Mango Premiere™

Mango Premiere - Web Banner 1Say hello to the Community College of Philadelphia Library’s newest language-learning resource: Mango Premiere™. The newest addition to the popular Mango Languages database, Mango Premiere™ is the first and only language-learning resource to teach through film.

Turning the entertainment experience into a learning experience, Mango Premiere™ exposes students to four key areas of language learning – vocabulary, phrases, culture and grammar – all while enjoying the fun and excitement of a movie.

Users are able to customize their learning experience by choosing how they want to watch a film. In “Movie Mode”, you can watch the entire movie with your choice of subtitles (English subtitles, subtitles in the language you’re learning, or both). Or you can select “Engage Mode” to learn each scene’s dialogue, part-by-part.

Along the way, you’ll see all the same features that Mango users have come to know and love: semantic color mapping, phonetic pop-ups, quizzes, Grammar Notes, Culture Notes, and more.

To access, click on Databases and go to Language Learning Center (Mango Languages).

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New Literary Database Search and Collections

Gale Artemis Literary Sources The College Library is pleased to provide access to Gale Artemis Literary Sources Academic, a discovery tool which allows you to, with a single search, find literary sources by searching Literature Criticism Online and Literature Resource Center simultaneously.

Titles now available in Literature Criticism Online include (beginning with volume 1 to current):

  • Contemporary Literary Criticism
  • Children’s Literature Review 
  • Classical & Medieval Literature Criticism NEW
  • Dictionary of Literary Biography
  • Drama Criticism
  • Literature Criticism 1400-1800 NEW
  • Nineteenth Century Literary Criticism NEW
  • Poetry Criticism
  • Shakespearean Criticism NEW
  • Short Story Criticism
  • Something About the Author (children’s authors and artists) NEW
  • Twentieth Century Literary Criticism

 

In addition, the following series are now available in the Gale Virtual Reference Library:

Scribner Writers SeriesScribner Writers Series – American Writers Collection, British Writers Collection, European Writers Collection and World and Genre Writers Collection. NEW

Twayne's Authors SeriesTwayne’s Authors Series – U.S. Authors Series Classic, English Writers Series Classic, World Authors Series Classic, Masterwork Studies, Studies in Short Fiction, plus updated editions of U.S., World and English Authors series. NEW

 

LitFinderLitFinder is international in scope, and covers all time periods and contains a wealth of primary literature content. This includes approximately 140,000 full-text poems, 800,000 poem citations and excerpts, 7,100 full-text short stories and novels, 3,800 full-text essays, 2,000 full-text speeches and 1,700 full-text plays. It also includes biographies, work summaries, photographs and a glossary. NEW

You can access these new resources on campus, or through MyCCP.

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WERC Learning Commons Remains Open

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Main Campus is closed today, May 28, 2014. The Learning Commons at CCP’s West Regional Center (4800 Chestnut St.) remains open until 8pm. We have English and Math tutors available until 6pm for your convenience. Stop by and use the computers or get some help with your classwork!

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Trial to ProQuest Newspapers and More…

The College Library has a trial, through June 13, 2014, to ProQuest Newspapers and Research Companion. The following is included in this trial:

Gannett Newsstand – Access to 85 US regional newspapers and 7 Gannett military newspapers

ProQuest Newsstand – includes the following:

  • New York Times (1980-current)
  • Wall Street Journal (1984-current)
  • Washington Post (1987-current)
  • Los Angeles Times (1985-current)
  • Chicago Tribune (1985-current)
  • The Philadelphia Inquirer (1983-current)
  • Plus International newspapers

ProQuest Research Companion – Modules and interactive tools focused on Information Literacy principles of finding, evaluating, and using information. Used to supplement the Library’s Information Literacy instruction classes.

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National Nurses Week, May 6-12

 

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The American Nurses Association’s (ANA) annual observance of National Nurses Week takes place each year from May 6th through May 12th, the birthday of Florence Nightingale.

This year’s theme is “Nurses: Leading the Way”

National Student Nurses Day is observed on May 8th each year.

Click on the link to find out more about the ANA, National Nurses Week, and to read about the history of the celebration.

Nurses We Salute You!

Source: http://www.nursingworld.org/

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April 1-24, 2014, Northwest Regional Center Library Host Events to Celebrate National Library Week and Poetry Month

As part of the month long program, library users snapped selfies, told their story, and wrote haiku.

Top Row: Sheilah Miller.  Bottom (L to R): Chamira Nelson, Rhonda Calhoun, and Menawonu Tobi. Not pictured: Patricia Robles

Top Row: Sheilah Miller. Bottom (L to R): Chamira Nelson, Rhonda Calhoun, and Menawonu Tobi. Not pictured: Patricia Robles

On 24 April, Poem in Your Pocket Day, library users were greeted at the door with a display of pockets filled with poems of select poets, including college professors Crystal Bacon, Michelle Myers, and Jonathan Drucker. Those passing by could grab a poem, drop in and read it or share it throughout the day with others.

Featured poet included Maya Angelou, Arna Bontemps, Gwendolyn Brooks, Lucille Clifton, Countee Cullen, Rita Dove, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Langston Hughes, Yusef Komunyakaa, Audre Lorde, Nikki Giovanni, and Sonia Sanchez

Featured poet included Maya Angelou, Arna Bontemps, Gwendolyn Brooks, Lucille Clifton, Countee Cullen, Rita Dove, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Langston Hughes, Yusef Komunyakaa, Audre Lorde, Nikki Giovanni, and Sonia Sanchez

Occurrence of applause and finger snapping could be heard as students, staff, and faculty recited an original or favorite poem.

NLW and Poetry Month Video

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Poem in Your Pocket Day 2014

poem in your pocket 2014Over at WERC in the Learning Commons we are giving away poems! Stop by and take one to carry with you through your finals…

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