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It’s that time of year! The start of fall is a busy time for college students. Organization is a big key to success and, of course, there are apps to help you get organized from the start. The educational app market is steadily growing. These apps can be helpful tools to manage classes, projects, meeting deadlines and study time. Read more:


Time to give Mango Languages a try!

For those interested in learning another language, Mango Languages provides an excellent resource that is tremendously accessible to users of any learning level. Gone are the days of rewinding the same CD audio track, trying to follow along with a text simultaneously, or paying hundreds of dollars for interactive software with recurring subscription fees.

Mango Languages lets you choose from over 70 languages, allows you to learn on your time and at your own pace, and never loses track of what lessons you’ve already done. The intuitive, interactive layout lets you advance through stages of the lessons at will and useful functions such as repeating a word or phrase or displaying the literal translation in English are only a click away.

Each lesson includes placement tests to help you find which lesson to start on if you already have a background in a particular language. There are also lessons that are relevant to the culture associated with each language. If learning Mandarin Chinese, you may be interested in the lesson that discusses various ideas from Feng Shui. Learners of French will encounter a course on how to discuss the various wines and cheeses they may encounter when visiting France. Mango Languages also features some specialty languages that you may not encounter in other language learning programs such as Biblical Hebrew, Shakespearean English, and Pirate.

Mango also has foreign films that allow you to watch and view dialog in both your native language and the language you’re learning. You can also choose “Engage Mode” for films that break the film down into parts along with quizzes. Learning another language is never easy, but Mango Language has lowered that barrier to entry by making their program as accessible and user-friendly as possible. If you’ve ever meant to study another language, now is the time to give Mango Languages a try (by Library Clerk, David Winn.)

Books 24×7 – More than just books!

Books 24×7 is an online collection of books and videos tailored for use in the subjects of business, information technology, and engineering, as well as books that address healthy living and well-being, which are useful regardless of your field of study. Whether you’re looking for business management techniques, a coding guide for software design, or information about how civil engineers design with earthquakes in mind, Books 24×7 has a book with the information you need.

In addition to hosting ebooks, Books 24×7 provides convenient tools to help you manage the information you’ve found. With the option to place digital bookmarks, generate notes that are tied to a location in the book, and create folders to help you group texts you’ve used into various categories, Books 24×7 lets you manage your information and easily access it from anywhere.

On the business portion of the database, SkillSoft, the company behind Books 24×7, also hosts both live and archived webinars on various business-related topics, all of which can be accessed through the Books 24×7 main page.

Books 24×7’s video collection contains useful videos that cover a range of computer programs, such as the Microsoft Office Suite and Quickbooks, and the IT and Technical Video Collection contains hundreds of videos that guide the viewer through various systems with helpful audio-visual information. Make sure to browse through the Books 24×7 collection today! (by Library Clerk, David Winn)

Library Creative Commons and more

Library Creative Commons
A large, versatile space that encourages students to creatively approach projects.

  • Features computers equipped with programs unavailable at other open lab terminals on campus
  • An expanding library of special software that increases the possibilities of projects that students can put together
  • A versatile work area where students can move the tables and seating for the needs of their project

Digital Conference Room

  • Computer access
  • A private room that may be reserved by groups
  • 48″ television for use with presentations
  • Connect personal devices to project on the large television

What’s on the Library Menu?

Check out what Ivy Tech Northeast College Library has to offer to increase your chances for academic success (by Library Clerk, David Winn.)


General Collection
Our collection of nearly 20,000 books is arranged by Library of Congress Classification (LCC).

Hot New Fiction and Non-Fiction
Our constantly rotating collection has over 200 popular, recently published titles.

Popular Collection
Our permanent collection of fiction titles includes both literary classics and great works by contemporary authors.

This is our collection of biographical texts.

Our collection of books on CD is for those who would rather listen and learn.

Children’s Books Collection
This robust collection of children’s literature is available for Early Childhood Education majors or anyone with children in their lives.
-Special indications for the 45+ Caldecott Medal winners in our collection
-Comprehensive guides both in library and online that have books arranged by subject area

We have a collection of videos that can be viewed in the library. We also have access to the ever-expanding Films on Demand service which allows students to access educational videos from anywhere through our website. Other online film collections include Counseling and Therapy in Video, Criminal Justice and Public Safety in Video, Medcom Nursing Video Training Programs Collection, Naxos Video Library, and the Annenberg Streaming Video Collection.

Magazines and Journals
Our collection of physical magazines and journals has 55 titles and archives going back several years.

Current newspapers include the Journal Gazette, Wall Street Journal, and Indianapolis Star with archives that go back two months.

We have a wide array of over 2,000 posters that can be checked out for use in presentations and decoration around campus.

Puppet Collection
We have over 350 puppets available to check out for use in children’s programs and projects.

Successful research often hinges on the ability to find the information and sources you need.
-Ivy Tech Northeast Library hosts over 100 resources that contain helpful articles.
-We are committed to helping you find that right database to fit your needs.
-Our main page of article databases is the gateway to larger, frequently consulted databases such as EBSCO, GALE, LexisNexis, Proquest, and JSTOR.
-We also have an A-Z list with links to and descriptions of all of our databases.


Library Guides
The Northeast Ivy Tech Library has many different handouts and instruction sheets that will help you use the resources we have available. We have printed versions of each of these handouts, however, we realize that many people like to have a digital resource as well, and the web format allows us to go into much more detail when explaining our resources.
Resource Guides are also available which cover various other areas beyond database research, including:
-How to cite sources
-Information on the Affordable Care Act
-Downloading ebooks
-Employment resources

NoodleTools is a piece of software accessible in a browser that allows students to generate and manage citations.
-Lets you save and access your sources from anywhere.
-Will ask for necessary information based on type of source and style of citation being used.
-Allows you to export fully generated References or Works Cited page as a Word document.

Course Reserves
Course reserves are textbooks that have been made available for students to use on the library premises. This allows us to ensure that there is a copy available in library whenever a student of that course wants to stop by and study. We are constantly expanding our collection of available course reserves.

Inter-Library Loans
If our library doesn’t have the material you need, submit a request form for us to file for an interlibrary loan. We find out who else has the material available and get it sent here to you, free of charge.

1-on-1 Help
Students have the option of signing up for a 1-on-1 meeting with a librarian for in-depth help regarding citations, how to use databases, or anything else involving library resources. If two or more students are looking for help in the same area, there may be an option to organize a workshop.

Instruction in the Presentation Room
Instructors who want to schedule time for one of our librarians to instruct their class may do so. Instruction can take place either in the Library Presentation Room or in the Instructor’s classroom.

We link to a variety of tutorials on how to use our resources, including videos that guide you through them.

Study Tables
The library holds 20 study tables arranged around our collection for students who want a quiet place to work independently.

Work Table
This table features a stapler, paperclips, pencil sharpener, free pencils, a 3-hole punch, and a paper cutter.

Collaborative Study Rooms
These rooms may be reserved by groups of students in order to study or work on projects.
-One student may reserve two hours at a time, or a group can reserve four hours at a time.


The library has 50 computers available for student use.
-No need to sign up, simply log on to a free terminal with your Campus Connect info
-Access to the Microsoft Office suite of programs
-Two terminals are connected to scanners
-Access the library’s printers

There are four printers available for student use in the library, 3 black-and-white and one color printer.

Copy Machine
A copy machine is available for student use. It takes change or bills. Copies are $0.10 per side.

Scanning Station
The library has four scanning stations that are equipped with a book and document scanner. Two Simple Scan machines:
-Allow students to upload scans to a flash drive or attach to an email
-Make high quality copies in black and white, greyscale, or color.
-Automatically generate scans as PDFs, jpegs, or Word documents
-Touchscreen allows students to preview, rotate, and crop scans before downloading them

Library Laptops
Laptops are available for loan to students who meet the requirements.
-Check out for two weeks at a time
-Available with recommendation from a current professor
-A student must be in at least their second semester and have a 2.5 GPA or above to qualify

We have several pairs of headphones available for in-library use.

Available for check out. These come preloaded with IvyVILOS videos and over 100 audio books.

Flip Video Cameras
Easy to use handheld video cameras are available for students to check out. Perfect for filming school projects.

WiFi is available on the library premises for students to use with laptops and other devices. WiFi printing is also available with the download of a Pharos Software Suite.

New on the Video Shelf

Death investigation crisis, most famous autopsies with Dr. Michael Biden, dealing with dementia, mastering EKG and more…Watch trailers below

Progression of Dementia: Seeing Gems – Not Just Loss DVD
Call number: RC 521 .P7647 2011

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In “Progression of Dementia” Teepa explains
– how to tell apart different disease stages to better adapt your caregiving techniques
– why patients in later stages can’t relax their muscles and how to safely handle them to avoid bruising
– how to reduce the risk of falls
– how to safeguard your relationship with the patient as the disease progresses
– how to reduce unwanted behaviors by controlling the environment and effectively shifting their focus
– about appropriate activities (for an in depth activity program also see “Filling the Day with Meaning”)

Frontline: Post Mortem DVD
RA 1063.4 .P67 2011
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Every day nearly 7000 people die in America and the rate of autopsies the gold standard of death investigation has plummeted. As a result not only do murderers go free and innocent people go to jail but the crisis in death investigation in America is also a threat to public health. FRONTLINE reports the results of a joint investigation with ProPublica NPR and the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley.

Autopsy: Postmortem with Dr. Michael Baden DVD
RA 1063.4 .A987 2008
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HBO Documentary Films Autopsy series lives on with Autopsy Postmortem, in which Dr. Baden, the acclaimed patriarch of forensic pathology, gives viewers exclusive insight into some of his most high-profile cases including John F. Kennedy, OJ Simpson, Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen, the Romanovs and first responders to the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

EKG Interpretation and Response DVD
RC 683.5 .E5 E354 2015 (4 vols.)
This course provides a brief summary and overview of the heart’s components and functional properties as background for a discussion about EKG interpretation. It also provides guidance on calculating heart rate on the EKG. autonomic nervous system effects, and how to assess sinus rhythm. It includes the following categories: the heart’s electrophysiologic properties, the heart’s electrical conduction and mechanical response systems, interpreting normal EKG waveforms, how to calculate heart rate on the EKG, autonomic nervous system effects, and assessing normal sinus rhythm.
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