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SAGE Stats and U.S. Political Stats Available

SAGE Publishing offers two interesting databases that Cleveland State Students can access from the Michael Schwartz (main) Library’s list of databases.

U.S. Political Stats is a data download and visualization tool covering all three branches of the United States government. It brings together content from sources like CQ Roll Call and CQ Press and provides a wealth of information on election returns, congressional floor votes, Supreme Court decisions, plus presidential performance and economic indicators. The graphs and other visualizations are great tools for any researcher.

SAGE Stats is a data download and visualization database hosting social science data about U.S. States, counties, cities, and metropolitan statistical areas from more than 150 different government and non-government sources. It spans topics like employment, crime, religion, and education. The data series are standardized, allowing users to easily find, compare, visualize and export.

CSU Alerts for Weather and Other Important Information

With the closing of the University last Friday and Saturday, we thought it would be a good time to remind people about Cleveland State Alerts. All students and staff can sign up for the alert notifications through CampusNet. Notification can be sent via voice message (mobile and/or land-line), text message, or email; choose one or all of the above.

Check Out Our Pinterest Boards

Are you looking for tips for interviewing and writing your resume? Or maybe you are wondering what to wear to the office for your new internship. Check out the Law Library’s Pinterest boards.

We also have boards highlighting new books and movies available in our collection, and a board about things to do and see around Cleveland.

Stressed out? Try some of the exercises, breathing techniques, and healthy recipes on our Work-Life Balance board.

How Do I Do That in Microsoft Office?

A question that come up sometimes is “how do I do something in Microsoft Word, Powerpoint or Excel?”  Well you might be surprised to find there are a lot of free, short tutorials available online.  For example, when I ran a google search for “Microsoft word 2010 table of authorities”, I received a number of short, easy to follow videos on the topic.  A google search for “Microsoft word table of authorities”  also brought back a handy instructional guide from the Fortney Law Group (this guide is for the 2007 version but the steps are the same for Word’s 2010 and 2013 versions).  Similar searches when looking to do something in the other Microsoft Office Suite products should work for you as well.

Get Your IT Questions Answered Tomorrow–Learning Commons 12-2pm

For our final Ebytes session of the semester, Rick Zhang from our Information Technology (IT) Department will be available to answer your technology-related questions. The session is on a drop-in basis from 12-2pm tomorrow, Wednesday, November 15 in the Learning Commons. The most frequently asked questions this time of year are about exam software and device compatibility, but feel free to stop in with any technology-related queries.