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(; no plugin for Linux, Chrome or Opera. "Swank Media Player" mobile app available for IOS and Android devices in iTunes AppStore and Google Play.

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!

Friday, April 10, 2015

April is National Kite Month

Do you like kites? Come see our 2nd floor display featuring some of our very own hand-made kites.  You can learn how to make one too using one of our many library books on the subject.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Black History Display

Do visit our Black History Month display where you will find many resources that chronicle the work of civil rights activists and the events that culminated in the 1965 Voting Rights Act.   The display is here on the 2nd floor of the Library near the Reference Desk!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Graphic Novels Display

Are you interested in philosophy, physics, religion? Do you like romance, autobiographies, history? Try reading one of these genres in graphic novel form (story-telling through art).  We have a wonderful display on the 3rd floor of the Library that showcases some of these fantastic resources, so don't miss it!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Native American Heritage Month

Students and Professor Aquallo of AIS 105, History of Native American Arts, have created a display in the Library that celebrates contemporary Native American art; from traditional ceramic pieces to the political lyrics of hip-hop, the display includes music and other media, revealing a rich and dynamic art scene.

Sweet Seasons

This year's annual Fashion Department display is entitled Sweet Seasons. Stop by the library to see the various student designs 'in person'.