New Scholarly Video Collection Available

June 25, 2014 at 8:17 pm | Posted in databases, new resources, news | Comments Off on New Scholarly Video Collection Available
Fukushima_Alexander Street Press

Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster

We’re announcing three new scholarly video collections for your classroom or research needs. Through our membership in Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI) we now have access to Engineering Case Studies OnlineEnvironmental Studies In Video, and Psychological Experiments Online.

To access online library resources you do need to connect through the MyIIT portal.  When prompted, enter your MyIIT portal username (the first part of your email address, before the “@”) and password at the login screen. You can retrieve and view the following videos from the collections:

From Engineering Case Studies Online, watch Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster, the Big Dig Ceiling Collapse, and the Challenger Disaster. Within Psychological Experiments Online view videos on the Asch Conformity Experiment, Stanford Prison Experiment, and the Bystander Effect, while in Environmental Studies In Video you will find videos on Renewable Energy, the Melting Arctic, and Greenhouse Gases. All these videos and much more are available for your use.

As always, if you have any questions you can contact a librarian by email, chat or phone

Off-campus access to databases – Updated

June 14, 2014 at 6:35 pm | Posted in news | 2 Comments

Galvin Library and OTS have implemented a new access system for databases over the weekend, and you will be directed to a new login screen when you try to access them from off-campus.

Simply enter your MyIIT portal username (the first part of your email address, before the “@”) and password at the login screen. If you are having problems, please contact digitalservices@iit.edu for assistance.

Note: E-books accessed from the IIT catalog will need to be updated to use this new process. This is currently in process, but for the time being e-books cannot be accessed from off-campus.

Library Privileges Form for Summer Break

June 4, 2014 at 10:12 pm | Posted in news | Comments Off on Library Privileges Form for Summer Break

Have you registered for Summer or Fall semester classes?

If your answer is no, then you must complete the Semester Break form if you want to use library resources during the summer. By completing the form you will be able to check out books from IIT and I-Share libraries, request articles and books via MyILL, read e-books, and use library databases.

Privileges granted through this form last until August 24th, 2014.

Click here to access the Semester Break Form.

If you are unsure of your library privileges, contact the Circulation department or stop by the Circulation Desk, located on the library’s lower level.

IIT Archives Closed June 5-15

June 3, 2014 at 3:43 pm | Posted in archives | Comments Off on IIT Archives Closed June 5-15

The IIT Archives will be closed from June 5 through June 15, 2014. Archivists will not be available and e-mail and voice mail will not be monitored. During this time, students, faculty and staff may be able to find search information on the IIT Archives’ website. The Archives will reopen on Monday June 16.

Rosetta Stone Online: Trial Ends June 7

June 1, 2014 at 2:05 pm | Posted in databases | 2 Comments

Free-Rosetta-Stone-Online-DemoWe are providing temporary access to Rosetta Stone on-line for a limited trial that will end on June 7.  During the trial you can access all of Rosetta Stone’s content, with lessons in languages literally from A-V. However, before you can access the languages and lessons for the first time, you will need to create a free personal account, while you are on campus. Sign up for your free account and access the trial. Remember, you must be on campus to register and set up your account for the first time.

Rosetta Stone is an innovative, multi-media, on-line language instruction program that uses words, pictures, speaking, and listening to teach a new language. We encourage you to give it a try; don’t hesitate because you are thinking of the old-fashioned verb conjugation tables or rote memorization used in the past. Rosetta Stone is an intuitive way to learn a new language and you’ll be so pleased with your very first efforts, that we encourage you to try other languages during the trial.

Remember Rosetta Stone will only be available until June 7, but we need your feedback—hey, that’s the whole purpose of a trial. Try it and then tell us what you think of Rosetta Stone on this form. Thank you for giving us your feedback. It is an important part of the trial, as we want to assess both the product’s ease and patron demand.

Galvin Library currently offers online access to learning languages through Mango, which teaches through conversational phrases and frequently used concepts. The library also has almost a dozen Rosetta Stone languages on CD that must be used with its software inside the library.

Languages offered during the Rosetta online trial are: Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Dari, Dutch, English (American), English (British), Filipino (Tagalog), French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Pashto, Persian (Farsi), Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish (Latin America), Spanish (Spain), Swahili, Swedish, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese

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