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The Library’s Integrated Information System, online August 16, 2010. This is IEEE’s Millennium product.

SycaMORE Research now available at library

Posted by isulib on March 19, 2014

SycaMORE Research is a new customized searching experience that allows you to search most of the library’s electronic resources, including its catalog, simultaneously. SycaMORE Research provides full text access to many of these resources, ranks your search results by relevancy, and includes availability information for items in the library catalog.

SycaMORE Research can simplify your research and provide easier access to the resources you need most. To try it out, go to and click on the “SycaMORE Research” tab. For more information about SycaMORE Research contact the Cunningham Memorial Library at 237-2580

Home Page

Homepage access

Homepage access

SycaMOREResearch-ERportalElectronic Resources portal

Electronic Resources portal access

Electronic Resources portal access

Search Results Example

Search Results example

Search Results example

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Sierra Success

Posted by isulib on July 11, 2013

The system upgrade mostly affects the invisible, technical side of our library but some might find it interesting, hence posting to the blog!

From Stephen Patton, Chair of Systems:

We have fully moved over to the Sierra platform. Encore and WebPac (internally branded as Fusion) seem to be operating properly. We will be circulating using Sierra from now on. ISU Systems and Technical Services are running through check lists as is VCPL. The checklists help us identify bugs to report to innovative. This is a preliminary all clear to start using Sierra.  Once all the checklists have been verified and user access levels have been confirmed we will send out a final all clear. Thank you for your patience today.

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Cunningham Memorial Library online catalog to be upgraded Wednesday

Posted by isulib on July 9, 2013

On Wednesday (07/10/13) Cunningham Memorial Library will be upgrading its online catalog. The Fusion and Encore databases will not be accessible during the upgrade period, which hopefully will not take more than one day. This outage does not include direct access to subject databases and ebooks provided by the library. Within the library, the library computers, Internet and printing will be functional all day. Physical circulation will also be available but limited during the day. However, patrons must provide a valid ISU ID or resident card to check out materials. The Library will not circulate browsing media items. This includes movies, music, video games and audio books. The library will be unable to renew items, create new patron accounts or edit existing patron accounts during this time period.

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New Electronic Resources: Academic OneFile, Public Library of Science Journals, BASE

Posted by isulib on February 28, 2012

We now have access to the following new electronic resources:

1)      Academic OneFile, a multi-disciplinary database provided by Gale that indexes more than 14,000 titles and includes full text for more than 6,000 titles.

a)      A link to this paid resource is now available on the main database Web page. Direct link for ISU users.

b)      Links to full text titles will be visible starting tomorrow through the Electronic Resources homepage (E-Journal Portal) and through Fusion/Fusion Plus in the future.

c)       To learn more about Academic OneFile, please see:

2)      Public Library of Science (PLoS) journals

a)      Links to 7 Open Access electronic journals will be visible starting tomorrow through the Electronic Resources homepage (E-Journal Portal) and through Fusion/Fusion Plus in the future.

b)      To learn more about PLoS journals, please see:

3)  BASE (Bielefeld Academic Search Engine) is now available on the main database Web page. DIRECT LINK.

This interdisciplinary search engine provides access to more than 30 million documents from 2,000 plus sources. Links to full text are available for around 75% of indexed content. BASE is a registered OAI service provider, a contributor to the Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research project (DRIVER), and is maintained by the Bielefeld University Library in Germany (Universitätsbibliothek Bielefeld). Users can search BASE in English, German, Polish, and Spanish, but help and other advanced features are only available in English and German.

To learn more about BASE, please see:

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2011 Library Extravaganza Participants

Posted by isulib on August 26, 2011

The 9th Annual Extravaganza, Thursday, September 15, 10am – 3pm is getting closer!

Here is a list of participants – ISU students will need 10 stamps on their prize cards before they can turn them in.


  • Fusion/Fusionplus (Online Catalog)
  • Academic Search Complete database
  • Endnote (bibliographic management software)
  • Electronic Resources
  • Interlibrary Loan
  • Sycamore Scholars/Archives/Rare Books
  • Government Documents
  • Writing Center


  • Center for Instruction Research and Technology (CIRT)
  • Counseling Center
  • Commuter Services
  • Financial Aid
  • African-American Cultural Center
  • Dean of Students
  • Controller’s Office on upcoming billing process for students
  • Performing Arts/Speaker Series
  • Career Center
  • Recycling Center
  • Center for Student Research and Creativity [brand new @ ISU]


  • the lamination center is back again
  • new DJ outside
  • pizza
  • popcorn
  • soft drinks

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Library’s online catalog testing Content Cafe’s enhanced content

Posted by isulib on June 9, 2011

Sometime last Monday, Content Cafe was turned on. We are testing this enhanced content for 1 year.

Content Café provides a number of features for most item records, including:

  • Jacket Images in thumbnail size, 80 x 120 pixels
  • Jacket Images in full size of a maximum of 400 x 800 pixels
  • Table of Contents (TOC)
  • Annotations (Anno)
  • Full Text Reviews
  • Author Bios
  • Flap Cover Text
  • Excerpts, including first chapters
  • Publishers Summaries

    Book jackets should be associated with print books as well as electronic books, CDs, and DVDs.  Full Text review sources include Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, School Library Journal, and Booklist.

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New Library Items Feature Enhanced in Our 4-Library Online Catalog

Posted by isulib on May 19, 2011

hey! do you want to know ‘what’s new’ in the 4 libraries that make up the Library Consortium of the Wabash Valley – ISU, Rose-Hulman, St. Mary-of-the-Woods, and Vigo County Public Library!

Now you can!
Look for the New Items link on the catalog opening page, or go directly to

Once there, you can look at a ‘rolling 30-day’ listing of new items. Limit by:

-Type of material: Printed, video, audio books, audio CDs, large print books, printed music, computer files
-Fiction or non-fiction: all, adult fiction, adult non-fiction, kids/young adult fiction, kids/young adult non-fiction
-long list of Subjects [will change constantly]

Sort by Title or Subject

Don’t forget – if you Login – you can use the Fusion ‘Lists’ feature to create as many lists of items as you like – gather them for a while and then print them and come to the library/libraries and check them out [don’t forget to check availability before you go! and: READ READ READ

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Wed. Nov. 3: Fusion temporarily unavailable

Posted by isulib on November 3, 2010

today [Wed]: Fusion unavailable ca. 11-noon;  will be available

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Fusion and FusionPlus have arrived! New webpac! New options!

Posted by mminth on August 17, 2010

Ok everyone who has been at Indiana State University since 1985: THERE IS NO MORE LUIS! Yes, through several opacs, we have been for 25 years! That’s going to be a hard one to shake – attention, faculty: be sure to take out of your Syllabus/assignments all mention of LUIS. Now, it’s FUSION!

FusionPlus Opening Page

Three universities and one public library in one webpac!

Lots of new choices and a look that brings us up to date. Let us know if you have questions about any of the new features. Access Fusion from the Library’s newly redesigned Homepage, still at or go directly to  for a fully searchable page:

Fusionplus Webpac opening page

Fusionplus Opening page

Or for a simple search box – you can still get to FusionPlus if you need it!

Fusion Webpac Searchbox

Fusion Webpac Searchbox

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Library Homepage Redesign now up and running

Posted by isulib on August 17, 2010

Same address: but a whole new look! Introduced this morning, along with our new and integrated library system, we’ve re-packaged the site for the first time in several years.

Be sure to take a look. let us know if you have questions about any aspects of the new homepage or fusion/fusionplus. like all updates this major, there will be continued tweaking over the coming weeks.

Indiana State University Cunningham Library Homepage

Homepage Redesign Accompanies New Webpac

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