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GATT documents available online

On 15 May 2006 the General Council decided to make public all official documents issued under the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT). Many of these documents did not exist electronically, and have been scanned to create a digital archive. This is a work in progress - cataloguing is not completed, and refinements to structure and help files will be added at a later date. Of the roughly 88,000 documents issued under GATT, about 51,000 are available. Click here to access the documents.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-08-02 08:53:33. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

George Howe comes home

George Howe

You may have read that there is a new occupant of CSU's Office of Research: a 19th century portrait of George Howe, the original owner of the Millionaire's Row mansion that is now Parker Hannifin Hall. The oil painting, by Chester Harding, a prominent 19th century portrait artist known for his paintings of several U.S. presidents, was donated to the University by Innis Howe Shoemaker in memory of her grandmother, a descendant of Mr. Howe.

This all seems entirely fitting and reasonable, but it actually took several years of work to bring George home, and the Library's Bill Barrow was instrumental in making it happen. Bill, our Head of Special Collections, was approached several years ago by Mrs. Shoemaker, a curator at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. When Mrs. Schoemaker told him she was interested in donating the oil painting, he was of course immediately interested.

But how best to use it? The portrait could not be considered part of the University Archives, since it had never belonged to the University. Bill felt that it somehow didn't quite belong in Special Collections, either, if a more fitting and public location could be found. He reached out to the current occupants of George Howe's old home, and found them to be enthusiastic about the idea. Reassured that George wouldn't end up in some basement storage facility, Bill accepted the donation on behalf of the University.

It took some time to find the ideal location in the old Howe mansion: somewhere prominent yet reasonably secure. Dr. Jerzy Sawicki, Vice President for Research, provided just the spot in the Office of Research. When it turned out that the painting needed cleaning, restoration, mounting, and labeling, funding was secured and our neighbors at the Bonfoey Gallery brought the painting back to life. George Howe's likeness is now beautifully displayed in the Office of Research, PH 205, and there are plans to install a reproduction above the fireplace on the first floor in the near future.

Welcome home, George.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2019-04-23 13:45:43. Reply to Donna_Stewart. Categories: Arts and Humanities, Library News.

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.

Get access to popular magazines such as Time, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated, Parenting, and more

Twenty-six magazines are now available to all OhioLINK users from the America's Newspapers database. The magazines include: Business 2.0, Fortune, Fortune International, FSB: Fortune Small Business, Money, Entertainment Weekly, People Weekly, Teen People, Baby Talk, Essence, Family Life, In Style, Life, Parenting, Real Simple, Foreign Affairs, Newsweek, Time, Time for Kids, Time International, U.S. News & World Report, ON Magazine, Popular Science, Sports Illustrated, Sports Illustrated for Kids, and Sports Illustrated for Women.

To access these magazines go to the America's Newspapers database (on-campus access | off-campus access), then click on the link to "America's news magazines" on the left-hand navigation bar (under more resources). Once you see the list of magazines you can choose to search within one or more titles, or click on the title of a particular magazine to browse by issue.

America's Newspapers also offers 17 newspapers from Ohio, national newspapers and special reports on a variety of topics from Iraq to women's history.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-04-18 11:00:40. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

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.

Get an e-mail when the Library acquires an item that you are interested in

Are you interested in a particular topic or author? Would you like to be notified when the Library acquires an item that fits your specifications?

Sign up for the new preferred searching feature in Scholar.

1. Log in to My Account.
2. From your account summary screen, search for an author, subject, etc.
3. When your results are displayed, click the button marked "Save as Preferred Search."
4. The next time you log in to My Account, click the "Preferred Searches" button to see a list of your saved searches.
5. Choose a preferred search and click the "Search" link to execute your search.

To receive e-mail notices,
1. After you create a preferred search, review the list of your preferred searches and place a check mark in the Mark for Email column.

Then, each Monday morning, the system will check for new materials that match your search criteria, and notify you by email.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-02-14 15:35:53. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Get Answers to Business, Health Sciences and Law Research Questions!

Sometimes you really need help from an expert. That's why OhioLINK librarians provide special online assistance from librarians who are experts in business, health sciences and law research. Plus, chatting online with a librarian saves time and frustration and allows you to get help no matter where you are.

Need help with business research?
Get help with business research questions from a business librarian at a participating OhioLINK library. Business librarians are available Monday through Thursday, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. during the main academic year (September through mid-May).

Need help with health, allied or life sciences research?
Chat online with a health sciences librarian from a participating OhioLINK library Monday through Thursday, from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. during the academic year (September through mid-May).

Need help with law research?
Chat online with a law librarian from a participating OhioLINK library during the academic year (September through mid-May) on these days and times: Monday through Wednesday, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m., Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Saturdays, 2-4 p.m.; and Sundays from 1-5 p.m.

Need help with other research questions?
Visit Chat with a Librarian to get online help with any and all research questions from a librarian at a participating OhioLINK library. Chat with a Librarian is available for more that 70 hours a week during the academic year (September through mid-May) and 40 hours a week in the summer. Check here for current hours.

More About OhioLINK's Chat with a Librarian
Chat with a Librarian provides free, real-time, online assistance from a librarian at a participating OhioLINK library. You do not need to download special software to chat. You do need to disable pop-up blockers.

OhioLINK's Chat with a Librarian is available to all students, staff and faculty at member institutions.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-10-21 07:58:29. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Get Connected @ the Library with the Cleveland Press Collection

The Cleveland Press Collection consists of the former editorial library (or "morgue") of The Cleveland Press, the last of Cleveland's daily evening newspapers. The subject-sorted collection includes thousands of newspaper clippings and photographs dating from the 1920's until 1982.

For further information call (216) 687-2449 or visit the Cleveland Press Collection page

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-10-24 11:09:49. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Get Connected @ the Library: Guide to Library Services

Have you ever wondered what all the Library has to offer? Click here to find out.

Periodically throughout the year, we will highlight a specific service and let you know how we can help you with all your academic and research needs. So check back often.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-10-19 11:29:41. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Get help writing your paper at the Library and Writing Center Workshops

The end of the semester can be hectic. Stop by the Library to get help writing your paper. Here are some student workshops that offer you 1/2 hour of lecture and 1/2 hour of individualized assistance from both librarians and the Writing Center Director. All are welcome.

Where: Library LCLC Lab (first floor near Reference Desk)

Topics:
Selecting and Evaluating Sources
Wed. Nov. 14 from 4-5 p.m. or
Thurs. Nov. 15 from 12-1 p.m.

Lengthening Your Paper
Wed. Nov. 21 from 4-5 p.m.

APA/MLA Citation and Formatting
Wed. Nov. 28 from 4-5 p.m. or
Thurs. Nov. 29 from 12-1 p.m.

Elegant Sentence Structure and Grammar
Wed. Dec. 5 from 4-5 p.m. or
Thurs. Dec. 6 from 12-1 p.m.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-11-12 11:07:04. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Get help writing your paper!

Do you have a paper due and not know where to start? Or have you started, but wish it could be better? Come to the Library Writing Workshops to learn how to find sources, cite the sources, lengthen your paper, and more.

In order to provide students with as much research and writing help as possible during the second half of the semester when papers are due, the CSU Library and the Writing Center are collaborating in offering the following workshops.

DATE TOPICTIME and LOCATION
Wed. April 2Selecting and Evaluating Sources12 noon, LCLC Front
Thurs. April 3Selecting and Evaluating Sources5 p.m., LCLC Front
Wed. April 9APA or MLA Citation12 noon, LCLC Front
Thurs. April 10APA or MLA Citation5 p.m., LCLC Front
Wed. April 16Lengthening Your Paper 12 noon, LCLC Front
Thurs. April 18Lengthening Your Paper5 p.m., LCLC Front
Wed. April 23 Elegant Style and Grammar for Research Papers12 noon, LCLC Front
Thurs. April 24Elegant Style and Grammar for Research Papers5 p.m., LCLC Front
Wed. April 30APA or MLA Citation12 noon, LCLC Front
Thurs. May 1APA or MLA Citation5 p.m., LCLC Front

For more information, contact Mary (Murray) McDonald at 216-687-6982 or m.murray@csuohio.edu .

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-03-28 09:02:00. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Get Help Writing Your Paper!

Starting November 15 through December 7, 2006 on Wednesdays from 3-4 p.m. and Thursdays from 12-1 p.m., the Library will be hosting writing/research workshops for all CSU students wanting tips on improving their writing and research skills. This collaborative effort between the Writing Center, Composition Program, and the Library allows students to drop into the Library Computer Learning Center on the first floor of the Library, where there will be help available to students at each stage of the paper writing process, from vague idea to finding sources, to revising a completed draft.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-11-09 08:47:02. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Get In the Picture on Snapshot Day October 10th!

Snapshot Day

The Michael Schwartz Library at Cleveland State University is joining all types of libraries across the state to participate in Snapshot Day: A Day in the Life of Ohio Libraries on Wednesday, October 10th to capture and share information about how important academic, public, school, and special libraries and library systems are to the state of Ohio.

Student in Library with Camera

On October 10th, The Michael Schwartz Library will compile statistics, patron comments, photographs, and other details representing a typical day at the library. The results collected and pictures taken at the Michael Schwartz Library will be added to those of other libraries across the state to raise awareness about the important role of libraries in Ohio.

See photos and more from last year's Snapshot Day.

About Snapshot Day State-Wide.

Snapshot Day: A Day in the Life of Ohio Libraries is a project of the State Library of Ohio, the Ohio Library Council, OPLIN, the Academic Library Association of Ohio, OhioLINK, the Ohio Educational Library Media Association, and INFOhio.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2012-10-04 07:25:58. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Get some great deals on books at the Library's book sale

As a part of the National Library Week festivities, the Library will be having a book sale on Wednesday April 16, 2008 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the first floor of the Library. Get great deals on both paperbacks and hardback books. The book sale is sponsored by the Friends of the CSU Library.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-04-08 11:16:33. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Get your CSU Library Flash Drive

Library Flash Drive
The Library is selling 1 GB flash drives with the Library's logo for $10 in the vending machine on the first floor of the Library. In addition to the flash drives, students can also purchase pens, pencils, notecards, headphones, batteries, and more. The vending machine is located across from the User Services Desk near the elevators.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-03-09 12:27:14. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Getting connected:

Does your laptop wireless card not work in the library? Is your USB drive too large to fit comfortably in the USB ports of the library computers? No worries! Be happy! You can check out lan wires to connect to the library laptop connection stations from the circulation desk in the library entranceway. USB extenders are available for short-term check out at the Reference Desk and in the LCLC computer lab on the first floor of the library and in the Multi Media area on the third floor.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-09-26 08:24:35. Reply to Anna_Budziak. Categories: Library News.

Global Teacher Exchange Opportunities

The Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching Program: The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational the Cultural Affairs and is administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE). It seeks to promote mutual understanding among teachers, their schools, and communities in the U.S and abroad. Participants in this three- to six- month program for U.S. teachers (or four-month program for international teachers) are based at university-level schools of education. They take courses, lead master classes and seminars, visit local schools, collaborate with each other online and in person, and complete an inquiry project of their design. Application deadline for U.S. teachers is November 4, 2015.

The IIE AIFS Foundation Generation Study Abroad Enrichment Grant: The IIE AIFS Foundation Generation Study Abroad Enrichment Grants is a professional development program to support U.S. secondary level (grades 6–12) teachers who have shown to be outstanding advocates for study abroad. The goal of the program is to help raise global awareness in the classroom and prepare students for global citizenship and study abroad. Fifty (50) enrichment grants of $1,000 each are available to teachers to conduct any learning activity in the U.S. or abroad that enhances their international outlook and global experience. Application deadline is December 1, 2015.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2015-11-06 11:24:20. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Globe Theatre Model Restoration

Globe Theater

Thanks to a grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), awarded by the State Library of Ohio, CSU’s Michael Schwartz Library and Theatre and Dance Department are pleased to announce the restoration of a historic model of the Globe Theatre to be used for classroom instruction, research, and campus exhibitions.

The model, built in 1935 by H. Ernest Conklin, has been an important resource for the Theatre & Dance Department and others on campus who are interested in the history of theater, English playwriting, architecture, costume and set design, or other aspects of European history. The conservation process, performed by the Bonfoey Gallery in Cleveland, resulted in repairs to the model and allowed for its continued use as an educational resource and visual masterpiece for years to come. Questions about the model or interest in educational use are encouraged and can be directed to the Michael Schwartz Library.

The original Globe Theatre was built in London in 1599 by the Lord Chamberlain’s Men, Shakespeare’s playing company. Until the theater closed in 1642 it served as the primary playhouse for Shakespeare’s plays, which were popular during Shakespeare’s life and beyond. Although the actual dimensions of the playhouse are not known, various literary and historical clues have allowed historians to piece together the design of this important landmark. Most scholars estimate that the building was three stories high, open air, and could accommodate about 3,000 spectators. A modern reconstruction of the theatre, to scale, was opened in London in 1997, very near to the location of the original site.

Globe Theater
The year 2019 marks the 420th anniversary of the original Globe Theatre being built, a magnificent architectural achievement destined to play host to many magnificent performances. The Globe Theatre model will remain on display in the library until September 2019, after which time it will be permanently relocated to the Theatre & Dance Department in the Middough Building.

Stop in and take a look!

- Mandi Goodsett, Performing Arts and Humanities Librarian

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2019-05-17 10:12:12. Reply to Donna_Stewart. Categories: Arts and Humanities.

Going Away for the Holidays? OhioLINK Delivers.

Going away from campus for the holidays and still need research materials? No problem. You can always pick up your OhioLINK books and other library materials at any participating OhioLINK library, including two public libraries: Cuyahoga County Public Library and Westerville Public library.

Here's how:
1. Request an item from the OhioLINK Library Catalog.
2. Select Cleveland State University. Enter your name and ID.
3. Select a pickup institution from the list.
4. Select a pickup location at the pickup institution.

You'll need to take your CSU ID with you when you pick up your requested materials.

If you're going out of the state for the holidays, remember you still have access to more than 100 research databases, thousands of full text articles, 19,000+ e-books, 1,900 digital videos and much more from OhioLINK and your library. All you need is your name and ID information to access OhioLINK online anywhere, anytime.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-12-15 09:47:06. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Going Away From Campus for the Holidays? OhioLINK Delivers.

Going away from campus for the holidays and still need research materials? No problem. You can always pick up your OhioLINK books at any participating OhioLINK library, including two public libraries: Cuyahoga County Public Library and Westerville Public library.

Here's how:
1. Request an item from the OhioLINK Library Catalog.
2. Select your institution. Enter your name and ID.
3. Select a pickup institution from the list.
4. Select a pickup location at the pickup institution.


You'll need to take your Viking card with you when you pick up your requested materials.

If you're going out of the state for the holidays, remember you still have access to more than 100 research databases, thousands of full text articles, 18,000+ e-books, 1,500 digital videos and much more from OhioLINK and your library. All you need is your name and ID information to access OhioLINK online anywhere, anytime.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-12-07 10:44:00. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Google announces new U.S. government search

Google announced Google U.S. Government Search, a new search product that will make it easier to find U.S. government information and keep up to date on government news. With Google U.S. Government Search, millions of U.S. government employees, various contractor organizations, as well as the general public can easily search across content on official federal, state and local government sites from a single search box. They can also keep current on government-related news with constantly updated content from government and commercial news sources, including the White House, Department of Defense, The Washington Post, and Google News."

Click here for more information about Google U.S. Government Search.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-06-16 08:42:26. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Got a quick question? Get a quick answer! Use Text a Librarian

Do you want to know what the Library hours are or if we own a specific book? Text a Libraian! The Michael Schwartz Library has started a Text a Librarian service for anyone with a quick question. Text your question to library.text@csuohio.edu. This service can be used with any phone with text capabilities. The reference librarian can respond via e-mail using SMS (Short Message Service). The responses are limited to 160 characters, so involved questions will still be best served in person or via telephone.
*Standard text messaging fees will apply

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2010-02-22 11:40:41. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Grand Opening Writer's Lab--Thursday, September 25

Ribbon Cutting

The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and the University Library invite the Campus Community to the Grand Opening of the Writer's Lab on Thursday, September 25, 2008 at 2:00 pm in the Library, Rhodes Tower, room 302.

A brief program will include a ribbon cutting with CLASS Dean Greg Sadlek and Library Director Glenda Thornton. Light refreshments will be served.

The Writer's Lab is a joint venture of the First-Year Writing Program and University Library to provide additional support for students enrolled in First-Year Writing courses. The lab's primary use is for computer-assisted instruction for developmental writing students; however, the lab is open and available to all writing teachers and students. The lab will also be used to support library instruction, particularly for First-Year Writing courses.

The Writer's Lab is funded by the student technology fee.

Please call 216-875-9734 for more information or to reserve a seat.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-09-08 11:04:54. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Grand Opening--Library Connection Lounge

The Cleveland State University Library, in partnership with the Cleveland Public Library, will hold a grand opening of the Cleveland State University Library Connection Lounge on Tuesday, August 30. The grand opening reception and ribbon cutting begins at 12:30 p.m. on the first floor of the University Library. Michael Schwartz, President of Cleveland State University, and Andrew A.Venable, Director of Cleveland Public Library, will be featured speakers. Guests can explore the new area and sign up for a Cleveland Public Library card after the program and ribbon cutting ceremony. The event is free and open to the public.


The new Library Connection Lounge will provide the campus community with contemporary and popular books, courtesy of the Cleveland Public Library. Anyone with a Greater Access Card can check out these titles using the CPL self-checkout station located near the Lounge.


The Lounge will provide library users with a place to relax, read the latest books, and meet with friends. It will include comfortable lounge furniture, electricity, and LAN connections for students with laptops, and eventually a large screen TV with continuous news coverage (captions only, no sound).

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-08-17 11:08:16. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

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