Monthly Archive Index for KSL News Blog
Need A Manual? Online Ebooks Linked from Software Center
Next time you get a new OS or application from the Software Center, you may see an icon for the manual, too! Thousands of ebooks are searchable in Safari Books Online, and now many are linked to the applications you're authorized to download.
Ebooks linked next to Case Software Center products is a great idea sent to us by a faculty member. We liked it so much, it became a KSL/Case IT collaboration to bring the information you need to where you need it most!
Example: Click to download Adobe Indesign for Macintosh & you'll see the Safari Books Online logo and a link to go to manuals for the application—you don't even have to search for them!
You'll find an Overview, Editorial Reviews & Book Descriptions, and options to "Start Reading Online." Safari Books Online is always available from the Research Tools-->Database list from the KSL homepage. Use it to search thousands of books, with a convenient search box & Browse Category section to narrow your search. Try RSS alerts and get the newest title when it loads!
An activated VPN authentication is required for wireless or remote access. You should be able to click through to the texts, but if the page asks for a login, click the "academic license" link on the right side of the page. Then just click through to see titles that match the downloaded product from the Software Center.
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Free Lunch Workshop: Today's International News with PressDisplay!
Lunch 'n Learn the database of world news: 70 countries, 37 languages, 500 newspapers--photos and news from around the world, plus a continuous news ticker, on the PressDisplay database.
All the Time, All the News—This Workshop Gives You Skills to:
Read today's News, Business, Sports, Entertainment, Editorials & more, from around the world...
- Set the homepage & translate a newspaper to one of 13 languages
- Use the Sound Integration audio file to have the paper read to you
- Learn how to use the full-page, two-page spread, search, crop, & more features
- Use PressDisplay database in class or for student assignments
- Practice a new language, & keep up with news from around the world.
Seating is limited, please RSVP to email@example.com or 368-2992
Thursday, April 24, Kelvin Smith Library
Lunch with RSVP, 11:15-11:45 am in Dampeer Room, 2nd floor
Workshop with RSVP, 11:45-1:15 pm, Classroom 215
PressDisplay database is an exceptionally rich resource that complements the new International News Commons on KSL's Lower Level, where you'll find SCOLA TV & several dozen daily international papers.
Find PressDisplay on the Research Database list, where it is licensed for Case individuals; an activated VPN logon is required for use.
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Follow That Image--Film & Television Database
24,000 black & white and color images from the Motion Picture & Television Archives take you from 1910 to today. Follow images of a young Frank Sinatra with Bob Hope (early tv,1948) to a candid dinner shot of Old Blue Eyes with President Kennedy (1961). See the amazing aerial view of Astaire & Rogers on the soundstage of "Top Hat," with the crew surrounding the stars.
Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text database offers a special search function so you can enjoy these images:
- choose "Images" from the top green menu bar
- type in your term(s)
- and follow the images!
You'll find film/tv sets with directors and actors at work, iconic images, industry insights into staff & equipment, costumes, cars, and more. Search any year, names (directors, photographers, actors, film/show names), award shows, countries, and more.
Images are copyrighted by the MPTV, and the Film Image Collection is owned by EBSCO publishing. Images are for internal and personal use only, no publication allowed—hence, no images are embedded in this blog, but from the fabulous Salome to a 1920s Swanson signing her contract, you'll enjoy this database and its image function!
Tips: Sign in on the database to create a personal folder, and "add" items to it so you can save the ones you'd like to see later. Ignore the "find it" icon, since there is no accompanying text.
Find Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text on the Database list from the KSL homepage and/or from the Case Catalog. Use the database by logging on to your VPN to activate it, or use your Library PIN to authenticate as an OhioLINK user.