Monthly Archives: June 2013

Monthly Archives: June 2013

Gale Force Databases

Gale Force Databases

The library has added two great new resources!  Our list of databases now includes Nineteenth Century British Library Newspapers and National Geographic Magazine Digital Archive, both from Gale.  Chances are you’re already familiar with a lot of great Gale databases.  From the major ones, Opposing Viewpoints and Biography in Context, to other mainstays like the Gale Virtual Reference Library, Health and Wellness Resource Center, and Literature Resource Center; their streamlined, easy-to-use interfaces offer articles, multimedia, and more on a host of topics. The first new database, Nineteenth Century British Library Newspapers, is a great source for history topics, including popular subjects like Jack the Ripper, the Irish Potato Famine, or the Great Exhibition or 1851.  It includes over 15 million … Continued
Education Videos

Education Videos

A few weeks ago we looked at VAST, a multidisciplinary video source that can help you with your projects and presentations.  But we have a lot of more specialized video databases, and if you are interested in education, one of them has just grown a lot bigger. Education in Video has just added content from Annenberg Learner and Harry Wong Publications, and includes 431 new videos (for a total of 282 hours). The collection is now an amazing 4,306 videos comprising 1,301 hours (all in streaming video format).  These work much like the VAST videos we looked at earlier. The Annenberg Learner content focuses on science, math, English, social studies, music, and art education, all for Kindergarten through 12th grade.   … Continued
Put Your Best Foot Forward

Put Your Best Foot Forward

As a new class of IU East graduates moves out into the world, they will find themselves entering the highly competitive job market.  And the library is here to help, with career guides and occupational resources. But as a recent article in the Palladium Item shows, the nationwide difficulty in finding a job isn’t necessarily a lack of jobs.  They’re out there – but as you become a job candidate, you need to make yourself the right candidate for the position rather than just thinking of it as the right position for you. The Pal-Item distinguishes between ‘hard’ skills – the technical know-how; your degree – and ‘soft’ skills – things like work ethic and teamwork skills.  You’ve undoubtedly got … Continued
Women in Art

Women in Art

Ann Kim, Indiana University East Assistant Professor of Fine Arts, and her students this summer are exploring the representation and depiction of women in art.  The students will be sharing their knowledge with the public during two free lectures at the Richmond Art Museum on June 12 and June 26, from 12:45-1:45.  One of the presentations is an historical overview of women in art and the effect of the male gaze, and one focuses on the career of the painter and Degas model Suzanne Valadon, who experienced art on both sides of the brush.  If you’re interested in attending, the Richmond Art Museum is located in the east side of the high school, at 350 Hub Etchison Parkway. Maybe you’re … Continued