Learn a Language with Mango

Visit the OhioLINK Language Learning Center to begin or augment your learning of languages for free.

The Language Learning Center uses Mango for Libraries, an excellent resource for language learning.

Each Mango lesson is focused on practical, common conversation skills and includes instruction on vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, AND culture. The lessons are written and developed by native-speaking teachers who understand the nuances of the language and the culture.

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Zotero Everywhere

With a newly launched initiative funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Zotero plans to expand its service to multiple browsers. From Zotero:

We’re delighted to announce Zotero Everywhere, a major new initiative generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Zotero Everywhere is aimed at dramatically increasing the accessibility of Zotero to the widest possible range of users today and in the future.

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Microsoft Academic Search (Beta)

From Resourceshelf:

“About 11 months ago ResourceShelf posted about Microsoft Academic Search (Beta). Important. THIS IS NOT the same technology that was around a few years ago to search academic/scholarly material. That subpar service was named Live Academic.

Today, Academic Search (Beta) continues as database and search engine being developed by Microsoft Research Asia.

Google Scholar remains a valuable and important resource that continues to expand.

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New Database: Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection: Series 1

Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection presents a digital collection of historical content pertaining to U.S. Hispanic history, literature and culture. “Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Project” – from which the collection draws its content, is the largest national project ever to locate, preserve and disseminate Hispanic culture of the United States in its written form since colonial times until 1960.

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New Database: Archives Unbound

Archives Unbound presents topically-focused digital collections of historical documents that support the research and study needs of scholars and students at the college and university level. Collections in Archives Unbound cover a broad range of topics from the Middle Ages forward-from Witchcraft to World War II to twentieth-century political history. Collections are chosen for Archives Unbound based on requests from scholars, archivists, and students.

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