Try BrowZine Tablet App for Free through Nov. 9!
Kelvin Smith Library is running a trial of BrowZine, a new tablet application that allows users to browse, read and monitor many of the library's scholarly journals, all in a format optimized for your iPad or Android tablet! Built to accompany your searching needs, items found in BrowZine can easily be synced with Zotero, Dropbox and several other services to help keep all of your information together in one place.
To learn more, please take a look at this short two-minute video: http://thirdiron.com/browzine-ipad-app/video/
To access the trial application, search for “BrowZine” in the app stores (Apple, Google, Amazon) and download BrowZine to your device for free. When initially launching BrowZine, select Case Western Reserve University from the drop down list. You will see a reminder to be authenticated by Case Wireless or VPN.
This trial will only be available for a few weeks (through November 9th), so we would appreciate your feedback while we consider subscribing to this service. Please provide feedback at: http://tinyurl.com/browzine
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Trial of LGBT Thought and Culture Available Through December 1
Kelvin Smith Library is pleased to offer a trial to LGBT Thought and Culture now through December 1, 2013. All CWRU students, faculty and staff may gain access by going to http://lgbttrial.alexanderstreet.com.
LGBT Thought and Culture is a one-of-a-kind online resource hosting the key works and archival documentation of LGBT political and social movements throughout the twentieth century and into the present day. The collection includes materials ranging from seminal texts, letters, speeches, interviews, and ephemera covering the political evolution of gay rights as well as memoirs, biographies, poetry, and works of fiction that illuminate the lives of lesbians, gays, transgendered, and bisexual individuals and the community.
Remember to connect to the campus wired network, Case Wireless, or through VPN to gain full access. Please provide feedback or comments of interest to Brian Gray (email@example.com).
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Trial of Women & Social Movements, International - 1840 to Present
A trial of Women and Social Movements, International is available to all CWRU students, faculty and staff through June 23, 2013. Access is granted by IP recognition or VPN at the following address: http://wasi.alexanderstreet.com/
Women and Social Movements, International is a landmark collection of primary materials. Through the writings of women activists, their personal letters and diaries, and the proceedings of conferences at which pivotal decisions were made, this collection lets you see how women’s social movements shaped much of the events and attitudes that have defined modern life.
This release includes about 4,660 sources spanning approximately 150,000 pages, as well as links to 124 online resources. It also includes 25 scholarly essays that place the resources within a broader interpretive framework and guide users to particularly valuable documents.
If you can offer any feedback, please submit to Brian Gray (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Trial of World Scientific Available Until March 20th
A trial of World Scientific, a collection of e-books in various disciplines, is available now through March 20, 2013. CWRU faculty, students and staff have full access to content by visiting http://www.worldscientific.com/page/ebooks-trial.
• Asian Studies & Social Science
• Business & Economics
• Computer Science
• General Interest
• Life Sciences
• Materials Science
• Medicine and Healthcare
• Nonlinear Science
Remember to be on the campus wired network, Case Wireless or VPN to gain full access. Users are encouraged to contact Brian Gray (email@example.com) with any feedback, comments or questions about the trial.
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Trial of CQ Almanac Online Now Available!
A trial of CQ Almanac Online, a reference for studying the U.S. Congress, is available now through March 14, 2013. During this time, interested faculty, students and staff have full access to content by visiting library.cqpress.com/cqalmanac. Remember to be on the campus wired network, Case Wireless or VPN to gain full access. Users are encouraged to contact Brian Gray (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any feedback, comments or questions about the trial.
Time is limited, so check out CQ Almanac Online today!
• Renowned and authoritative coverage of the people, elections, legislation, and controversies in the U.S. Congress since 1945
• Accessible, in-depth review and analysis of legislation and policy for each year, organized by policy area
• Comprehensive roll call votes for all major legislation
• An unbiased look at the issues that mattered most in a given year
• Navigate with ease through over 60 years of congressional coverage
• Access tables, graphs, and charts that help explain the issues
• Browse by subject, decade, or by a particular year's table of contents
• Use Policy Tracker to explore a specific policy topic and see how it has changed over the years
• Save useful documents or frequent searches for future consultation
• Automatically generate citations in four styles with CQ Press's CiteNow! feature
More About CQ Almanac:
Since it was first published in 1946, CQ Almanac has been the definitive annual reference for studying the U.S. Congress. Building on the reporting and analysis done throughout the year by CQ's award-winning news staff, the Almanac offers original narrative accounts of every major piece of legislation that lawmakers considered during a congressional session. Arranged thematically, CQ Almanac organizes, distills, and cross-indexes for permanent reference the full year in Congress and in national politics. Its clear and concise language makes the Almanac an essential resource for scholars, journalists, interested citizens, and students of the U.S. legislative system.
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Access to SPIE Digital Library and eBooks Available through Feb. 27
Kelvin Smith Library is pleased to offer a trial to the SPIE Digital Library and eBooks over the next 6 weeks. Access is now active at http://spiedigitallibrary.org/ through February 27, 2013. Remember to be on the campus wired network, Case Wireless, or VPN to gain full access. Please provide feedback or comments of interest to Brian Gray (email@example.com) as we explore a resource suggested by faculty in several departments.
SPIE Digital Library contains the world’s largest collection of optics and photonics research with over 375,000 papers from conference proceedings, peer-reviewed journals and eBooks. Content covers the broadest range of applied optics and photonics science and engineering papers anywhere.
Just some of the technologies covered are:
· Biomedical Optics and Medical Imaging
· Defense and Security
· Electronic Imaging and Signal Processing
· Illumination and Displays
· Lasers and Sources
· Optical Design and Engineering
· Optoelectronics and Communications
· Remote Sensing
· Sensing and Measurement
· Solar and Alternative Energy
The User Guide (http://www.sdlinfo.org/library/documents/DL-User-Guide-2011.pdf) provides a more detailed description of the content and features.
SPIE is an international not-for-profit society advancing an interdisciplinary approach to the science and application of light. Optics and photonics technologies enable researchers, scientists and engineers to help improve life.
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