you want access to more than 12,000 e-books of classic literary works, important historical documents, and general reference materials? The eBook High School Collection … Continued