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Computer & Information Technology & Computer Graphics Technology

Subject Guide

Randall Halverson
274-3668; UL 2140C

I'm happy to support your classwork or research. Please email or call; can leave a message. To meet, please send 2 or 3 days/times you could meet. Or contact me at the "quick help" chat box most Mondays this fall 11am - 1pm.

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For other support, contact resource specialist Randall Halverson ( I'm happy to support your classwork or research. To meet, please send 2 or 3 days/times you could meet. Or contact me at the "quick help" chat box most Mondays this fall 11am - 1pm.

Videos on Research Concepts

Basics of APA Style (Use link "view the tutorial"; on a PC, use the vertical slider bar at the right to browse topics)

Coastal Carolina University Instructional Videos**: (humorous and short; last 3 minutes):

Suggested videos:
Linked 4th from top left: "Why Citing is Important"
Linked at top right: "What is a Scholarly Article?"
Linked 2nd from top right: "Scholarly versus Popular" articles
Linked 4th from top right: "How to Locate Scholarly Articles"    

 **Technical note: The Coastal Carolina tutorials generally download and run automatically. If not, try a different Internet browser.   


  • Contact Randall if you need an excellent, up-to-date book or ebook on a topic; win an IEEE pen, luggage tag, or mini-stapler for a suggestion for a useful research guide book example.   
  • Obtain excellent books or ebooks on needed topics for free. See the "Locate Books/eBooks" tab/page link above. Search "IUCAT" via simple keyword combinations such as Maya AND animation or database design.

 E.g. Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 bible

  • If you need to do research, don't pay online for an article or paper. See the "finding articles" tab/page link above for details and resource links. 

"Remote Access" to resources from anywhere, any time

Most library resources are "IP-filtered". Off the campus network, use one of the 3 methods listed below to access a resource.

1. Set up a VPN link; see The basics of VPN at IU

2. Once you are using a VPN link, you can use your previously saved bookmark to the resource. In some cases, you can access a resource directly via an Internet search. Campus computer technology (UITS) Support Center staff can assist.  


1. Use a "library" link to access a resource. This is required for the Books24x7 ITPro ebooks system.

2. a . If you know the resource database name, from the library homepage, follow links "Find Articles & More" to the "Databases A - Z" alphabetical lists of links. Find the appropriate letter list and scroll down to find the link.  

2. b. To explore database options by subject, follow links "Guides to Research" to "Subject Guides". E&T program subject guides are linked under "Engineering & Technology". Access your program guide and then use either the upper red "articles" tab for article databases or upper red "books" tab for IUCAT or individual ebook resource links.

3. Library links have proxy code to "authenticate"; log in to IU pop-up window.


1. Set up a secure Citrix Receiver link on mobile devices to browse resources directly & run IUanyWare software virtually. 

2. Run browser software through IUanyWare. Access resources via an Internet search or the library website.