Did you know that IU South Bend Libraries provides access to over 400 electronic databases!
Access occurs through a combination of resources paid for by the State of Indiana (INSPIRE Databases), through resources provided by the main campus (IUB), through shared subscriptions with the main IU campus and regional libraries, and finally through direct subscriptions paid for from the IU South Bend Libraries’ collection budget. In addition, The Office of Online Education currently pays for the EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) for all IU campuses. For our campus, EDS is Onesearch.
Here is a breakdown of resources:
INSPIRE Databases: A collection of 71 databases available to all residents of Indiana. INSPIRE is funded and managed by the Indiana State Library.
IU Libraries: The IU Libraries (Bloomington), with contributions from IUPUI and regional campuses, provides a rich collection of over 200 resources available to all campus libraries.
IU Libraries shared subscriptions: Working with the main IU Library in Bloomington, IU South Bend Libraries share the cost of 16 subscriptions among the participating IU Libraries. IU South Bend contributes 6% to the total cost of these 16 subscriptions.
IU South Bend Subscriptions: The IU South Bend Schurz Library subscribes to over 170 resources. The source of funding for these subscriptions comes as a percentage from campus revenue generating units.
Access to resources:
Few, if any, libraries can purchase or subscribe to every needed resource. The IU South Bend Libraries participates in the Interlibrary Loan service that allows libraries worldwide to share resources. There are costs to Interlibrary Loan that the library currently covers. Being a part of the IU Libraries systems allows free access to many resources not available on our campus. To obtain resources not available on the South Bend campus, please use Interlibrary Loan or IUCAT Request Delivery.