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Tech Spotlight: Empower

Empower is a banking app that seeks to replace and consolidate all of your other banking information into a single easy to use app. It’s difficult for college age students to keep track of all of the daily expenses they have

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Tech Spotlight: Digital Public Library of America

The Digital Public Library of America or DPLA connects you to libraries and museums in order to access collections for free. With DPLA you will have access to photographs, books, maps, sculptures, artwork, and other museum materials from your computer.

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Tech Spotlight: Desmos

Desmos is a company that develops online math tools such as, graphing calculators. The goal of Desmos is to give free access to tools for math and get rid of the high costs of physical calculators, which have been somewhat of a

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Tech Spotlight: data.world

data.world is a website dedicated to creating and distributing datasets.  With access to millions of different datasets from uses in all fields, data.world helps you to be able to create your own data and distribute it publicly to everyone, or give

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Tech Spotlight: Class Central

Class Central is an online catalog of Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs. These MOOCs are usually taught by universities over the internet. Some of the most popular MOOCs are; Coursera, edX, FutureLearn, and Udacity. Class Central allows you to browse through

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Dr. Anurag Purwar on Innovating and Inventing Mechanical Motion Generating Devices

On April 19, the final lecture of the spring 2017 University Libraries STEM Speakers Series, Dr. Anurag Purwar engaged audiences with his talk, “Innovating and Inventing Mechanical Motion Generating Devices” in the Special Collections Seminar Room, second floor of the

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Tech Spotlight: Artemis: Primary Sources

Artemis Primary Sources is a search engine that combines 3 different primary source databases from GALE. The purpose of this platform is to make it easier for students to research firsthand documents and information from reputable sources. They are working to build

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Tech Spotlight: Open Science Monitor

Open Science Monitor  tracks trends in fields with consistent and reliable data. It offers research in an approachable and easy to navigate way. With areas in Open access, scholarly communication, and open research data it is the perfect tool for students

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Tech Spotlight: EndNote

With the end of the semester coming it is time for students to start getting citations for final projects and papers. EndNote is a bibliographical tool that helps students find citations and organize them into documents. EndNote also allows users to

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Tech Spotlight: Jeopardy Labs

Jeopardy Labs is a website where users can create and customize their own jeopardy game templates for free. Instructors can use this tool to create jeopardy-style games for reviewing material with students during classes, which may be helpful before a test. They can have students play

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