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TCM 320: Written Communication in Science and Industry


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Randall Halverson
I am happy to reply by email or Canvas messages to support your classwork or research.

Or, please use the "Make an Appointment" link toward the bottom of this guide's Welcome page "Help Options". Select my name from the list of subject librarians to see available times and request a Zoom or MS Teams appointment. Sending details about your topic is very helpful.

If my listed times don't work for you, you are welcome to send 2 or 3 days/times you could meet by email. I'll respond. :~)


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Sara Lowe
University Library 1112F
317-274-0349 |
Chat office hours: Monday 9-11AM
I am here to help you succeed in your classes! I am available through email, phone, and in-person or Zoom appointments. Click "Schedule Appointment" to get personalized help for your research. If those times don't work for you, email me and we'll find a time that works.

Help Options

QUICK Library Research Help. The University Library provides assistance in many ways during library hours, especially during academic sessions:

  • By phone : 317-274-0469 or 317-274-0472
  • By chat Monday - Friday 9 - 5 at left side of pageResearch Help
  • By e-mail:
  • By text: (66746)
  • In-person at the 2nd level lobby Information/Reference desk

FOR MORE HELP, contact resource/research specialist Randall Halverson. I'm happy to support your classwork or research via email or Canvas message suggestions or by appointment. Email is an effective medium to send questions: or For the best results, please include your course in the subject line, and background details, especially, 

  • details about your project topic, such as your personal or professional interest in the topic,

  • whether you want to focus your topic and explore possible research directions, or search for "big picture" overview sources or in-depth specialized sources, etc.,

  • search resources and strategies that you've already tried.

To request a RESERVATION to meet by Zoom or MS Teams, please use the library's "Make an Appointment" page, selecting my name from the list of subject librarians. If my time options shown on the calendar don't work for you, you are welcome to send 2 or 3 days/times you could meet by email. I'll respond. :~)

Resource options to find articles

See resource details via a mouse-over note. For keyword search tips see a library DIY page.

Try focus on searching two or three core article databases resources listed in this box, trying several search strategies. Quick input on additional search strategies, such as exploring subject terms for more efficient searching, is available from library desk staff: 317-274-0469.

For a current overview of a topic, to get ideas of research paths to explore, find trade journal and magazine articles via resources such as ABI Inform and ProQuest Central. Find readable, credible professional society "magazine" articles giving overviews of computing and IT applied to many STEM topics by searching IEEE and ACM, limiting to magazine articles.

As your topic becomes clearer, you could try more specialized, in-depth resources further down the list, such as Engineering Village, Google Scholar, Business Source, PsycInfo or Scopus to find peer-reviewed journal articles and conference articles for the most recent technical or other research content. 


Early-on; explore directions for research

Search additional, specialized sources to find articles

"Open Access"

books & ebooks: background information, keywords

Standards/Codes for CS, OL, & more

Browse options for FREE ACCESS to STANDARDS

How Do I?/FAQs

Anytime from anywhere access

You can access almost all of the library's electronic resources (databases) from home or other location so long as you are an IUPUI student, or staff or faculty member. Library resources are "IP-filtered". Access typically requires using the campus computer network, such as the campus wireless system, connecting via IUanyWare, by using a library site link to the resource (from off-campus, brings up an IU login popup window to authenticate) or via an IUPUI VPN as described at "Off-Campus Access to Resources (EZ Proxy)". 

With Covid-related network changes, VPN does not always work for certain resources. In that case, use a library site resource link or install our new EZProxy Bookmarklet.

Note that for Skillport IT- and Business-related ebooks, using a library site link is required on or off the campus network.

Obtain full-text article or other item

FindIt Graphic; easily obtain article Full-Text

End-of-Class Evaluation

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