National Hispanic Heritage Month--KSL Research Spotlight
KSL's monthly Research Spotlight gathers information on topics of interest, like the National Hispanic Heritage Month, through October 15. Take advantage of the sources selected for you, to learn more about the many cultures of Hispanic America, their independence in a new world, the changing communities of today.
Look through the holdings of Case libraries by looking at a Subject search topic list that covers Hispanic Americans from culture to economics, philosophy and poetry to politics, and more. Or, browse Latino terms, for topics, journals, ideas of interest.
Research tools, journals, DVDs, research databases, and a Smithsonian Education Tour are gathered for you to use in further exploring National Hispanic Heritage Month, with this month's KSL Research Spotlight.
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The Power of Scenery, U.S. National Parks--KSL July Research Spotlight
Discover Ohio's many historical landmarks and riches, including national park sites. One of them has 22 miles of a famous river, hosts 900+ plant species and is highlighted in the KSL July Research Spotlight, The National Parks.
• Find A Park link on the National Park Service: Choose a state, or a zip code +radius for your next summer road trip.
• Hot Topics Cuyahoga Valley National Park, has bike trails, bald eagles & peregrine falcons, Great Lakes Restoration & the Kendall Lake Dam.
• Did You Know? The 20th U.S. President spent a summer on the Ohio & Erie Canal, walking the mules on the towpaths.
• Emerald Necklace, a NE Ohio wonder of Firefly Floats, drive-in movies, Nature at Night, elephants, concerts, and more.
• The Olmsted National Historic Site and the growth of historic landscape preservation
• Wilderness by design: landscape architecture and the National Park Service
• Creating the National Park Service : the missing years
Enjoy KSL's book Worthwhile Places: Correspondence of John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and Horace M. Albright, the result of a young boy's captivation with Yellowstone and a lifetime of letters with the man who was its superintendent & later the Director of the National Park Service. Enjoy the Google Preview offered by the Case Catalog entry, and find copies on OhioLINK.
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A Billion Acts of Green--Earth Day 2011, KSL Research Spotlight
Get inspired, learn more about Earth Day 2011: A Billion Acts of Green®, KSL's April Research Spotlight. The first Earth Day in 1970 was an outcry against the "pollution of the environment." Today the annual Earth Day is global & over 175 countries celebrate individual actions and educate for the future.
• What's Your Footprint? A quick animation tells you how many planets are needed to support you. Be surprised.
• First Earth Day TV news clip (1970): New York city bans autos from Fifth Avenue. Miami has a Dead Orange Parade
• Read about the Canopy Project for reforestation
• Pledge an individual Act of Green, learn more about energy, transportation, water, recycling & more
Earth Day 2011, April 22
Celebrate your planet, learn more, including more about the Case Libraries' amazing online resources for sustainability and related topics, on the KSL April Research Spotlight.
Access to Case-licensed resources requires Case network ID authentication or an activated VPN application for wireless and/or remote connections.
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African American History Month, Research Spotlight@KSL
KSL's February Research Spotlight helps you explore African American History Month with primary & secondary resources:
• Find out what Juneteenth is & what it commemorates.
• Hear digital narratives, see movie memorabilia, historic maps, read antebellum student works in DocSouth
• Discover images & texts in Faces of Science, from Biochemists to Zoologists.
• Explore Digital Exhibits from the Smithsonian, Digital Case, Library of Congress, and more.
Use the Quiz to test your current or historical knowledge (#9,the first permanent resident of Chicago...)
Explore, and enjoy the KSL Research Spotlight for February 2011!
Kelvin Smith Library's Research Spotlight also suggests databases so you can find out more about African American history. Academic databases require authentication; wireless or remote access requires an activated VPN connection.
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Core Research Tools--KSL Research Spotlight Sept. 2010
Find your eJournals, articles, CourseReserves, Research Guides and Citation Guides, and more, with key resources on the KSL homepage! Start the school year with KSL's Research Spotlight, highlighting how KSL organizes a lot of your favorite tools on the left side column of the homepage.
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Newspapers@KSL--August Research Spotlight
Looking for news? Did you miss a few issues of a paper when you were away? Researching another era? Take advantage of a wealth of newspapers in print & online with the Research Spotlight August 2010 to learn more about newspapers in KSL:
From PressDisplay's 1400+ titles & 39 languages available from around the world, to databases specializing in newspapers (like LexisNexis, click News on the left), or the online Cleveland News Index, you can search, locate, and often read papers beyond the library building.
Featured is Chronicling America, Historic American Newspapers, a project from the Library of Congress:
• "Find" Newspapers for bibliographic & holdings details about papers from 1690 to today.
• "View" & read papers 1860-1922 e.g.,1912 Mt. Vernon OH Democratic Banner, 1900 New York Tribune:
The News folder (in Research Database list) has sub-folders for International, National, Regional news, & requires your activated VPN on wireless or remote computers. KSL Research Spotlight August 2010 brings you a wealth of news!
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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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