Taking an online class this summer? Working on a dissertation? Just generally curious? Well, you may not be on campus this summer, but you can still access a ton of useful online resources through the Libraries’ website. You just need a CAS login to access most sites, although many are available to the general public. Not only does the Libraries’ website give you access to databases & resources, but it’s also full of links & information on nearly any subject you need. The IU Libraries offer lists of new resources, resources A-Z, resources by subject, resources for your class, & top recommended resources. You can find art, articles, books, electronic resource trials, maps, music, online full-text journals, videos, etc. If you can’t find it, just try the Ask a Librarian link. At ET2, we’re always here for you, so if you have any questions about these or any other resources, please just send us an e-mail (email@example.com)!
Take a Break with Resources
Resources are just for research – right? Wrong! You can find really interesting things in the IU Library’s resources! Here are just a few examples:
- Alexander Street Press: Award-winning online collections & videos including athletic training, independent feature & short films, Meet the Press, operas, plays, & more. search.alexanderstreet.com
- Met Opera on Demand: 450+ extraordinary Metropolitan Opera performances available at your fingers. metoperafamily.org/ondemand/index.aspx
- Naxos Music Library: Streaming access to 96,200+ CDs from Blues to the Spoken Word. More than 800 new CDs are added monthly. iub.naxosmusiclibrary.com/#
- Televised Opera & Musical Comedy Database: 50+ years of musicals, operas, & operetta televised in the U.S. webapp1.dlib.indiana.edu/operatv
Some Government Information Resources
Of course, we have to “toot our own horn,” & list just some of the online resources available to you that are related to Government Information, Maps, & Microforms:
Ancestry Library Edition: It’s so much more than a place to find birth & death dates. Discover interesting facts about your surname; find your family history in other family trees as well as birth, census, death, marriage, & military records; learn the average life expectancy of people with your surname; start an online family tree & get “hints” when Ancestry.com finds matches to your relatives; uncover your own unique genetic origins through AncestryDNA; etc.
CQ Press Congress Collection: With this Congressional Quarterly (CQ) collection, you can analyze the development, history, legislation, personalities, & powers of the U.S. Congress.
Declassified Documents Reference System: View documents used to develop & implement policies originating from the Central Intelligence Agency, Commerce Department, Defense Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation, International Trade Administration, Justice Department, National Security Council, State Department, & White House.
Digital Sanborn Maps 1867-1970: The Sanborn Map Company, founded in 1867, was the primary American publisher of fire insurance maps for almost 100 years. The Sanborn fire insurance maps are the most frequently consulted maps for anyone who wants to learn about the development, growth, & history of American cities, neighborhoods, & towns. This collection gives you access to more than 660,000 large-scale maps of more than 12,000 American cities & towns, that contain information on building use, construction details, dumps, owners’ names, manufacturing details, pipelines, railroads, wells, etc.
Environment Abstracts: This ProQuest database features U.S. & international conference papers & proceedings, government studies, journals, monographs, newsletters, special reports, etc., encompassing all aspects of the impact people & technology have had on the environment. http://search.proquest.com/envabstractsmodule?accountid=11620
Gallup Brain: Here, you’ll find millions of people’s responses to Gallup Poll interviews since 1935. It’s a searchable record of 70+ years’ of public opinion, as well as articles featuring in-depth public opinion & management data analyses.
Government Periodicals Index: This ProQuest resource gives you indexing & links to full-text articles from U.S. Federal agencies & departments on a multitude of subjects ranging from Aircraft Survivability to Undersea Warfare.
HeinOnline: The world’s largest image-based legal research collection, containing 9+ centuries of legal history, & 1,800+ law & law-related periodicals with 100+ million fully-searchable exact page images. http://home.heinonline.org
Meet the Press: Meet the Press is TV’s longest-running program (since 1947). This resource gives you access to over 1,500 hours of debates, interviews, panels, etc. You can search for videos by historical events, organizations, people, places discussed, subject, & timeline.
Statistical Abstract of the United States: This is another resource from ProQuest. It’s a comprehensive, convenient online reference for U.S. statistics (economic, political, & social) as well as a guide to more resources. (It is also available in print.)
SAGE Knowledge: The ultimate social sciences library comprised of 2,500+ titles, including 300+ key reference works. This online database contains reference materials, scholarly monographs & upper-level text from the behavioral & social sciences, supplemental books on cutting-edge topics relevant to high-level coursework, & widely accessible books in core areas of debate & research in the areas of business & management, counseling, criminology, education, geography, health & social care, media & communication, politics & international relations, psychology, & sociology.
World News Connection: This service gives you international news from conferences, newspapers, online, periodicals, radio, reports, & TV within 24-72 hours from the original broadcast/publication. http://wnc.eastview.com