Quick Help; scroll down for more options
For useful tips, browse several additional physics research guide pages via red tabs above.
Get quick resource or research strategy tips via phone (whenever the library is open) and by chat (Monday - Friday 9 to 5 when class is in session) via page:
More Help; scroll down for videos on research concepts
At far right, see contact options to send a question, or propose a phone- or in-person consultation with subject specialist Randall Halverson. Please provide several times that you are available; I will respond!
Short video tutorials on how to use EBSCO databases or EI Compendix (Engineering Village) to find articles are linked on the left side of guide tab/page "Find & access articles".
FAQs and tutorials regarding research vocabulary and academic expectations are linked at right.
Videos on Research Concepts
Identify a peer-reviewed/refereed Journal? (Courtesy of ASU libraries)
Basics of APA Style (Use link "view the tutorial"; on a PC, use the vertical slider bar at the right to browse topics)
University Library research skills tutorials*:
Citing Sources (1.5 minutes)
Discovering Resources (8 minutes)
Open and Hidden Web (3 minutes)
Popular or Scholarly? (6 minutes)
- On a pc: look for tiny icons in the upper right of the browser screen. Move your cursor over each icon or link to see see what these do. One should give you the option to open the tutorial via Adobe Reader. Internet Explorer may work better than Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.
- On a mac: Safari may work better than Chrome or Firefox.
**Technical note: The Coastal Carolina tutorials generally download and run automatically. If not, try a different Internet browser.
How Do I?/FAQs
"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.
2. Run browser software through IUanyWare. Access resources via an Internet search or the library website.
274-3668; UL 2140C. I'm happy to support your classwork or research. Use Oncourse messages, checking "send copy to email"), or voicemail to leave a question or times you could meet. For SS'15, I'm at "Ask a librarian" chat help most Wednesdays 1 - 3 pm.