reference databases

reference databases

Free, yes free…try it now!

Free, yes free…try it now!

If “free” seems too good to be true, ok, it’s only free for a limited time. But truly, “free trials” offered by publishers and vendors are a great opportunity to navigate through all sorts of interesting resources. And your Campus Library really does want your feedback to find out if these are potentially useful purchases.  E-resources librarian Sue McFadden has pulled together these free trials in a handy libguide: http://iue.libguides.com/trials Please peruse and let us know if any of these would help you with your research!
ProQuest Possibilities

ProQuest Possibilities

If you’ve visited the IU East Campus Library or searched for online library resources, you have probably seen or heard the word “ProQuest.”  If you have searched for peer-reviewed articles for a research paper, you have likely used a ProQuest database. Have you ever wondered what ProQuest is and what it does? ProQuest is one of a few large vendors that compile academic material for libraries to purchase as database subscriptions. ProQuest offers general and specialized databases. To begin a search of one of the ProQuest databases, you click on the Research tab on the library webpage: http://iue.edu/library/research  Click on “Find Articles and Journals” A list of available databases will appear, and you can specify search terms, or browse the … Continued
We can do it!

We can do it!

American Women’s History Online: A Facts on File Database Celebrate! Women’s History Month is here! This March locate historic information about American Women at the American Women’s History Online. Find biographies, images, primary source and timelines about American women. Read about the events and issues that shape women’s lives in the United States. Watch videos to enlighten and remind you of the struggles for rights and “firsts” for American women. The Topic Centers provide an organizational overview to American Women’s History. These pages provide organization to focus the issues that characterize our lives today. Read about dower rights and the use of feme covert in the colonies and early United States. Discover the past, to understand the present.
Weather Resources

Weather Resources

Has the bad weather got you down?  Well, your library might not be able to make it any warmer, but we have plenty of resources to help you understand it! Among our encyclopedic databases, AccessScience has some good articles on weather and weather prediction.  Science Resource Center has similar articles on weather mapping and forecasting, but has the added benefit of linking to a few journal articles and instructions for some novel do-it-yourself experiments, like making a homemade anemometer to measure wind speed.  Encyclopedia Britannica Online has some good, easy-to-digest material on the topic as well. And other, more traditional databases like Wiley Online Library have access to a number of weather-related journals such as “International Journal of Climatology” and … Continued
Daily Life through History

Daily Life through History

Have you ever wondered what it would have been like to be a Viking? How about a factory worker in Victorian England or a warrior in 17th century Japan?  What was life like for the people building the pyramids in Ancient Egypt or experiencing the rise of Soviet power in Russia? If you’re interested in history, or even just curious about what it was like when, then the database “Daily Life through History” is one for you. This valuable resource, available through IU East Campus Library, is easy to navigate and fun to explore. You’ll find concise and helpful articles, citations, pictures, maps, provocative questions, and interesting facts. With this database, you won’t just learn about the rich, powerful or … Continued