scholarly resources

scholarly resources

What We Aim to Accomplish

What We Aim to Accomplish

Probably, at some point in your educational career, you’ve thought about what you’re working towards.  A career?  Fame and fortune?  Stability?  Goals are good. They help us accomplish what we want and need to accomplish.  The Library is committed to the goals IU East has established through the campus Learning Objectives. It makes sense – a library is place where you can into practice what you learn.  Researching.  Experimenting.  Many of our resources are geared around these specific principles of what it is that makes an educated person.  Reading.  Critical examination.  Understanding diverse opinions.  These are all core functions of research. Some of our databases, like Opposing Viewpoints in Context, do this rather dramatically.  Others are more subtle.  But these … Continued
Civil War Resources

Civil War Resources

“It is well that war is so terrible, lest we should grow too fond of it.” -General Lee to General Longstreet “Although a soldier by profession, I have never felt any sort of fondness for war, and I have never advocated it, except as a means of peace.”  -Ulysses S. Grant A hundred and fifty years ago, on April 12, 1861, shots were fired on Ft. Sumter and four years of civil war began in the United States. The New York Times is publishing daily updates about what was happening a hundred and fifty years ago. The sesquicentennial provides an excellent opportunity to learn more about the American Civil War and there are a variety of resources available at the … 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
Casting Call

Casting Call

Would you like to star in a video?  The library is producing a music video to promote LibGuides.  Libguides are a resource tool for specific subjects and courses. They include links to just about everything you need to do reliable research – books, e-books, articles, videos, websites.  You can see samples at http://iue.libguides.com/. So we need actors (and singers!) for the video, which will be viewed on IU East’s YouTube channel.  Most of the parts are entirely physical acting – there’s very little dialogue, if you’re nervous about delivering lines.  Most of the actors will ‘act out’ using the LibGuides. And you’ll be famous!  Our previous library video was viewed more than 1400 times: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IENKivi3pEg.  You’ll be fully credited for … Continued
What should I do with my life?!?

What should I do with my life?!?

When I was 15 years old (eons ago!) I got a job shelving books at the local public library.  Monday through Thursday I would walk 20 minutes to the library after school, eat the snack my mom packed, shelve books from 4-6 pm, walk home for dinner, then do homework from 7:30-9 pm. On Saturdays I would bike to work, shelve books from 9 am – 1 pm, go home for lunch, and then do the stuff teens did in the mid-1970s (I already admitted it was eons ago so now you know!). The fact is, although I revel in variety, I relished this routine. The library was a safe haven where my co-workers valued me, there was a revolving … Continued