Mango Languages available during August 2015!

Salmon Library is excited to offer trial access throughout the month of August for Mango Languages, a leading language and culture learning resource. Mango Languages enriches lives with language and culture through self-guided courses that go beyond grammar and vocabulary, introducing language learners to a whole new world.

With apps available for Apple, Android, Kindle and Nook devices, Mango Languages has more than 70 foreign language and English as a second language courses, including unique culturally thematic specialty courses, like Medical Spanish, Soccer Celebration (Brazilian Portuguese), Endangered Languages, Pirate, Spanish for Librarians, etc. Mango also features Mango Premiere, the first of its kind program to teach language through full-length international films.

Contact Michael Manasco at Salmon Library for login details. You can email him at, or give him a call at (256) 824-6965.

Don’t Miss Your Chance To Access the CCDC!

The Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC) is a leading provider of structural databases and software for pharmaceutical discovery, materials development, research and education.

The CCDC compiles and distributes the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD), the world’s repository of experimentally determined organic and metal-organic crystal structures, and related applications software including GOLD and Relibase+.


(Exported images from Mercury showing some of the latest visualization enhancements  The images show the structure DL-alanine (DLALNI01) with glide planes shown in pink and the [200] crystal slice shown in the RHS picture.)

 Why is this important to the students at UAH? Because, now for a limited time (until the 2015 calendar runs out) YOU can gain full access to the CCDC!

Through the CCDC, UAH students can Deposit Structures – Upload your data to the CCDC for inclusion in the Cambridge Structural Database, Get Structures – view and retrieve structures in the Cambridge Structural Database, Browse Structures – view a subset of structures from the Cambridge Structural Database, assembled for use in teaching, and Search Structures – search for structures in the Cambridge Structural Database using our advanced search functionality.


If you are interested in learning more about the CCDC or installing it for full access you can contact Michael Manasco at or (256) 560-1564. Don’t miss your chance to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity today!

New OVID Database trials from now until April 1st!

From now until April 1st, we have access to a free trial period of two of Ovid’s premier visual learning databases: Visible Body’s Anatomy & Physiology, and Visible Body’s Human Anatomy Atlas! Per Ovid’s website:

“Visible Body is a suite of online programs that cover anatomy, physiology, muscles, the skeleton and the circulatory system through interactive 3D models, animations, quizzes and more.”

These two resources are also optimized for use on iPads and Android devices; in fact, using a touch screen for certain features (navigating through layers of the body, etc.) provides a truly interactive experience.

View 3D visualizations with learning tools to explore the systems of the human body. Over 4,000 medically-accurate anatomical structures—developed by medically trained medical illustrators and vetted by leading anatomists—cover both systemic and regional anatomy. If you’re interested in detailed visualization of human anatomy, check out these tools for the month of March, and let us know what you think!

Click the links below to authenticate, or contact Michael Manasco, our Electronic Resources Librarian, at (256) 824-6965 or at for help with login access off campus.

Visible Body’s Anatomy & Physiology

Visible Body’s Human Anatomy Atlas


Free access to Oxford online products April 13-19

In recognition of National Library Week (which is April 13-19 in the US), Oxford University Press is providing free access this week to many of their online resources.  For more information, see the Oxford University Press page here.

Oxford University Press

Please note that these are in addition to several different Oxford online resources that you can already access through the UAH Library (some of which come to us through the Alabama Virtual Library).  Those Oxford online research tools with ongoing access include:

SMP Database Trial through April

Security Management Practices (SMP) is an expert resource on the Web for learning about how to confront and manage organizational risk, plan for disruptions, deploy network security appliances, employ biometric technologies, safeguard intellectual property, establish security best practices, protect and train students, staff and much more. Click the link below to try it out!

SMP Trial

Database Trials — IBISWorld and CRCnetBASE Engineering ebooks

Running through March 31st, Salmon Library is providing free trial access to two databases: IBISWorld and STMnetBASE ebooks.

Billed as “The largest provider of industry information in the U.S.“, IBISWorld provides thoroughly researched, accurate and current business information. This database provides a robust selection of industry analysis for areas such as market conditions and forecasting, clearer pictures of supply chains, major products and services, key statistics, or even a means of keeping up with competitor activity in an industry. IBISWorld’s comprehensive reports will keep you informed. Marketing and new product development students and faculty will especially find this a useful tool. Click here to access now!

Offered by Taylor & Francis, this collection focuses on engineering ebooks. It includes over several cutting-edge and bestselling reference works, as well covering subject areas such as: mass transfer, chemical processing and design, power engineering, telecommunications, and structural engineering, to name a few.. With access to the latest handbooks in civil, mechanical, and electrical engineering, the Engineering Collection is definitely worth exploring for engineering related topics. Click here to access now!


World Almanac Trial until December 21st

We currently have a trial to the World Almanac Online until December 21st.

Published since 1868, The World Almanac and Book of Facts has become the best-selling American reference book of all time, with more than 80 million copies sold.  The new World Almanac Online is packed with essential facts collected and honed over decades by writers, editors, and fact checkers. The editors of the World Almanac are devoted to finding the most up-to-date, authoritative information, and consult hundreds of sources in governmental, international, trade, and professional organizations while bringing subject-specific expertise to curating the information presented on any topic.

Please email or call us (256-824-6529) if you would like access to this great resource!  And don’t forget to let us know what you think!

Music Database trials until December 31st

We currently have database trials to the Music Index, Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM), and RILM Retrospective Abstracts of Music Literature running until the end of December.

Formerly The Music Index Online by Harmonie Park Press, the Music Index provides comprehensive coverage of the music field and every aspect of the classical and popular worlds of music.  Featuring digitized content from 1970 to the present, the Music Index contains cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts of articles about music, musicians and the music industry for more than 480 periodicals. It also provides selective coverage for more than 200 periodicals.

From hip hop to Händel, from ethnomusicology to music therapy, from elementary music education to advanced music theory, RILM is the first stop for the researcher who wants clear, verified bibliographic information that is fully cited, abstracted, and indexed.  RILM includes over 700,000 records, and over 40,000 new records are added every year.

RILM Retrospective Abstracts of Music Literature, a bibliography of music articles, collections, and books published before 1967, offers researchers and music scholars nearly 20,000 records from a critical period in music research.  It matches the scope and format of RILM Abstracts of Music Literature, but its coverage specifically focuses on all document types published before 1967.

Please email or call us (256-824-6529) if you would like access to these great resources!  And don’t forget to let us know what you think!

Groves Music Online Trial until December 16th

We currently have a trial to Groves Music Online until December 16th. Grove Music Online is a dynamic online resource and the unsurpassed authority on all aspects of music.  Now available through the Oxford Music Online gateway, Grove Music Online includes the full text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition; The New Grove Dictionary of Opera; and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz second edition.

Please email or call us (256-824-6529) if you would like access to this great resource!  And don’t forget to let us know what you think!

Films on Demand Trial until December 7th

Today we are kicking off a trial to streaming video service Films on Demand (FOD).  FOD is a state-of-the-art streaming video platform that makes it easier than ever to incorporate outstanding educational video content into your curriculum by providing easy integration with learning management systems, online lesson plans, and distance learning courseware.  It features unlimited access to more than 5,000 educational programs that can be viewed in class, at the library, or from home.

If you are interested in getting access to this trial, please contact us at 256-824-6529 or via email.  And don’t forget to let us know what you think of it!