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Library Cancelling Subscription to RefWorks Effective June 30, 2017

Important News

Effective June 30, 2017 the Michael Schwartz Library is cancelling its subscription to RefWorks. After that date, students, faculty, staff and alumni will not be able to use RefWorks through the library's subscription.

Why is the library cancelling its subscription to RefWorks?
When the library began offering RefWorks, it was one of few options for citation managers. There are many more options now, some of which are more robust and free to all users. Faced with budgetary constraints and annual inflation increases for RefWorks, the library has chosen to prioritize purchasing content over the continued cost of subscribing to RefWorks.
How can I save my RefWorks Citations?
The following instructions explain how to export your RefWorks citations so they are ready to upload to another platform.
What are the alternatives?
There are several alternatives to RefWorks which, up to a certain level of storage, are completely free. The tools which the library supports are Zotero, Mendeley, and Endnote Web (Basic). More information about these tools is available on this Zotero Research Guide and this Mendeley Research Guide. The library will also be offering in-person and online training workshops for these tools. Refer to the following schedule for in-person Zotero/Mendeley workshops and register using this workshop registration link. Continue to check this link for future workshop times, including webinars.
  • Wed. 4/12, 3:00pm - RT 502
  • Thurs. 4/13, 11:00am - RT 502
  • Mon. 4/17, 2:00pm - RT 502
  • Tues. 4/18, 11:00am - LCLC Front
  • Wed. 4/19, 10:00am - LCLC Front
  • Fri. 4/21, 12:00pm - LCLC Front
  • Mon. 4/24, 1:00pm - LCLC Front
  • Tues. 4/25, 3:00pm - LCLC Front
Who can I contact with questions or concerns?
Please feel free to contact your personal librarian with questions. You may also contact the reference desk at 216-687-5300 from 10am-8pm Monday through Thursday, 10am-5pm on Friday, 10-5pm Saturday, or 2-6pm Sunday to speak to a reference librarian.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2017-04-10 09:17:32. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News, Reference.

New Trial Subscription to Scopus

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Scopus, from Elsevier, is an abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature including scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. Providing an overview of research in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities, Scopus features smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research.

Scopus will be available on a trial basis to the CSU community through November 4th. Find it on our Research Databases page.

Take the Scopus Survey -- Once you've tried Scopus, let us know what you think about this database.


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2015-10-09 08:12:38. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News, Reference.

Know-It-Now Chat Reference Service Discontinued

As of June 1, 2014, OhioLINK is discontinuing its real-time chat reference service, KnowItNow. The Michael Schwartz Library is currently investigating a replacement for this service, which will be made available this summer.

If you need quick reference help, use our email reference service, or call the Reference Center at (216) 687-5300.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2014-05-22 09:02:54. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News, Reference.

Learn Ways to Save Money on Your Textbooks

Students trying to save money on their textbooks can now watch a short 5 minute video explaining how they might do just that by:

Watch the video now.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-08-31 11:24:28. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Reference.

Get Ready for Election Day!

Election Day is November 4th. Find out more about the candidates and the issues. Election 2008 Information will link you to resources you can use to make an informed decision. Be ready to vote!

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-08-28 14:56:15. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News, Reference, Social Science.

Changes to OhioLINK Databases

In July and August, the CSU libraries will experience a significant realignment of research databases provided by OhioLINK. We will be losing access to several databases, but simultaneously gaining access to a sizable list of titles we did not previously have. For some of those titles lost, new titles from a different vendor are available and will be provided. For others, there is no specific substitute. In the case of a few discontinued databases, we will retain access to the previous years' files, to which we had subscribed. Most of the cancellations will take effect on August 1, 2006. The libraries will make every effort to provide a smooth transition for students, faculty and staff.

For more details, call the University Library Reference Center at (216) 687-5300, or check the complete list of database changes.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-06-26 15:19:38. Reply to Marianne_Nolan. Categories: Library News, Reference.

New E-Books Cover Ancient Astronomy, Hurricanes, History and More

OhioLINK has added seven new e-books to the Electronic Reference Books Collection:

Ancient Astronomy: An Encyclopedia of Cosmologies and Myth
Hispanics in the American West
Hurricanes: A Reference Handbook
Juvenile Justice: A Reference Handbook
Mysteries in History: From Prehistory to the Present
Native Americans and Political Participation: A Reference Handbook
World War I: Student Encyclopedia

The Electronic Reference Books Collection-- encyclopedias, handbooks, biographical collections, guides--is perfect for when you need a quick fact, illustration of overview of a topic. The collection now contains 457 reference books.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-11-17 12:43:38. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News, Reference.

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