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Mango Languages

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Mango is an online interactive language learning tool, that combines sound, text (including captioning) and images. It covers more than 70 languages, including ASL, Arabic, English as a second language (in 17 versions for various language speakers), Canadian French, Igbo, Swahili and Yiddish.

Have YOU done your taxes?

Uncle Sam Wants You image

Now through May 2016
Main Library, 3rd floor, West Wing

An exhibit of income tax-related materials from the Michigan State University Libraries.

Exhibit produced by Amanda Tickner and Katie Emery

Voxgov: News from U.S. Government Sources

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Voxgov collects over 50 different document types from U.S. Federal Government sources. These include press releases, speeches, transcripts, columns, blogs, fact sheets, social media, Federal Register and Congressional documents, among many others. Materials are included from candidates in the presidential election campaign.

Library Environmental Series: Beal Garden Tours

library environmental series

Edible Wild Spring Greens

Thursday, May 12, 2016
12:10–12:50 p.m.

Faculty Research in Special Collections

Special Collections Librarian Peter Berg with Professor Helen Veit holding a cookbook

Now through June 2016
Main Library, 1st Floor Lobby

An exhibit highlighting seven MSU faculty members and their publications based wholly or in part on resources in Special Collections.

Exhibit produced by Ruth Ann Jones

Rovi Media Collection

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Thanks to a generous donation from the Rovi Corporation of California, Michigan State University Libraries now has the country’s largest publicly accessible media collection.

The new “Rovi Media Collection” includes nearly 1 million CDs, Blu-Rays, DVDs and video games.   Patrons can request movies and music through the MSU Libraries catalog, and residents of Michigan can request items through MelCat, the statewide interlibrary loan borrowing system. 

Spring 2016 Classes and Workshops

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Sign up today for a free workshop at the library! Sign up early, as most classes have limited enrollment.  Offered this semester:

  • Citation Management -  Endnote X6 and Endnote Online, Mendeley, and Zotero
  • Digital Humanities - including Github tutorials and data visualization
  • Make Central  - 3D printing and video game emulation
  • Funding Your Graduate Experience
  • GIS programs - GQIS, 3D maps, and finding geospatial data

This Year in History: A Retrospective Trip through Time

This Year in History: A Retrospective Trip Through Time

Now through July 2016
Main Library, 2nd Floor, West Wing

An exhibit profiling the 2016 anniversaries of 12 significant historical events.

Exhibit produced by Anita Ezzo