New Research Tools
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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SciFInder Moves to Web, Local Software Installation Ends
Powerful SciFinder® has phased out the software-installed version and is now browser-based. Researchers in many scientific disciplines (biomedical sciences, chemistry, engineering, materials science, agricultural science & more) now conveniently access the most current version online, with new features:
• Keep Me Posted (KMP) sends literature alerts to your free personal account
• SciFinder® Mobile (no app required) for access to premier science materials
• SciPlanner™ lets you organize, view, & manage reference answer sets
Online Learning Solutions training is available & includes recorded sessions. You'll find links to the new features & how to use them, along with tutorials, & podcasts. Explore the website—join the new contests & win a prize.
• After getting registered, go directly to SciFinder®
• Prior registered users: Uninstall your local software.
SciFinder® is also available on the Research Database list (Science & Technology folder) with instructions for Registration, training, & support. Case faculty, student, staff remote access: activated VPN session required.
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Some of the most important and interesting material the library collects to support musical scholarship or performance can be found in manuscripts of musical works, all from the Kulas Music Library collection of facsimiles of primary source materials.
History can come to life with some of these materials that contain sketches, are drafts or final versions, or are early editions. Imagine being a performance major and using a 19th century edition of J.S. Bach's first book of his Well-Tempered Clavier, annotated in part by Frederic Chopin, for one of his pupils. The pupil was Pauline Chazaren who later taught Cosima Liszt, Franz Liszt's daughter. Facsimilies of early prints are free of the articulation markings of a modern editor, and become some of the foundations of an academic music library. In this case, the Bach score gives us insight into Bach's place in the 19th century, the 19th century performance practice of earlier music, Chopin's playing of the work, and also illuminates the link between Bach, Chopin, and Lizt.
A satellite library of KSL, Kulas Music Library has staff and collections to support music scholarship. Music databases include a rich variety of resources and include streaming music databases like Database of Recorded American Music (DRAM), Classical Music Library, Naxos, and Smithsonian Global Sound. Listen to them, and learn more about composers, music, and more, in Grove Music Online, and visit one of the campus treasures, the Kulas Music Library!
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International Students Online Research Guide
Coming to a university is a challenge, but coming to a university in a new country has extra challenges. Staff at Kelvin Smith Library have created an online International Students Research Guide, to help international students get a better understanding of the library. The online guide includes easy to read features such as:
• Map & Parking on the main page
• Helpful Phone Numbers
• KSL Hours
• How to Find & Borrow Things You Need
• People Who Can Help You With Your Research Topic
Also, Tabs across the top of the guide highlight library spaces, privileges, CaseLearns Classes, Technology Tips, and much more. Take a look and then tell a friend that there's a new resource to help navigate the library!
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Elsevier Purchase Expands OhioLINK Journal Offerings by 3.4 Million Articles
December 22, 2010
COLUMBUS, OH – Ohio’s college students and researchers will now have access to more than 3.4 million additional articles from Elsevier, a highly regarded publisher in the fields of science and engineering with titles including “The Lancet” and “Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine.” Though OhioLINK member libraries have had access to nearly 2,400 Elsevier journals previously, this collection includes historic backfiles, allowing Ohio’s academic community to search for and cite past works and knowledge.
The acquisition of these backfiles has been a top priority for OhioLINK over the last threeyears, culminating in the state Controlling Board’s November 22, 2010, approval of purchase. The deal was officially finished today.
“This purchase speaks to the hard work and dedication of the OhioLINK community,” says Eric Fingerhut, Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents. “When it became clear these materials would help accelerate science and engineering research throughout the state, the community came together to put the resources in the hands of the students and faculty who need them.”
OhioLINK is a consortium of 89 Ohio colleges and university libraries and the State Library of Ohio, working to bring books, articles, electronic resources and digitalinformation to more than 600,000 students, faculty, and staff across the Buckeye State. Users have access to more than 48 million library items, 12,000 electronic journals and 140 electronic research databases, available 24/7 through their university libraries or online at www.ohiolink.edu.
John Magill, Executive Director, OhioLINK, email@example.com, 614.485.6726
Stacy Brannan, Library Support Services Coordinator, OhioLINK, firstname.lastname@example.org, 614.485.6730
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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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