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September 26, 2008

Knovel Launches a Contest for Engineering & Science Students

Case Western Reserve University subscribes to Knovel and this fall, we're participating in a contest for all science and engineering students.

Many of the world's most innovative corporations and research centers use Knovel and we want to give you a head start on the tools being used in the workplace! Knovel is an online resource that provides faster access to technical information you can trust, exactly when you need it.

How to play:

All entries with 3 correct answers will be entered into a drawing for Nintendo Wiis, iPod Nanos, and iTunes Gift Cards.

This contest will be of particular interest to students studying physics, chemical, civil, biomedical, electrical, environmental, mechanical, materials, quality, and safety engineering.

When you need to look up a formula, research background information, compare properties, and validate assumptions, Knovel can help.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Brian Gray, the Engineering Librarian (

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September 23, 2008

New Blog - Off the Shelf

Do you want to explore the thoughts of Case Western Reserve University's faculty authors? Make sure to check out Off the Shelf. It is a series of podcast interviews of CWRU faculty authors, hosted by KSL librarian William Claspy.

For the first installment, William talks with Associate Professor Kurt Koenigsberger from the English Department about many topics including his new book The Novel and the Menagerie: Totality, Englishness and Empire.

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September 22, 2008

American Physical Society Announces Physics, A New, Free, Online Publication

Physics highlights exceptional papers from the Physical Review journals through expert commentaries written by active researchers.

Stay informed about the most important developments in your field and others by visiting APS's new, free website. Commentaries are written for broad accessibility and updated weekly.

Physics features three kinds of articles: Viewpoints are essays of approximately 1000–1500 words that focus on a single Physical Review paper or PRL letter and put this work into broader context. Trends are concise review articles (3000–4000 words in length) that survey a particular area and look for interesting developments in that field. Synopses (200 words) are staff-written distillations of interesting and important papers each week. In addition, we intend to publish selected Letters to the Editor to allow readers a chance to comment on the commentaries and summaries.

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