Category Archives: Resource of the Month

Resource of the Month – CultureGrams

Infographic about the average person in Zambia

The Central Piedmont Library’s featured resource of the month for October is CultureGrams.  This extensive resource provides reliable cultural information on the countries of the world, including perspectives on daily life and culture such as dating and marriage, holidays, diet, and personal appearance. Additionally, CultureGrams includes such features as recipes, photos, infographics, personal interviews, and graphs and tables with lots of different country data.

CultureGrams also offers a States Edition and a Provinces Edition, which focus on the various states of the U.S. and Canada, respectively.

Check out this resource today to see what it might have to offer you! CultureGrams may be accessed here or from the Research Databases section of the library website.

If you have any questions about the use of this database, please feel free to contact our Online Services Librarian,  Doug Short.

Resource of the Month: Mango Languages

The Central Piedmont Library’s featured resource of the month for July is Mango Languages.  Mango is an online language learning system that teaches real conversation skills for practical communication.

Mango contains learning modules for over 60 different languages. It covers well known languages, such as French, Spanish, and German, as well as lesser known languages, such as Dzongkha (the national language of Bhutan), Telugo (one of the many languages spoken in India), and Dari (a variation of Farsi spoken in Afghanistan). You can even learn to speak Pirate or Shakespearean English!

Check out this resource today to see what it might have to offer you! Mango Languages may be accessed here or from the Research Databases section of the library website.

If you have any questions about the use of this database, please feel free to contact Doug Short.

Resource of the Month – CultureGrams

The CPCC Library’s featured resource of the month for October is CultureGrams.  This extensive resource provides reliable cultural information on the countries of the world, including perspectives on daily life and culture such as dating and marriage, holidays, diet, and personal appearance. Additionally, CultureGrams includes such features as recipes, photos, personal interviews, and graphs and tables with lots of different country data.

CultureGrams also offers a States Edition and a Provinces Edition, which focus on the various states of the U.S. and Canada, respectively.

Check out this resource today to see what it might have to offer you! CultureGrams may be accessed here or from the Research Databases section of the library website.

If you have any questions about the use of this database, please feel free to contact Doug Short.

Resource of the Month – Test Prep Help

Studying

Are you preparing to take an exam such as the ACT, SAT, TEAS, TOEFL, or a licensing or certification test? Need to brush up on your math or reading skills? Our resources of the month can help you! We have 2 test prep resources that can help you with all of the above and more.

Testing and Education Reference Center – Includes in-depth information on college,graduate, and professional programs, professional training, scholarships, and entrance tests alongside practice tests for entrance exams, certifications, and licensing exams. If you need a TEAS practice test, this is the resource for you!

PrepStep – Practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, and information for students & adult learners. Practice tests include immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results. Standardized tests covered include CLEP, GED, SAT, ACT, US Citizenship and licensing tests for various careers. Basic skills in math and English are also included.

 

Resource of the Month: Associates Programs Source Plus

Need to further investigate a welding process? Interested in finding out more about the latest hairstyle trends? Want to read about the latest opportunities in the paralegal field? Our Resource of the Month can help you with all of that and more! The CPCC Libraries featured resource of the month for November is  Associates Programs Source Plus.  Designed specifically for the research needs of two-year college students, Associates Programs Source Plus covers subjects as wide-ranging as: computer & data processing, CAD, cosmetology, graphic arts, health information technology, interior design, law enforcement & criminal justice, paralegal studies, welding and dozens more equally varied areas of study.

Check out this resource today to see what it might have to offer you! VAST Academic Video Online may be accessed here or from the Research Databases section of the library website.

If you have any questions about the use of this database, please feel free to contact Doug Short.

Resource of the Month: VAST Academic Video Online

The CPCC Libraries featured resource of the month for October is  VAST Academic Video Online.  This extensive resource contains over 22,000 videos covering a wide variety of subjects, including health sciences, social sciences, literature, language, history and art.  It includes newsreels, award-winning documentaries, field recordings, interviews, lectures, training videos, and exclusive primary footage. Students can include these videos from VAST in PowerPoint presentations for class and instructors can embed them in their online courses.

Check out this resource today to see what it might have to offer you! VAST Academic Video Online may be accessed here or from the Research Databases section of the library website.

If you have any questions about the use of this database, please feel free to contact Doug Short.

Resource of the Month: Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center

Interested in finding out what the highest paying or most in-demand jobs are?  Have questions about writing cover letters and resumes?  Need information about four year colleges?  CPCC Libraries’ Resource of the Month can help you will all of these things!

Our featured resource of the month for September is Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center.  This comprehensive resource contains authoritative information on a wide number of jobs and career fields.

  • Job Profiles: Information on more than 4,850 jobs and 157 industries, broken down into 16 Career Clusters, is presented through overview articles and videos.
  • Skills: Through informative articles and videos, this section helps users learn the essentials of various skills. Sample résumés and cover letters created by professional career consultants are provided.
  • Resources: Users can search resource entries divided into convenient categories such as financial aid directories, college planning, organizations, internships, scholarships, and much more. School Search is also available.
  • Videos: 290 videos introduce users to a wide variety of jobs, industries, and career development skills.
  • Special Features: “My Life” interviews with professionals give a firsthand perspective on unique jobs such as snowboarding instructor and lobsterman.

It is an ideal resource to assist you with questions that you may have about careers.

Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center may be accessed here or from the Research Databases section of the library website.

Resource of the Month – Small Business Reference Center

Interested in starting your own business?  Our featured resource of the month for May, Small Business Reference Center, may be able to help you!  This recent addition to NC Live contains e-books of the popular NOLO series that covers a wide range of small business topics, including writing a business plan, how to start a business and marketing for small businesses.  Additionally, this resource contains business related videos.  It is an ideal resource to assist you with many small business questions that you may have.

Small Business Reference Center may be accessed here or from the Research Databases section of the library website.

Resource of the Month: Legal Information Reference Center

Interested in writing a living will?  Have questions about repairing your credit score?  Need information about divorce and custody?  CPCC Libraries’ Resource of the Month can help you will all of these things!

Our featured resource of the month for April is Legal Information Reference Center.  This recent addition to NC Live contains e-books of the popular NOLO Law series that covers a wide range of legal topics, including buying & selling a house, wills & estates, divorce & custody and getting a green card.  You may access the books either by browsing through categories or by keyword searching.  It is an ideal resource to assist you with many legal questions that you may have.

Legal Information Reference Center may be accessed here or from the Research Databases section of the library website.

Resource of the Month – eBook Collection from EBSCOHost

Our featured resource of the month for March is the eBook Collection from EBSCOHost.  Formerly NetLibrary, this database offers access to a wide selection of full-text ebooks.  Books in this database cover a wide range of categories, from study aids & language learning to health & medicine.

The eBook Collection from EBSCOHost may be accessed here or from the Research Databases section of the library website.