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Spring or Summer Abroad? Learn the Language Basics in the Freedman Center
Before you go abroad, step into the Freedman Center! Our self-paced Pimsleur language learning series can get you started talking with the locals. Each listening-based lesson takes about 30 minutes to complete during which users are instructed to recall and form phrases to strengthen memory.
Brazilian Portuguese 1-3
Egyptian Arabic 1
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Case Winner in Knovel University Challenge
Case produces a winner in the annual Knovel University Challenge and KSL is pleased to present the a $500 American Express gift card prize to Andrew Steele. One of 18 students to win prizes, Andrew was one of 5,600 students in the global contest that required 3 correct answers through the Knovel contest widget. Over 600 universities were represented from 93 countries.
A first semester student who is starting his Masters in Applied Anatomy, Andrew was new to the Knovel database, but now regularly searches across the digital collections. He told KSL he enjoys browsing biochemistry, biology, and biotechnology the most.
Case has had winners in this contest before, and once again Case students make an impression, as Knovel used Andrew's comment on their contest announcement page: "The University Challenge is fun way to test what you've learned in the classroom."
Knovel is a database with full text of over 2,000 leading reference handbooks, conference proceedings, databases and statistical data for researchers in the applied sciences. Its analysis tools and other features plus 40 international publishers and professional societies give Case researchers cross-disciplinary research results from a single page. Added features offer customized content & results.
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Research, Back to the Future: Elsevier Backfiles Available
Take your research back 3 or 4 decades or more to complete your next research topic, with the latest addition to the OhioLINK Electronic Journal Center (EJC). The Elsevier backfiles project, digitizing journals back to volume 1, has now given OhioLINK researchers another 3.4 million articles in the EJC.
• Explore the 1950s with titles like Tetrahedon & Journal of Molecular Biology
• Reach back to the 1960s with Nuclear Physics A & B
• Search the 1970s with Discrete Mathematics, Research Policy, World Development, Journal of Medieval History
• Discover the 1980s through Language & Communication
• Go back nearly 200 years The Lancet [Vol.1, No 1.] London, Sunday, October 5, 1823 [Price 6d]
The preface to the 1823 first issue of The Lancet reflects the 2012 goal of this backfile addition:
"Having for a considerable time past observed the great and increasing inquiries for such information..." Today we recognize that the added content (1823-1994) increases the EJC to 21 million articles and mirrors the 1823 desire for comprehensive scholarly content.
In December 2010 Eric Fingerhut, then Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents remarked that the Elsevier backfile acquisition "speaks to the hard work and dedication of the OhioLINK community." CWRU researchers will certainly reap the benefits of the newly added content.