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The UCEN English Program incorporates the National Geographic- Cengage Learning interactive online resources into the teaching and learning process

The UCEN English Program encourages the student's development of the English communicative skills in context, incorporating the bibliographic material from National Geographic-Cengage Learning online resources into the teaching and learning process.

These interactive resources are available for all the members of the UCEN educational community in order to reinforce and improve the teaching and learning process since it is an important objective of the Project UCE1401 "Comprehensive Plan for the Innovation in the Teaching and Learning Process of English directed at all the members of the UCEN educational community".

(PM MECESUP 3 - Fondo de Desarrollo Institucional del Ministerio de Educación, Resolución N° 008123 del 19 de noviembre de 2014).


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Global Issues in Context

Global Issues in Context offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. Featured are hundreds of continuously updated issue and country portals that bring together a variety of specially selected, highly relevant sources for analysis of social, political, military, economic, environmental, health, and cultural issues.

Rich multimedia - including podcasts, video, and interactive graphs - enhance each portal.

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Science in Context

Science in Context offers contextual information on today's most significant science topics. It displays authoritative and continuously updated reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

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Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) is a collection of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources or eBooks for multidisciplinary research.

Because each institution can create its own eBook collection, the content you will see in Universidad Central's GVRL portal was selected according to the current English syllabus. The available titles are:

  • Encyclopedia Britannica, 2011.
  • Secrets of Pollution and Conservation, 2012.
  • Celebrating Latino Folklore, 2012.
  • Secrets of Habitats, 2012.
  • Applied Science and Medicine, 2014.


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Business Insights: Global

Business Insights: Global is a unique source for international business information offering the most comprehensive and convenient way to find case studies, in-depth statistical data coupled with deep research, and the ability to compare global economies, countries and industries.

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National Geographic Virtual Library

This virtual library features National Geographic Magazine archive from 1888 to present. As journalism's most trusted name in exploration and discovery, National Geographic Virtual Library (NGVL) supports a range of scholarly research needs in the areas of science, history, technology, the environment, cultures, and more.