Monthly Archive Index for KSL News Blog
A First for Case - Checkout Best-Sellers, AudioBooks, & Magazines at KSL, A New Partnership with Cleveland Public Library
CPL@Case-KSL...the new browsing collection from the Cleveland Public Library, brings contemporary magazines, books, and audio books to KSL. If you missed reading the Da Vinci code, now you can check out the audio book version!
The new KSL and Cleveland Public Library partnership brings a CPL satellite browsing collection and circulation service to Case, with your favorite popular fiction, non-fiction, biographies, magazines, and more. The CPL collection utilizes a core competency of a major public library and complements KSL's deep research collections, giving you a study break or some weekend personal reading.
More firsts for Case:
• Check out magazines from this CPL@Case-KSL collection (Food & Wine, Sports Illustrated, Entertainment, People, Men's Health, Newsweek, & more.)
• Use the new CPL self-checkout computer (next to the browsing collection), with a CPL library card.
• Get a CPL library card if you don't have one. Staff at the KSL Main Service Desk now issue CPL cards to Case employees or students. (They also can verify your CPL Greater Access Card for active status.)
"We're very excited at the quality of the books and the variety of the magazines CPL is sending to us," says Karen Thornton, KSL Government Documents Librarian and coordinator of the new CPL collection. "It goes beyond the best-seller list, has every type of subject and literature, and recognizes our audience's interests and needs at Case." Thornton worked with Gail Reese, Associate Director of Collections and Personnel, and Joanne Eustis, University Librarian, in meetings with CPL librarians and administration, to define the type of materials that would interest the Case campus. "We worked from a CPL list, but more came, like renovation magazines, and it's picking up some of our previously cancelled titles," says Thornton. "It's already such a great collection!"
Relax & check out Rolling Stone, Architectural Digest, or an audio book of Anderson Cooper's Dispatches from the Edge, David McCullough's 1776, NYTimes' best seller Blink, Pulitzer Prize winner Frank McCort's Teacher Man, or something from Anne Coulter or Stephen King. Look for the CPL@Case-KSL collection banners on the KSL main floor. Grab a big black chair and read something new, or get a CPL card & take something home and enjoy!
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Expanded Online Journal Collections in Sciences & Nursing
JSTOR adds nursing and public health titles (12-15 new titles coming in 2006-07) and adds issues to science titles in its renamed Health & General Sciences Collection. New issues added to existing collections enable you to read what was in Volume 1 of Science in 1880, and compare it to 100 years' later in 1990/Vol. 250...or to 2000.
New JSTOR journals include Environmental Health Perspectives 1972-2006; the American Journal of Nursing 1900-1998; the Journal of Community Health Nursing 1984-2000, Scientific Monthly 1915-1957 (absorbed by Science), and new depth in Science 1880-2000; Philosophical Transactions (Biological Sciences) (Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences); and Proceedings of the Royal Society of London.Series A, Mathematical and Physical Sciences 1905-1990.
Online journals are also easy to find from our new E-Journal Portal -- type in the journal you need, and the result displays journal subscriptions like JSTOR, plus databases that include the title.
JSTOR journals are licensed only for Case individuals and off campus access requires an active VPN connection. The collections offer full text access to approximately 670 scholarly periodicals in humanities, arts and sciences, and social sciences, from the first issue of the journal to recent issues.
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Find More, with New LexisNexis Open URL Links
Now you can find more articles in LexisNexis, when you find a reference in a database search. Over 6,300 LexisNexis titles from major newspapers, law journals & reviews, trade publications, and scholarly journals have open URL linking through OLinks, taking you directly to available full text. When you search and find a link, if it's a new Lexis link, you can click on the url and it will automatically launch a Lexis search to the article you selected.
Whether you are in PAIS, Art Abstracts, or other databases, look closely at the top left of your search result screen after you find a reference. Click on "Find It!" through OLinks. Look at the top left of the result page for "View full text of this article at LexisNexis." Example: In the database Communication & Mass Media, search Direct marketing's role to find the link to Chris Colbert's article abstract. Scroll down to the "Find It!" link. Look for the top left of the page link to "View full text..." Read the article in LexisNexis!
When looking for journal titles online, or when you already have the complete citation, find results fast by using our new E-Journal portal, too. (Find it on the top-of-page convenient links on the Case Catalog.) A search for this example's original citation (Advertising Age, vol 64, issue 52, p20) revealed many options:
Advertising age (0001-8899)
from 01/06/1986 to present in LexisNexis Academic
from 1994 to 2006 in Business & Industry (OhioLINK)
from 06/10/1996 to present in MasterFILE Premier
from 06/10/1996 to present in Vocational & Career Collection
from 06/10/1996 to present in Academic Search Premier (OhioLINK)
from 06/10/1996 to present in Business Source Premier (OhioLINK)
from 06/10/1996 to present in Communication & Mass Media Complete (OhioLINK)
from 06/23/1997 to present in Expanded Academic ASAP
from 11/15/1999 to 09/04/2006 in ABI/INFORM Complete
Case's E-Journal Portal requires an activated VPN connection and a Case network ID/password.
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Celebrating Your Freedom to Read, KSL Exhibit Features Banned Books Week
Harry Potter, Toni Morrison's Beloved, Howard Stern's Private Parts (VHS), might not have been on library shelves, according to the items featured now in the KSL main floor exhibit cases. September 23-30 celebrates our freedom to read and retain works with opposing or different viewpoints through the efforts of Banned Books Week each September.
KSL's main floor exhibit cases include other works fom the top 100 banned books list (out of 6,364 challenges 1990-2000), as well as a signed Banned Books Week Proclamation from the American Library Association. Challenged books are those that libraries and schools have been requested to remove from their shelves, and included Chocolate Wars (VHS), Lord of the Flies, Kurt Vonnegut Jr.'s Slaughterhouse Five,The Adventures of Tom Sawyer with its color illustrations, and more,
For the first time you can read online excerpts and mini-reviews of some of these works as Google Book Search joins the nationwide effort and provides 42 classics for you to explore online. Read more about the Google effort and the history of Banned Books Week from ALA, and how to vote for your favorite challenged book. Then check out copies to read, from the Case Catalog or OhioLINK.
Observed since 1982 and celebrating its 25th anniversary, Banned Books Week is supported by the American Library Association (ALA), the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression, and other organizations.
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Author's Series Featured @KSL: Amy Tan in October
Complementing a new program with Cuyahoga County Public Library Foundation and it's Writer's Center Stage Series, Case announces that faculty will lead book discussions on campus, prior to each author's events and appearances at Playhouse Square in Cleveland. Case is a sponsor of this new series program, and brings the authors to campus for lively discussions of their works.
Case facutly will facilitate meetings and conversations with featured authors in the series. Unless otherwise noted, the discussions take place at Kelvin Smith Library in the 2nd floor Dampeer Room during the Provost Hour 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Upcoming Case book discsussions:
- October (date TBA): Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club, with Professor judith Oster
- March 8: Jim Lehrer with Professor Karen Beckwith, Flora Stone Mather Professor, Dept. of Political Science
- April (date & facilitator TBA): Tony Kushner and George C. Wolfe's Angels in America.
More details about the authors, events, and tickets for the Playhouse Square functions are available from the Writer's Center Stage Series.
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New Area for Newspaper Enthusiasts!
KSL has invested in new display units for the newspapers you love to read! When you enter KSL, take a right turn into the large reading area near Thwing Center, and you'll see new wood newspaper racks that fill the wall on your right side. The top row holds current issues at a lower, convenient height for browsing. Past issues are neatly stored directly below on two shelves, until the microfilm version arrives at KSL.
This reading area features a diverse collection, from local and international ethnic newspapers in various languages, to specialty titles like Barron's National Business and Financial Weekly, Variety, or the The Village Voice. Find newspapers of record like The Wall Street Journal, The Times (London), and The Washington Post.
Take a new look at our new newspaper area, with Le Monde, China Daily, the Nikkei Weekly, the Mail & Guardian (Johannesburg), and many more. Nearby large tables and big, black comfortable chairs make it easy to enjoy the KSL print newspaper collection!
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OhioLINK Makes it Easier to Find Libraries
Did you ever find an item located at OPAL, or CONSORT, and wonder what school it was? Those acronyms for shared systems are gone, as new software at OhioLINK now reveals 25 libraries' holdings on the OhioLINK Central Catalog. Example:No Two Alike reveals Denison instead of CONSORT, and Blufton, Mercy, Tiffin, and Wilmington instead of OPAL, under "25 libraries have this item."
Take your Case ID with you when you travel around Ohio...or if you need an item fast and can drive to a nearby owning school. Your ID is your library card at any OhioLINK member library. Make sure your library card is in good standing before you travel, and you can borrow directly from those libraries, without waiting for a 3-4 day delivery to campus.
Libraries now displayed individually: Denison, Kenyon, Ohio Wesleyan, College of Wooster, Antioch, Athenaeum of Ohio, Baldwin Wallace, Blufton, Columbus College of Art & Design, Defiance, Franciscan, Heidelberg, Lourdes, Malone, Mercy, Mount Carmel College of Nursing, Mount Union, Muskingum, Otterbein, Tiffin, U of Findlay, Urbana, Walsh, Wilberforce, Wilmington.
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Test-Drive 3 Free Databases: Historic Annual Reports, Early English Books, Black History
Explore a few new databases that are under consideration, with free trial access this month for Black Studies Center through September 16th, and trials for both Historial Annual Reports and Early English Books Online through September 30th. ProQuest, one of our prominent information providers, is offering the trial access and KSL is interested in your feedback on quality, content, search function, and how they might benefit your work at Case. Try them out, and send your remarks to email@example.com
Historic Annual Reports: company, financials, officers, competitors, market trends on 800+ companies and reports back to 1845. (no password required, through 9/30/06)
EEBO (Early English Books Online): digital collection of all works printed in the UK and British North America, other works printed in English, from 1473-1700. Read from the first book printed in English, Spenser and Shakespeare, and the English Civil War. (no password required, through 9/30/06)
Black Studies Center the black experience detailed in history, literature, sociology, philosophy, religion, and political science. Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience™ provide topical studies that help define Black Studies as an academic field. Cross searching with historical backfiles of the Chicago Defender, and current scholarly journals from International Index to Black Periodicals. (through 9/16/06 only, at http://trials.proquest.com/ptc?userid=1956958, password: blackberry)
Test-drive these potential resources, and tell us more about what you found and how the content might make a difference in your teaching, learning, or research!
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Rita Dove Exhibit@KSL
KSL's current exhibit on the main floor honors Pulitzer Prize winner Rita Dove, in anticipation of her visit to campus this week. From an autographed copy of her first novel, to her first full length play, to her most recent book, the exhibit shows her work and promotes her lecture Friday, September 8 at Severance Hall. The exhibit showcases her works, including On the Bus with Rosa Parks: poems, written after Rita Dove and her daughter shared a bus ride with Rosa Parks.
Rita Dove was named the 1993 Poet Laureate of the United States and Consultant to the Library of Congress, and is a native of Akron, Ohio. The Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities and SAGES (Seminar Approach to General Education and Scholarship), in conjunction with the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards administered by the Cleveland Foundation, brings Rita Dove to Case for Friday's lect