Being part of the IU system is great. IU East students have always benefitted from small class sizes and close relationships with faculty coupled with Indiana University’s rigorous academic programs, but being an IU campus pays dividends in lots of other aspects of campus life. The library is no exception. For example, if we don’t have a book you want and another IU library does, just click the red ‘request delivery’ button in our catalog. It will be mailed here for you at no cost, and you’ll get to keep it for six weeks. It’s like having a library with ten million books!
Being part of IU helps provide electronic resources, too. Since we can often purchase databases in conjunction with the rest of Indiana University, we’re able to get access to many more databases than most universities our size enjoy. And recently, we’ve added two new ones through our relationship with the statewide Indiana University.
The first is Smithsonian Collections Online. This database features digitized primary source materials from the museums, libraries, research centers, and archives of the world’s largest museum, making a wealth of information available to you. This includes material from their exhibits and collections, as well as their publications. The database is growing as the publisher, Gale, continues to digitize more material.
The second is Punch Magazine Digital Archive 1841-1992. This database offers the full text of the original run of the deeply influential British satire magazine, including illustrations and groundbreaking political cartoons. Also made by Gale, it joins several other databases such as Nineteenth Century British Library Newspapers and the Illustrated London Times in documenting a key time in the rise of popular newspapers and magazines.
Take a look and let us know what you think about them. And if you need help with these or any other databases, don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org!