Utah Digital Newspapers

Visit the Utah Digital Newspapers site to find out what happened in Utah the day you were born, find that clue to a family history puzzle, or to relive simpler times.

Free music downloads from Freegal Music

Web banner for Freegal Music service.(Library Card Required)

What is Freegal Music?

“Freegal® Music is a free music service from your library. All you need is your library card number.

What makes Freegal great?

Freegal offers access to about 9 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists. In total the collection is comprised of music from over 28,000+ labels with music that originates in over 80 countries. Genres include Rock, Country Western, Indie, Rap, Pop, Dance/EDM, Jazz, Classical, New Age, Bluegrass, Folk, Movie Soundtracks, Bollywood, and more.

Freegal is easy and convenient to use.

There is no software to download, and there are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions. You can stream audio directly in your web browser to listen on your computer or you can easily download your weekly quota of single audio tracks at any time for FREE, day or night. Access to Freegal is limited to patrons of the Uintah County Library.

Mango Languages, Thank you, merci, спасибо, & ﺷﻜﺮا ﻟﻚ ! ﺷﻜﺮا , danke, & gracias.

A BIG SHOUTOUT TO MANGO LANGUAGES FOR LIBRARIES for developing their mobile app for Android tablets (no longer just for Android phones). I just downloaded the German and Pirate (yes, you read it correctly, Pirate) to my Toshiba Thrive tablet. Of course, Mango Languages has developed an app for iOS devices for a while now (iPhones, iPods, & iPads). Have you downloaded any foriegn languages to your mobile device yet? Well, now’s your chance to download French, Spanish, Manderin, Russian, Swahili, Brazilian Portuguese, or even English for Spanish-speakers.

HINT: Want to make sure that the app works correctly the first time? First, go to Mango Languages, second, enter in your  lib card, third, sign up for a FREE account with Mango Languages, fourth, install the app on your mobile device, fifth, use the same email address and password to “activate” your new app.

Blog to you later,

Christopher

Learning Express

Learning Express Library is an innovative, Web-based learning solution that provides patrons, from elementary students to adult learners, with instant access to the most comprehensive collection of test preparation tools, skill-building materials, and career resources available. Over 1,000 online practice tests and interactive skill-building tutorials are available, along with more than 200 eBook titles-all developed by expert academic and industry professionals. The best part is that it is free for you to use.

With today’s global economy and emphasis on 21st century skills, LearningExpress Library™ helps patrons of all ages prepare for success in life by meeting a broad range of educational and career-oriented needs, including:

Preparing for professional certification, licensing, and aptitude tests in health care, civil service/government, law enforcement, firefighting, EMS, military, and real estate, among others

Improving workplace skills such as resume building, interviewing techniques, job search and assessment, business writing, and core computer skills

Achieving higher scores on college entrance exams such as the ACT and SAT, and improving performance on Advanced Placement (AP) exams

Preparing for graduate school admissions tests such as the GMAT, GRE, LSAT, and MCAT

Improving proficiency levels in reading, writing, and math for elementary, middle, and high school students as well as adult learners

History Resources

History Resources

BBC History The British Broadcasting Corporation presents a great collection of online information about the history of United Kingdom. Easy to read and access this collection is sure to delight those studying European history.

Library of Congress The Library of Congress is the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections.

Mountain West Digital Library The Mountain West Digital Library is a central search portal for digital collections about the Mountain West region. We provide free access to over 650,000 resources from universities, colleges, public libraries, museums, historical societies, and government agencies, counties, and municipalities in Utah, Nevada, and other parts of the U.S. West.

Smithsonian Founded in 1846, the Smithsonian is the world’s largest museum and research complex, consisting of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park and nine research facilities.

Uintah Basin Teaching American History originally a project funded by a Teaching American History Grant, on this website scholar Antonio Arce (director of the Ute Tribe Education Department) compiled a vast amount of highly significant historic resources from historic markers, to websites that offer general overviews of the past. The web site focuses on Western American history and includes a variety of Native American Indian references.

Utah American Indian Digital Archive A joint project of The Utah Division of Indian Affairs, KUED, the University of Utah’s Marriott Library, and the American West Center; this site contains completely digitized historically significant documents, photographs, books, and more relating to Utah’s recognized American Indian Tribes.

Utah Digital Newspapers Online access to historical newspapers throughout Utah including the Salt Lake Tribune, Deseret News, Vernal Express, Myton Free Press, and Many other regional Utah newspapers. A great collection of primary source newspapers for avid historians and beginners.

Utah Historical Society The Utah Historical Society in cooperation with the Utah Division of State History publish the Utah Historical Quarterly, and have a vast collection of historic Utah sources including Pioneer era Letters, Diaries, Photographs, and collections that document the history of the state.

 

Mango Languages

(Library Card Required)

What is Mango?

Mango Languages is an online language learning system teaching actual conversation skills for a wide variety of languages. It’s the easiest way to learn to speak a foreign language.

What makes Mango great?

Mango teaches actual conversation language skills. Mango uses real-life situations and actual conversations to more effectively teach a new language. By listening to, repeating after and engaging in conversation with other native speakers, our users not only learn individual words and phrases, they learn how to use them in practical situations and conversations.

Mango is easy and convenient to use.

Mango is based on an easy-to-follow interface and simple, clear instructions. Because it’s completely webbased, users can learn anywhere they have an internet connection — at the library, a coffee shop, or even home in bed. Our system offers a variety of formats and tools to help them learn in the way best suited to their needs. Choose from a variety of tools and formats, including Mango Complete or Mango Basic!

Mango delivers extraordinary results.

Because Mango is so effective and easy to use, our users are able to have a basic conversation in a foreign language after just one lesson! Our interactive approach is engaging, not to mention fun. Users see progress with every session, and are encouraged to keep talking. In no time at all, you’ll be able to navigate all sorts of everyday situations — get directions, order a meal, make new friends — the possibilities are endless!

Mango is specifically designed for use in libraries.

We are dedicated to supporting library staff, and to providing valuable, affordable resources that meet the growing language needs of the communities they serve. Our online system provides everything libraries need to deliver language learning to patrons – no training, downloads or installation required. All users need is an internet connection and a library membership.

Mango Languages offers complete and basic courses in many languages

Discover Your Roots

Genealogy and Family History Research Services:

Premium Services: (Library Card Required to Access)

Heritage Quest  is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids. 18th Century or 20th Century. European or Native American. Farm or Factory. East Coast or West Coast. Where does your American past begin? Discover the amazing history of you with HeritageQuest Online. It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past.

Ancestry Library EditionAncestry Library Edition (works inside the library only) This premier resource for genealogists with access to 7 billion historical records including census records, local government records, church records, and much more.  What is the difference between Ancestry Library Edition and Ancestry.com? Learn More

Free Online Resources:

Western States Historical Marriage Index For nearly three decades, the BYU-I (formerly Ricks College) Arthur Porter Special Collections area of the David O. McKay Library in Rexburg, Idaho has been extracting early marriage records from counties in the western part of the United States. This extraction is called the Western States Marriage Index.

Family Search A product of the Utah Genealogical Society and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, this free resource offers hundreds of thousands of records to search from to find your ancestors.
Names in Stone, cemetery search includes most Uinta Basin Cemeteries including photographs of headstones, maps to cemeteries and graves. Some records include obituaries and photographs.

Arts & Music

Utah Artists Project This website offers a search by medium and a search by author’s name. The Utah Artists Project seeks to share information about the life and life’s work of over 200 featured Utah Artists. Each listing has a biographical sketch, images of artwork, archive materials, and related information. This is a service of the University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library, the Utah Artist’s Project documents the life and works of many artists living in Utah.

National Public Radio known world-wide for its news, book reviews, music selections, NPR is second-to-none for these topics.

Getty Institute Images  The J. Paul Getty Museum seeks to further knowledge of the visual arts and to nurture critical seeing by collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting works of art of the highest quality.