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New for 2015 in Project Muse

The following journals, previously announced as joining Project MUSE, are now online:

** From the Liverpool University Press:  European Journal of Language Policy

Published by Liverpool University Press, in association with the Conseil europen pour les langues/European Language Council, the journal aims to address major developments in language policy from a European perspective, regarding multilingualism and the diversity of languages as valuable assets in the culture, politics and economics of twenty-first century societies.

** From the Duke University Press:  Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture

The Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture publishes research on premodern Chinese literature and all aspects of the broader literary culture. It also explores the influence of traditional literature and culture in modern and contemporary China. Jointly sponsored by Peking University and the University of Illinois, the journal is committed to an international editorial vision and to in-depth exchange and collaboration among scholars in China, the U.S., and around the world.

** From the University of Nebraska Press:   Middle West Review

The Middle West Review is an interdisciplinary journal about the American Midwest and the only publication dedicated exclusively to the study of the Midwest as a region. It provides a forum for scholars and nonscholars alike to explore the contested meanings of Midwestern identity, history, geography, society, culture, and politics.


Mango Languages online language-learning system now available.

Pepperdine University Libraries are pleased to announce that we now offer the Mango Languages online language-learning system to our patrons. Find it in the list of electronic resources

Learning a new language with Mango Languages is free for all library patrons, and offers a fast and convenient solution for our community’s increasing language-learning needs. Each lesson combines real life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions. The courses are presented with an appreciation for cultural nuance and real-world application that integrates components of vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar and culture. Users learn actual conversation, breaking down complex linguistic elements within an audio-visual framework that draws important connections and builds on information they have already learned.

Mango is available in two versions. One is Mango Complete, a 100-lesson course that is designed to provide a deep understanding of a language and its culture. The second is Mango Basic, which teaches everyday greetings, goodbyes and helpful phrases in a short period of time and is designed to appeal to a beginner in a new language. There are more than 40 foreign language courses available and 16 English as a Second Language (ESL) courses.

Have you ever wanted to experience the adventure of Homer’s Odyssey in its original Ancient Greek or the Old Testament in Biblical Hebrew? It may sound far-fetched, but our library now offers introductory online courses in these and other languages through Mango Languages!

Mango’s new Religious & Scholarly Course Collection includes Scholarly Latin, Ancient Greek, Koine Greek (the language of the New Testament) as well as Biblical Hebrew. These online courses are accessible through the library’s computers or from your home through our website’s online databases. Each one offers a rich visual and sensory learning experience that integrates classical texts with the latest language techniques and rich cultural notes.