AccessScience has added lots of new content this month. There are new and updated articles on:
- Fire and disturbance ecology
- Gravitational radiation
- HeLa cells
- Internal conversion
New Research Reviews include:
- Chemistry of new bismuth compounds
- Molecular components of itch, pain, and touch sensation
- Nobel Prizes for 2016
- Zwicky Transient Facility
New videos and animations include:
- Foam Explosion: Elephant Toothpaste
- How Does Protein Build Muscle?
- How to Make Electronic Skin with Stanford University’s Zhenan Bao
- Is Fluoride in Drinking Water Safe?
- Maillard: The Most Delicious Chemical Reaction in the World
- The World’s Most Unavoidable Carcinogen
And finally, there’s a new video biography of Robert S. Langer, winner of the 2016 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Life Science.
- Video courses have a new mobile-friendly interface that also makes captioning and transcripts available.
- There are new tutorials for Windows 10 at basic, intermediate, and advanced skill levels.
- Tutorials for resources that use Adobe Flash have been retired.
We’re very excited to announce that Mango Languages has added two new ESL/ELL courses for Hmong and Somali speakers. Did you know Minnesota has the second-largest Hmong population and the largest Somali population in the United States? And that Hmong and Somali are the third and fourth most commonly spoken languages in our state, after English and Spanish?
- English for Hmong speakers (Lus As Kiv rau cov hais lus Hmoob)
- English for Somali speakers (Ingiriisi loogu talagalay kuwa Soomaali ku hadla)
Mango Languages now offers English courses for speakers of 19 different languages. If you already speak English, why stop there? Mango includes courses for 71 foreign languages. Fight monolingualism and start learning a new language today!
If you’re looking for extensive, unbiased coverage of social issues and topics in the news, check out the Reference Shelf series. We currently have 26 titles (10 are also online) and we add six more every year. Topics include:
- The Business of Food
- Sports in America
- Aging in America
- Revisiting Gender
- Marijuana Reform
- The Digital Age
- Transformation of American Cities
- Racial Tension in a “Postracial” Age
- U.S./China Relations
- Rethinking Work
- Campaign Trends and Election Law
Get the facts and have an informed opinion!
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to the National Cancer Institute, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime. Learn more about the disease, its prevention, and treatment with books, ebooks, and videos from our collection.
Check out these sites for more information:
- American Cancer Society – Breast Cancer
- CDC – Breast Cancer
- ebrary – Breast Cancer Searchable Information Center
- MedlinePlus – Breast Cancer
- National Breast Cancer Foundation – Breast Cancer Awareness Month
- National Cancer Institute – Breast Cancer