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Research Guides--KSL Research Spotlight
Quickly find the best resources for your subject area, using KSL's Research Guides, this month's KSL Research Spotlight!
Whether you've taken a SAGES class or need targeted help in a discipline, or need to find patents, KSL web Research Guides get you started with what you need—no need to scroll through a long list of databases, wondering which ones are best for your subject.
- Browse by subject area to see what's there. (Tip: use your browser 'find' command (Ctrl F or Command F) to quickly find a class name like SAGES USSY or USSO, instead of scrolling through a list.) Or browse by author, if you know the librarian specializing in your area.
- Search in the subject box, for keywords like patents, or course name or topic.
- Select subject areas like Science or Engineering, to see the Research Guides that have been created.
More Research Guides are being added all the time, so visit often, or email a librarian you've worked with, and ask for a Research Guide on your favorite topic! Faculty can also ask their department librarian to create a Research Guide for a class or program, or send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org
Find Research Guides on the Kelvin Smith Library homepage, under Research Tools...or just type researchguides.case.edu in your browser!
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Study Break @KSL Tonight 4-29
Enjoy a complimentary coffee & donut break @KSL Thursday evening, courtesy of the student group Case Democrats. They'll be bringing in quick treats to give you a head start into the long evening of studying for exams!
Thursday, April 29
7 pm - 9 pm or when the coffee runs out!
Lower Level @Kelvin Smith Library
This student-sponsored offering is a KSL-approved event.
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Team KSL Relay For Life 2010 Checks Out Cancer
Last week KSL's Staff Team (and friends) raised $742.51, with donations still coming in. Academic ranking in Ohio shows Case #2 in Relay donations, but online fundraising continues through August 31st, so KSL and Case are sure to contribute even more dollars for the cause.
If cancer has touched your life, or you need answers to your medical, social, caregiver questions, or other related issues, Kelvin Smith Library & the other Case Libraries have answers for you! Better yet, join Team KSL next year—you can walk with us or donate to the team!
Team KSL walked 84 miles and the full 18 hours of Relay for Life 2010 through daylight, twilight and evening cold, through to the next morning. Check out more photos on Kelvin Smith Library's Facebook page, and find more details about Team KSL, including online donation opportunities.
Thanks to our walking team, including two friends of staff: Brigitte Belmonte-Jarc, Ron Chambers, Jennie Eckenrode, Mark Eddy, Sharon Gravius, Brian Gray, Cheryl Seme, Ella Shurr. Thanks to Angela Sloan who arranged internal events that also raised $200 in donations.
Details about Case Relay for Life...read & plan for 2011. We'd love to have you on our team!
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Research Posters & More @KSL!
If you've seen Research ShowCase, SOURCE, or campus poster presentations lately, several hundred students printed their posters at KSL, in the Center for Statistics and Geospatial Data. They didn't just print them, though, they consulted with experienced staff at KSL to ensure a great poster presentation experience for the author—and the audience!
Offering more than commercial print centers, staff at KSL guide students in formatting, high quality image details, text density (less-is-more), and other details that create effective visual posters so they provide a great learning experience for everyone.
It's important to understand the audience point of view, says Ann Holstein, Manager of GIS Systems and Numeric Data Services. As an experienced consultant, she says you can learn the key points in the poster appointments so you educate your audience...but always "leave 'em wanting more!"
Students can learn how to use special software like ESRI ArcGIS to integrate data & geography, generating map images. For some disciplines, those are important software skills that will remain throughout a career, or be the the start of a new one.
International students often benefit from some help to refine grammar, since experienced staff evaluate text and may suggest word substitutions. For all students, a poster presentation may be a new learning experience, and the Kelvin Smith Library staff aim for everyone to have a "polished and professional" poster from the Center.
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Research ShowCASE 2010
KSL is at Research ShowCASE again this year. Stop by, see what's new, and get a gift, too! The Freedman Center will also be showing new projects & what you can do by using their equipment or yours. We'll see you there, on Thursday, April 15th!
" The Value of Research, Think Beyond the Possible," Case Research ShowCASE 2010 shows you the resources Kelvin Smith Library & the Case Libraries have to support this year's research posters—and all your work at Case.
Research Showcase 2009—Visitors @ the KSL table...
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