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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
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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.

March 12, 2017
by Wayde Oshiro
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US West Newsstream Replaces ProQuest News & Newspapers

ProQuest News & Newspapers, an important resource for accessing full text article content from the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Honolulu Advertiser, and Honolulu Star-Bulletin newspapers was recently replaced by a new database.

US West Newsstream (also by ProQuest) is the new database for accessing articles from the Honolulu dailies. In addition, US West Newsstream also includes coverage from 270 news sources from Alaska, California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.

Contact a librarian if you have any questions about database access or content.

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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