biography

biography

Biography Sources

Biography Sources

There are lots of types of things to research, but often we seem to focus on issues or abstract concepts. Are people better off if they do A over B? What does the experiment show? How do we decide a difficult policy question? But those issues and events are put into motion by people, whose lives and ideas shape the ideas. We turn to biographies when we want to learn about people’s lives. But sometimes, even if it seems like you’re dealing with an abstract issue or policy question, your work will be deepened by an understanding of the people behind it. Who they are, and why they formed the ideas they did. Literature has long embraced this – as … Continued
Ask us…really!

Ask us…really!

Your IU East Campus Library staff is knowledgeable, friendly, and eager to help you succeed in all your academic endeavors. The start of a new semester is a good opportunity to introduce you to the many people who are available to assist you in a variety of ways. Matt Dilworth earned a BA in English from Earlham and a Masters in Library Science (MLS) from IU Bloomington. He has worked at IU East for 10 years and is the Coordinator of Reference and Media. You have questions? He has answers! You need reliable resources for a research paper? He can help you find them! Marcia Sloan is our Inter-library loan specialist. If there is a book or article we don’t … Continued
Mandi Moning joins campus library staff

Mandi Moning joins campus library staff

Please join me in welcoming Mandi Moning to our campus library staff. She begins her position as Coordinator of User Services and Library Operations on August 16.  Mandi earned her BA in history at Miami University (OH) and a dual Masters in Library Science and History at State University of New York at Albany in 2009. Her job duties will include circulation, statistics, and archives, with a focus on total customer service. Mandi has worked in circulation, reference services and archives at libraries in Ohio and NY.  Most recently she worked at the Schenectady County Historical Society and the Bethlehem Public Library. She has served as President of the Student Chapter of the Society of American Archivists and she researched, … Continued