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Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Students needed for a focus group. Join us for a FREE breakfast or lunch!

Stylized graphic of a focus group

In an ongoing effort to improve services and meet students' needs, you are invited to attend one of the following focus group meetings to tell us exactly what you need and what services we can offer in support of students. Refreshments will be served.

  • Breakfast on Monday, April 25, 2016 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am in RT 503, Library 5th floor.
  • Lunch on Friday, April 29, 2016 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm in RT 502, Library 5th floor.

Please RSVP to Ann Marie Smeraldi your name and the date you will attend.


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2016-04-20 09:48:01. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Commemorating the Anniversary of Shakespeare's birth and death--Cupcakes, musical performance, exhibit, and more

A View of the Shakespeare exhibit in the Library

The Michael Schwartz Library in partnership with the English Department, is commemorating the Anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth and death on Tuesday, April 26 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm on the first floor of the Library.

Enjoy free cupcakes, hear a musical performance by lute song duo, Mignarda, and peruse our new "Shakespeare in Cleveland" exhibit, including images from Cleveland Memory, a scale model of the Globe Theater, and details about the traveling tour of First Folios stopping in Cleveland this summer.



Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2016-04-20 09:22:33. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Cleveland Memory, Library News.

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

SYSTEMS ALERT : Scheduled Downtime for Scholar on Tues., April 19th at 6 am

In preparation for a future migration, services provided by Scholar, the library's online catalog, will be unavailable from 6:00 am until approximately 7:30 am on Tuesday, April 19th.

The following services will be affected:

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2016-04-12 15:47:26. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

New Trial Subscription to SAGE Stats

Link to SAGE Stats

Starting now through May 6th, all OhioLINK members will have access to SAGE Stats. It features statistical data series created from more than 200,000 government and non-government datasets.

The trial includes access to SAGE’s full data suite:  State Stats, Local Stats, Business Stats, U.S. Political Stats. The State, Local, and Business Stats modules are integrated on the SAGE Stats platform. The U.S. Political Stats module has its own platform because the data conforms to different geographies (i.e. congressional districts).

Once you've tried it, take the SAGE Stats Survey to let us know what you think about it.


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2016-04-12 07:09:55. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

Food for Fines: Reduce Your Library Fine and Help Lift Up Vikes!

Cans of food

NOW EXTENDED THROUGH APRIL 23RD!

Have a Library fine? During National Library Week, April 10-16, you can reduce your fine while helping Lift Up Vikes! by donating nonperishable food items.

For every item donated, $1 of your fine will be eliminated - up to $20 (cannot be used for replacement fees). Drop items off at first floor User Services.


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2016-04-06 14:15:53. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Friday, April 1st, 2016

New Trial Subscription to RILM Music Encyclopedias

Link to RILM Music Encyclopedias

RILM Music Encyclopedias is a full-text compilation of 41 seminal titles published from 1775 to the present and comprising nearly 80,000 pages, the majority of which are not available anywhere else online. It is designed to meet the teaching, learning, and research needs of the international music community.

RILM Music Encyclopedias will be available on a trial basis to the CSU community through April 30th. Find it on our Research Databases page. RILM Music Encyclopedias Survey — Once you've tried it, let us know what you think about this database.


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2016-04-01 07:22:29. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Monday, March 28th, 2016

New Trial Subscription to GeoScienceWorld eJournals and eBooks

GeoScienceWorld logo

GeoScienceWorld eJournals platform provides a single point of access to 46 online journals from 28 leading global societies.

GeoScienceWorld eBook Collections provides 1,100 eBooks from leading global societies publishing in the Earth Sciences with full chapter downloads and a mobile device friendly eBook reader.

GeoScienceWorld will be available on a trial basis to the CSU community through April 30th. Find it on our Research Databases page. Take the GeoScienceWorld Survey — Once you've tried it, let us know what you think about this database.


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2016-03-28 09:30:01. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Friday, March 11th, 2016

PROQUEST SERVICE ALERT : ProQuest Databases Will Be Unavailable from 10 PM Sat. to 6 AM Sun. March 12-13

On Saturday March 12, 2016, ProQuest will be installing critical firmware updates to its systems infrastructure. The window is scheduled to begin at 10:00 PM EDT and will last for eight (8) hours.

During this time, access to the ProQuest databases listed below will not be available, and users will be re-directed to a webpage explaining the scheduled maintenance:

  • American Periodicals Series Online
  • ARTbibliographies Modern
  • Dissertation Abstracts (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses A & I)
  • Dissertations & Theses @Cleveland State University
  • Ethnic NewsWatch
  • GenderWatch
  • New York Times
  • New York Times (Historic)
  • Physical Education Index
  • RefWorks
  • Safari Books Online
  • Statistical Abstract of the United States
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Water Resources Abstracts

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2016-03-11 07:42:49. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

Meet Pauline A. Chen, Author of The Red Chamber

Author, Pauline Chen

Join The Friends of the Cleveland State University Michael Schwartz Library for their Annual Local Author Series featuring Pauline A. Chen.

Pauline A. Chen will discuss the writing of her novel, The Red Chamber, which is based on the epic Dream of the Red Chamber--one of the most famous love stories in Chinese Literature. It recasts a timeless tale for Western audiences to discover.

The Red Chamber book cover

New this year is the Friends of the Library Essay Contest for CSU Honors College Students (both Honors and Scholars Program) in partnership with the CSU Retired Faculty and Professional Staff Association and the Jack, Joseph & Morton Mandel Honors College. Honors College Students can submit an essay based on The Red Chamber for a chance to win $300. Ms. Chen will award the prize during the event.

Book signing opportunity.

Date: April 13, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: RT 416a (near Confucius Institute Program Center)

Questions? Call 216-875-9734 or email b.i.loomis@csuohio.edu.

The event is free and open to all faculty, staff, students and the general public but please register here.

Refreshments will be served.


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2016-03-09 11:24:10. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Monday, March 7th, 2016

NASA Exhibit

NASA Glenn Research Center celebrating 75 years

NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC) in Cleveland is celebrating its 75th Anniversary this year! Visit the first floor of the library during March to view the exhibit, which showcases GRC, Ohio astronauts, plus NASA books and memorabilia.


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2016-03-07 09:16:06. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News, Science and Technology.

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