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.