Learn Languages with Mango

Mango Languages

Travelling or interning abroad this summer?  Brush up on your foreign language skills with the Mango Languages database.  It contains lessons and tutorials for over 70 languages!

Then
Habe einen großartigen Sommer!
Hyvää kesää kaikille!
Turėkite puikią vasarą!
Tenha um bom verão!
wherever you might be —

Explore Mango Languages at http://libdata.lib.ua.edu/login?url=https://connect.mangolanguages.com/univ-of-alabama/start or find it on the UA Libraries website in the databases list.

Looking for e-journals

When you want to view an article online, using Google to find the journal at the publisher’s website isn’t always the best way. The library website provides a more reliable method of locating the e-journals that we offer. At any page on the library website, click on “Research Tools” in the red bar at the top of the page. Next, click on “E-Books & E-Journals.” On this page you can enter the name of the journal to see a list of locations where the journal is available online, along with the date range. Some journals are available at the publisher’s website, but others are offered through our databases or through a collection like JSTOR. Going through the library website has another advantage: if you’re off-campus, you will be able to authenticate using your bama account to get full access to our resources.

Next time you’re looking for an e-journal, start at the library website! Bruno Library’s home page is found at http://www.lib.ua.edu/bruno.

New Bruno Library website

The Bruno Library has a new website!  Along with the new site, we have a new address:

http://www.lib.ua.edu/bruno

The Bruno site is now integrated into the University Libraries website to improve your access to all of the University Libraries’ collections and services.  There is a new look and organizational structure for the overall site, along with several new features.

We hope you enjoy the new site.  Don’t forget to change your bookmarks to the new address.  The current website will be available until the morning of the first day of classes, August 19.

New hours for fall semester

The Bruno Library has new hours for fall semester 2016!  We have adjusted our opening and closing times for your convenience.   We are opening a little earlier on weekdays to give you more time to come by and use the computers or make printouts before your 8:00 classes.  We’re also opening earlier on Sunday so you can get an earlier start on all those assignments due on Monday.  And we’re staying open a little later on Friday and Saturday evenings for the busy folks who use those hours as study times.

Here is the new schedule, with the changed times marked in red:

Sunday: 11:00 am to 1:00 am

Monday-Thursday: 7:30 am to 1:00 am

Friday: 7:30 am to 7:00 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

Let us know what you think about the new schedule!

OneSource becomes D&B Hoover’s

Many researchers have discovered that the OneSource database is an excellent source of data on companies and industries.  What we once knew as OneSource is now owned by Dun & Bradstreet, the company that also owns Hoover’s Online.  The data and information from both databases have been merged into a new-and-improved database called D&B Hoover’s.  When you pull up a company record in D&B Hoover’s, you will find the same wealth of information that was previously available in OneSource, but in an updated format.  Additional features and tools for exploring companies and company news are also available from the new home page.  For now, you can find D&B Hoover’s in the library’s databases list either under its new name listed under the letter D or under the former OneSource name listed under the letter O.

Visit D&B Hoover’s to explore the new interface!

D&B Hoover's home page

Say it with pictures!

Google searches for Girl Scout cookies

Buchholz, K. 2019, January 7. Girl Scouts Head into Cookie Season [Digital image]. Retrieved January 11, 2019, from https://www.statista.com/chart/16550/google-searches-for-girl-scout-cookies/.

Need some interesting graphics to make your presentations and reports more visually appealing?  Many of our databases offer infographics or data visualizations on a variety of topics.  The chart above is from Statista, an excellent source of statistics from many sources over a wide range of topics.  Other databases that are particularly helpful for business subjects are Mintel Reports, which provides marketing data and analyses primarily for consumer products, and eMarketer, which contains data and reports on e-commerce, consumer use of electronic products, social media, and related topics.

Soccer by the numbers

If the World Cup has you excited about soccer, you’re certainly not alone.  Over 30 million Americans viewed or attended a soccer game in 2017, and over 14 million played in a game, with participation split nearly equally between children and adults.  In 2016 (latest year available), Americans purchased 5.8 million soccer balls, mostly at sporting goods stores or discount stores.

Want to see the numbers behind your favorite sport? Check out Sports Market Analytics (formerly SBRnet), one of the many databases brought to you by the University Libraries.

 

Software on Bruno computers

Need just the right software to complete your project?  The Bruno Library offers fifty software packages on its collection of Windows desktops and laptops and Mac laptops.  From Adobe Acrobat to Wolfram Mathematica, we provide the software you need to produce documents, analyze data, prepare presentations, animate web content, construct web pages, design graphics, and otherwise be productive and creative.

Check out the complete list of software available on Bruno Library computers on the Libraries’ website.

Spirit of invention in Alabama has long history

Many important inventors of the past had ties to Alabama.  Did you know that one of the first patents for windshield wipers was awarded to a Birmingham woman named Mary Anderson in 1903?  Unfortunately, while her product was the first to be effective, it was never produced commercially.  Alabama inventors produced the Klaxon horn (“ah-OO-gah!”) and the first electrical hearing aid, explored motorized flight, designed early submarines, created a particle accelerator, introduced crop rotation, and developed numerous practical plant-based products.

Learn more about the history of invention and innovation in Alabama in this article from Alabama Business magazine:

Ah-oo-gah and Other Alabama Greats
http://www.businessalabama.com/Business-Alabama/November-2013/Ah-oo-gah-and-Other-Alabama-Greats/

 

We’re here for you!

The Bruno Library building might be closed, but our enormous collection of electronic journals, ebooks, and databases is still available to you at any location 24/7 through the website at http://libraries.ua.edu/bruno.  Likewise, our business librarians and staff are working from home to continue to provide support for your teaching, learning, and research.

For a quick response, you can send a question to the University Libraries’ chat service at http://ask.lib.ua.edu.  You can also submit a question by email using that site, or you can contact one of the business librarians directly.

For accounting, management, statistics, MIS, operations management, contact Mark Siciliano, msicilia@bruno.cba.ua.edu.

For economics, finance, marketing, contact Paul Brothers, pbrother@bruno.cba.ua.edu.

For guides to using business databases and information sources, see https://guides.lib.ua.edu/business.

For the most up-to-date information regarding University Libraries’ resources and services, see our library guide at http://guides.lib.ua.edu/COVID-19.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us for assistance!

Be safe and be well!

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