New Research Tools
Knovel Academic Challenge - KSL sponsored online-competition
Knovel is an resource that KSL subscribes. It offers e-books, data sets, and interactive tools (equation editor, etc.) for all Case faculty, staff, and students. Each time Knovel has run the challenge described belong, Case has had 1 or more winners. Lets keep that streak alive.
Knovel Academic Challenge campaign is a 5-week problem-set based competition for undergraduate and graduate engineering students. Based on player performance, weekly and grand prizes are granted to the winning students.
- Weekly Prize: The student with the highest points from that week will receive a $100 Amazon gift card
- 1st Place Grand Prize: The student with the highest accumulation of points at the end of the challenge will receive an Apple iPad Air II with Wi-Fi 16Gb
- 2nd Place Grand Prize: The student with the second highest accumulation of points at the end of the challenge will receive a SONOS PLAY:1
- Challenge within the Challenge: The student with the highest score from each of the top ten schools will receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card
In order to play, students must register (for free) at www.knovelac.com. Please note that registration remains open from now throughout the 5-week challenge, so students can enroll at any time.
Beginning on 9/28, every Monday at 12:00:00 AM PDT, a new set of problem sets will be live in the game. Each week, students will log in with their KAC credentials and solve 7-10 multiple choice problem-sets with direct links to Knovel accessible from within the game interface. Students have the option to exit and reenter the game anytime between problem-sets, and they have as much time as they need to answer each question, as long as they finish all problem sets each week by Sunday at 11:59:59 PM PST.
Students have 3 attempts to answer each question correctly. If the question is answered correctly on the first attempt, they get 4 points; on the second attempt, 3 points; and on the third attempt, 1 point. Each week, students accumulate points to compete for weekly and grand prizes. Only grand prizes depend on total accumulation of points. The weekly prize only depends on points from that respective week.
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Kanopy Streaming Video
Kelvin Smith Library is excited to offer Kanopy to the campus community. Kanopy is a streaming video service, featuring many of the educational and documentary films faculty use frequently in classes, students use in activities, or that may be used for research support. It has a wealth of content and many subjects of interest to CWRU programs. The films can be embedded into Blackboard courses, shown in class, and watched at home.
Some important features include:
- Available on the campus wired network, through Case Wireless network, or by VPN
- Creation of playlists of clips to show snippets or start films at an exact time location
- Linked supplemental resources
- Some films include close caption or transcripts
- Display rights are included for free events (and we can request permission if your event is charging a fee)
- Kanopy will also investigate other films to add and the library can forward those requests for you.
You can access Kanopy at: https://case.kanopystreaming.com/
Want to see an example? A CWRU student, Imani Scruggs, was featured in one of the movies. Imani's story was documented by the College of Arts & Sciences in March of 2015 and we have access to the movie "Finding the Gold Within" on Kanopy.
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IEEE Xplore Remote Access
IEEE has recently released a brand new option for IEEE Xplore digital library subscribers to access their subscription remotely.
IEEE Remote Access is now an option for IP authenticated customers to offer roaming access to users who need to access the institutional IEEE Xplore subscription off-site. This feature is now enabled for Case Western Reserve University. To take advantage of this feature, you must be able to access an IP authenticated WiFi.
Users can take advantage of roaming access by following these steps:
- 1. Bring the devices on-site in which they would like to access IEEE Xplore remotely
- 2. Access the institution’s WiFi (WiFi IP address must be listed on your IEEE Xplore account as an authorized, authenticated IP)
- 3. Visit the IEEE Xplore website
- 4. Go to My Settings, then Remote Access
- 5. Follow the instructions to pair your device. Users will be asked to sign in with an IEEE personal account before pairing.
- 6. This device can now be used off-site for 90 days to access IEEE Xplore. User must go to IEEE Xplore on the paired device and log in with their personal account to access the roaming subscription.
- 7. After 90 days, users will be prompted to again pair their device and can follow the same steps as the initial pairing.
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Lunch and Learn Session for Reaxys on September 12
Join us for a Lunch and Learn Session featuring Reaxys, an online workflow solution for research chemists from Elsevier. Reaxys is based on the trusted content from Beilstein (organic), Gmelin (inorganic and organometallic), the Patent Chemistry database and the most important current journals and patents within chemistry.
Designed by chemists, Reaxys supports literature, substance, property value and chemical structure searches and has recently been enhanced with additional tools such as Ask Reaxys, the Reaxys Tree and an AutoPlan option within the Synthesis Planner.
When: Friday, September 12, 12-1 PM
Where: Clapp Hall, Room 405
Speaker: Elsevier Representative, Theresa Buiel
This event is free to attend and open to CWRU students, faculty and staff. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Register for SciFinder Lunch-Time Info Sessions
Join us for lunch and presentations by speakers who will show you what SciFinder can do for your research! SciFinder provides researchers with access to the world's largest and most reliable collection of chemistry and related science information, and is a one-stop shop experience with flexible search and discovery options based on user input and workflow. You can search for substances, reactions, patents and journal references.
Both sessions will be held in Clapp Hall, room 405 and are open to the entire campus. Pizza and drinks will be provided.
- SciFinder for Biological Sciences
Wednesday, April 2 from 12-1 p.m.
Click here to register
Speaker: Ms. Julia Moniaci from Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS)
- SciFinder for Polymer Science, Chemistry and Pharmacology
Friday, April 11 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. (Polymer Science)
AND 12:15-1 p.m. (Chemistry & Pharmacology)
Click here to register
Speaker: Mr. John Zabilski from Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS)
For more information, contact Yuening Zhang: email@example.com.
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Beta Testers Needed for New Search Experience
KSL is adopting the Summon search service to improve the access, speed and results of searching the library's collections. This search service includes the library's catalog holdings, as well as most databases, Digital Case, and more!
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Thanksgiving Day Memories, from the CWRU Archivess
NE Ohioans know that for many years, Thanksgiving Day football was a highlight, often including games played in the old Cleveland Stadium. Revisit a holiday game from 1948, courtesy of our Archives Department.
The Case vs Reserve Thanksgiving Day Game begins with a Sports headline from the 1948 Cleveland Plain Dealer, on the new Archives blog. While you're enjoying that story, spend some time looking at the "Namesakes" items, as Archives highlights famous people from the university history.
You can enjoy all the Archives blog items & more, on the KSL facebook page, too. We hope to see you there!
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