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Mango: Language and Culture Learning

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An online language learning program, Mango teaches practical conversation and cultural awareness for the world’s most popular languages. Each lesson incorporates interactive tools and rich imagery to keep users engaged.

Learn to speak 63 languages!

For native English speakers, Mango offers interactive instruction to learn 63 languages:

Arabic (Egyptian, Iraqi, Levantine, MSA), Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bengali, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dari, Dutch, Farsi (Persian), Finnish, French, French (Canadian), German, Greek (Ancient & Koine), Haitian Creole, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Latin, Malay, Malayalam, Norwegian, Pashto, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Scottish Gaelic, Serbian, Slovak, Spanish (Latin America & Spain), Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Tuvan, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese, and Yiddish.

Learn to speak English!

For those whose first language is not English, Mango offers interactive instruction to learn English in 17 languages:

Arabic (Egyptian & MSA), Armenian, Chinese (Cantonese & Mandarin), French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish (Latin America), Turkish, and Vietnamese.

Specialty Courses

Mango also offers a number of specialty courses; of particular academic interest are those in religious and scholarly languages, including Greek (Ancient), Greek (Koine), Latin, and Biblical Hebrew.

Please Note: You must create a user profile with a UNB/STU email address. Log in to your user profile each time you access Mango to keep track of your progress through the training modules.

Highlights

  • Bite-sized, integrated learning of vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation in an intuitive and contextual way
  • Cultural insights to communicate appropriately in different contexts
  • Ease-of-use and convenience: available anywhere at any time
  • Personalized learning at your own pace
  • User account keeps track of your progress

Features

  • Animated, interactive learning: Learn through conversations
  • Goal-based learning: Chapters align with conversational and grammatical goals
  • Relevant learning materials: Learn words and phrases used in everyday conversation
  • Cultural insights: Relevant culture notes help you connect with a new way of life
  • Grammar insights: Specific grammatical issues are clarified
  • Memory-building exercises: tips, tests, and quizzes
  • Pronunciation helpers: Phonetic spelling helps your pronunciation
  • Voice comparison tool: Record your speech to compare with native speakers to tune your accent!
  • Semantic colour mapping: See the relationships between your native language and target language
  • Explanation of understood and literal meanings
  • Online Mango: Online access from any computer, anywhere, at any time. No CDs, DVDs, downloads, or installations required.
  • Mobile Mango: Full apps for iOS and Android mobile devices–over 60 language courses in the palm of your hand!
  • Support offered by online FAQs, by telephone (9am-6pm) and by email (support@mangolanguage.com)

If you would like more information about Mango, please watch this instructional video or contact Linda Roulston, Electronic Licensing Librarian at UNB Fredericton, (506-451-6879).


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For additional help with using UNB Libraries’ resources, contact the help desk of any library at UNB or consult our online Research Help pages.

You can also Ask Us for help by email, by Instant Message, or by Text (506.800.9044).

Kanopy

KanopyFeatureAccess more than 7,000 films through our new streaming video resource, KANOPY!

Search the film collections to find material related to your research interests, teaching material that could be used in the classroom and/or linked within Desire2Learn or Moodle, or material for personal interest.

Distributors

Kanopy provides access to thousands of films from a wide range of distributors, including Criterion Collection/Janus Films, First Run Features, Green Planet Films, BBCActive, HBO, PBS, Cliofilm, and many others. Check out the full list of suppliers.

Database Features

  • More than 7,000 streaming videos
  • Films cover a wide range of subject areas
  • Flexible searching options–by keyword, title, exact phrase
  • Refine searches with the Boolean operator AND
  • Filter searches by category, producer, year of production, etc.
  • Intuitive search interface suggests related videos with pop-up synopses of films
  • Create a personal account to post reviews of film, manage playlists, and link to other accounts
  • Embed films or clips in Desire2Learn or Moodle
  • Instruction Manual to access the Playlist and Clip Creation Tool
  • Playlists can be shared, edited, or deleted
  • Unlimited simultaneous users

Subject Areas

  • The Arts
  • Business/Training
  • Health
  • Media/Communication
  • Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Education (K-12)
  • Charleston Virtual Film Festival

Sample Academic Disciplines & Topics

Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Economics
  • Film Studies
  • Geography
  • History (Ancient, Modern, Military)
  • Literature (Writers & Writing)
  • Music
  • Visual Art
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Religion
  • Philosophy
  • Human Rights
  • International, Social & Political Affairs
  • Global Studies
  • European/Baltic Studies
  • Gender/Race/Class Studies
  • Jewish Studies
  • African Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • North American Studies

Sciences

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Sustainability & Environmental Sciences

Professions

  • Business
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Nursing
  • Education (K-12, Teacher Education Development)

If you would like more information about Kanopy, please contact Marc Bragdon, Film Librarian at UNB Fredericton, (506-458-7741). Find additional film streaming databases in UNB Libraries’ Guide to Film Studies.


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For additional help with using UNB Libraries’ resources, consult our online Research Help pages or contact the help desk of any library at UNB.

You can also Ask Us for help by email, by Instant Message, or by Text (506.800.9044).

Good Luck on Final Exams

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UNB Libraries’ staff wish you “good luck” on your final exams!

Just a reminder that computers and quiet study space are in high demand in all our libraries at the moment.

We ask that you please respect everyone’s academic needs.


If you are studying in the Harriet Irving Library, keep in mind that the Milham Room (Room 100), Room 310, and the study carrels on the 4th floor are the quietest areas in the building.

Need assistance finding a quiet space?

Ask at the research desks in any of our libraries.

Good luck everyone! Happy Spring!

Music Online

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Music Online: Listening is the most comprehensive and highest quality streaming audio collection that supports the teaching and research of music.

Some highlights:

  • streaming access to over 765,000 tracks, including over 45,000 unique recordings
  • new recordings are added monthly
  • unlimited simultaneous users

Listening databases include:

  • American Song
  • Classical Music Library
  • Contemporary World Music
  • Jazz Music Library
  • Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries

For more information about Music Online, please contact Marc Bragdon (458-7741).

For more music resources, check out UNB Libraries’ newly revamped Guide to Sound, Film, and Image Collections and/or UNB Libraries’ Guide to Music.

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BrowZine: Browsing for journals on your tablet

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BrowZine is an app for iPad or Android tablets that delivers more than 10,000 academic journals in UNB Libraries’ collection to your device in an easy-to-use format. The result is an intuitive way for users to browse by subject, discover new titles, and easily read and monitor scholarly journals.

You can browse a list of subjects or an A-Z list of journals, or conduct a keyword search of journal titles. Once you add favorite journals to your personal bookshelf, you will receive alerts when new issues of journals in your bookshelf are published. You may also save articles locally to the application for later review, or share articles via email or social media.

Visit the BrowZine website to watch an introductory video and learn more, then download the app. Please note that BrowZine is not available on desktop computers or smart phones.

For help with BrowZineTM or any of UNB Libraries’ resources, visit the Research Help or Service Desks of any UNB Library or visit http://www.lib.unb.ca/research/

Popular Reading Collection – Fredericton

Popular Reading CollectionThe popular reading collections launched late last year at the HIL and the branch libraries are proving, well, popular. We highly recommend reading for pleasure and relaxation and invite you to visit one of our locations to stock up on great books. You will find both best-selling fiction and non-fiction titles, as well as graphic novels. The collection at the HIL is opposite the Film Collection on the ground floor.

If you have suggestions for books you’d like to see on our shelves, please let us know.

 

Key e-Resources for Psychology

Psychology e-Resources

Take a look…

PsycBOOKS is a comprehensive source of chapters from thousands of scholarly and professional books published by the APA and other distinguished publishers, indexed with controlled vocabulary from APA’s Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms.

In this e-resource, you can access the following:

  • approximately 55,000 chapters in PDF from over 3,500 books
  • nearly 2,600 classic books of landmark historical impact in psychology, dating from the 1600s
  • more than 1,500 authored entries from the APA/Oxford University Press Encyclopedia of Psychology
  • digitized content from the Archives of the History of American Psychology (AHAP) collection

PsycTESTS, produced by the APA, provides access to tests that are relevant to psychologists and professionals in related fields such as psychiatry, management, business, education, social science, neuroscience, law, medicine, and social work. It is a unique database providing descriptive summaries, full text, and relevant citations on the development and assessment of tests and measures that can be used in research and teaching. Each record includes data on the scope of the test, test implementation, a high-level overview of the test’s development, and reliability and validity data (when available). International in scope, PsycTESTS provides access to an increasing number of tests in languages other than English. While focused on contemporary instances of test use, coverage dates from 1910 to the present.

Updated monthly, PsycTESTS includes Master test profiles and actual tests or test items for:

  • Unpublished tests
  • Tests developed by psychologists for which no source document has been located
  • Information about published tests available from commercial publishers

Content covers diverse subject areas and types of tests, including:

  • Developmental Measures
  • Scales for Beliefs, Relationships, or Expectancies
  • Aggression, Coping, or Functional Status Questionnaires
  • Racial and Ethnic Identity Scales
  • Resilience, Anger Response, or Substance Abuse Inventories
  • Physical Health Related Assessments
  • Personality Assessments
  • Educational Measures
  • Neuropsychological Assessments
  • Aptitude and Achievement Measures
  • Competency Measures
  • Occupational Measures
  • Intelligence Tests
  • Military Tests

If you would like more information about PsycBOOKS or PsycTESTS, please contact Linda Roulston, Psychology Librarian, (451-6879); for more resources relevant to studies in Psychology, please consult UNB Libraries’ Psychology Guides.

For help with any of UNB Libraries’ resources, contact the HIL Research Help Desk in person, by telephone (453-3546), by email, or by Ask Us.

New Business e-Resources

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Check out these 3 NEW e-Resources for Business Administration at UNB Libraries!

Passport GMID is an international market research database and analysis tool from Euromonitor. The database contains business intelligence and reports across key industries, companies, markets, and consumers in more than 200 categories for 80 countries. It also provides data on lifestyle, demographic and socio-economic country that spans 206 countries.

Hoover’s Online (D & B/Mergent) is a quality business database from Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) that offers reliable and comprehensive insight and analysis on more than 85 million companies, 100 million contacts, and 900 industry segments. Whether you are generating leads, researching companies and industries, or comparing competitive strategies, Hoover’s data provides some of the most up-to-date information available.

Mergent Online provides access to the most detailed financial data available for over 25,000 public U.S. and global companies. Results include: company details/history, executives, ownership, key financials, equity pricing, reports, filings, news, competitors, plus a customized Report Builder. Company financial reports for up to 15 years can be downloaded via Excel spreadsheet software. Mergent also offers real-time access to company filings submitted to the SEC (U.S.) and SEDAR (Canada). Additional attributes include a Global Private Company database for over 20 million private companies, reports (industry or equity), economic indicators, and country profiles.


For more information about these Business e-resources, please contact Leanne Wells, Business Librarian, (447-3075); for more resources relevant to studies in Business, please consult UNB Libraries’ Business Administration Guides.

For help with any of UNB Libraries’ resources, contact the HIL Research Help Desk in person, by telephone (453-3546), by email, or by Ask Us.

Grant Connect

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Grant Connect (formerly Canadian Directory to Foundations & Corporations) is a bilingual database that provides detailed information on all Canadian grant-making foundations, hundreds of corporate community investment programs, as well as government funding programs and American foundations that will fund Canadian charities.

Features:

  • Updated daily with information from multiple data sources
  • Financial history of the funder
  • Giving history of the funder
  • Application guidelines, including deadlines, evaluation criteria, and application turnaround time

Four Ways to Search:

  1. Quick Look-up by name or charitable business number to find a specific funder
  2. Funder Search to identify which funders are most likely to support your organization or project
  3. Gift Explorer to look for organizations like yours that have received gifts or to find a funder that has made grants to organizations in your field
  4. People Seeker to look for a particular individual associated with a funder (e.g. an officer, board member, or staff person)

Learn more…

Register for 2 free webinars to learn how Grant Connect can help your organization achieve its fundraising goals:

  1. Grant Connect 101: An Introduction to Grant Connect designed for those who have little-to-no experience with Grant Connect or similar tools. Topics include the following:
    • Understanding Prospects: An overview of the funding available to Canadian charities
    • Grantseeking Basics: A look at best practises in grant solicitation
    • Effective Searching: How to find great prospects using our Grant Connect Funder Search
    • Managing Prospects: Perform successful funder management with the MyPipeline report
  2. Grant Connect 201: Advanced Learning Session designed for more experienced users who are comfortable using the basic features of Grant Connect or a similar tool. Topics include the following:
    • Our Methodology: An interesting look at the data that drives Grant Connect
    • Advanced Searching: Learn to maximize your results in all four Grant Connect searches
    • Evaluating Prospects: How to distinguish between decent prospects and great ones
    • Networking with Grant Connect: Using the power of LinkedIN to uncover connections

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Imagine Canada is a national charity whose mission is to advance knowledge and relationships to foster effective and sustainable charitable and non-profit organizations. Grant Connect is Imagine Canada’s social enterprise, driven by social good above profit, with decades of success in the Canadian charitable sector.


If you would like more information about Grant Connect or any of UNB Libraries’ resources, contact the HIL Research Help Desk in person, by telephone (453-3546), by email, or by Ask Us.