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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

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

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Textbook Affordability Small Grant for CSU Faculty

Open Access logo

The Michael Schwartz Library, Student Government Association, the Center for eLearning, and the Center for Instructional Technology and Distance Learning are sponsoring a Textbook Affordability Small Grant to help support faculty who are willing to adopt/adapt an open textbook for a class. Grant applications are due March 30, 2016.

Open Access Textbooks are helping to drive down the cost of higher education and helping students succeed in the classroom. A recent survey found that 63.6% of students surveyed could not afford to purchase a required text thus their classroom performance was negatively impacted. Another 45.1% have indicated that they often select courses based upon the cost of textbooks. The use of open access textbooks to replace high priced commercial textbooks is one way to help students both financially and academically.

If you want to learn more about Open Textbooks and possibly apply for one of the grants, attend Dr. Glenda Thornton’s presentation on Open Access Textbooks. Attendance will be helpful in applying for a grant, but it is not required.

Presentation Dates:
Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in RT 325
Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in RT 325
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. in RT 502
Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in RT 502

Call 216-875-9734 for more information.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2016-03-02 09:17:58. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

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