Category Archives: Library News

8. Taking Summer Classes? Check Out a Laptop and Study in the Great Outdoors!

Improve your productivity by borrowing our laptops. The library has twenty laptop computers available for use by currently enrolled students. To check out a laptop students must:

  • have completed their first semester of classes,
  • have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5,
  • have a recommendation from an Ivy Tech Northeast faculty member in whose class they are currently enrolled,
  • have no outstanding fines or overdue materials from the Ivy Tech Northeast library.

12. Keep Up with Current Library News

Check our bulletin boards, emails and newsletters to discover  all kinds of interesting events that are happening in the Library throughout the year. Some examples are Edible Book Festival, Final Exam Refreshments, National Library Week Quiz, Children’s Book Drive, Soles4Souls Shoe Drive, and National Doughnut Day, which is Friday, June 3rd. Don’t miss your chance for free coffee and a doughnut treat at the Library!

15. Come to the Library and Meet Us

Do you need help finding a book? How about guidance in using a database? Or even a quick tour of the library itself? Any of our library staff would be happy to help you. We love to find resources and answer questions. Be sure to stop by this summer and get to know us, because as the fortune cookie says, “Librarians possess novel information!” We’ll look forward to seeing you!

Oxford Digital Reference Shelf – New Titles Now Available

Australian Law Dictionary
Edited by Trischa Mann
The Australian Law Dictionary is the best reference for those who want familiarity with, and knowledge of, Australian legal terms. Clear, relevant and well-pitched definitions explain the meaning of Australian legal terms and for those interested in contextualising these terms further and exploring legal concepts in more depth, more information and detailed in-text cross references are provided.
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology
Edited by Clifford J. Rogers
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology examines all aspects of warfare and military technology in medieval times. Approximately 1,000 articles written and signed by leading experts in medieval military history provide an exhaustive and accurate view of how and why wars were waged throughout Europe, the Byzantine Empire, and the Crusader States from 500 C.E. to 1500.
The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages
Edited by Robert E. Bjork
The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages is an essential new reference work covering all key aspects of European history, society, and culture from 500 to 1500 A.D., as well as the Byzantine Empire, Islamic dynasties, and Asiatic peoples of the era. It is designed both for medievalists, who need a detailed and reliable reference tool, and for students and general readers seeking an accessible guide to the period. Over 800 scholars have assembled thousands of comprehensive entries, lavishly supplemented by hundreds of illustrations and dozens of maps.
The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought
Edited by F. Abiola Irele and Biodun Jeyifo
From St. Augustine and early Ethiopian philosophers to the anticolonialist movements of Pan Africanism and Negritude, The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought offers a comprehensive view of African thought, covering the intellectual tradition on the continent and throughout the diaspora. All major trends in African philosophy, political theory, and religion will be covered, as well as significant historical figures and social movements.

NEW: Multilanguage Searching Expansion

EBSCOhost customers can now enjoy the expansion of multilanguage searching in EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) and EBSCOhost® to include over forty-five (45) languages. This means that users will experience improved search results in both EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) and EBSCOhost databases.

Continued improvements support multilingual capabilities for non-Roman character set languages including Arabic, Greek, Hebrew, Russian and others. Additional improved searching in complex languages, and advanced support for non-Roman languages (Chinese, Japanese and Korean) are also being addressed. For example, phrases or sentences in languages such as Chinese, Japanese and Korean are commonly written without spaces between words. Some languages contain multiple scripts per language, and there are regional and historical variations to consider. EBSCO has created a system to handle these variations among character sets and offers unparalleled searching in these non-Roman languages.

Supporting multiple languages with non-Roman characters is a challenge with most online search services in the library marketplace. EBSCO Publishing’s Senior Director of Software Development, Ron Burns, noted that “EBSCO knew it had to develop a custom solution that addressed the needs of a global and diverse customer base, and became an essential element of the continued development of the EBSCOhost platform.”