Thursday, December 21, 2006

Top 12 Reasons to VIsit the Ball State University Libraries

1. Friendly librarians to assist with research papers, projects, and questions
2. Over 1.5 million items available for research, teaching, and learning
3. Excellent Interlibrary Loan service – if we do not have it, we will try to get it for you fast!
4. Almost 200 academic databases; 9,774 full-text e-journals; and other media (e.g., CDs, DVDs, models, realia) that support the academic teaching needs of students, faculty, and staff
5. Dynamic branch collections in the Architecture Library and the Cooper Science-Health Science Library
6. Thousands of CDs in musical genres ranging from folk to reggae to classical; thousands of movies, including more than 670 international films.
7. Interesting collections found in Archives, Geospatial Center and Map Collection, and Educational Resources Center
8. Digital collection with historical images, videos or snippets of movies to provoke discussion, to illustrate a point, and engage in analysis
9. Many avenues to get research questions answered, such as in person, by phone or email, or live chat
10. An expert on copyright and intellectual property to answer questions
11. Classes and workshops on how to use the University Libraries more efficiently
12. Free technology training for students, faculty, staff, and community persons

For more information, contact Susan G. Akers, Ball State University Libraries’ Marketing Communications Manager,, (765) 285-5031.


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