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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].

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 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.

New OverDrive Reads

April 26, 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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New OverDrive e-Books This Spring

April 2, 2018 by Jason Yamashita | 0 comments

New electronic book titles added to the OverDrive database.

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.

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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.

 

June 15, 2017
by Wayde Oshiro
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Statista Chart of the Day – Spending on Father’s Day

How much will you end up spending for Father’s Day? Statista, the Portal for Statistics, charts the numbers:

Infographic: The Numbers Behind Father's Day Spending In The U.S. | Statista You will find more statistics at Statista

It might not be a surprise to learn that the US doesn’t provide any paid parental leave for fathers since we’re one of just two countries not providing paid leave to new mothers. What might surprise you is the country that offers the most paid leave for fathers. Guess where? Go to the Statista page, “Where Fathers Get the Most Paid Parental Leave” to find out.

Statista is a database providing over 1 million statistics from 18,000 sources. Charts, graphs, and infographics are exportable in PNG, PPT, or XLS formats, and can be embedded in websites with auto-generated HTML codes.  Thousands of dossiers and reports on companies, industries, and countries are available as PDFs. Ask a librarian if you have any questions about Statista.

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 13, 2017
by Wayde Oshiro
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World Religions is Now Available

Just in time for the Holi festival celebrated by Hindus around the world, the World Religions database is available to all Leeward users. Click here to access.

Image of the World Religions main page

World Religions main page

The Infobase World Religions database was acquired by the Library after receiving positive feedback from religion faculty members during our recent database trial. World Religions can be accessed from the Library’s homepage.

Go to www.leeward.hawaii.edu/library. Select Research Databases button and scroll down the complete list of library databases to select World Religions

Library website (www.leeward.hawaii.edu/library) showing the Research Databases button view and database drop-down menu.

Contact me or any librarian to learn more about our research databases and other electronic resources.

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