Category Archives: Services

University Libraries Mobile Services now on myBallState app

With the newest versions of the myBallState mobile app, it’s now even easier for Ball State students, faculty, and staff to access resources and services from the University Libraries. myBallState allows students to quickly access schedules, grades, academic notifications, information … Continue reading

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New: Read e-Journals on your iPad with BrowZine

The University Libraries is currently evaluating BrowZine, developed by Third Iron. This free app allows the Ball State community to access and read e-Journal content on iPads. (Versions for other tablets will be released in the future.) After installing the … Continue reading

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Online Testing Lab in Bracken Library 008

Bracken Library Room 008 will once again serve as a walk-in online testing lab during spring midterms. No appointment needed; just head to Bracken’s lower level, by the base of the spiral staircase. The testing lab hours are: February 18 … Continue reading

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GIS Research and Map Collection Offers Indiana Hydrology GIS Datasets

The University Libraries’ GIS Research and Map Collection (GRMC) has recently compiled and made available a comprehensive collection of Indiana water-related GIS datasets. This new resource, available to those in the Ball State Community via the University Libraries LIBGIS data … Continue reading

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Stack Locator: A New Tool to Discover Library Materials

Students, faculty, and staff now have a new tool to help find materials in the University Libraries collections. Stack Locator, developed by Victor B. Replogle and James W. Hammons, staff in University Libraries’ Library Information Technology Services (LITS), applies information … Continue reading

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New Android App Interfaces with OpenRoom Web Application

The popularity of Bracken Library’s group study rooms is high among students and faculty. To make it even easier for students and faculty to reserve a group study room, a new mobile Android app is now available for free download. … Continue reading

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University Libraries Offer Customized GIS Mapping

Among all the unique services that the University Libraries’ GIS Research and Map Collection (GRMC) offers, customized map creation that meets specified scale, cartographic, and dataset requirements is one that is particularly appreciated by students and faculty. The GRMC regularly … Continue reading

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University Libraries’ StudyLog Touchscreen Application Simplifies Recording Study Time in Bracken Library

Ball State students who are members of fraternities and sororities, athletes, and other student groups are sometimes encouraged by their organizations to schedule and document their study time in Bracken Library. To support this effort, beginning this Fall Semester 2011, … Continue reading

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Architecture Library Instruction Sessions Tailored to Classes, Projects

On any given day during the semester, the Architecture Library is a hive of activity: students are researching papers and projects, faculty members are browsing new books and DVDs, and library staff members are working diligently to provide first-rate library … Continue reading

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Using a Smartphone to Find Journal Articles and Other Powerful Information Resources

Nielsen reports that 55% of mobile phone purchasers choose smartphones. With smartphones becoming a larger part of the mobile phone market, academic database publishers such as EBSCOhost are making Smartphone friendly interfaces to their databases. So now students and faculty … Continue reading

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