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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.

 

October 3, 2016
by Wayde Oshiro
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NEW TRIAL for PrepSTEP: A College Skills Learning Platform

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PrepSTEP is an online learning platform designed to help students build the skills they need to succeed in college.  Core modules contain self-guided online tutorials, e-books, quizzes, and videos covering,

  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Core English Skills Review
  • Core Math and Science Skills Review
  • Placement Test Preparation
  • Career and Workplace Preparation
  • College Success Skills
  • And more…

The Library has initiated a 30 day trial for you to explore this platform.  The trial expires on October 26th.

A username and password is required to access the trial account. You are free to test drive all the features in PrepSTEP but be aware that everything is shared and nothing will be saved once the trial ends.

To begin, click this link: www.prepstep.com/2-year

  • User Name:    leewardtrial@learnx.com
  • Password:     password

IMPORTANT:  The trial account is shared.  DO NOT edit the user name or password at any time as this will make PrepSTEP inaccessible to the rest of the campus.

After you’ve had a chance to explore PrepSTEP, please take a few minutes to complete our feedback form. Your feedback will be considered in the Library’s resource acquisition decision-making process.  Submit your feedback here.PrepStep flyerPrepStep flyer

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