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Ebscohost Database Problems

Posted by isulib on March 27, 2012

Wed. 9:33am: All Service has been restored to EBSCOhost/EDS

Ebscohost databases here and elsewhere are unavailable. According to a message from the vendor: “Due to routine maintenance currently underway, we are experiencing temporary service interruptions for EBSCOhost and EDS users. We apologize for this inconvenience and assure you that our engineering team is working on this top priority to restore service as soon as possible. This is also a Top Story on our Support Homepage and that will be updated as well.”

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Students Using the prototype Media:Scape workstations

Posted by isulib on March 23, 2012

They just step up, plug in and get right to work. The verdict? “Very cool!”



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Saturday March 24: short interruption in access to Electronic Resources homepage

Posted by isulib on March 23, 2012

Serials Solutions will be conducting an emergency upgrade this Saturday, March 24th starting at 8:00 p.m. EDT and lasting no more than one hour. The Electronic Resources homepage (E-Journal Portal) and the client center used by Library staff to manage our electronic resources will be inaccessible during this period. ISU Library electronic resources will still be accessible through Fusion/Fusion Plus and our database Web pages. We will post notice regarding this upgrade on the Library homepage tomorrow morning to inform our users.

>>>Use the A-Z listing to find your database.

Tip: bookmark/favorite your most-used databases for direct access. Set up a Favorites folder: LIBRARY RESEARCH. From the A-Z page,  mouse over your database’s name and right-click like any link you want to save. and ‘add to Favorites’. Don’t do this AFTER you have gotten into a database as that link isn’t permanent.

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Mark Twain focus of March 22 Schick Lecture

Posted by isulib on March 20, 2012

Indiana State University and the Joseph S. Schick Lectures on Language, Literature and Lexicography welcome Stanford University professor Shelley Fisher Fishkin to speak on Mark Twain Thursday, March 22, at 3:30 p.m.

Fishkin’s presentation is titled, “Originally of Missouri, Now of the Universe: Mark Twain and the World.” The lecture will take place in Root Hall A-264 with a reception following in A-269-270.

Complete Article

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Book signing: “Outrageous Forgiveness in 30 Days”

Posted by isulib on March 16, 2012

On March 17 from noon to 5 p.m. Pastor Larry Lilly, Berean Baptist Church, will have a book signing for his new book published by WestBow Press, a division of Thomas Nelson Publishers. Open Door Christian Book Store, at 3125 S. 3rd Place, behind Honey Creek Mall is hosting the event. “Outrageous Forgiveness In 30 Days” is climbing up the charts. Larry’s book will be available at a discounted price. Part of the money collected from sales is being contributed to Covenant Cooperative Ministry of Terre Haute and directed by Rose Aycock.


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Terre Haute author publishes 4th book: “Second Thoughts on the Ledge”

Posted by isulib on March 16, 2012

“Second Thoughts On The Ledge” is the title of the fourth book from Terre Haute author Nic Hamilton.

Read the Tribune-Star article.

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Author Jan Tilley of Rockville announces the release of her third book, “Rogue’s Hollow”

Posted by isulib on March 16, 2012

Tribune-Star article

“Tilley’s books are published by Spenbrook Publishing. They are available online at and at Neva’s on the square in Rockville.”


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Join the BIG READ: Fahrenheit 451

Posted by isulib on March 16, 2012

Join the Wabash Valley Big Read 2012 in reading Ray Bradbury’s classic: Fahrenheit 451. From late February and into April, events, discussions, and more centering on Bradbury’s frightening vision of a future without books will be featured throughout the Wabash Valley community. The ISU Library will be hosting several programs.

Info page


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Film Showing: Education Under Fire on March 22

Posted by isulib on March 15, 2012

Education Under Fire, a documentary and conversation about Freedom of Religion

Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Health, Religion, and  Spirituality and co-sponsored by Cunningham Memorial Library

Thursday, March 22, 2012
ISU Cunningham Memorial Library, Events Area, room 028

Produced by Single Arrow Productions and co-sponsored by Amnesty International

Film documents the recent history of the Baha’i Institute for Higher Education

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Karen Evans to Present at Illinois Library Association Annual Conference

Posted by isulib on March 14, 2012

Karen Evans (Reference/Instruction) will present Get the Word Out: How to Advertise Your Library at the 2012 Illinois Library Association Annual Conference at the Peoria Civic Center from October 9-11. 2012.

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