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Where can I find a list of historic African-American newspapers held in the Libraries?

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There are over 300 African-American newspapers held on the Bloomington campus. View the full list in IUCAT, our online catalog: http://go.iu.edu/dYM

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How can I get a copy of an article held on the Bloomington campus in print delivered electronically?

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One can submit a request for the delivery of digital copies of articles here: http://libraries.iub.edu/request-article-delivery
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What are the hours for the Wells Library and the branch libraries?

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Hours for the Wells Library and the branch/campus libraries can be found here: http://libraries.iub.edu/hours/herman-b-wells-library

Use the arrows at the top of the screen for the drop box with branch library hours.

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Where can I have a poster printed up?

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Posters can be printed on the plotter printers located on the 4th floor of the West Tower at the UITS help desk. Find information about size and cost of prints via the UITS KB, 

At IUB and IUPUI, where can I print oversized items?

You can also call with questions at 812-855-3802.  
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How do I make an interlibrary loan (ILL) request?

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Information about submitting interlibrary loan requests can be found here:  http://libraries.iub.edu/interlibrary-lending-policies#requests

(See #3 on the above link for details)

Here is contact information for Document Delivery Services :  http://libraries.iub.edu/document-delivery-services

More information on Document Delivery Services/ILL: http://libraries.iub.edu/ill-faq

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Where can I read recent newspaper articles from the Wall Street, the New York Times, and the Washington Post online?

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Recent online articles from the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and the Washington Post can be found in Factiva here: http://libraries.iub.edu/resources/factiva
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How can I determine how many times an author has been cited?

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Here is a library research guide which lists those databases, in the collection,  where one can determine how many times an author's article has been cited in the professional literature:   http://libraries.iub.edu/cited

Links to SCOPUS, Web of Science, ABI/INFORM, EBSCO ACADEMIC SEARCH, Google Scholar, Google Scholar Citations, and Publish or Perish are among the databases included.  

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Where do I find course guides?

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Course guides for graduate and undergraduate classes are found here on the Libraries' website:  http://iub.libguides.com/content.php?pid=564197
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Where can I find the IU Arbutus?  

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IU's yearbook, the Arbutus, is shelved in the Reference Reading Room on the ground floor of the east tower of the Wells Library. You can see a full list of years and locations in the main IUCAT record.  Some years are available online, or at other locations as well -- see a full list of options for accessing the Arbutus in this IUCAT search: http://go.iu.edu/dYE
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Where can I find the email addresses and telephone numbers for  the faculty, students, and staff of  IU?

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Contact information for the faculty, staff, and students can be found using this page: http://www.iub.edu/people/

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Can I email a technical question to UITS?

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Yes, technical questions can be emailed to UITS here: ithelp@iu.edu
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How do I identify peer reviewed/scholarly/refereed journals and articles?

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An explanation and examples of peer reviewed/refereed journals can be found here:  http://libraries.iub.edu/identifying-peer-reviewedrefereedscholarly-journals
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Where can I find facts about Indiana University?

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Facts about Indiana University can be found here: https://www.iu.edu/~uirr/reports/standard/factbook/    

See the links on the left hand side of the screen for more information.

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Is there a fax machine in the library?

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Unfortunately, you can't fax from the Libraries, but fax machines are available on campus at Eigenmann Hall or the Indiana Memorial Union in the offices of Campus Card Services.

For more information, here is their webpage:  http://cacard.indiana.edu/cacard/Copies_More.asp

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As an Indiana resident, can I borrow books from the Wells Libraries? 

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Indiana residents who are not affiliated with Indiana University can request a library guest account to borrow books and access online databases.  Here are the details on where and how to get an account:   http://libraries.iub.edu/library-guest-account

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How do I find a list of full text online or e-journals?

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To find full text e-journals and e-resources held in the Libraries, by title or subject area, use this page: http://kg6ek7cq2b.search.serialssolutions.com/     

 

 

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How can I find case studies for my business class?

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The library does not have access to case studies published by business schools (such as Harvard Business School case studies), but articles about particular case studies can be found using business journal indexes like ABI/INFORM and Business Source Premier.   Here is information on how to order case studies written for educational purposes from schools like Harvard:

http://faq.library.upenn.edu/recordDetail?id=58155&action=&library=indiana_business&institution=indiana

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How do I determine whether a book I need is on reserve?

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To determine whether a book is on reserve, check by course number, course name, or instructor here: http://www.iucat-alt.iu.edu/uhtbin/cgisirsi/x/0/0/36/42/X
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Where in the Wells Library are government publications located?

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Government publications are shelved in Government Information, Maps and Microform Services on the second floor of the east tower.  Here's more information:  http://libraries.iub.edu/gimms
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What is the ALF?

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The Ruth Lilly Auxiliary Library Facility, commonly known as the ALF, is the Libraries' offsite storage facility designed to alleviate shelving space constraints for books and periodicals. It is not open to the public, but you can request materials from ALF via IUCAT, the Indiana University Libraries' shared online catalog. Find more general information about the ALF and ALF Services at: http://libraries.iub.edu/libalf 
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