Monthly Archive Index for KSL News Blog
New Streaming Audio Online--Naxos Music Library Jazz
Nearly 20,000 music tracks featuring historical jazz, Naxos Music Library Jazz is a collaborative project between the Case Kulas Music Library and the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM). This new database complements the 75,000 track contemporary jazz collection in the Naxos Music Library to which Case users also have access.
- Keyword Browse/Search for title/artist, or Advanced Search for composition or disc title, featured artist (ensemble, orchestra, soloist, etc.), catalogue number.
- Play a CD by selecting tracks or "Select All," then click "Play."
- About This Recording: printable album cover art & notes, for many titles.
- Playlists: available via password to faculty for class assignments. Email Stephen Toombs, at Kulas Music Library for password and playlist assistance.
Try out your favorite artist today, or discover new ones from browsing. Looking for Montreux will lead you to the mid-70s and the likes of Oscar Peterson, Ella Fitzgerald, Trumpet Kings and Jam Sessions...enjoy!
Find Naxos Music Library Jazz and the Naxos Music Library on the Case Catalog with a Naxos title search, or from the Research Database List. Access is restricted to the CIM and Case networks (please log out when you are finished) or remote access with an active VPN connection.
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Start Your Research in a Scholarly Way, on Academic Search Premier, the September Research Spotlight
This largest scholarly, multidiscipline full text database offers you a wealth of resources, document types, and search features, to get you started on the road to research at Case. With full text for over 4,700 publications, and with abstracts for over 8,000 journals in the database, your topic can be searched with ease on Academic Search Premier. Try out the September Research Spotlight, and see what discovery is like!
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Marquis Who's Who on the Web - Now Available
The Kelvin Smith Library has acquired electronic access to Marquis Who's Who on the Web. It offers biographical data on leaders and achievers from around the world in the areas of business, law, science, medicine, the arts, government, entertainment and more - in one convenient source. Comprehensive biographical coverage, including birth and death information, family history, education and degrees, career history, creative works, awards, achievements, memberships, and more. Coverage includes 1985 to the present.
It is available for the CASE community from the Research Databases list.
When finished using Who's Who, please click on "log off" in the upper-right corner or the next user will need to wait 10 minutes to gain access.
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Welcome Back! Regular Hours Resume on Monday, August 28th
Regular Business Hours resume at KSL on Monday, for service 7 days a week & nearly 100 hours with library staff ready to help you find what you need, get you started on search strategies, and explore the rich information offerings at Case!
Call the Hours Hotline 368-6500 for current hours. For more information on 24x7 requirements, evening access, and more, check the KSL Hours page.
Note: Thanks to Provost John Anderson, 24x7 returns after the Labor Day holiday, and gives you a great opportunity to study into the early morning hours, meet with your study group whenever it's best for you, or to come in early before class begins for the day. We look forward to seeing you in KSL, day and night!
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OhioLINK Central Catalog Unavailable Tonight
From 6 p.m. Thursday August 24 to the early morning hours of Friday 25, the OhioLINK Central Catalog will be unavailable for 7-8 hours, due to system upgrades. Temporarily unavailable: the catalog and the "Request this item" function. Your local library account at Case and the Case catalog will NOT be affected during the OhioLINK upgrade.
Check your library account to view the items you have ordered on Thursday through OhioLINK Central, to make sure that requests are on your account. Then later on Friday, you can view your account to see the status change from "requested" to "in transit" if the owning library has taken action on it.
Using your library account online is easy, and keeps your account in good standing. Set a PIN in your account, and you can logon from anywhere, to renew materials and track your OhioLINK orders...and enjoy software-free remote authentication to OhioLINK resources. Read more, on What's a PIN and Why Do I Need One? from the KSL homepage.
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New Feature: Export Your Search Results Directly to Citation Management Tools
When you're working on a research topic, it's smart to keep all your citations & references in one place. Now when you search journals from the JSTOR database, you can use the new Direct Export feature to seamlessly move your citations into EndNote, Procite, Reference Manager, or RefWorks. Example: Choosing the option for "direct export to RefWorks" will automatically open and import your search results. (RefWorks is web-based and is licensed for Case use.)
Read more information about this new feature, plus a new BibTeX format. Also new in JSTOR is the ability to limit your search by language. Use the Advanced Search function, and then choose English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Latin, Portugese, or Spanish.
JSTOR is a full text deep archive of nearly 700 journals. From the first issue through the present, you can search scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, arts and scienes, and business. Find JSTOR on the Case list of Research Databases, along with information, tutorials, and links for RefWorks, EndNote, and Reference Manager.
JSTOR is licensed for Case use, and requires a campus network connection or an activated VPN connection.
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New Yorker Magazine, the Emdash Blog & Librarians
For those who love the New Yorker, check out the magazine's musings from their online blog, Emdashes. Internet journalism & blogosphere in a recent New Yorker issue results in "Back to the Future" comments (8/11/06) from the Columbia School of Journalism...with New Yorker reply, of course. New Yorker essays, illustrations, interviews, along with news of the city take on a new twist with this blog.
NEW on Emdashses is a feature called Ask the Librarians as the magazines' head librarians share the month's best Q&A about the New Yorker. The column debut has answers about things like the original Talk of the Town author, those famous 'spot' cartoons, and when the first film review occurred...
First noted in American Libraries Direct (August 2,2006), the American Library Association's weekly newsletter.
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Online Reference Books--New Titles Bring OhioLINK's Collection to Nearly 500 Items
Get started on a new topic, find illustrations, identify key terms & concepts, and expedite your research! Tables of contents & searching of special topic subject categories in online handbooks, biographical collections, guides, and encyclopedias, in the OhioLINK Electronic Reference Book Collection. The Search main menu offers preset search styles for Basic, Boolean, Proximity, Bibliographic, and options for further refinement.
New works added this month: Hip Hop Culture, History in the Media: Film and Television, The Rehnquist Court Justices, Rulings, and Legacy, Human Rights Worldwide: A Reference Handbook, Gun Control in the United States: A Reference Handbook, Revolutionary Movements: From 1750 to the Present, World Population: A Reference Handbook, and Women and War: A Historical Encyclopedia from Antiquity to the Present.
Electronic Reference Books are provided to Case researchers via our OhioLINK membership. They are available remotely when using an activated VPN connection, or when authenticating with your Case Account Number and Library PIN. Find this collection and more, on the Research Databases list from the Case catalog.
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Literary Reference Center (LRC)--August Research Spotlight!
When you need literary criticism, plot summaries or overviews, author or book reviews, use the Literary Reference Center database.
Thousands of entries about authors & their works (across many disciplines) will help you with your research. You'll find selected full text for classic and contemporary works, including full text of literary reference encyclopedia and guides, featured on the KSL August Research Spotlight!
Access reserved for authorized Case and OhioLINK users.
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Library Instructional Services for the Classroom
Faculty! Now is the time to plan a research how-to session for your fall class. KSL librarians are ready to help your students with learning how to quickly and efficiently do research using online and print resources. Sessions are tailored to your syllabus.
For more information, including sample learning plans and research homework assignments, visit our library instructional services page at http://library.case.edu/ksl/infolit/.
To set up a session, contact William Claspy, Information Literacy Librarian: firstname.lastname@example.org, or 368-3595.
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