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STUDY AND WRITING HELPS

As everyone gears up for final papers and exams, here are some helpful tools for studying and writing. Remember we will have free snacks in the library during finals week, and therapy dogs in the mornings to boost your oxytocin.
Flashcards are a proven study aid that work best when presented randomly. This is hard to do yourself, so try one of these apps that let you create your own deck or use already created decks. For IOS or Android phones, try Quizlet. You can use Quizlet from a browser (laptop/desktop) as well. For iPhones, Tinycards is an award-winning flashcard app.
Plagiarism is a serious academic offense, so check your papers and reports before handing them in. Two of the best free tools you can use are: Dupli Checker which allows you to copy and paste in 1000-word passages of text; and Plagiarism Checker which allows you to search two phrases of text at a time from different parts of your document. It only works with the Google Chrome browser. These tools do not require uploading files or any particular format – just copy and paste your text passages. Your professor may have turned on a plagiarism checker in Blackboard, so look for this when you are about to upload your paper.
The library offers links to a citation creator called Noodletools that creates both in-text citations and sources lists in MLA, APA, and Chicago styles. It can be easier to use than MSWord’s built-in citation tool. Access Noodletools from the Library home page http://library.ivytech.edu/northeast You must create a free account with username and password, and then you can add sources directly from search results in the library databases! Even better, it offers a browser plug-in called “Archive This” that allows you to keep your sources organized for quick reference. It also has a smartphone app that will generate citations by scanning the ISBN on a book jacket with your phone camera!! It’s easiest if you set up your project first before using the App. When you create a sources list, choose your style (MLA, APA, Chicago) and ADVANCED which includes almost any source type: books, journals, websites, emails …
We wish everyone GOOD LUCK and remind you we are here to answer your questions!

New Printers

Ivy Tech Northeast has new printers around campus and that includes the Library. The Library has four new printers, each of which is also a photocopier, and even a scanner. When you print a document, you may choose a specific printer where you can get your printout.

Alternatively, you may select one of the “secure  release” options and then go to any printer on campus, log in, and release your printout.

The printer setup is still new, so we recommend that you ask a Library staff member for help the first time you print something.

Introducing the Library Catalog Kiosk!

The Ivy Tech Northeast Library is happy to announce that we now have a Library Catalog Kiosk. You can now browse the library catalog without having to log into a computer terminal. With an easy touch screen interface, this device makes it easier than ever to find what you need on the fly. Best of all, it’s located right alongside a majority of our collection allowing easy access to both the shelves and the library catalog. If you are new to navigating our catalog system, any of the library employees will be happy to assist you in how to search the catalog, and how to get the most useful results when doing so.

Ask for new materials

The Ivy Tech Northeast Library receives fascinating and informative new materials each month for your use and enjoyment. What you may not know, though, is that faculty and staff can make requests for materials to be added to our collection. On the Northeast Library’s homepage, simply click the “Purchase Request” link to submit your request for consideration. This will take you to a basic form that lets us know what the item is and what group of Ivy Tech students would find this item useful. Make sure you include contact information for follow-up from Library staff. We are committed to providing most relevant and up-to-date supportive materials for students and faculty from all areas of study.

Library Creative Commons

What do you know about Library’s Creative Commons? We have dedicated PC’s loaded with specialized software not available on normal students computers. This includes software titles such as AutoCAD, Solidworks, Business Plan Pro. Creative Commons environment is conducive to individual study or collaboration.

Also available in Creative Commons is a TV stations a DVD/VHS player.

What is coming soon to Library’s Creative Commons? We plan on adding a MAC computer, Adobe Creative Cloud (Image/Video editing capability), computer stations with webcams for webinars and web-based interviews, other software as needed or identified.
Here is an A-Z list of software titles available in the Creative Commons:


·         SOLIDWORKS 2015 Education Edition
o   eDrawings 2015 x64 Edition
o   SOLIDWORKS 2015 x64 Edition
o   SOLIDWORKS Composer 2015
o   SOLIDWORKS Tools
·         Autodesk
o   Autodesk Design Review 2013
o   Alias Design 2015
o   AutoCAD 2015
o   AutoCAD Architecture 2015
o   AutoCAD Electrical 2015
o   AutoCAD Mechanical 2015
o   AutoCAD Raster Design 2015
o   AutoCAD Structural Detailing 2015
o   AutoCAD Utility Design 2015
o   Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2015
o   Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015
o   Autodesk Backburner 2015
o   Autodesk Data Management
o   Autodesk Factory Design Utilities 2015
o   Autodesk Inventor 2015
o   Autodesk Mechanical Simulation Job Manager
o   Autodesk Mudbox 2015
o   Autodesk Recap
o   Autodesk Showcase 2015
o   Autodesk Simulation Mechanical 2015
o   Autodesk Simulation Mudflow Advisor 2015
o   Autodesk Sketchbook Designer 2014
o   DWG TrueView 2015
o   Revit 2015
o   Simulation CFD 2015
o   Subassembly Composer 2015

Business Plan Pro

New Digital Collaboration Room!

Now available in the Library is our Digitally Equipped Collaboration Room – the only space of this kind that is available to ALL Ivy Tech Northeast students. The Digitally Equipped Collaboration Room offers you a private collaborative space with computer access and a large TV Display. You can now work on team projects with your classmates, create Power Point Presentations, edit Word documents, stream YouTube and IvyVilos videos, create Prezis, you name it! The possibilities are truly unlimited! Instantly plug-in your laptop or thumb drive and start exploring your media files –pictures, audio, videos, and slideshows directly on the HD TV. The room can be reserved for groups of 2 to 8 people.

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