Yearly Archives: 2011

Yearly Archives: 2011

Healthy Searching

Healthy Searching

In case you didn’t notice, it SNOWED last week!  This also means we’re entering cold and flu season; and it means you’re likely going to be “Google-ing” your symptoms.  Don’t try to deny it! I recently took an online course from the Reference & User Services Association (RUSA) on Health Information Literacy; which means understanding where to find good health information and how to evaluate it once you’ve located it.  In addition to the excellent health related databases mentioned in last week’s blog, if you decide to search the web for information here are a few RUSA recommends: HealthfinderDeveloped by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Healthfinder links to carefully selected information and Web sites from over 1,500 … Continued
Nursing Searching

Nursing Searching

Are you starting research on a nursing or medical topic, but unsure where to begin?  Let the library help!  We provide you with access to a lot of cutting-edge scholarship that will make your research easier.  The EBSCO databases CINAHL, MedLine, Health Source Nursing, and Health Source Consumer are a great place to begin.  These databases let you limit your results to things like only full text articles, peer-reviewed articles, or articles published in the last few years.    Say your topic is relationship-based care.  This search gives you over 100 scholarly, full text articles, published in the last ten years.  Or try this search for information about care plans.  Or this one for respecting Islamic practices in end-of-life care. … Continued
Ancient history… or Archival Wonders?!?

Ancient history… or Archival Wonders?!?

Did you know? the Indiana University East Archives houses the student newspapers all the way back to the 1970s the Archives contains oral histories documenting a variety of local history topics, including Starr Gennett the Archives has thousands of photographs of IU East from its beginnings in 1971and they are accessible online: www.flickr.com/iuelibrary the physical Archives is located at the Campus Library in Hayes room 101   As the library’s archivist my goal is to increase awareness of and accessibility to the IU East Archives.  At a recent workshop hosted by the Society of Indiana Archivists we discussed strategies for organizing collections more with finding.  “Finding Aids” describe a collection, including its content, the timeframe covered within the collection, and … Continued
Boo Who?

Boo Who?

Don’t cry about it, the library has a spooktacular event for those who dare to be scared!  On Monday October 31st from 3:30-4:30 the IU East Humanities Club, Writers’ Club, and Friends of the Library will present readings of Halloween Poems & Ghost Stories in the library lobby.  You can bring your own reading or choose one from our booooo-k cart. We’ll also be serving up treats and an eerie green punch, so good it glows! Want to do a very scary reading for your own Halloween party? Here’s how to find a good book: In IUCAT enter your search term in the “keywords anywhere” box, like: ghost stories horror tales Halloween witches supernatural You can also limit the “location” … Continued
Research is our Business

Research is our Business

Are you starting research in a business topic?  The library subscribes to a lot of business-oriented databases that would be good for you.  For business news, try the EBSCO databases Business Source Premier, Corporate Resource Net, and Communications and Mass Media. You can limit your results to things like full text articles, peer-reviewed articles, and articles published in the last few years.  For example, this search for corporate research into consumer behavior came up with over three hundred articles.  You can also find SWOT analyses, like these for the Ford Motor Company.  If you don’t find enough of what you need in EBSCO, other good business databases include ABI/INFORM or Business and Company Resource Center.  Run similar searches in them for … Continued