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Kanopy: New Login System

October 4, 2018 by Cheryl Urasaki | 0 comments

Kanopy [New Window], one of our resources for streaming videos, has a new login system.  Starting October 4, 2018, all users must create a personal account to view content.  This is a very quick process, and there is no charge.

When attempting to play a video, you will be prompted to log in or sign up.

Screenshot of Kanopy login screen

If you already have an account, log in with your email and password.  If you do not have an account, click on the Sign Up button.  You will be prompted to enter your name, email address, and a password.

Screenshot of Kanopy account signup

After you submit your information, you will be emailed a verification link. Click on the link in your email, and you’re all set!

Screenshot of Kanopy account confirmation

Please note that if you are off campus, you may also need to enter your UH login credentials, if prompted, when accessing Kanopy.

If you have questions about Kanopy or any of our other library resources, please contact us at (808) 455-0379 or lccref@hawaii.edu.

Banned Books Week Continues on OverDrive

October 1, 2018 by Jason Yamashita | 0 comments

Last week was the national Banned Books Week [New Window]. There’s still time to FREE a banned book from our library displays of books featuring titles that have been challenged for withdrawal in libraries across the country. Or, for your convenience, below are challenged titles available as e-books through the OverDrive database [New Window].

Book cover of 1984 Book cover of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Book cover of Annie on My Mind Cover of The Color Purple Book cover of The Handmaid's Tale Book cover of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Book cover of The Lord of the Rings Book cover of The Namesake Book cover of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Book cover of An Abundance of Katherines Book cover of Paper Towns

Please note: Clicking on an image above will take you to the e-book’s Hawaiʻi Voyager catalog record. In the record’s “Holdings Information,” the provided link will direct you to borrowing the e-book in OverDrive [New Window].

Resources for Banned Books Week

September 25, 2018 by Cheryl Urasaki | 0 comments

Cartoon of Mark Twain complaining about censorship of Huck Finn

Source: “Editing the Classics: Censoring ‘Huck Finn’.” Issues & Controversies, Infobase Learning, http://lccproxy.lib.hawaii.edu:2048/login?url=http://icof.infobaselearning.com/recordurl.aspx?ID=10992. Accessed 25 Sept. 2018.

Happy Banned Books Week!  If you’re looking for resources related to book banning/censorship, the library’s current events databases are a great place to start.  Here’s a sampling of what you can find!

Editing the Classics: Should classic works of literature be edited to make them less offensive? [New Window]

Screenshot of Issues & Controversies topic page

Book Banning topic page [New Window]

Screenshot of Opposing Viewpoints in Context topic page

Banning Books: An Overview [New Window]

Screenshot of Points of View Reference Center topic

Can’t get enough?  See our list of databases related to current events [New Window].  If you need assistance, please contact the Reference Desk at lccref@hawaii.edu or (808) 455-0379.  We are always happy to help!

Database Trial: Mometrix eLibrary

September 17, 2018 by Cheryl Urasaki | 0 comments

Thinking of applying for grad school, but dreading the GRE?  Studying for the NCLEX or Praxis?  Whether you need to resurrect long-forgotten math skills or prepare for a professional certification exam, the library’s newest trial may be of interest to you.

Mometrix eLibrary offers study guides and practice questions for many standardized exams, including Praxis, GRE, TOEFL, ACCUPLACER, NCLEX, CLEP, MCAT, GMAT, and more.

Study Guides menu:

Mometrix study guides screenshot

Sample study guide: TOEFL Secrets.

Mometrix TOEFL study guide screenshot

Practice Tests menu:

Mometrix practice tests screenshot

Sample practice test: GRE Verbal Reasoning.

Mometrix GRE practice test screenshot

Access the trial at:

https://portal.mometrixelibrary.com/login?demo=Wa_1534965990_LCC [New Window]
Password: LCC0525799

Trial runs through approximately 10/29/2018.

Your input strongly influences our purchasing decisions, so we appreciate your honest assessment.  After reviewing Mometrix eLibrary, please submit your feedback: https://goo.gl/forms/ker1COYs7crB0vat2 [New Window].

New Resource: Credo View

September 7, 2018 by Cheryl Urasaki | 0 comments

The library is pleased to introduce Credo View [New Window], a wonderful new resource to support information literacy.

Credo View provides streaming video content on a variety of information literacy topics.  The 60 brief videos are organized into 9 broad subject areas.  Most of the videos are around 2-3 minutes long, with closed captions and transcripts available.

Screenshot of Credo View menu

Primary and Secondary Research video screenshot

You can find Credo View in our A-Z Databases list [New Window].  If you need direct links to individual videos, or have any questions about Credo View, please contact Cheryl Urasaki (urasakic@hawaii.edu).

New OverDrive Course Reserve Titles – August 2018

August 20, 2018 by Jason Yamashita | 0 comments

These electronic book titles have been added to the OverDrive database [New Window].

If you are interested in any of these titles below, click on the image to access the e-book’s Hawai’i Voyager catalog record. In the record’s “Holdings Information,” the provided link will direct you to borrowing the e-book in OverDrive [New Window].

Dawn ebook cover The Case for Satan ebook cover Piercing ebook cover Like Water for Chocolate ebook cover The Romance of Tristan and Iseult ebook cover Love and Responsibility ebook cover Dismembering Lahui ebook cover

New Resource: Academic Video Online (AVON)

July 10, 2018 by Cheryl Urasaki | 0 comments

Looking for something new to watch this summer?  The library has you covered.  Check out our latest streaming video collection, Academic Video Online (AVON) [New Window].

With more than 64,000 video titles covering a wide range of subjects, you are sure to find something that piques your interest.

AVON screenshot

Want to check out our other video collections?   Click on the Find Videos button (circled in red in the picture below) on the library’s website [New Window]:

Library website

This will take you to our full list of streaming video collections.  Click on the title of the collection to access the videos.

Streaming video collections

If you have questions about AVON or our other streaming video collections, please contact the Reference Desk at lccref@hawaii.edu or (808) 455-0379.  Happy viewing!

New OverDrive Reads – July 2018

July 2, 2018 by Jason Yamashita | 0 comments

These electronic book titles have been added to the OverDrive database [New Window].

If you are interested in any of these titles below, click on the image to access the e-book’s Hawai’i Voyager catalog record. In the record’s “Holdings Information,” the provided link will direct you to borrowing the e-book in OverDrive [New Window].

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Summer Reading…Summer Awakening!

May 29, 2018 by Jason Yamashita | 0 comments

Your e-book summer adventure awaits!

Whether you’re working or rejuvenating this summer, below are some electronic book suggestions through the OverDrive database [New Window].

Don’t forget, OverDrive [New Window] allows:

  • Downloadable e-books for viewing on tablets, smartphones, e-readers, and desktops
  • Online and offline viewing modes
  • Supported formats including Kindle Books, OverDrive Read, and EPUB ebook
  • Two-week loan period with no worrying about late returns or overdue fines

NONFICTION TITLES
Summer 2018 nonfiction Summer 2018 nonfiction Summer 2018 nonfiction

May 2018 New eBooks Summer 2018 nonfiction Summer 2018 nonfiction
FICTION TITLES
Summer 2018 fiction Summer 2018 fiction Summer 2018 fiction

April 2018 New eBooks Summer 2018 fiction Summer 2018 fiction

Click on image above to access the e-book’s Hawai’i Voyager catalog record. In the record’s “Holdings Information,” the provided link will direct you to borrowing the e-book in OverDrive [New Window]. Please visit our OverDrive collection for more titles.

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