Friday, May 7, 2010

New Databases: ScienceDirect, Intelecom, FashionSnoops, and International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance

Online in time for summer! Four new online resources are now available to Palomar students and faculty. Take a look, and get a jump start on your summer and fall courses:
  • INTELECOM is a hosted digital repository of academic video clips - streamed on demand, covering a variety of video collections including Biological Sciences, Oceanography, History, Philosophy, Psychology, Political Science, Sociology, Health, and Environmental Studies. Videos may be downloaded and embedded into course software such as Blackboard. To connect, go to the Library database webpage and choose the appropriate link, Intelecom (on-campus) or Intelecom (off-campus/wireless). Passwords required to use off-campus (request from Library). This subscription was made possible by generous funding from CCCConfer.
  • ScienceDirect offers full-text coverage of over 650 journals in the physical sciences, and access to citations and content from other journals and books in many more disciplines.
  • FashionSnoops is an online forecasting, consulting, and reporting service and tool for the fashion and design industries. It includes up-to-the-minute industry reports and news covering trends, concepts, shows, retail, and vintage, as well as a customizeable interactive design board. This subscription was made possible by the joint research of Fashion, TechEd, and Library faculty.
  • International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance contains the full 14 volumes of the IBTD published by the Theatre Research Data Center (TRDC) at Brooklyn College. It comprises a fully indexed, cross-referenced and annotated databank of over 60,000 journal articles, books, book chapters and dissertation abstracts on all aspects of theatre and performance in 126 countries since 1984. Select full-text is also included.
Any of these resources may be accessed by clicking the above links or from the Library’s database web page where you'll find more information about them and other databases (Palomar college e-services or network login required off-campus). For more information, please contact Tamara Weintraub, Collection Management/Subscriptions Librarian.