Weekend Reading

New Books Display

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New Books shelf on 2nd floor

Browse our NEW BOOKS shelf in the Knowledge Commons for some recreational reading over Spring Break.  The bookcase on your left as you approach the Research and Information Desk is devoted to showcasing our latest academic book purchases.  Come by or check the website to see what we have, and feel free to take as many as you like–everything on display here is available for immediate check out: just take your selections to the circulation desk.

***NEW*** Now you can peruse the New Books Display website to read synopses of each book on display!  Titles link directly to our online catalog so you can find similar titles and check availability before your visit.

 

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French is the Language of Love

Learn French with our newest resource: Mango Languages!

Content Includes

  • Over 60 languages–Arabic to Yiddish
  • English for Non-Speakers for 17 languages
  • Special thematic & cultural modules, e.g., legal & medical Spanish, Brazilian & Spanish soccer, Oktoberfest German
  • Film-based learning for Mandarin Chinese, English for Spanish Speakers, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Latin American Spanish

Features

  • Online web-based platform with no downloads or installations needed
  • Off-line access by downloading lessons to app on your mobile device
  • Learn through conversations with memory building exercises
  • Goal-based learning: conversational & grammar goals
  • Cultural & grammar insights sprinkled into lessons
  • Interactive words & phrases with semantic color mapping
  • Pronunciation helpers with phonetic popups & audio
  • Record your speech & compare it to audio from a native speaker

Students, Faculty, and Staff can create free accounts to track progress.

Ask Us if you need help! 

Learn a new language

Learn to Speak Pirate with the Mango Languages Trial

The UCF Libraries is excited to announce a new tool for your arsenal – Mango Languages!

Mango Languages provides “Deliciously simple language and culture learning in over 70 languages.” Mango includes many common languages like Spanish and French, but also unique languages like Pirate and Igbo.

To view a full list and explore our trial site, visit the UCF Mango Connect page.

On the trial site you can take a sneak peek of which languages are included, and make your first attempt at learning what “Belay yer carousin’ and haul wind smartly” means.

Stay tuned for an announcement that the full site is live and you can make your own Mango account to track your progress!

Questions? Ask us.

Browse and read journals with Browzine

Check out BrowZine, a new service that allows you to browse, read and follow thousands of the library’s scholarly journals available at browzine.com or from your Android and iOS mobile devices.

With BrowZine, you can:

  • Browse and read journals: Browse journals by subject, easily review tables of contents, and download full articles
  • Use the durable linking capability to easily link to specific “shelves” in BrowZine from your courseware
  • In the mobile app, you can create a personal experience as well:
    Create your own bookshelf: Add journals to your personal bookshelf and be notified when new articles are published
  • Save and export articles: Save articles for off-line reading or export to services such as DropBox, Mendeley, RefWorks, Zotero, Papers and more

Start at UCF’s custom Browzine URL: http://browzine.com/libraries/579/subjects

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