One of UCF’s most interesting electronic resources is CQ Researcher. Its readable reports on political, economic, health, human rights, and many other topics always include a pro-con section, and key statistics, along with a timeline. CQ‘s most recent report on virtual reality is no different: did you know that reality-based game sales will hit $12 billion in 2018, or that the chronology for virtual reality begins in 1838? Click on databases on the Libraries’ front page to search for CQ Researcher and select it from the list of databases beginning with “C”. If you can’t think of a topic for a paper or research project, this is a great place to start!
Learn French with our newest resource: Mango Languages!
- 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
- 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.
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.
New content has been added to UCF’s IOP ebooks collection!
IOP ebooks™ brings together leading voices from across physics to create the essential collection of physics books for a digital world. Created through collaboration with leading researchers in their field, IOP ebooks™ feature must-read content for the physics community.
The six new titles listed below are available to download now, just click on the links to get started:
SAGE Knowledge Has New Content and Features!
SAGE Knowledge currently hosts more than 6,100 titles and videos, with a range of SAGE eBook and eReference content including scholarly monographs, reference works, handbooks, series, professional development titles, and now streaming video with SAGE Video.the social science digital library, was recently redesigned and now offeres:
- A responsive design for use on desktops, laptops, tablets, and mobile devices
- Expanded content, including nearly 1,500 video assets with a total viewing time of 370 hours across the social sciences, with new collections to be added in early 2016
- Better browsing and improved relevancy of search results
- “SAGE Recommends,” a new feature that connects concepts from search queries to link to o SAGE Journals and SAGE Research Methods