Friday, December 4, 2009

New in ARTstor: Images of West African Art and Culture by Christopher D. Roy

ARTstor has added a collection of photographs of West African art and culture taken by Christopher D. Roy. The collection will eventually include approximately 3,500 images taken since 1970 in the villages and towns of the Bobo, Bwa, Fulani, Lobi, Mossi, and Nuna in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Nigeria, and Niger. These include art and ceremonial objects, events and performances, as well as their production and manufacture. Learn more about this collection and how to access the images (Palomar college e-services or network login required off-campus).

Monday, November 30, 2009

Electronic Reference Shelf: New Social Science Titles

Nine new sociology books, including subject encyclopedias and handbooks, are now available in the Credo Reference online database:

The A-Z of Social Research
The Cambridge Handbook of Age and Ageing
Dictionary of Race, Ethnicity & Culture
A Dictionary of Sociolinguistics
Feminist Philosophies A-Z
Guide to Economic Indicators
Key Concepts in Medical Sociology
Key Concepts in Urban Studies
Key Concepts in Work
The Sage Dictionary of Cultural Studies
The Social Science Jargon-Buster

Click here for a complete list of online reference books in Credo.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Giving Back to the Community

There are many ways to give back to the community at this time of year.

Toy Drive
The Palomar College Police Department is holding its 8th annual Toy Drive from Nov. 1 - Dec. 17. All donations will be given to a child of an Extended Opportunity Program (EOPS) student. Please leave a new unwrapped toy in the donation box located at the Circulation Desk on the second floor of the Library.

Labels for EducationSM
For more than 30 years, Labels for Education has been awarding free educational equipment to schools in exchange for proofs of purchase from the Campbell family of brands. It’s a fun, easy program where students, families and members of the community work together for a common goal. To find the list of eligible products, visit:

The collection box is at the Circulation Desk on the second floor of the Library.

For more information on any of these programs, call 760-744-1150, Ext. 2614 or 2612.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

New Database: Credo Reference

The Library has obtained a subscription to Credo Reference. This is a full-text online reference collection that includes over three million current entries from hundreds of dictionaries, bilingual dictionaries, thesauri, encyclopedias, quotations and atlases. It covers a wide range of subjects in all disciplines, and even contains a measurement conversion tool. Click here for a complete title list.

Credo may be accessed by clicking the above hyperlink or from the Library’s database web page where you can find more information about this and all our other databases at (Palomar college e-services or network login required off-campus). For more information, please contact Tamara Weintraub, Collection Management/Subscriptions Librarian.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Coming soon to ARTstor: Social Documentary Photographs by Milton Rogovin

ARTstor will be adding approximately 300 photographs by Milton Rogovin, the documentary photographer and political activist, to its collection. He is best known for his portraits of poor and working-class Americans starting in the 1950's, as well as ethnic communities in Buffalo (New York), and miners in Appalachia and throughout the world. More information about this collection can be found at

Friday, September 18, 2009

New images in ARTstor: Buddhist Art from Lantian, China

Images and Quick Time Virtual Reality (QTVR) panoramas documenting Buddhist sculpture at Shuilu'an Temple in Lantian, Shaanxi Province, China have been added to the ARTstor database. To view them, login to ARTstor and either (1) browse by collection, and click "Shuilu'an Temple (Northwestern University)" or (2) enter the keyword search: "shuilu'an temple" or shuilu'an qtvr. Students, faculty, and staff may access off-campus with a Palomar eServices login. Click here for more information about the collection.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

PD Workshop: What's New in the Library

The popular "What's New in the Library" annual Fall workshop is now online and available through Blackboard as a Professional Development Workshop. Faculty may receive 1 hour of PD credit for going through it. Feel free to check it out for updates on products and services you may have missed:

What's New in the Library Fall 2009
Code # 326
Hosted by: Tamara Weintraub, Library
PD Hours: 1 Hour
Description: Learn about new resources and programs offered by the Palomar College Library this semester, and refamiliarize yourself with ongoing services. To view, select the Professional Development link on Blackboard and click on Library Info.

New in ARTStor: French Fashion Illustrations

65 images of early 20th-century French fashion have been added to ARTstor. These come from fashion plates for the magazine La Gazette du Bon Ton, that are now part of the Minneapolis College of Art & Design collection. The images are illustrations by prominent artists that appeared in the magazine, including hand-colored prints depicting the latest haute couture designs from Parisian fashion houses. Learn more about this collection and how to access the images (Palomar college e-services or network login required off-campus).

Monday, August 31, 2009

New Periodicals at Palomar: New Labor Forum, and Journal of Evidenced-Based Dental Practice

Can't afford that magazine, newspaper, or journal subscription anymore? Save your money and get it from the Library! We subscribe to hundreds of periodical titles that Palomar College students and faculty may access in the library or online. Plus, we keep back issues (in print, online, or microfilm) for hundreds more. Search our List of Periodicals to see if we've got what you're looking for.

If we don't have the periodical or article you're looking for, we can try and get it from another library. Fill out and submit this interlibrary loan request online, or come into the Library for further assistance.

And, although the economy may be bad, we've added two new periodical subscriptions to help with your class and research assignments.

New Labor Forum

This is a peer-reviewed labor journal owned, edited, and published by the Murphy Institute/City University of New York. Some of the issues explored, amongst others, include the global economy’s impact on work and labor, new union organizing and political strategies, and labor’s new constituencies. This may be read in the San Marcos campus library, or accessed online anywhere by special request (see contact below).

Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice

This journal publishes articles, and article reviews, on the results and outcomes of clinical procedures and treatment.
This is available for reading in the San Marcos campus library.

For more information, please contact Tamara Weintraub, Collection Management/Subscriptions Librarian.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Online Resources That Help you Find Books, Articles, and Media

Palomar College Library subscribes to many web-based research aids covering all disciplines, most of which contain full-text articles from magazines, newspapers, and scholarly journals. We also have several electronic book collections that are for students taking online classess.

Take a look at what's new this semester (off-campus, you must login with your Palomar e-services or network login):

  • History Resource Center
    Seamlessly integrates 17 reference sources from Gale, Macmillan and Scribner, along with full-text articles from over 100 academic journals. Over 1,500 primary source documents, including some native language documents with new translations. Microfilm Collections are included, with a high percentage that never have been available electronically in the United States before. Historical news sources, 500 maps, 1,000 images.
  • Biography Resource Center
    Contains more than 422,000 biographies on more than 335,000 people from around the world and throughout history. It combines more than 135 frequently consulted Gale biographical databases with nearly 300 full-text periodicals.
  • LegalTrac
    LegalTrac provides indexing for more than 1,500 major law reviews, legal newspapers, specialty publications, Bar Association journals and international legal journals, including more than 200 titles in full text.

    More information about these and other databases are available by clicking the "Databases/Articles" link in the box to the right, or by going to the Library home page. Please contact Tamara Weintraub, Collection Management/Subscriptions Librarian, with any questions, comments, or recommendations.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

A Note About Textbooks

The President’s Associates have granted funding to provide a limited amount of book loans to students who are financially unable to purchase a required textbook for their class. Applications are available only at ST-17(near the Student Services Building). Students will need to fill out the application completely and have either their professor OR counselor sign it and turn it back in to the office. At this time, due to overwhelming demand, only one textbook per student will be loaned out this semester.

Additionally, the Associates have provided funding to the Library to purchase many of the core textbooks for students to use at the Library to complete their homework. The books must be used at the Library and cannot be taken home. Currently there are about 200 textbooks available at the library.

Students who take classes at the Escondido Center can check with library there. They have purchased textbooks with funding from the President's Associates again this year.

Textbooks are listed in the online catalog. Click here to view the catalog. If you do not see yours, please drop by or call us (760-744-1150, ext. 2612) to find out if your textbook is available.

Welcome Back!

We are excited to have everyone back. We are looking forward to serving all students, faculty and staff. We have added new resources and will be highlighting them in this blog. See the postings below for two new journal titles.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

New periodical at Palomar: The Week

Perfect for reading on-the-go or during a quick class break, The Week summarizes, organizes, and presents the news and other timely stories of the world around us. Using snippets of articles, editorials, reviews, and additional content from U.S. and international news sources, it can serve as a "jumping off" point for students looking for term paper ideas, or just as a way to catch up on what's going on.
Published each week, current issues can be found in the San Marcos' library Current Periodical Shelves located between the Circulating Media and Reference areas.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

New periodical at Palomar: Make

"The first magazine devoted entirely to DIY technology projects, MAKE Magazine unites, inspires and informs a growing community of resourceful people who undertake amazing projects in their backyards, basements, and garages."

The Library has a new subscription to Make, a quarterly book-like magazine that highlights creative, homemade technology projects and their "makers." A fun publication that students in all disciplines will find interesting and educational, current issues can be found in the San Marcos' library Current Periodical Shelves located between the Circulating Media and Reference areas.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Student Needed to Make Video More Details - click here

We are making a video about how students use the Palomar College Library. We want to interview students to discover what we can do to improve the quality of their time spent in the library.

If you are a student and would be interested in being filmed for this video, please contact us at We would especially like to have students who would be willing to make comments in Spanish.

Please see the videos below.

Another perspective.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Nature goes online!

The journal Nature is now available online for Palomar College! All registered students, faculty, and staff may retrieve and read articles from this in the library, on campus, or anywhere else in the world. Just go to and begin reading (you will need your Palomar ID and password to login off-campus).

ArtSTOR Collection News

Take a look at what's coming up in the ARTstor image database at Palomar College:
  • ARTstor is collaborating with Sites and PhotosARTstor to share approximately 90,000 images documenting the ancient world, including Classical, Megalithic, Islamic, Crusader, and Gothic archaeology and architecture, as well as Greek and Roman painting, sculpture, mosaics, and decorative arts. Learn more
  • Now available in ARTstor: Mali and Yemen sites and architectureARTstor has collaborated with James Conlon to add more than 850 contemporary photographs to the Digital Library, depicting architecture and cultural sites and objects in Mali and Yemen.

To access ARTstor, go to Online Research Databases and select it from the list. If you are a Palomar College student or staff, you may login off-campus with a Palomar ID and password.

Monday, March 30, 2009

New in ARTstor

Take a look at what's new in the ARTstore art image database at Palomar College:

  • ARTstor and the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University are collaborating to make available 154,000 images of Pre-Columbian, African, Native North American, and Oceanic archaeological objects and ethnographic artifacts from the Peabody Museum's permanent collection. Learn more

  • The Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives will make available more than 13,000 images of world art and architecture through ARTstor Digital Library, including 4,000 images documenting the art and architecture in Asia and the Middle East.Learn more

  • ARTstor has partnered with Heritage Preservation to share approximately 300 images of community murals in the United States through the Digital Library. Learn more

  • African art and field photographyARTstor is collaborating with Christopher D. Roy to share approximately 4,000 images of African art and culture in the Digital Library. Learn more

  • Asian art from Ohio UniversityOhio University has partnered with ARTstor to share approximately 3,500 images of art works and objects from Northern Vietnam. Learn more

To access these and other images in the ARTstor database, go to Online Research Databases and select "ARTstor" from the list. If you are a Palomar College student or staff, you may login off-campus with a Palomar ID and password.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

President's Associates Fund Textbooks for Library

The San Marcos Campus Library and the Escondido Center Library have added over 150 textbooks to its Reserve section thanks to a grant by the President's Associates. The first two weeks of the spring semester have been spent adding these textbooks to those that the instructors have given to be placed in the Library.

Students may use the textbooks while they study in the Library. If the program goes well, the associates will continue to grant funds for book purchases so that the reserve section will have a significant number of textbooks for students.

Textbooks are listed in the online catalog. Click here to view the catalog. If you do not see yours, please drop by or call us (760-744-1150, ext. 2612) to find out if your textbook is available.