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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].

Films on Demand Master Academic Video Collection trial through May 6

April 9, 2018 by Cheryl Urasaki | 0 comments

If you use videos to enhance learning, you won’t want to miss our latest database trial: Films on Demand Master Academic Video Collection.

Features:

  • More than 28,000 titles covering 26 core subject areas
  • Videos from 800+ international producers
  • Unlimited access
  • Includes public performance rights

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Access the trial: Films on Demand Master Academic Video Collection trial [New Window]
NOW through May 6, 2018.

Your input strongly influences our purchasing decisions.  Once you’ve had the chance to evaluate this resource, please leave feedback [New Window].

If you have questions about the trial, please contact Wayde Oshiro (waydeo@hawaii.edu).

February 20, 2018
by Wayde Oshiro
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Rosetta Stone Trial Available Through March 31st

The library has initiated trial access to the Rosetta Stone Library Solution Plus language learning platform for a limited time. Rosetta Stone Library Solution Plus offers the following:

  • 30 languages (some up to 5 levels);
  • Lessons building reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills;
  • CEFR B1 proficiency for selected languages.

To get started, click here [New Window] to create your 30-day trial account. After creating your Rosetta Stone account your access is good for 30 days, or until March 31st, whichever comes first.

Important Note: Your progress is not saved after the 30-day trial ends.

Your feedback will inform the library’s decision to acquire this resource in the future. Please complete our Trial Database Feedback Form [New Window] to let us know what you think.

November 30, 2017
by Wayde Oshiro
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Mango Languages Demo on December 5th

Mango Languages is an interactive language learning platform supporting 71 foreign languages. A webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, December 5th at 12:00 pm. Tony Casali, Mango Languages representative, will provide a 30-40 minute demonstration of the features of this innovative online language learning resource.

The webinar is open to faculty and staff. To attend, please use the following link to register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/189694730136767746

November 14, 2017
by Wayde Oshiro
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Are you interested in Mango Languages?

Mango Languages is an interactive language learning platform supporting 71 foreign languages and English for Non-English speakers.

The library will schedule a webinar if there’s interest in learning more about this resource. Reply using this online form: https://goo.gl/tJm2rT

Reply by Monday, November 20, 2017.

 

March 13, 2017
by Wayde Oshiro
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What is JoVE Science Education?

The Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) is the first peer-reviewed science video journal.  The Library has started a limited access trial to JoVE’s Science Education Database which provides nearly 1,000 videos covering scientific fundamentals.  Easy to understand video demonstrations on laboratory techniques, experiment design, introduction to concepts and theories, and more. Watch this short video to learn more.

For more info about JoVE and Leeward’s trial access, see last week’s blog post.

March 7, 2017
by Wayde Oshiro
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Database Trial: JoVE Science Education Videos

The Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) is the first peer-reviewed science video journal.  The Library has started a limited access trial to JoVE’s Science Education Database which provides nearly 1,000 videos covering scientific fundamentals.  Easy to understand video demonstrations on laboratory techniques, experiment design, introduction to concepts and theories, and more. View a short video describing how JoVE is used in the classroom.

The collections available during this trial

  • Basic Biology – General Laboratory Techniques, Basic Methods in Cellular and Molecular Biology, Essentials of Biology 1: yeast, Drosophila and C. elegans, and Essentials of Biology 2: Mouse, Zebrafish, and Chick
  • Advanced Biology – Essentials of Neuroscience, Essentials of Developmental Biology, Essentials of Genetics, and Essentials of Cell Biology
  • Psychology – Essentials of Behavioral Science, Essentials of Experimental Psychology, Essentials of Cognitive Psychology, and Essentials of Developmental Psychology
  • Environmental Sciences – Essentials of Environmental Science, Essentials of Environmental Microbiology, and Essentials of Earth Science
  • Chemistry – Essentials of General Chemistry, Essentials of Organic Chemistry, and Essentials of Analytical Chemistry

How do I access the trial?

Will the Library actually acquire these collections?

Depends on the feedback we receive from you. If you like what you see please tell us using our Trial Databases Feedback Form, or contact a librarian.

Contact a subject specialist librarian if you have any questions about this trial or any other resources.

February 27, 2017
by Wayde Oshiro
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Database Trial: World Religions

Trial ended. World Religions is now available for all Leeward users.  Click here.

The Infobase World Religions database provides historical and contemporary coverage of major world religions and spiritual movements. World Religions is not a comprehensive religion resource. It offers access to concise articles on each religion, select primary source materials, sacred texts, music clips, and videos. Supplemental resources include images of religious art, architecture, and rituals; historical timelines; maps and graphs; and a calendar of religious holidays and observances.

Students can use World Religions as a gateway to exploring religion-related topics in a structured and unbiased manner, or as a resource for maps and images that can be used to provide a finishing touch on their research assignments.

 

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