Category Archives: Reference Materials

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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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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New e-Resources for Psychology

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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 Palgrave Dictionary of Economics Online

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This key reference source for economics includes contributions from over 1,500 writers, contains over 1,900 articles, and is updated on a quarterly basis.

Bringing together the world’s most influential economists writing in their areas of expertise, the New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics Online is a comprehensive, dynamic, and updated resource that serves the information needs of a new generation of economists. A rich reference collection of articles, this online resource provides access to archived material and to new material that is added quarterly.

Features of the Online Dictionary:

  • full text of the 1987 archive edition
  • full text of the 2008 print edition
  • quarterly additions and updates
  • search and browse facilities to explore the Dictionary with speed and ease
  • hyperlinked cross-references within articles
  • carefully selected and maintained links to related sites
  • My Dictionary, personal account option, to save searches, bookmark articles, and make notes

History:

R. H. Inglis Palgrave’s original Dictionary of Political Economy (1894-9) was a landmark in both publishing and economics: a liberal and scholarly overview of the whole sphere of economic thought in its day. Henry Higgs’s revised edition, Palgrave’s Dictionary of Political Economy (1923-6), retained the spirit of the original while embracing new concepts in the development of economics as a discipline.

1987 Archive Edition:

The New Palgrave: A Dictionary of Economics was published in 1987 to international acclaim. Its scope had expanded and evolved, and the tradition of drawing together eminent contributors from across the spectrum of methodological and ideological schools produced not only an unsurpassed work of reference, but also many individual classic essays of enduring importance.

2008 Print Edition:

The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, 2nd edition, was published in 2008. While some classic articles from the 1987 edition were retained, approximately 80% of the text was either entirely new or substantially rewritten to reflect the depth of change within the discipline between the editions.

For more information about the New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics Online, please contact Leanne Wells Subject Area Librarian for Economics, (447-3075); for more resources relevant to studies in economics, please consult UNB Libraries’ Economics 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.

Nursing e-resources

Image of a nursing studentCheck out 3 new databases!

CINAHL® with Full Text
(Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature)
provides access to the fulltext of articles for more than 610 nursing & allied health journals back to 1981 and indexes more than 3,000 journals. Offering complete coverage of English-language nursing journals and publications from the National League for Nursing and the American Nurses’ Association, CINAHL covers nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative and complementary medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines. In addition, this database offers access to health care books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of practice, educational software, audiovisuals and book chapters. Searchable cited references for more than 1,290 journals are also included.

CultureVision™ is a comprehensive searchable database providing information on over 50 different ethnic, cultural, religious, and ability groups on such topics as communication, family patterns, nutrition, treatment protocols, and mental health issues. CultureVision™ is the first comprehensive, user-friendly database that gives healthcare professionals access to culturally competent patient care.

Natural Standard was founded by healthcare providers and researchers to provide high-quality, evidence-based information about complementary and alternative therapies, including nutritional supplements. Contributors from more than 50 academic institutions systematically gather scientific data, expert opinions, and use validated rating scales to evaluate the quality of available evidence.

For more information about CINAHL® with Full Text, CultureVision™, or Natural Standard, please contact Frances Giberson, Nursing Librarian, (453-4602); for more resources relevant to studies in nursing, please consult UNB Libraries’ Nursing 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.