Resources to Go: Two New Library Apps

Brookens Library will be hosting a Faculty Development Workshop covering two new library apps: Mango and BrowZine. This workshop will walk you through these on-the-go resources and will demonstrate ways you and your students can benefit from using them. We welcome you to join us for an engaging session.

Thursday, September 26, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. in Brookens 141B


The library now subscribes to BrowZine, a new tablet application that allows you to browse, read, and monitor many of the library’s scholarly journals in a format optimized for your iPad or Android tablet. Items found in BrowZine can easily be synced up with Zotero, Box or several other services to help keep all of your information together in one place. Other features include email and social media sharing.

To get started, search for “BrowZine” in the app stores (Apple, Google, Amazon) and download BrowZine to your device for free. When initially launching BrowZine, select University of Illinois Springfield from the drop down list. Then, enter your credentials for off-campus access to library resources (i.e., your NetID and password.) Search the available scholarly journals by subject area or by title.


Brookens Library now offers access to Mango, an online language learning system which teaches practical conversation skills for a wide variety of popular languages. With everyday dialog from native speakers, Mango increases the users ability to use, adapt, and build on what has been learned in the interactive lessons.

Mango also offers customized English as a Second Language (ESL) courses for other languages, such as ESL Spanish, ESL Mandarin, ESL Cantonese, ESL Vietnamese and more.

Because Mango is a web-based system, users can access it anywhere with an internet connection. Mango has mobile apps available for iPhone, iPod touch, and Android.

Mango can be found on the Databases list under Quick Links on the Library’s homepage.


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