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Send a question. Or propose a phone- or in-person consultation with subject specialists Randall Halverson (rahalver@iupui) or May Jafari (mmjafari@iupui.edu); please provide several times that you are available; we will respond!

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Videos on Research Concepts

Identify a peer-reviewed/refereed Journal? (Courtesy of ASU libraries)

University Library research skills tutorials*: 

Avoiding Plagiarism (2.5 minutes)
Citing Sources (1.5 minutes)
Open and Hidden Web (3 minutes)
Popular or Scholarly? (6 minutes)
 
*Technical notes: if a University Library tutorial does not download and start automatically:
  • 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.
 
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.   

"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.  

        OR:

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.

OR:

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.