Mango Languages is Here!

The Meriam Library now offers Mango Languages.  Mango Languages is a language database with over 70 world languages from Spanish to Swahili, English to Icelandic, and Shakespeare to Ancient Greek. This database prepares learners for realistic conversations and strengthens everyday communication skills. Mango teaches students how to create new meaning on their own by challenging them to combine freshly learned language structures and vocabulary with what they already know.

UPDATE! Social Science databases are featuring Ethnic NewsWatch and GenderWatch

Updated daily, both these databases are recognized as extremely useful resources that “bridge the information gap between mainstream and alternative literature.” Meriam Library is happy to announce access to two significant databases has been renewed.

Ethnic Newswatch supplies full text access to articles from newspapers and periodicals covering the 1960s to present, published by minority, ethnic, and Native presses in the United States.

Local Historical Newspapers Now Online

The Meriam Library is pleased to offer access to historical local newspapers on Digital Reel. All available Butte County newspapers on microfilm have been scanned and digitized and are now online. The content includes a variety of titles beginning with the Butte Record (1851) and continuing with The Chico Enterprise and Chico Record through December 1922. Issues later than 1922 are still available on microfilm.

PrivCo: New to CSU Chico!

PrivCo2 What’s the buzz on Buzzfeed versus Vox? Is Pinterest interesting? What celebs favor Instagram? Can I do good with TOMS shoes? Is my Über ride on the way?  When do we eat at In-N-Out? A sampling of favorite businesses reveals the pivotal importance of private companies in today’s economy.

New Database: NBC Learn Higher Education

The Meriam Library has added a new database: NBC Learn Higher Education. NBC Learn Higher Ed is a collection of more than 14,000 videos, documents, images and audio files containing historical news reports, current events, primary source documents, and original content. NBC Learn Higher Ed’s resources are great for research, classroom lectures, online teaching, and can be embedded to add a multi-media dimension to student presentations or to Learning Management Systems such as Blackboard.


Westlaw has a new look! The Westlaw interface has been updated and re-branded as WestlawNext.

The Meriam Library subscribes to the Campus Version of WestlawNext which provides the content legal students need to become proficient in legal research. The only difference between WestlawNext and the previous version of Westlaw is the interface, the content is exactly the same. In WestlawNext you will find: