Monthly Archives: September 2013

Monthly Archives: September 2013

Mental Health Resources

Mental Health Resources

October 6th – 12th is National Mental Health Awareness Week, a yearly effort by the National Alliance on Mental Illness to foster discussion and understanding for people with mental illnesses.  They focus on grassroots efforts and community-level events to spread awareness, and the local NAMI organization has events planned for Richmond. But what if you want to dig deeper?  As always, the library is a great source for high-quality information.  From major databases like ProQuest Psychology and PsycInfo to the National Institute of Health’s PubMed Central, we have a staggering number of articles on mental illness and health.  And if books are more your thing, databases like eBrary contain dozens of titles like: Empowering People with Severe Mental Illness: A … Continued
Al Otro Lado Alamar, Alatriste Amores Perros

Al Otro Lado Alamar, Alatriste Amores Perros

In addition to celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with several interesting programs (http://iue.libguides.com/hispanicheritage) you can enjoy more than 50 Spanish-language films conveniently located at your IU East Campus Library (http://iue.libguides.com/spanishlanguagefilms). Films may be checked out for 3 days or viewed at the Library. We have head phones you can check out and a new large screen for small groups viewing films at the collaboration table. A sampling of the variety (with reviews excerpted and adapted from Amazon.com): Al Otro Lado (To the Other Side) This is a poignant, artistic and insightful movie. It delves into the lives of three young children whose fathers have left their countries in search of work or better opportunities. In a candid way it shows the … Continued
Finding Theory for Practice

Finding Theory for Practice

One question that’s been asked a lot recently concerns various nursing theorists.  Our databases can be great sources for this kind of information.  Major nursing databases like CINAHL, Health Source: Nursing Edition, and MedLine are a great place to start. Try truncating or reducing the number of words in the search to find more articles.  For example, Dorothea Orem AND Self Care Deficit Theory comes back with only one result while Dorothea Orem AND Self Care comes back with dozens.  Just searching Orem AND Self Care returns almost four hundred, but many of these are just about the application of her theory rather than having much about Orem herself.  In the same way, Imogene King AND Conceptual Theory finds less than … Continued
The Case of JSTOR and Aaron Swartz

The Case of JSTOR and Aaron Swartz

We all worry about plagiarism, which is a type of theft of intellectual property.  But theft of that nature covers a lot of things – any misuse of copyright protected material.  Usually, we think it’s an act of a desperate or lazy person – perhaps a weak or struggling student looking for a quick fix.  That isn’t always the case, though. Recently, a man named Aaron Swartz has been in the news.  An Internet pioneer, Swartz has been involved in developing Rich-Site Summary (RSS) feeds (from which you might be monitoring this blog) and Creative Commons licensing (from which the accompanying photograph, taken by Daniel J. Sieradski, comes), campaigned against the SOPA legislation, and been a prominent defender of civil … Continued
“We cannot walk alone. And as we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall march ahead. We cannot turn back.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

“We cannot walk alone. And as we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall march ahead. We cannot turn back.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

50 years since Martin Luther King’s dream speech, and opportunities still abound for us to work together to make the world a better place. The Center for Service-Learning (CSL) at IU East is committed to connecting IU East students with community needs.  There are many options for you to help, some requiring as few as 2 -3 hours for a one-time event and some on a regular basis. They range from crafts with kids to services for Seniors, from building ramps to helping with homework. There is something for everyone; something for YOU! So please take the first step to service and contact the IU East Center for Service-Learning: iueastsl@iue.edu Mission The mission of the Center for Service-Learning at Indiana … Continued