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Services & Classes for Ph.D. Students
This January, KSL and the School of Graduate Studies collaborated on a day-long workshop for Ph.D. students. Take advantage of some of the information that was provided at the afternoon sessions KSL arranged on research sources, tools, and databases suited to graduate level work.
If you missed the workshop or want to learn more about what was highlighted at it, look through the classes and one-to-one sessions offered for graduate students through CaseLearns Spring 2010. Classes are offered either in KSL or HCL, & several can be brought to your department or group. Highlighted at the graduate workshop and also in the CaseLearns brochure:
• Copyright Demystified: basic rights of authors, what can be used in your work, permissions guidelines
• Author's Rights: new models to negotiate rights or choose journals; facilitate journal + dissertation publishing at the same time
• Advanced content & search: techniques in many disciplines, science, patents, Medline, humanities & more
• Tools: organize & manage your work with classes for SPSS to Refworks, Reference Manager, Zotero and others
• Multimedia: enhance your dissertation & the user experience when it is published with digital audio & video recording/editing
• MS Word for Submitting your Thesis/Dissertation: features to help you us styles to easily format, create automatic table of contents, & more. 3 hour class.
• Dissertation Appointments: 30-60' individual sessions for Q&A related to formatting your document, whether you have just begun or are nearing completion
Plan ahead and get ahead, with a CaseLearns class that helps you throughout the research and publication process!
January '10 Is There A Ph.D. In Your Future? Workshop & gift certificate winners
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Have you seen the KSL Spotlights? No, they're not outside, they're in the "Research Tools" folder on KSL's homepage, along with ejournals & ebooks, databases, and other content licensed for your research.
Each month, Kelvin Smith Library creates a research theme and gathers collections & resources to highlight events, people, or outstanding resources offered by the Case libraries. Research Spotlights bring you things not on your class schedule, and can add value to your research or lifelong learning. Spotlight collections are carefully chosen for their authority, depth of coverage, uniqueness, and items of interest in today's world.
If you missed them in 2009, you missed spotlights on National Parks (Oct.), Honey Bee Mystery (July), Graphic Novels (May), and free access (through March 2010) to Biography Reference Center database (December).
Watch for KSL Research Spotlights—highlight some new learning with one, each month!
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Performance Tribute to MLK & Mahalia Jackson
KSL celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Week with A Word, A Song, a live performance honoring MLK & Mahalia Jackson, presented by Pickett-Line Productions. Join us for an inspiring event, Wednesday 20th at Noon in the Kelvin Smith Library.
Prester and Gloria Lee Pickett have performed in the U.S. & Europe, and they bring history to life with their performances as Martin Luther King Jr. and Mahalia Jackson. Pickett-Line Productions is a Cleveland company specializing in "edutainment" to advance cultural and institutional goals.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Dampeer Room, 2nd floor, Kelvin Smith Library
Share the full flyer with a colleague.
Visitor information and directions to KSL.
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KSL Research Spotlight--Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Choose from selected sources to learn more about Dr. Martin Luther King,Jr. with online video, ebooks, DVD, books and journals. Discover King's life & vision in the January 2010 KSL Research Spotlight:
— Primary resources from institutes & research centers
— Selected journal articles
— Selected books, ebooks, DVDs, online film (Films for the Humanities & Sciences*)
These book and journal selections offer a wide array of topics to expand your knowledge. You'll see subject terms for African-Americans & mass media, civil rights (history and movements), U.S. race relations, African-American men in art, U.S. ethnic relations, and more, for continued research results.
*Films for the Humanities & Sciences: in OhioLINK Digital Media Center, (Educational Films & Documentaries section)
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Graduate Student Workshop Winners
KSL and the Graduate Studies Office held an all day workshop for pre-dissertation students on Thursday, Jan. 7. Speakers and panels covered a wide range of topics and shared valuable information. Afternoon breakout sessions with librarians included a $25 gift certificate to the bookstore for 4 lucky students from the groups!
Gift certificate winners were Imre Treufeld (Chemistry), Kadhir Sanmuganathan (Engineering), Bibi Potts (WSOM) and Paul Bakaki (Epidemiology & Biostatistics).
From copyright Q&A to dissertation process expectations to what's expected of postdocs during the subsequent 10 years and beyond, the presenters offered valuable and practical insights on the experience, career potential, research ethics, and personal reflections.
As students concluded with "thank you, I did not know these things," and "I'm going to right back and try these dissertation searches," "I've been using the same 2 databases for years, thanks for showing me more!" to arranging for department seminars with librarians, it was a highly productive day. Sign up for a free CaseLearns class on many of the library research & publication topics, and watch for the workshop to repeat next year...
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January Break Hours
Welcome back from the holidays. KSL is also back, and operating with interim hours & longer days to help everyone prepare for the start of Spring Semester on January 11. KSL is open 6 days a week when classes are not in session, and Kelvin Smith is now open until 8:30 pm Mon-Thurs:
January Interim 1/4-1/10:
• Sunday: closed
• Monday-Thursday: 9 am -8:30 pm
• Friday: 9 am - 8 pm
• Saturday: 9 am - 5:30 pm
Regular Semester Hours will be back on Monday, January 11, when KSL opens at 8 am and has Regular Business Hours until Midnight (M-Thu).
NOTE: 24x7 will resume after the MLK Holiday on the 18th. At the close of Regular Business Hours on Tuesday night 19th at midnight, 24x7 will be back for your convenience!
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