New Computers

We’ve gotten rid of our 4-year-old computers in the Reference and Periodicals Rooms, replacing 17 Dells and 12 Apples all with new iMacs like the ones pictured above. These computers have been specially configured to run Windows XP in addition to Mac OS X. At startup, you can choose which operating system you would like … Continue reading New Computers

New archive of open access public-policy research at IUPUI

PolicyArchive, an online archive of public-policy research was recently launched by Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis University Library and the Center for Governmental Studies, a nonprofit group that encourages civic engagement. PolicyArchive now holds more than 12,000 policy documents from about 220 think tanks and research groups. The archive’s developers say it will house up … Continue reading New archive of open access public-policy research at IUPUI

Environment Complete: Yes, please!

We have a new database available from EBSCOhost called Environment Complete. This replaces the LexisNexis Environmental database (which contained the venerable Environment Abstracts). We believe the journal coverage of Environment Complete is broader and deeper (back to the 1940s in some cases), and unlike the LexisNexis product, offers more than 600 journal titles in full-text. … Continue reading Environment Complete: Yes, please!

Professor Praises Wikipedia

From the Chronicle of Higher Education Feb 15, 2008: David Parry, an assistant professor of emerging media and communications at the university, writes that students need to become familiar with new and non-static forms of communication. He encourages his students to read Wikipedia’s “history” and “discussion” pages, saying they explain how articles were produced. And … Continue reading Professor Praises Wikipedia

Finding Kierkegaard

Recently we had a faculty member who was looking for an attribution to a quote of Kierkegaard. We could find the quote in many places on the web, but couldn’t verify where it was coming from. The quote was “There are two ways to be fooled: one is to believe what isn’t true, the other … Continue reading Finding Kierkegaard