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New Collections & Resources from the Kelvin Smith Library

Guide will provide an overview of new collections and resources acquired and/or subscribed to by the Kelvin Smith Library.

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Qualitative Data Repository (QDR)

CWRU is now an institutional member of The Qualitative Data Repository (QDR).

QDR is a dedicated archive for storing and sharing digital data (and accompanying documentation) generated or collected through qualitative and multi-method research in the social sciences. QDR provides search tools to facilitate the discovery of data, and also serves as a portal to material beyond its own holdings, with links to U.S. and international archives.

The repository’s initial emphasis is on political science. QDR is funded by the National Science Foundation, and hosted by the Center for Qualitative and Multi-Method Inquiry, a unit of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.

NOTE: If interested in contributing your data to QDR, please contact the CWRU Libraries representative, Mark Eddy at mark.eddy@case.edu for more information.

New Resources for FY20

New Journals for FY20

New titles added and available through the Electronic Journal Center:

  • Democratization
    • Democratization is devoted to the study of the broad phenomenon of democratization – defined as the way democratic norms, institutions and practices evolve and are disseminated or retracted both within and across national and cultural boundaries. In particular, the journal aims to promote a better understanding of distinct phenomena, such as: transition to democracy and democratic installation, democratic consolidation and crisis, and deepening or weakening of democratic qualities.
  • International Journal of Music in Early Childhood
    • International Journal of Music in Early Childhood is an interdiciplinary forum directed at the empirical study of music in early childhood, or pre-birth to age 8. The journal welcomes research-based contributions from fields, such as music education, music therapy, community music, psychology, ethnomusicology, anthropology, sociology, history, philosophy, childhood studies and social work, that are concerened with diverse aspects relating to music in the lives of young children.
  • Journal of Chemical Physics (Archive: (1933-1998) 
    • The Journal of Chemical Physics (JCP) is an international journal that publishes cutting edge research in all areas of modern chemical physics and physical chemistry. In addition to Articles, JCP also publishes brief Communications of significant new findings, Perspectives on the latest advances in the field, and Special Topic issues.
  • Social Movement Studies
    • Social Movement Studies is an international and inter-disciplinary journal providing a forum for academic debate and analysis of extra-parliamentary political, cultural and social movements throughout the world. Social Movement Studies has a broad, inter-disciplinary approach designed to accommodate papers engaging with any theoretical school and which study the origins, development, organisation, values, context and impact of historical and contemporary movements active in all parts of the world.

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