Discovering Dacus: Recently Added Databases

As a new semester begins, Dacus Library wants to welcome back our students, faculty and staff! We also want you to be aware of some newly acquired and updated resources that are available to you. We recently added the following databases: Jacob’s Pillow Dance Interactive, Mango Languages, and Naxos Music Library. We also upgraded our SPORTDiscus database so that it now contains full-text articles.

Here’s a little more information about these databases:

  • Jacob’s Pillow Dance Interactive – This free database is a video resource curated by America’s longest running dance festival. Click ARTIST, GENRE, or ERA to find dance clips spanning from the 1930s to today. The collection is constantly growing, and you can click SIGN UP to receive notices of all new videos.
  • Mango Languages – Mango is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian and more. There are courses and lessons to follow at your own pace, a translation tool and more. To track your progress, create a profile and log in.
  • Naxos Music Library – This music databases contains complete catalogues or selected recordings of over 640 labels, more than 91,740 CD-length recordings, libretti and synopses of more than 700 operas, more than 40,000 composer and artist biographies, a pronunciation guide for composer and artist names, a glossary to musical terms and work analyses, interactive music courses, and much more.
  • SPORTDiscus Full Text – With full-text coverage dating back to 1985, this database is the definitive research tool for all areas of sports & sports medicine literature.

Please take a look at these wonderful resources, on or off campus, and let us know what you think of them.

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