Monthly Archive Index for KSL News Blog
Take the Challenge, Win a Kindle, Wii, iPod & More....
The 2nd annual Knovel Challenge is on, and Case needs a winner! Use the widget and answer 3 science and engineering multiple choice questions, and you could own a Kindle, Wii, iPod Nano, or free music.
Contest-within-a-contest: When 100 student entries are received, Case is guaranteed to get a prize. Last year, Case was one of 8 universities to win a guaranteed prize, so logon and put yourself (and Case) in the winners' circle again!
Use the contest widget on Knovel—sumbit your answer,and just keep going until you get 3 right! It's easier if you keep the Knovel database window open, so you can search and find the right answers...or, you can simply keep answering questions on the contest widget until you get 3 correct answers.
• **Note: Case Students only
• Contest ends November 30th. Winners announced on December 1st
• Use the link at the top of the Knovel database page,
• Or, go directly to the contest. Try it, you might win!
Knovel is a database licensed for Case individuals, with full text of books and proceedings, and analysis tools & technology for cross-disciplinary scientific research. Interactive tools and reference texts & more are available for nearly seeral dozen main areas from Adhesives to Aerospace, Biology to Earth Sciences, Chemistry to Environment to Food Science, Textiles to Metals, and more...
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Looking for A Person, Product, or Organization? Use New Online Directories
KSL brings new online directories to the desktop. National Faculty Directory, Consultants and Consulting & others are off the shelf and on your computer for easy, fast use.
Gale Directory Library Online has six titles in a collection of faculty, companies, associations, and more:
• National Faculty Directory
• Consultants and Consulting Organizations Directory
• National Directory of NonProfit Organizations
• Ward's Business Directory of U.S. Private & Public Companies
• Brands and Their Companies
• Market Share Reporter
Find out fast who makes Pom Wonderfull, which orange juice has 40% of the market, what web designer firms are in a city, income & assets of an NPO, where a former colleague works now, and more. Select the database(s) you need and browse or 'search within' a set result—for best results use the various precision search fields in Advanced search.
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KSL@UCITE--Thurs. Oct 22: Maps, Statistics & More...
If a picture-map is worth a thousand words, data can add thousands more to it! Combine data, statistics, & a map and your project shows relationships spatially so you can better see and analyze the topic. Come to UCITE at Noon this Thursday and learn more about how you can add these layers to your research.
• See what GIS (geographic information systems) technology can bring to your classroom or project in capturing, managing, displaying information relevant to your project map or model so it is described geographically; from KSL's Center for Statistics and Geospatial Data Center.
• Learn how to datamine in ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research)from Thematic Collections (criminal justice, aging, demographics, education, race, terrorism, etc.)or other datasets, peforming online data analysis.
Ann Holstein & Brian Gray will show these services, plus KSL's new Research Guides, the online guides or tutorials for specific subjects, classes, or assignments to help students narrow their resource options to relevant, specific content that is licensed for them by the Case libraries.
Thursday, October 22, Noon-1 pm
Herrick Room (main floor), Allen Memorial Library at Euclid & Adelbert
RSVP for pizza and beverages to ucite at case dot edu
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KSL Scholarly Communication Lecture Series Begins Nov. 6
Dr. Tara McPherson (University of Southern California) presents Expanding the Scholarly Imagination: Experiments in the Digital Humanities, in the first event of the KSL Scholarly Communication Lecture Series 2009-10.
The founding editor of Vectors (Journal of Culture and Technology in a Dynamic Vernacular), Prof. McPherson will discuss the journal's concept, mandates, and innovative design process. She will also discuss a new project funded by the Andrew Mellon Foundation and the future growth of digital humanities and academic experiences, learning, and partnerships in such new models of scholarly communication.
Join us at the Kelvin Smith Library 2nd floor O'Neill Reading Room
Friday, November 6, 2009, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
The event is open to all with academic interests.
The KSL Scholarly Communication Lecture Series 2009-10 brochure has more details about Prof. McPherson and the Nov. 6 event, plus the April 9 lecture.
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USG Mid-Term Study Break @KSL Tues.-Wed.
Take a break from your studies and come to the KSL lobby on Tuesday & Wednesday nights this week, for a USG Mid-Term Study Break! Get a snack, a juicebox, or some treats to keep you going! Chat for a few minutes with your friends and USG representatives.
USG Study Break Table @KSL:
Tuesday, Oct. 13th & Wednesday, Oct. 14th
Main Floor Lobby
9:00 p.m. - Midnight (or until the treats are gone for the night)
Good luck on your exams!
USG Mid-Term Study Break is a pre-approved event in KSL
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National Parks, America's Best Idea--Research Spotlight October 2009
Replay segments, explore new ones. Meet the people from the series & the park system's history. Use the map in View the Parks and learn how many national parks & national historic sites are in Ohio—including which site is situated on the longest undefended border in the world.
Watch it all again, or view episode clips & features, plus deleted scenes and untold stories about the National Park System, in the October 2009 KSL Research Spotlight!
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Encyclopedia Britannica Online
Enjoy Encyclopedia Britannica online with great new features: Merriam-Webster's collegiate dictionary (tenth edition), Britannica Year in Review from 1993 forward, and a greatly enhanced Encyclopaedia that includes the latest articles not yet in the print Britannica version.
Interactive and graphical, this noted authoritative encyclopedia now adds:
Britannica Daily—Biography of the Day, This Day in History, Britannica Blog
Featured Spotlight—in-depth presentations, plus Spotlight Archive
News—New York Times on the Web, BBCNews
Workspace—create a customized search or project space for articles, images, links, and more
Research Tools are especially enriched:
• Video Collection: short & full length videos on many disciplines, people, & events Ex: search Louis Armstrong or Normandy Invasion and select media to hear him play & to see soldiers advancing on France.
• Interactive Timelines: 14 topic areas (from the first tools to the modern unmanned spy plane in Technology)
• World Data Analyst: current, past, & ranked statistics (top countries on health services expenditures as % of GDP)
• Country Comparisons: quick facts & articles about country demographics, culture, history, government & more
Search and Browse by term, the index, by subject and more, and enjoy the newest version of a favorite resource!
Find Encyclopaedia Britannica on the Research Database list from the Case Catalog or from Research Tools on the KSL homepage. Reserved for Case individuals, VPN is required for wireless or remote access.
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OhioLINK Unavailable on Saturday Oct. 3
Electrical and server maintenance will require downtime for OhioLINK services (book ordering, etc.) & content this Saturday. Work is scheduled from 4 am - 8 pm. in Columbus and electrical work will be dependent on good weather, or else another scheduled maintenance day will occur.
Service to some online content may be possible depending on the server that hosts it—as work progresses you will see content being restored. OhioLINK recogonizes the inconvenience, and every effort will be made to complete the work in one day.
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