Thursday, August 25, 2016

Digital Resources in the Sciences from the Library

The Library website is the place to go for reliable, credible scientific information you can use in class assignments and research papers. We’re constantly adding new digital content. Check out the following online science resources for Palomar faculty and student:

Science Full Text Select New!
Take a look at our latest offering in a growing collection of reliable and credible sources of science information. Science Full Text Select offers full-text articles from over 400 journals in an array of STEM disciplines, including acoustics, botany, earth science, robotics and more.
 
The AND Evidence Analysis Library is a synthesis of nutritional research on important dietetic practice, including systematic reviews (developed by AND members).
 
Covers more than 180 full-text journals, and cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts spanning dozens of years for more than 230 journals and dozens of monographs. It includes indexing for all dentistry and oral sciences journals commonly purchased by dental schools and other related institutions.
 
Health Source 
  • Consumer Edition- In this edition, you can locate information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Features searchable full text for over 190 journals, as well as abstracts and indexing for over 205 general health, nutrition and professional health care publications.
  • Nursing/Academic Edition -This edition offers nearly 600 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines, and abstracts and indexing for nearly 850 journals.
INTELECOM is a hosted digital repository of academic video clips - streamed on demand, covering a variety of video collections including Biological Sciences, Oceanography, Health, and Environmental Studies. Videos may be downloaded and embedded in Blackboard.

JSTOR 
This contains full-text articles up to the latest three to five years (including historical backfiles) from thousands of core academic and scholarly journals in the sciences, math, and engineering.
 
Compiled by healthcare providers and researchers, the databases provides high-quality, evidence-based information about complementary and alternative medicine including dietary supplements and integrative therapies. Online CE courses for health-related professional are also included.

This is a searchable database of current information (up to 3 years) technology, programming, and business books and manuals.
This contains articles in over 1650 full-text scholarly and peer reviewed journals from one of the premier publishers of scientific journals in the physical, health, and life sciences.

Access these and other science-related e-resources by clicking their names above, or from the Library homepage (click the Database link). Palomar eServices login required off-campus or on campus wi-fi. Need help? Call (760) 744-1150 x2616 or "Ask a Librarian" through our 24/7 live chat service (look for the chat box on most library webpages). For more information, contact Tamara Weintraub, Department Co-Chair and Librarian.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Come See Our Displays This Month!

April Displays


April displays on the second floor of the Library feature The Child Development Department and more.  Come in to see all that they have to offer displayed in an engaging arrangement!
The Child Development Department is a highly successful program at Palomar College. The department works closely with the Child Development Center on campus, as well as many other childcare sites in the community, by placing students to observe and/or participate with young children.  The department oversees the operations of the Child Development Centers at the Palomar College San Marcos and Escondido sites. The department also directs the Child Development Training Consortium and the California Early Childhood Mentor Program. Additionally, the department works with the Cares Program, which operates through the YMCA.

Congratulations to our soon-to-be graduates!
The lobby showcases information about our upcoming commencement on May 20.




Wednesday, March 9, 2016

March is Women's History Month
This year, the Women's Studies Department has created a display that recognizes women of character, commitment and creativity. It also celebrates women of courage who took up the banner (in this case, the T-shirt) to participate in the "Clothesline Project".
The Clothesline Project (CLP) is a program started on Cape Cod, MA, in 1990 to address the issue of violence against women.  It is a vehicle for women affected by violence to express their emotions by decorating a shirt.  They then hang the shirt on a clothesline to be viewed by others as testimony to the problem of violence against women. For more information, see: http://www.clotheslineproject.org/





Celebrating St. Patrick's Day with a display about Irish Music.
Come to the third floor of the Library this month to see a display of information and photos of contemporary and traditional Irish musical instruments.  There is also a selection of Irish CD's by various bands. Before you leave, pick up a flyer that lists Irish bars and pubs where you can go to celebrate St. Patty's Day!


Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Visit the 2nd and 3rd floors of the Library to see displays in honor of Black History Month.
The illustrators and books which received the Coretta Scott King Award are highlighted on the 2nd floor with many examples of the wonderful work done by these outstanding artists.


The 3rd floor display on the towers at the top of the stairs, details some outstanding contemporary African American scientists. Read their fascinating and inspiring biographies!
Books are available to check out from both displays as well!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

New Digital Resources: Feature Films and Test Preparation

The Library website is the place to go for reliable information you can use in class assignments and research papers. We’re constantly adding new digital content; check out these new products available to Palomar students:


Swank Digital Campus
This is a streaming video collection of 37 commercially produced feature films, including classics such as Casablanca, Citizen Kane, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and many more.  TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS: Widevine Media Optimizer plugin for Firefox, IE, Safari browsers(https://tools.google.com/dlpage/widevine); no plugin for Linux, Chrome or Opera. "Swank Media Player" mobile app available for IOS and Android devices in iTunes AppStore and Google Play.


PrepStep
Previously called "LearningExpress" this database provides easy-to-use interactive tutorials, practice tests, and eBooks that assist you with: academic skill building, college and graduate school placement and admissions test preparation, high school equivalency test prep, basic skills training, career advancement resources, professional licensing and certification test prep, basic computer skills training, and more. Once connected to the site,enter your PrepStep username & password to access the content OR click "Register" to begin.

Access these and other library e-resources by clicking their names above, or from the Library homepage (click the Database link). Palomar eServices login required off-campus or on campus wi-fi. Need help? Call (760) 744-1150 x2616 or "Ask a Librarian" through our 24/7 live chat service (look for the chat box on most library webpages). For more information, contact Tamara Weintraub, Department Co-Chair and Librarian.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Hispanic Heritage Month

Come see our 2nd floor display at the library as we honor Hispanic Heritage Month, and recognize the achievements of many of our Palomar College Faculty and Staff!