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.)

LIBRARY COLLECTION

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.

Biographies
This is our collection of biographical texts.

Audiobooks
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

Videos
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.

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

Posters
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.

Databases
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 SERVICES

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
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.

Tutorials
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.

LIBRARY EQUIPMENT

Computers
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

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

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

iPods
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
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.

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