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OneSearch and EBSCO Database Problems

EBSCO has been experiencing intermittent problems affecting the Library's OneSearch tool and EBSCO research databases late this afternoon (Wednesday, March 20, 2019). Connections to these resources may timeout or connect very slowly. EBSCO has been notified and is working on the issue.

UPDATE, 3/21/2019 9:00 AM EST: EBSCO reports that the problems affecting their services yesterday evening have been resolved.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2019-03-20 17:30:28. Reply to Jeff_Beuck. Categories: Science and Technology.

CSU Guest Wireless Network Maintenance

On Thursday, November 15th, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., there will be an outage for the "csuguest" Wi-Fi network to allow CSU's internet service provider to perform emergency system maintenance.

During this outage, patrons will not be able to use csuguest Wi-Fi access. IS&T recommends that students, faculty, and staff use "4csuuseonly" -- the Cleveland State encrypted secure wireless network -- instead.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact the IS&T Help Desk at 216-687-5050.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2018-11-14 17:12:59. Reply to Jeff_Beuck. Categories: Library News.

Campus Sustainability Month — Sustainability Tips for the Week of October 7-13

Michael Schwartz Library Sustainability Interest Group


Sustainability Tips for Week of October 7 - 13:

The topic for this week is Water Sustainability. To start, watch this short, informative video published by the American Chemical Society explaining the Global Water Crisis.

A few tips on conserving water at home:

  • Keep a container of drinking water in the refrigerator rather than running the faucet and waiting for the water to cool down.
  • If washing dishes by hand, rinse the dishes using the spray attachment on your tap instead of letting the water run.
  • Replace older toilets with low-flush or dual flush toilets, which use 40-50% less water.
  • See more tips: 45+ Ways to Conserve Water in the Home and Yard

Conserving water on college campuses – what CSU is already doing:

  • Promoting the use of tap water over bottled water (e.g., water stations in the Library)
  • Going tray-less (e.g., Food Services on campus have been tray-less since the new Student Center opened)
  • Rooftop vegetation (e.g., the garden on the roof of the Rec Center)
  • See more tips: 40 Important Ways That Colleges Are Conserving Water
For many of us, clean water is so plentiful and readily available that we rarely, if ever, pause to consider what life would be like without it.- Marcus Samuelsson

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2018-10-17 16:39:16. Reply to Jeff_Beuck. Categories: Library News.

Campus Sustainability Month — Sustainability Tips for Week of October 1-6

Michael Schwartz Library Sustainability Interest Group


Welcome to Campus Sustainability Month 2018!

October is Campus Sustainability Month, and the Michael Schwartz Library Sustainability Interest Group is helping to celebrate again this year by sharing weekly sustainability tips with the Library community. Please feel free to share your own tips with your colleagues this month!

To get you started, here is a link to a research guide outlining the activities and goals of the MSL Sustainability Interest Group. You may want to participate in the October EcoChallenge (we have a team already formed if you'd like to join us!) or raise awareness during Global Climate Change Week (October 15-21). More details about these and other October initiatives are available on the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) website.

The theme for Campus Sustainability Month 2018, hosted by AASHE, is Nonpartisan Engagement and November Elections. We can't tell our students how to vote, but we can encourage them to exercise their rights at the polls this November. Here are some links that might be useful.

  • See our new voting guide for CSU students. Soon we'll have some bookmarks with this link that we can share with students and faculty. If you have suggestions for additional links or info, please let us know!
  • Find non-partisan voting guides for Ohio candidates, as well as information about why voting is important on the Campus Election Engagement Project website.
  • Give students details about how to vote and why they should via the Your Vote Your Voice website.
  • Set up reminders and register to vote efficiently with the Rock the Vote project.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2018-10-09 09:59:44. Reply to Jeff_Beuck. Categories: Library News.

Problems with Issues and Controversies and Science Online Research Databases - FIXED

Feb. 26: The Library is currently experiencing technical difficulties with Infobase/Facts on File Databases (including Issues and Controversies and Science Online). We are working to fix these issues and will post further information when available.

UPDATE Feb. 27: Problems with the Infobase/Facts on File Databases have been resolved. Please use the Error Report Form under "Contact Us" to report any continuing problems you may be having.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2018-02-26 17:18:45. Reply to Jeff_Beuck. Categories: Library News, Science and Technology.

New! IS&T Mobile Campus Laptop Loan Satellite Desk in the Library

New for Fall 2015, IS&T has opened a satellite station of the Mobile Campus Laptop Loan program at the Library 1st Floor User Services Desk. Students can now borrow laptop and scientific calculators for free inside the Library. Laptops are loaned for 5 hours; calculators are loaned for 24 hours. All Mobile Campus rules and guidelines apply to Satellite loans.

For more information, stop by the Mobile Campus satellite desk on the Library 1st floor.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2015-08-28 09:20:01. Reply to Jeff_Beuck. Categories: Library News, Science and Technology.

Dissertation Boot Camp, March 23-27, 2015

Dissertation Boot Camp
March 23-27, 2015
Michael Schwartz Library, RT 304

Dissertation Boot Camp offers access to services and quiet space for CSU Ph.D. and doctoral students.

The Writing Center, Michael Schwartz Library, and the Graduate Student Resource Center have teamed up to offer you one solid week of time dedicated to completing your dissertation and addressing any needs you have related to completion.

Students may participate in ALL or PORTIONS of the following FREE services:

  • Lots of dedicated and unstructured time to write in a quiet environment.
  • A chance to gain access to one of 5 free library carrels during boot camp week.
  • One-on-one consultation and short workshops by writing tutors and librarians from the CSU Writing Center and The Michael Schwartz Library.
  • A specialist available to assist with your questions about formatting and OhioLink submissions.
  • CSU Counseling Center staff leading sessions on motivation.
  • Campus Recreation staff leading physical activity breaks.
  • Morning and evening sessions are offered to meet the needs of students who work.
Register now at the Dissertation Boot Camp website.
For questions or more information, call 216-687-3536 or e-mail

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2015-03-06 15:38:37. Reply to Jeff_Beuck. Categories: Library News.

Library On-Line Service Outages, 8/13/2014-8/23/2014

Due to building-wide electrical maintenance which will necessitate the shutdown of the Library's servers, most of the Michael Schwartz Library's on-line services (including the main website, Scholar, Cleveland Memory, off-campus authentication, etc.) will be unavailable on the following nights (times approximate):
  • Wednesday, August 13, 7:00-8:00 p.m.

  • Monday, August 18, 5:00-6:00 p.m.

  • Wednesday, August 20, 5:00 p.m.-7:00 a.m.

  • Thursday, August 21, 5:00 p.m.-7:00 a.m.

  • Friday, August 22, 5:00 p.m.-7:00 a.m.

Also, the Michael Schwartz Library will be closing at 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 18, Aug. 20, Aug. 21, and Aug. 22 to allow time to power down electrical equipment in preparation for the outages.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2014-08-13 15:52:28. Reply to Jeff_Beuck. Categories: Cleveland Memory, Library News.

Problems with OhioLINK Services

OhioLINK is performing emergency maintenance on one of their servers today, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. Patrons may experience problems with several OhioLINK services during this maintenance, including the Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center, OhioLINK List of Databases, E-Journal Finder, OhioLINK Member Libraries database, and the Contact a Librarian referral service.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2013-01-15 13:28:48. Reply to Jeff_Beuck. Categories: Library News.

Protect Your Laptop With FrontDoorSoftware

Cleveland State University has partnered with FrontDoorSoftware to provide a free laptop theft-prevention and tracking package to CSU faculty, staff, and students.

In the event your laptop is stolen, FrontDoorSoftware allows you to remotely send a lockdown code to prevent the computer from being used, produce an audible anti-theft alert, display a "stolen computer" message, and track the laptop's approximate location through Google Maps. The service requires a one-time registration and software installation.

For more information, visit the IS&T homepage or the CSU FrontDoorSoftware website.

Help discourage theft by remembering never to leave your laptop or other valuables unattended in the Library or anywhere else on campus.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2012-02-09 09:56:38. Reply to Jeff_Beuck. Categories: Science and Technology.

Problems with Research Databases in Firefox 5 and Google Chrome

We have confirmed that a few of the Library's research databases, including ARTstor and various Ebsco databases, are not yet fully supported in Firefox 4 & 5 (and in some cases Google Chrome). If you are having difficulties accessing articles with one of these browsers, please try using Internet Explorer or Firefox 3.6.

If you encounter any other technical problems with the Library's on-line research databases, please let us know using the form at

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2011-06-27 15:05:07. Reply to Jeff_Beuck. Categories: Library News.

The Library Will Be Closing at 3:00 p.m. on Wed., Jan. 28

The Library will be closing with the rest of Cleveland State University's Main Campus at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 28 due to the weather. Afternoon and evening classes that begin AT 3:00 P.M. OR LATER are cancelled. See the main CSU website for more details.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-01-28 14:28:14. Reply to Jeff_Beuck.

Problems Accessing Research Databases from Off-Campus

For the past few weeks, the CSU Library has been experiencing intermittent problems providing access to research databases (particularly those provided by Ebsco) for off-campus users. Patrons encounter extremely long authentication and page loading times, and sometimes web pages (especially those in Ebsco databases) load only halfway. We are currently in the process of determining the cause of these problems.

If you experience difficulties like those described above, please try accessing the databases through the OhioLINK web site.

If you experience other problems related to the research databases or Library web site, please let us know by completing the Trouble Connecting to an Electronic Resource Form. Thank you for your patience.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-03-07 13:32:39. Reply to Jeff_Beuck. Categories: Library News.

National Library Week

National Library Week, April 10-16, is a time to celebrate the contributions of libraries, librarians and library workers to their schools, campuses and communities. As part of this annual event, the Cleveland State University Library will be hosting the following programs and events:

Sunday, April 10 through Saturday, April 16: Food for Fines
Have a Library fine? Reduce your fine while helping the Cleveland Foodbank by donating nonperishable food items. For every item donated, $1 of your fine will be eliminated - up to $20. Drop items off at the first floor circulation desk.

Monday, April 11, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Friends of the Library Book Sale
Help support the Friends of the Cleveland State Library and find some great books at great prices. Paperbacks will be on sale for 50 cents each or three for $1. Hardbacks will be $1 each or three for $2. Fenn College, a just-published book that depicts, through photos, the Fenn campus and its students, faculty and staff, will be on sale this day only for a special price of $15 - nearly $5 off the retail price!

Tuesday, April 12: National Library Worker's Day
Stop by the University Library and tell your favorite librarian or staff member how much you appreciate what they do.

Wednesday, April 13, 2 p.m.: Euclid Corridor Transportation Project Presentation
Learn about the $168 million transit improvement project stretching from Public Square to East Cleveland with Dr. Mark Souther, assistant professor of history. Learn how Cleveland State faculty and students are working to capture, preserve and archive the stories of Euclid Avenue neighborhoods and the people that live within them through audio-based oral histories. A small reception will follow the presentation.

Thursday, April 14, noon: Landscapes of Memory: The Cleveland Cultural Gardens
Dr. Mark Tebeau, associate professor of history, will discuss the history behind the Cultural Gardens and how he, in collaboration with students, teachers and colleagues, has created an e-journal dedicated to the Cultural Gardens that includes sound portraits, oral histories, research essays, and historical images. Following the presentation, sample authentic foods from cultures represented by the gardens.

All events will take place near the first-floor Circulation Desk of the University Library in Rhodes Tower. There will be daily drawings for prizes such as Cleveland Indians tickets, Playhouse Square tickets, movie passes and more. Stop by to sign up for your chance to win.

National Library Week 2005 marks the fifth year of The Campaign for America's Libraries, a multi-year public education campaign sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries across the country.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-04-18 14:03:18. Reply to Jeff_Beuck. Categories: Library News.

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