Archive for November, 2017

E-Book Survey

Cowles Library is partnering with several Iowa academic libraries to gather faculty and student feedback regarding their use of and attitudes toward academic e-books, and we’d like to hear from you!

  • The survey is anonymous and only takes about 5 minutes.
  • Responses will be accepted until December 8, 2017.
  • The results will help the library make better decisions about book and e-book purchases.
  • If you are a current Drake student, completing the survey makes you eligible to win one of six $25 prizes (that’s cash!).

New Resources for Foreign Language: Mango Languages / Transparent Language Online

Whether you want to learn a new foreign language or practice a familiar one, there are two new databases to help you: Mango Languages and Transparent Language Online.

Mango Languages is an interactive database that provides lesson plans for 72 different languages. To track your progress, create an account. Mango conveniently tracks your learning yours, the courses you studies, and the lessons you’ve completed. Each lesson begins with conversational goals and grammar goals.


Transparent Language Online is a language-learning service offering over 90 language options. Note: users must create a free account to use (click “Sign up” to create an account). To create an account, you must be on campus and connected to Drake Wifi.

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