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Tuesday, November 29th, 2005

1,529 Educational Videos Available @ Your Desktop

With the addition of 250+ new digital videos, OhioLINK's Digital Video Collection now offers 1529 educational videos that you can show in class, link to from course pages, utilize for research or just view for fun. The new videos cover a wide variety of subjects: art and photography, business and economics, communications, foreign language - literature and culture, literature and language arts, psychology and mental health, religion and philosophy, social studies and more.

Some of the newest digital videos include:

* African Art
* Big Mac Under Attack
* Biomedicine and Biotechnology
* Cinema History
* Classical Greek Philosophy
* Computer-Generated Images
* Lesson 10: Expressing Likes and Dislikes (O-suki Desu Ka) (Japanese for Beginners series)
* L'Impromptu de Versailles
* Ten Great Writers: The Seminar
* World War: The Deaths of Franz Ferdinand and Adolf Hitler

The OhioLINK Digital Video Collection is available to all students, faculty members and staff at OhioLINK member institutions. The videos are available for viewing and downloading (for temporary storage only). Free software from RealNetworks is needed to view these videos. The current version of this software, called "RealPlayer," is available.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-11-29 09:18:19. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005

Need help writing your paper?

The CSU Library and the Writing Center are teaming up to offer students assistance in completing papers. The following workshops will be held in the 1st floor LCLC back lab: bring your paper on disk and work on it during the workshop.

Tuesday Nov. 29 1-2 Editing Your Paper Workshop

Wednesday Nov. 30 12-1 APA Workshop

Tuesday Dec. 6 1-2 APA Workshop

Wednesday Dec. 7 12-1 Editing Your Paper Workshop

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-11-22 08:26:15. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Monday, November 21st, 2005

HUGE Record Sale

The Friends of the Cleveland State University Library will hold an amazing vinyl record sale on Thursday, December 1, 2005 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Browse through more than 6,000 LPs, mostly classical, that date from the mid-1950s to the mid-1980s. Major labels include Mercury Living Presence, RCA Red Seal (Shaded Dogs), Columbia Masterworks, and Philips. Records will sell for $1 each. The sale will be located on the first floor of the Library, near the Circulation Desk.


For more information, call 216-687-2475


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-11-21 15:44:48. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Friday, November 18th, 2005

Network Outage for the Main Campus Saturday November 19, 8pm until midnight.

There will be a planned network outage for the Main Campus Sat. Nov. 19, 8pm until midnight. This downtime is necessary to apply needed maintenance to the network equipment.

During this time, SCHOLAR (the Library's online catalog), the Library Web site, the OhioLINK Databases and OhioLINK Circulation will be unavailable.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this outage, you may contact the IS&T Call Center at 687-5050 for more information.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-11-18 11:40:23. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Thursday, November 17th, 2005

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.

Wednesday, November 16th, 2005

The Library will be CLOSED Thursday and Friday November 24-25, 2005

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, the Library will be closed on Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th. The Library will be open normal hours on Saturday (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and Sunday (12 noon to 6 p.m.)

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-11-16 09:12:27. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Thursday, November 10th, 2005

Sunday afternoon with Susan Orlean at CPL

Susan Orlean will appear as a part of CPL's "Sunday Afternoons for Writers and Readers" on November 27, 2005 at 2 p.m. in the Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium of the Main Library.

Born in Cleveland, Ms. Orlean has had a career as a writer that has taken her from the surf girls of Maui to the Florida swamps. Each topic she covers leaves the reader better informed and wanting more. The story of John Laroche and the culture that surrounds orchids, The Orchid Thief read like beautifully constructed fiction. The Orchid Thief was adapted into the film entitled Adaptation in 2002.

For more information, visit http://www.susanorlean.com or www.cpl.org


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-11-10 12:14:58. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Tuesday, November 8th, 2005

Library hours for November 11, 2005

In observance of Veterans' Day, the Library will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, November 11th.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-11-08 10:48:26. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Monday, November 7th, 2005

Get access to same day print issues of over 245 newspapers in 30 languages at CPL

The CPL General Reference Department will be launching an exciting new digital newspaper service named NewspaperDirect. The service allows access to same-day print issues of over 245 titles in 30 languages from more than 70 countries. The newspapers retain the publishers` formatting but are printed on 11x17 sized papers. Each paper includes all the articles, editorials, comics and other features found in the original editions. This service will be located in the Periodical Center. View the available title list at http://www.cpl.org/newsdirect.asp or call the Periodical Center at 216-623-2904.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-11-07 08:21:53. Reply to Tracy_Kemp.

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005

Faculty Seminar: E-Journal Update

The Library is presenting a Faculty Seminar on E-Journals on Thursday, November 10, 2005, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in RT 502. The seminar will focus on recent changes and additions to e-journal content available through the Library. The main topics will include the OSearch interface for OhioLINK databases and the Alerting services available in EBSCO databases, the Electronic Journal Center, and Ingenta. For questions or to reserve seats, please call (216) 875-9734.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-11-02 12:57:20. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Tuesday, November 1st, 2005

Get Connected @ the Library with Subject Portals

We've selected the best research sources for you! Surfing the web may be fun, but it's not an efficient way to do quality research. For more focused research, and for free access to many expensive sources the library purchases for use of our students, use our subject portals as a starting point. Each portal pulls together paid databases and OhioLINK resources, indexing services, full text e-journals, a list of current periodical subscriptions, and links to reputable web sites. These collections of resources have all been chosen by CSU subject librarians with your research needs in mind.

Click here to find your subject.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-11-01 13:42:26. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Two Historical E-Books on Slavery Now Available

Two historical electronic books from the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center are now freely available to anyone online at http://rave.ohiolink.edu/ebooks/nurfc.

The two titles in this collection are: 'Letters on American Slavery" (1833), by John Rankin and "A Portraiture of Domestic Slavery in the United States" (1817), by Jesse Torrey.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-11-01 13:39:02. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

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