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Fall into Research

Fall into Research

This time in the Fall semester brings cool evenings, colorful falling leaves … and the opportunity to explore academic resources you may find useful for your class projects or personal interests. Your Campus Library team continually updates the IU East LGBTQ resource guide, and in the Fall we feature National Coming Out Day, as well as other celebrations and events. Members of the LBGTQ+ community are supported at IU East through the new affinity group, “LGBTQ+ Connections.” In the resource guide you will find information relevant to youth, educators, and families, along with campus and community information about organizations and open access material. Another resource is the IU East LGBTQ+ Archives pressbook, containing Richmond, IN/Wayne County LGBTQ+ Collections. This collection … 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 Do you want access to more than 12,000 e-books of classic literary works, important historical documents, and general reference materials?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
INSPIRE ebooks now available, plus other ebook facts!

INSPIRE ebooks now available, plus other ebook facts!

INSPIRE is Indiana’s virtual online library offered by the Indiana State Library and accessible to all Indiana residents. It is a collection of academic databases, and also has ebooks available through one of our ebook vendors, EBSCO. You can now search IUCat for titles that are offered by INSPIRE and can access them in EBSCO ebooks. There are more than 2,500 ebooks now available in all major subject areas. If you want to view the extensive list, you can check out the titles here https://iu.box.com/s/hnmtti5nfpzfxx4m2l7fybfv1xjc8h58. While we are on the topic of ebooks, it is good to know that we have a few ebook platforms, but our two largest are Ebooks by EBSCO and Ebook Central by ProQuest. Both of … Continued
INSPIRE-ational

INSPIRE-ational

At IU East, we advocate strongly for using the best, most trustworthy sources for your scholarship. And we have loads of great academic databases designed to do just that, linking you to reliable, vetted content that hasn’t been twisted by the vacuous, editor-free and repetitive fluff that makes up the bulk of the free web. But after you graduate, where will get the same trustworthy and authoritative information? If you live in the state of Indiana (as most of our graduates do), the answer is INSPIRE. Provided by the Indiana State Library, anyone with an Indiana IP address can access dozens of databases freely. This deeply benefits public and school libraries across the state, and the ISL’s negotiations help subsidize … Continued
INSPIRE

INSPIRE

Here at IU East, you have no shortage of good, scholarly sources for every information need. But what do people use who are not in college? And what will you use when you graduate? The free web is an option, using tools like Google Scholar to navigate it, but you will quickly find that almost everything of value is only indexed – the full text access you rely on at IU just isn’t available to average citizens. And what is available on the free internet is often commercialized, self-published, or tabloid-level material. This type of resource is re-blogged and linked often, giving the impression of significant content, but instead being little more than an echo chamber of unreliable material. Fortunately, … Continued