New Info Resources
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.
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Ancestry Library Database--New Research Spotlight
A new collaboration brings a new resource to those interested in history, immigration, family records, and more. Funded from a federal Institute of Museum and Library Services LSTA grant awarded to the State Library of Ohio, this one year pilot brings the new Ancestry database & others to Ohio researchers via the Libraries Connect Ohio project. KSL features it as a Research Spotlight.
Ancestry Library Edition includes digitized images of
• U.S. Federal Census (1790-1930)
• Passenger and Immigration Lists Index
• Military Records
• Vital Records back to the 1800s
• Obituary notices
• US, UK & Canadian records
Enter a name and city & retrieve information that otherwise might have taken you weeks, months, and travel to collect. Reader & printer-friendly tools and other features help you navigate and print easily.
Enjoy this Kelvin Smith Library Research Spotlight.
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International Student Online Guide
Get a great start at Case Libraries by using our new online international student guide. It's created in a friendly, easy-to-read style that can help with some of your first university questions.
Created for international students who come from many different cultures, the guide answers frequent questions:
• how do I find and borrow a book?" & "how long can I keep it?"
• is there a place for writing help when it's time to write a paper?
• what library departments & people can answer questions?
• where are the quiet places in KSL?
Part of a larger research service called Research Guides, this guide was written collaboratively by KSL staff members and can help any new person get a good start on campus. See other subject & topic guides for classes, research, SAGES, or ones created by your department librarian, and try a Guide today!
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Miss the Show? Get the Transcript & See What Warren Buffett Said
One of Case's best databases has a feature you can use when you miss a TV or radio show. Catch up on Warren Buffett as he commented this week on taxing the very rich.
When you see or hear a reference to Buffett's Monday "appearance on Charlie Rose" you can easily get the transcript to see how that interview developed! (You'll even see his answer when Rose asked what the succession plan is, in A Conversation About Taxes and Spending...)
Use a great feature of LexisNexis Academic:
• Open the blue News icon (left side of main page)
• Select TV & Radio Transcripts
• Type Charlie Rose & use "Show Name" from the pull-down menu
• Type Buffett (next line) & use "at least 5 occurrences" in pull-down menu
• Specify date as previous week
Miss part of Morning Edition on your drive to work? It's easy to catch up: Check NPR in the Source Box, enter the show name, select Today. If you choose Aug. 18, you'll see Bananagrams, a lost & found Emperor penguin, what Obama's doing after his vacation, and more.
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Keeping America Informed: Government Docs
KSL Government Documents cover a wide range of subjects, from presidential papers to miniature copies of the Constitution. You'll find unusual resources plus help from the Government Documents staff!
"It's one of the most interesting collections with things like style manuals, art from the Smithsonian & Library of Congress, or literature, business, and society," says Karen Thornton, Head of Government Documents. "You'll find alcohol & substance abuse reports from Health and Human Services. Schizoprenia Bulletin in the Case Catalog is now in the EJC."
Favorite: Hearings, a cross-section of Americans "...dating back to the 30s, rich in history with unusal people, anyone who has testified like writers in the blacklist era, actors for environmental issues."
Favorites: Cheryl Burden, Government Documents Assistant likes "topics from the Library of Congress, crime stats, food & drug recalls, Department of Homeland Security—there's so much!" She notes that KSL also receives unusual things: children's puzzles & coloring books, 3-D Pocket Viewfinder from the NASA exploration space program, and documents in print, microfiche, DVD/CD's and electronic formats.
Government Document staff suggests:
• USA.gov A-Z Departments & Agency resources, Statistics, Sci-Tech, Business, History, World Maps & more...
• Economic Report of the President KSL QuickReference (HC106.5A272), online via GPO
• Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, KSL (Hoover 1930 - G. W. Bush 2005) & online via GPO
• NASA Technical Reports
• Study for U.S. Citizen test with KSL's Civics Flash Cards & test information, Citizenship & Immigration resources.
Selected Government Sources, Case Libraries' Research Databases:
• Access UN 1966-2010, via NewsBank. Premier index to thousands of United Nations Official Records, draft resolutions, meeting records, UN Treaty Series citations, full-text UN documents, & more.
• Statistical Abstract of the United States KSL QuickReference HA202.U5 and online.
• Homeland Security Digital Library Policy, strategy, management (U.S. & internationl governments, nonprofits & private entities.)
• HeinOnline, U.S. Supreme Court Library, U.S. Presidential Library, U.S. Congressional Documents, U.N. Law Collection, pre-1981 coverage U.S. Federal Register, & more.
Kelvin Smith Library of Case Western Reserve University has been a congressionally designated federal depository for United States Government publications since 1913. KSL is also a mirror site for the 2000 & 2010 Census.
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TRY IBZ Database
IBZ online, the International Bibliography of Periodical Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences, has been the leading interdisciplinary reference tool for international academic literature in the humanities and social sciences for over 100 years.
Indexing the most recent scientific articles, IBZ focuses on German and international publications where there is an intersection of humanities, social science, and natural sciences. Subject headings and subject fields help researchers refine their searches, which can be entered either in German or English. Keyword searches easily identify articles in Spanish, Italian, French, Polish, Norwegian and other languages.
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See the World, with ARTstor--New Image Database
ARTstor Digital Image Library now invites Case researchers to explore culture, time, and disciplines through more than one million images from museums, photo archives, scholars, artists, libraries & photographers. From American Studies to Maps, or Photography to Women & more, ARTstor offers a rich view of a wide variety of subject areas.
Start with 22 Subject Guides for highlighted contents & featured collections. Three examples:
• American Studies: See people & events that shaped U.S. history and culture, with Magnum Photos of JFK campaigns, MLK sppeches, 9-11, Katrina, and more.
• Classical Studies: See the Roman Forum with QuickTime Virtual Reality (QTVR) for 360-views of ancient site excavations.
• Design: See 4000 examples of design to better understand design principles and their influence on public consumption patterns.
Features & Tools
• Advanced Search & Browse: by collection, location, 16 subject classifications, Sample Topics.
• Image Tools: Zoom & pan, use ARTstor's Offline Image Viewer (OIV)
• Organize: save, print, email, export, create folders & share
• Use stable URLs for images and image groups, embed in presentations & documents
• Create a personal profile to use convenient advanced functions
• Download courseware guide for instructors
• FAQ: find information on using the collections, permitted & prohibited uses, metadata, and more.
ARTstor is made possible by a joint acquistion from a special appropriation by Dean Cyrus Taylor, College of Arts and Sciences, and the Kelvin Smith Library. Discover ARTstor on Research Database list.
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