Monthly Archives: October 2013

Monthly Archives: October 2013

Study Spaces, Study Places

Study Spaces, Study Places

As exams and papers come due, you’re probably reaching the point in the semester when you need to do a lot of research.  There are lots of great spaces to be on campus – the Graf center, the Mikesell Plaza (when the weather is nice) – but those aren’t necessarily the best places to study.  For that, the library is your go-to destination. But it’s not just quiet and easy access to reference sources that make the library great.  We have a lot of special facilities to make your study time better.  You may have checked out a study room in the library, either for yourself or for a small group.  Well, now the Library Living Room is also available … Continued
A Streamlined Database

A Streamlined Database

If you’ve ever used a library database to do research, chances are it was an EBSCO database.  From general-knowledge resources like Academic Search Premier to discipline-specific parts like MedLine, PsycInfo, Business Source Premier, Communication and Mass Media, and ERIC, it covers every discipline taught at IU East – and includes over a third of our full text articles.  More students use it than any other database. But at the end of the month, our most popular databases will be getting a facelift.  EBSCO is redesigning their interface based on user feedback, to make it cleaner and easier to use.  For example, have you ever run a really complicated search?  Something like: TI nursing AND information AND (system* OR technology) AND … Continued
The Art of Painting Fences (Or Getting Someone to Do It for You)

The Art of Painting Fences (Or Getting Someone to Do It for You)

This year, the Ripple Effect is promoting Mark Twain’s classic novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer throughout the Wayne County community with plays, Tom Sawyer-themed Family Fun Nights, classroom visits, and more.  And IU East is part of the action – on October 16th Dr. Steven Petersheim will be leading a marathon reading session in the library from 8:00 to 6:00.  You can drop by anytime to read aloud or listen to others read, and participate in reliving all of Tom Sawyer’s classic adventures treasure hunting, whitewashing fences, and attending his own funeral. But there’s more to learn about Mark Twain and Tom Sawyer, and the library can be your guide.  From biographies to book reviews to literary criticism to … Continued
Robert Jensen Visit

Robert Jensen Visit

On October 16th, IU East will host Robert Jensen, a famous journalism professor from the University of Texas at Austin.  Dr. Jensen will explore race issues in his speech “Power and Politics in the Age of Obama: Is the United States Post-Racial?” Although Dr. Jensen will be discussing racism, he is a significant voice on many other topics ranging from white privilege, feminism (especially as relates to pornography, sexual violence, and the social construction of masculinity), America’s place in the world (particularly its military actions), journalism, and the furthering of progressive political goals through the use of media.  He has published dozens of scholarly articles, books, newspaper columns, blogs, and more detailing his thoughts on these issues. Dr. Jensen came … Continued