Tips for Using Library Resources
Tips and resources for utilizing the library resources provided through University Library.
Where to start
- University Library Website: www.ulib.iupui.edu
See the UL website for information on the following:
Books (print, e-books) (IUCAT)
IUPUI’s Open Access Policy
- Worldcat: worldcat.org IU doesn't have every book. If you are not finding what you need in IUCAT, then search WorldCat, which contains books from libraries all over the country. If you find a good book, you can request it via InterLibrary Loan.
- Google Scholar: google.com Set up your browser so that you can see what resources IUPUI has, just as if you were on campus. Instructions are here.
Subject Librarians at University Library serve as key liaisons for most disciplines and schools on the IUPUI campus. They can assist with:
- Research Guides & Course Guides
- Research consultations
- Customized instructional sessions
- Library Research Guide in Canvas and include a librarian as part of the course
- Selection and evaluation of electronic and print resources
- Notification of new library services and materials
- Room reservations for classes needing instruction
Information Literacy is the set of skills needed to find, retrieve, analyze, and use information effectively.
- IUPUI Information Literacy Learning Outcomes
- IUPUI Profiles of Learning for Undergraduate Success
- Research Tutorials for Students: Start Your Research (with Canvas quiz, ask your subject librarian); Academic Integrity (with Canvas quiz, ask your subject librarian), Literature Review
- Contact your Subject Librarian for assignment and syllabi suggestions
- IUPUI Scholarworks (Institutional Repository): https://scholarworks.iupui.edu/
- IUPUI Special Collections & Digital Collections
- Purchase Suggestion Form:Submit a Request
- Available in Canvas. Read the Knowledge Base document for more information.
- Academic Integrity Tutorial, ask your subject librarian about the Canvas quiz.
Citation Management Systems
- EndNote: is software that helps manage citations for bibliographies. Includes an add-in for Microsoft Word. For questions about EndNote, please contact Willie Miller, the EndNote specialist librarian, or your subject librarian.
- Mendeley: is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research. It includes a Microsoft Word plug-in and web importer. For questions, please contact Bronwen Maxson, the Mendeley specialist librarian, or your subject librarian.
- Zotero: is a free Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, cite, and share your research sources. It includes an add-in for Microsoft Word. For questions, please contact Ted Polley, the Zotero specialist librarian, or your subject librarian.
Edited and revised by Sara Lowe, Educational Development Librarian and CTL Librarian (Original by Rhonda Huisman)