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

Finding Financial Aid Resources in the Library

August 2, 2012 at 8:00 pm | Posted in new resources | Comments Off on Finding Financial Aid Resources in the Library

Paying for CollegeNew, updated editions of essential financial aid resources for students are available at Galvin Library.  In cooperation with the university’s financial aid department, the library has more than 20 titles available that can be easily accessed in the Reference collection located on the upper level.  For assistance in locating the materials, the Reference Desk is staffed at all hours the library is open or use this map.

Financing higher education has never been easy and the current economy has placed added strains on families and individuals who seek advanced education in an effort to broaden their future opportunities.  Grants, awards, and scholarships for students of all backgrounds, qualifications and demographics are available to be researched at the library.  Financial assistance for women, Hispanic-, Native-, and Asian-Americans, veteran’s families, and those with disabilities are featured titles, as well as titles such as Paying for College without Going Broke, Debt-Free U, and the Ultimate Scholarship Book 2011.  IIT students can find a wealth of materials in Galvin Library and assistance with additional questions concerning financial aid can be found in the university’s Financial Aid Office located in Main Building, office 104.

View a full list of available titles.

Search a database of private scholarship sources compiled by IIT’s Office of Financial Aid.

饥饿游戏 (Ji e you xi) The Hunger Games

June 4, 2012 at 1:56 pm | Posted in new resources | Comments Off on 饥饿游戏 (Ji e you xi) The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games written in Chinese? Yes! You can find 饥饿游戏 (Ji e you xi) in the leisure reading collection in Paul V. Galvin Library. The leisure reading collection is lcoated on the upper level in the northeast corner. Use the call number: PZ7.C6837Hun2010 to find the to find the book on the shelf and be the first one to check this book out!

Want to Borrow an iPad?

April 19, 2012 at 6:32 pm | Posted in new resources | Comments Off on Want to Borrow an iPad?

iPad and booksGalvin Library, in cooperation with IIT’s Idea Shop, has two iPad 2’s available to check out to students, faculty, or staff who have a current library account in good standing.  Your IIT HawkCard must be presented to the circulation staff each time an iPad is borrowed and the Loan Agreement must be read, signed and submitted each time an iPad is borrowed.  This service is not available to alumni, consortium members or other affiliated users.

  • Each iPad comes with the default applications.
  • To download applications, you will need an iTunes account.
  • Connect the iPad to your computer and use iTunes to set up, register and sync content.
  • Any additional apps or media purchased by you during the loan period must be done with your own funds, and is not the responsibility of the Library.  The apps will be available via your personal iTunes account and can be downloaded again when needed.

The loan period is 3 days and there is one 3 day renewal permitted, but the renewal can only be done in person at the Library circulation desk, so figure that into your borrowing time.  iPads are provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

The working condition of the iPad will be assessed before checkout and upon its return.  You are responsible for damage, loss or theft of the loaned unit.  Information about replacement costs for damaged or lost iPads is on the Loan Agreement form.  You can get additional assistance with the iPad at the OTS Support Desk on the upper level of the library.

New! Finding Articles Guide

September 27, 2011 at 10:30 pm | Posted in instruction, new resources | Comments Off on New! Finding Articles Guide

We have a new Research Guide explaining how to find articles, thanks to our International Student Library Services Liaison Yi Han. You’ll find the guide, along with tons of other helpful guides, on our Quick Tips & Tutorials page. The Finding Journals and Articles guide is, you guessed it, under the Finding Journals and Articles section. The guide contains the following information: find articles on your reading list, find articles on a topic, important search tips, getting the full text, and cool database functions.

If you’re feeling stuck or want help finding articles be sure to stop by the Research Help Office on the upper level of Galvin, or Ask the Library.

Download 4,000 National Academies Press Books For Free

June 14, 2011 at 4:28 pm | Posted in e-books, new resources | Comments Off on Download 4,000 National Academies Press Books For Free

Over 4,000 books from National Academies Press are now available to freely download as PDFs. The National Academies include:

  • National Academy of Sciences
  • National Academy of Engineering
  • Institute of Medicine
  • National Research Council

From the Chronicle of Higher Education’s Wired Campus blog:

Barbara Kline Pope, executive director for the press, said it had previously offered 65 percent of its titles—ones that were narrow in scope—for free. “The 35 percent that we are adding today will reach a wider audience, and we are doing it because it’s central to our mission to get this information to everyone,” she said.

The library’s e-books page has a link to the NAP website, or you could go to the NAP website directly. When you have found a book you want to download, simply click on “download free PDF” and follow the instructions:

NAS Download

Instructions for downloading the free books can be found on their FAQ page here. Questions? Ask a Librarian!

Discover IIT Research with Share.iit

February 17, 2011 at 8:49 pm | Posted in new resources, Share.iit | Comments Off on Discover IIT Research with Share.iit

Curious what types of fascinating research (in addition to your own, of course) is being conducted on campus? Use the Share.iit search box from the library’s home page to find research, reports, papers and other scholarly materials authored by IIT faculty and researchers. Share.iit is IIT’s new institutional repository (IR)—an online server space dedicated to collecting, preserving, and disseminating the full range of the academic and intellectual output of a university in digital form. You will find everything from IPRO-related research to theses and dissertations to published articles and conference reports. People are adding materials to Share.iit every day, so be sure to incorporate it into your regular research process from now on.

Check it out!

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