Monday, April 26, 2010

Need Something to Do? Read a Magazine in the Library

Have a few minutes between classes, and looking for something relaxing to do? Come read in the Library. The San Marcos campus and Escondido Center libraries have comfortable reading areas where you can find the latest issues of your favorite magazines and newspapers, like North County Times, Sports Illustrated, People, Vogue, Scientific American, and many others. Or, discover something totally new and interesting, like Newsmax (at San Marcos), and Latina (at Escondido), both of which were recently added to our collection.

You can also read one of the Library's online periodicals, like Science or Nature, anytime, anywhere. Just search for them up in the Library catalog or List of Periodicals and connect! And, thousands of current articles from other periodicals are also available in our periodical stacks or online. Just click one of the links above to see what's here. (Palomar login required for wireless or off-campus connections.)

Can't find the magazine you want? Contact us by phone, email, or stop in one of the libraries and ask. We're happy to help.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Back in our collection: Aztlán

We constantly review our collection to ensure that it is relevant and meets our students' needs. Currency to curriculum and instruction at Palomar College is one of several criteria we use to select periodicals and other resources in all formats. With this in mind, we've resumed a subscription to Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies. Published by the flagship Chicano Studies Resource Center at UCLA, this has been considered the "journal of record" in the field since 1970. Scholarly, interdisciplinary articles and other content address research and issues that are "informed by the Chicano experience."

Aztlán is published twice a year, and is available for reading in print at the San Marcos campus library or online (Palomar eservices or network login required through wireless or off-campus connections).

Friday, April 16, 2010

New online journal: Economists' Voice

The Economists' Voice (EV) has joined a growing list of important online scholarly journals available to Palomar College students and faculty. Published by Berkeley Electronic Press since 2004, EV consists of brief articles by experts in the field of economics, including Nobel Prize winners, past chairs of the President's Council of Economic Advisors, and intellectuals whose analyses and opinions help shape modern economic theory and policy. Registered Palomar students and staff may access this publication anywhere in the world (your Palomar ID and password is required to login off-campus or through a wireless connection).

Friday, April 9, 2010

New Online: TESOL Journal

The Library now provides access to the new periodical, TESOL Journal (TJ). Published by the association, Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc., this is a peer-reviewed electronic journal covering current theory and research in the field of ESOL. It serves as a forum for teachers of second and foreign languages at all levels.

Readers of this publication may also be interested in TESOL Quarterly, another peer-reviewed research journal for ESOL practitioners, other educators, and theorists. Previously available in print at Palomar College, it, too, is available now in electronic format only.

All registered students, faculty, and staff may retrieve and read articles in these journals on campus or anywhere in the world. You will need your Palomar ID and password to login off-campus or through a wireless connection (no login required with networked computers on campus).