Tuesday, December 13, 2011

New Databases: Spring 2012

Get a jump start on Spring 2012 semester! Check out these new course-related databases from the Library:

American History & Life Full Text
Contains selective indexing and some full-text coverage of journals and books on the history and culture of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present.

Auto Repair Reference Center
Contains the complete automotive repair manuals originally published in the Chilton Total Car Care Series, including all auto repair procedures, Technical Service Bulletins, enhanced wiring diagrams, factory drawings and photographs, and labor time guide and estimates. 

Berg Fashion Library
Covers topics on world dress and fashion, and includes content from the Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion (July 2010), e-books, journals, and an extensive color image bank.

BIR Entertainment
Provides information on over 600,000 music and DVD/video titles, searchable by artist or performer, genre, and a variety of other ways.

Books Index with Reviews
This provides information on over 5 million book titles, in a wide range of formats, as well as thousands of book reviews from trusted library review sources. 

Business Source Elite (will replace Business Source Premier in June; both available until then)
Includes full-text of over 1,000 business publications dating back to 1985, and company profiles from Datamonitor. 

Consumer Health Complete
This contains consumer-oriented health information, covering all areas of health and wellness.

European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750
This is an index of works taken from "European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed In Europe Relating to The Americas, 1493-1750."

Palomar students and faculty may access any of these databases by clicking the links above, or on the Library's Online Research Databases web page (Palomar College e-services login required off-campus). For more information about these or other resources, please contact Tamara Weintraub, Collection Management/Subscriptions Librarian.

Friday, December 9, 2011

NOTICE ABOUT PROQUEST DATABASES: Pre-2011 Links Will Stop Working Dec. 15, 2011

Earlier this year we alerted library users about the host site change for our ProQuest research databases (see Jan. 25, 2011 post). All links on the library website were updated to reflect the change, but links to the old host site that may have remained in syllabi or other resources continued to work.

On December 15, 2011, all links to the old host site will cease and no longer work. These are urls that begin with http://prozy.palomar.edu/login?url=http://www.umi.com/pqdauto or http://www.umi.com/pqdauto. ProQuest products will only be accessible through the new urls (below, or on the Online Research Databases page):

ProQuest Newspapers
Ethnic NewsWatch
GenderWatch
Historical New York Times
Historical Los Angeles Times

If you haven't already done so, please update your syllabi or Internet sites/resources with the new urls. Saved searches or citations from the old host must be re-run to obtain new stable urls.  Remember: a current Palomar College e-services or network login is required to access these off-campus.

For more information, answers to questions, or help using the new interface, please contact Tamara Weintraub, Collection Management/Subscriptions librarian.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

ARTstor has newly released images from The Image of the Black in Western Art Collection

The W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African American Research at Harvard University has shared approximately 7,000 more images with ARTstor from their highly regarded archive, Image of the Black in Western Art.  Image of the Black in Western Art is a rich, deep collection, containing works dating as far back as 5,000 years.  The collection captures many of the ways in which African Americans or those of African descent have been depicted in Western art throughout time  The collection may be used by Palomar College faculty and students of the arts, but can also be used by those within the fields of the humanities, history, and other social science disciplines.
To access ARTstor, go to Palomar College Library Arts and Humanities database page.  Find the collection using the keyword ibwa, or clicking here.  For remote access, Palomar e-services login is required.  For more information, please contact Tamara Weintraub, Collections Management/Subscriptioins Librarian.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

One Story: Read A Story Each Month

Looking for creative new literary voices? Take a look at One Story, a not-for-profit literary magazine that features one short story each issue from new authors. Here's an exerpt from the current issue's story, "Refund" by David James Poissant (Issue #155, Oct. 7, 2011):

"The evening began in argument. Josh’s first grade teacher had called a parent/teacher conference, and Joy and I were expected that night at school. This was not the standard mid-year check-in. For months, we’d been getting notes. Josh wasn’t finishing his schoolwork. Josh didn’t play well with others. Josh wasn’t paying attention in class..."

Come to the Library to finish reading the whole story, shelved in the Periodical Stacks on the 2nd floor. If you're looking for a specific author, search the Library catalog. If you want to find more information about them check one of our literature databases (Palomar e-services login required off-campus). For more information, please contact Tamara Weintraub, Collection Management/Subscriptions Librarian.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

JSTOR: Bigger and Better than Ever

Over 500 academic journals in multiple disciplines were added recently to our JSTOR journal database. As one of the Library's best sources of archival scholarly information available to Palomar students, JSTOR now provides digital access to more than 1,400 English- and foreign-language scholarly journals, going back to the 19th century up until 3 years ago. Palomar students and faculty may access this database by clicking the link above, or on the Library's Online Research Databases web page (Palomar College e-services login required off-campus). For more information about this or other databases, please contact Tamara Weintraub, Collection Management/Subscriptions Librarian.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Images in ARTstor about the Great Depression

The Great Depession was a period of American history when many struggled for survival.  To see iconic art of this time such as Dorthea Lange's powerful photographs of migratory cotton pickers, or Bernice Abbott's photographs of urban life in Manhattan, visit ARTstor.   Students and faculty can access these and many other images on the topic conducting a basic search using the term "depression." 

ARTstor is not only for fine arts students.  Images from it can be used to enhance non-art projects, by supplementing a paper or presentation.  Palomar students and faculty may access this database by clicking the link above, or on the Library's Arts and Humanities database web page.  Palomar College e-services login is required off-campus.  For more information, contact Tamara Weintraub, Collection Management/Subscriptions Librarian.

Friday, September 30, 2011

New Database for Child Development and Education: Videatives streaming videos

Videatives is a web-based streaming service of over 200 short video clips demonstrating scenarios in child development and education. Each video is accompanied by supporting, explanatory text. Together, the visual and textual documents map theory to practice, and generate theory from practice for students and practitioners through demonstrations of children's interactions with others and their environment.
Palomar students and faculty may access this database by clicking the link above, or on the Library’s Behavioral Sciences database web page (Palomar College e-services login required off-campus). For more help, please contact Tamara Weintraub, Collection Management/Subscriptions Librarian. 

Netlibrary Changes to EBSCO eBooks: Same Great Collection, New Name

Our Netlibrary ebook database has a new name, new look, and new URL. Now called EBSCO eBooks, this collection contains the same great ebooks previously available to Palomar students and faculty, only now you can read them through the familiar EBSCO web-based interface (the same one that brings you Academic Search Premier, PsycArticles, Health Source, and many other research databases). You may search, read, create reading lists, bookmark, and even save or send segments of ebooks directly on your computer.

NOTE: EBSCO ebooks are not yet available for download to ebook readers/devices. Any of these resources may be accessed by clicking the above links or from the Library’s database web page where you'll find additional information (Palomar College e-services login required off-campus). For more help, please contact Tamara Weintraub, Collection Management/Subscriptions Librarian.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Newly available historical and archaeological images in ARTstor

Cyprus is rich in history.  Palomar faculty and students can learn more about its past by viewing a collection of images of  historical architecture now available in ARTstor.  See the tombs of kings, survey the tops of Gothic monuments, and the medieval churches that once ruled the lands by simply clicking here.

Also new: Harvard University's Peabody Museum of Archeology and Ethnology has shared over 3,300 images with ARTstor that feature Pre-Columbian, African, Native North American, and Oceanic objects.  To access these images, click here

Palomar faculty and staff can also access these and other collections from the library homepage: click Articles to access ARTstor. To access online databases off-campus, a Palomar College e-services login is required. For more information, please contact Tamara Weintraub, Collection Management/Subscriptions Librarian.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Join Palomar College Library in the Banned Book Read Out!

Banned Book Week, an awareness campaign dedicated to recognizing the importance of intellectual freedom, takes place this year from September 24 through October 1. 
In recognition of Banned Book Week, the library is hosting a Banned Book Read Out.   We invite faculty and students to please join us and read a passage from your favorite banned book! 
While the First Amendement to the U.S. Constitution permits us to enjoy freedom of speech and freedom of the press, many groups continue to try to limit access to certain ideas. 
Banned Book Week is a time to recognize the importance of keeping access open to all ideas, regardless of how unpopular they may be. 
So, if you read banned books, are glad that you have the option to read banned books, or want to know what a banned book is, join the Palomar College Library in our Banned Book Read Out!
The Read Out will take place Wednesday, September 28, at 11:15 AM on the library's front steps.  We hope you join us to hear readings or to read out yourself!
For more information, please contact Katherine Gannett in the library at 760-744-1150, Ext. 2613.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Early Journals Now Available in JSTOR

Palomar students and faculty can now access more articles that ever in our JSTOR databases. Nearly 500,000 articles from over 200 journals published prior to 1923 in the
United State, and prior to 1870 elsewhere, are now included. These publications are part of JSTOR's new Early Journal Content (EJC) collection, which is freely available to existing JSTOR customers as well as non-subscribers. Covering discourse and scholarship in the arts and humanities, economics, politics, mathematics, and the sciences, they provide a wealth of historical data and information in digitized versions of their original formats. Click here for more information. Wonder if a specific journal is included? Look it up first in our List of Periodicals.

You don't have to do anything different or special to access this content - the articles have been
added to our existing JSTOR databases. Just click any JSTOR link on the Online Reseach Databases page, and begin searching (Palomar College e-services login required off-campus). Articles that match your search will be retrieved.  Contact TamaraWeintraub, Collection Management/Subscriptions Librarian, with questions or comments.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Discover some of the world's most treasured monuments and historic sites in ARTstor!

A 1,000 new images from the World Monuments Fund depicting achitectural and cultural wonders of the world are now available for viewing in ARTstor. Enjoy the Maya Sites in the Yucatan Peninsula, Saint Paul's Cathedral in England, Pompeii in Italy, and Babylon in Iraq--just to name a few!  For more information, click here.

Visit the library homepage and click Articles to access ARTstor.  To access online databases off-campus, a Palomar College e-services login is required. For more information, please contact Tamara Weintraub, Collection Management/Subscriptions Librarian.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

ARTstor: Latin America studies and newly released photos by Thomas Seligman

Visit ARTstor for images pertaining to the vast field of Latin America studies.  From the Pre-Columbian era to the Spanish Conquest; from Cuba's revolution to modern day Brazil; ARTstor is an excellent resource for those studying the history and culture of Latin America.  You can browse by geographic region, by museum collections, or by keywords such as Maya, Haiti, Day of the Dead, or even individuals such as Pablo Neruda.

Also of interest is the collection of 3,600 photographs by Thomas Seligman, depicting images of Liberia, New Guinea, Melanesia, and the Tuareg people, nomads of the Sahara.  For more information on the collection, click here.

Visit the library home page and click Articles to access ARTstor. To access online databases off-campus, a Palomar College e-services login is required. For more information, please contact Tamara Weintraub, Collection Management/Subscriptions Librarian.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Just Arrived! More New Periodicals at Palomar

New arrivals! These periodicals are now available at Palomar College:

Bomb Magazine provides a forum for the “artist’s voice” – presenting in-depth interviews between artists working across genre and media. Edited by writers and the artists themselves, contributions explore creative theory and thoughts. Issues are found in the San Marcos campus library.

Treasures: Antique to Modern Collecting contains articles on finding, identifying, valuation, care, display, and research of antiques and collectibles. This publication replaces Antiques & Collecting Magazine, which ceased publication in June. Issues are shelved at the San Marcos campus library.

Quilting Arts covers a wide range of design and textile skills, and includes how-to articles, profiles of artists, and articles that explore contemporary works, designs, and techniques. Issues are found at San Marcos.

Child Development Perspectives (CDP) and Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Develoment join Child Development on the shelves of the Escondido Center library. CDP includes brief articles on modern developmental science and its applications, and Monographs presents in-depth research studies and significant findings in child development and its related disciplines (each issue addresses a single theme). These publications are also available online through the Library catalog.

Specific issue and location information for each periodical are listed in the Library catalog. To access online editions off-campus, a Palomar College e-services login is required. For more information, please contact Tamara Weintraub, Collection Management/Subscriptions Librarian.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

New Journals & Magazines at the Library

The following periodicals are now available at Palomar College:

Public Libraries, School Libraries, and School Library Monthly (SLM) are essential publications for professionals and students preparing for a careers in school or public libraries. Current issues are at the San Marcos campus library; SLM is also available online in the Professional Development Collection database (accessible from the Library’s database web page)

Journal of Transcultural Nursing is a peer-reviewed publication that provides practitioners and students with information that addresses health care delivery and needs of different populations. The print edition is found at the San Marcos campus library; online is available through the Library catalog.

Surfer’s Journal includes in-depth stories and essays on the culture, history, and personalities of surfing. Printed on high-quality paper, this publication contains breath-taking images and graphics. Current issues can be found in the Current Periodical reading area on the 2nd floor of the San Marcos campus library.

Child Development is the journal of the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), and includes articles, essays, reviews, and tutorials on various topics in the field of child development since 1930. The print edition is found at the Escondido Center Library; online is available through the Library catalog.

Issue and location information for each periodical are listed in the Library catalog. To access online editions off-campus, a Palomar College e-services login is required. For more information, please contact Tamara Weintraub, Collection Management/Subscriptions Librarian.

New Online Resources @ the Library

Get a jump on your Fall 2011 coursework! We have two new online research products available to Palomar students and faculty

Films On Demand offers over 6,000 current, educational streaming videos (produced by Films for the Humanities) covering a variety of disciplines and subjects. Users can create personal playlists incorporating full-length videos or segments, and embed segments into courseware such as Blackboard. NOTE: embedded videos only work with flash technology at this time, and will not work with Windows Media or Quicktime. Additional technical specifications can be found at http://digital.films.com/Common/Documents/FOD_Technical_Requirements.pdf

ScienceDirect Health & Life Sciences Collection offers full-text coverage of hundreds of scholarly journals in disciplines such as nursing, biology, allied health professions, and many more. The research included in these publications is relevant to a variety of other subjects as well, including geography and GIS. This database was paid for with an NSF grant awarded to Professor Wing Cheung from Palomar College's Geography Department.

Any of these resources may be accessed by clicking the above links or from the Library’s database web page where you'll find additional information (Palomar College e-services login required off-campus). For more help, please contact Tamara Weintraub, Collection Management/Subscriptions Librarian.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Update: Prom dress drive review

The 2nd annual Palomar Library prom dress drive wrapped up on Friday and it was a success! We were able to collect formalwear to help make prom special for area high school girls. Here's the final tally:
  • 1 pair prom of shoes

  • 1 formal skirt

  • 2 formal pant suits

  • 39 prom dresses

These items have been delivered to the Vista Library, where area teens will "shop" for them. Including our donations, the Vista Library collected 421 dresses!

A big thank you to all of you in the Palomar College community that donated. More thanks to the local businesses that donated: Steinmart in Temecula for hangers and CJ Cleaners in Escondido and Marketplace Cleaners in San Marcos for dry cleaning bags. Finally, a big thanks to Katherine Gannett who put this drive together. To the girls shopping the dresses this year- have a wonderful prom!

Friday, April 22, 2011

UPDATE: San Diego Union-Tribune access extended

Palomar students, staff and faculty will continue to have access to the San Diego Union-Tribune from the Newsbank database though December 2011.

To access read full-text articles from the UT, follow the link on the databases page:
http://www.palomar.edu/library/OnlineDatabases/news.htm

Or, search the catalog for the Union-Tribune and follow the link for electronic access.

A Palomar log-in will be required for off-campus access.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Need help finding a specific journal or magazine? Here's how!

Is there a journal or magazine you are interested in reading? Here's how to see if we have it here at the Palomar College Library.
  • Use the List of Periodicals to see if we have the journal in print or in a database. You can search the list by title or ISSN, browse the alphabetical list of titles or browse by subject area. This will show the date range the library has and if it is available in print or in an online database.

If you are interested in a periodical we only have in print (especially if you don't where or if it is indexed online) GoogleScholar is a handy tool. You can use the Advanced Search options to search articles by a specific author, or for topics within a specific periodical. You will not have online full-text access, but you can use the citation information to find the articles in the print collection.

If you have any questions about Palomar Library's periodicals holdings, stop by the reference desk or use the Ask Us Now service to chat online with a librarian. For more information: http://www.palomar.edu/library/libraryhelp.htm

Monday, April 18, 2011

Need help finding a specific article? Here's how!

Did you find a great article? Are you having a hard time finding it in the library? Here are some ways to see if the Palomar College Library has full-text access.

First, find as much information about the article as possible. Make a note of the article title, the article author, the journal or magazine title, the date or volume/issue number, pages etc. The more information you have, the easier it will be to find the article. It will also make it easier to cite late on.

If you do not have all the citation information, try using Google Scholar http://scholar.google.com/ to find the missing information. (In some cases, Google Scholar might link directly to Palomar databases. See Scholar Preferences for more information http://scholar.google.com/scholar_preferences ).

Once you have the full information there are two ways to look for the article:
  • Use the List of Periodicals to see where we have full text- in print or electronically in a database. Use the title of the journal or magazine when searching this list. Use date or volume information to find the article in print or in a database

  • OR use the Periodicals Citation Linker. Enter all the citation information you have (you must include a periodical title or ISSN) and click "Look Up."

If you have any questions, please speak to librarian at the reference desk or use the Ask Us Now service to chat with one online, http://www.palomar.edu/library/libraryhelp.htm

Friday, April 15, 2011

Now Available: Images from UCLA's Fowler Museum and Colby College Museum of Art

Palomar faculty and students now have access to images from the Fowler Museum at UCLA and the Colby College Museum of Art.

The new collection includes approximately 700 images from the Fowler Museum's permanent collection. The Fowler collection includes art, ethnographicand archaeological objects from Asia, Africa, the Pacific and the Americas. The museum is home to one of the largest and finest African art collections in the United States, which is reflectedin the ARTstor collection. View the collection here: http://library.artstor.org/library/collection/ucla_fowler

The Colby College Museum of Art is now sharing 2,500 images from their permanent collection. Their collection specializes in American art from the 18th century to present. Some notable artists include Winslow Homer, Georgia O'Keeffe and Kara Walker. View the collection in ARTstor here: http://library.artstor.org/library/collection/colbymuseum

For more information on Palomar College Library databases: http://www.palomar.edu/library/OnlineDatabases/databases.htm

If you have any questions please contact Tamara Weintraub tweintraub@palomar.edu

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Pass on those fond memories by participating in the Library Prom Dress Drive!

For the 2nd year in a row, Palomar College Library, in conjunction with Vista Public Library, will be collecting gently used prom dresses for area teens.  The library will be collecting dresses between March 31st and April 15th.  On April 16th, dresses will be "shopped" at the Vista Library by students from area high schools.  Preregistration is necessary to shop for a dress.
Donors are requested to bring dresses to the library on a hanger in a plastic cleaner bag, if possible.
Donations of prom shoes and jewelry are also being requested.
Last year, the Palomar Community provided over 30 dresses for the drive.  Dresses that are not selected by prom goers are donated to the Armed Services YMCA at Camp Pendleton. 
Please contact Kathrine Gannett in the library for additional information at extension 2613.
For a North  County Times interview on the Prom Dress Drive, follow the link below:
http://www.nctimes.com/news/local/vista/article_22ad500a-8d54-5eb5-a490-89e61193beef.html

Additional images of Iznik ceramics from the Islamic Art and Architecture Collection are now available for viewing

Palomar faculty and students can now explore more images from the Islamic world with access to 250 additional images within the Islamic Art and Architecture Collection.  These images of Iznik ceramics from the Ottoman period were photographed by Walter Denny.  They are now available for viewing via Artstor, or go to the library's database webpage for more information on Artstor or other databases. 
If you are not at the library, Palomar College e-services network id and password are required.
If you have any questions, please contact Tamara Weintraub at tweintraub@palomar.edu.

Friday, March 18, 2011

UPDATE: Online Access to the San Diego Union-Tribune

The San Diego Union-Tribune is no longer available in ProQuest Newspapers database (indexing, citations, OR full-text articles). However, we are now running a trial for it in the Newsbank database through June, where you can search and access it full-text. Link to that in the Online Research Databases page on the News tab. You can also access individual articles through the San Diego Union-Tribune catalog record in the OPAC.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

NEW READS! Outdoor Photographer, Out, Advocate

The following periodicals are now available at the San Marcos campus library:
  • Outdoor Photographer provides essential articles and tips on wildlife, travel and outdoor sports photography. It covers topics ranging from technique to equipment to recommended locations.
  • Out is a monthly entertainment, fashion, and lifestyle magazine focused on the LGBTQA community.
  • Advocate, first published in 1967, is the oldest continuing LGBTQA-interest magazine in the United States. It covers news, politics, and opinions.

Find the latest issues of all three magazines in the Current Periodicals reading area of the Library.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Orange County Register Now Available in ProQuest Newspapers

The Orange County Register (OCR) is now searchable and available full-text online (1986-present) in the Library's ProQuest Newspapers database. You can also connect directly or through the library catalog (search the newspaper title).

OCR includes local news from Orange County, California, but also provides regional coverage of neighboring counties, including San Diego. It replaces the San Diego Union-Tribune (SDUT) in the ProQuest Newspapers database, which is no longer available full-text. SDUT is still available in print at both the San Marcos and Escondido Center libraries. Please contact Tamara Weintraub with questions or comments.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Now Available: Images from American Folk Art Museum

Palomar faculty and students now have access to more than 1,600 images featuring traditional folk art and works by contemporary self-taught artists held by the American Folk Art Museum.  Works from the museum's permanent collection are now available for viewing in Artstor. The images are of American and international artists' work from the 18th century to the present in a variety of media such as paintings, books on paper, sculpture, trade figures, signs, weathervanes, furniture, ceramics, needleworks, rugs, quilts, and coverlets.  Click here for more information.
To view these images, click on the above link, or go to the library's database webpage for more information on this and other databases.  If you are not at the library, Palomar College e-services network id and password are required.
If you have any questions, please contact Tamara Weintraub at tweintraub@palomar.edu.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Attention Fashion, Marketing, and Design Students! Dress up your research skills with FashionSnoops!

Are you interested in what trend analysts, designers, and editors are saying about the latest fashion trends? If so, then FashionSnoops, our online database specializing in fashion, is just for you.  From hot-off-the-runway New York Fashion Week updates, to market intelligence, industry reports, trend-forecasting, and even an interactive design board, FashionSnoops can help you stay abreast in this ever-shifting industry. 
Not in the library?  No problem.  FashionSnoops is accessible anytime; just click on article/databases link from the Palomar College Library homepage, go to the Arts/Humanities tab, and enter your id and password. 

Have a Heart, Lend a Hand Update

Congratulations to first place prize winner, Margaret Madrid! 

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Have a Heart, Lend a Hand Bulletin

Campaign Extended:  Have a Heart, Lend a Hand, our campaign to raise awareness of the campus food pantry, will continue accepting donations through February, ending on the 28th.   
Special Thanks:  To everyone who has helped make this campaign possible, including the staff of the libraries' public desks, Anne Stephan, Kelly Patrick, PJ Trujillo, Ava  Davis, Pat Wade, and  Library Department Chair, Linda Morrow.  A special thanks to donors Dean Judy Cater, Professor Bob Aidee, Professor John Valedez, and the staff of Three C's, as well as Marily Lunde for her coordinating efforts.  And thank you to the Palomar Community for your sustained involvement in this cause to make your food pantry a viable campus resource! 

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Have a Heart, Lend a Hand

Join us at the Palomar College Library as we campaign to help fill the campus food pantry.   From Jan. 31- Feb. 14, 2011 you can get involved AND enter to win a chance at a prize!  Please bring a donation of food, hygiene items, or disposable diapers to the library.  You will then be eligible to win a gift card, our first place prize in the food drive contest.  All you have to do is guess how many pieces of candy are in the candy jar.  If you guess the number closest to the actual amount, you win!
To enter: bring a donation to the library, take an entry for your guess and fill it out, and place your entry in the box.  Enter as often as you like; however, a donation is required for each entry. 
The winner will be announced on February 14th.
Thank you for getting involved by helping us help those in need! 

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Periodicals Now Available Online at Palomar

The following periodicals are now available online for Palomar College Library users:

Journal of Field Archaeology
Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport
Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media
American Anthropologist

Select the links above to access these from any Palomar location or off-campus (Palomar College e-services or network login required off-campus or wireless connections), or find them listed with other periodicals in the Library Catalog or List of Periodicals. You may continue to read them in print as well at the San Marcos campus library.

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

New ProQuest Finally Here!

All the following databases are now available through the new ProQuest interface. You don't have to do anything - just select the database you want to search on the Library's Online Research Databases website or link to them below:

ProQuest Newspapers
Ethnic NewsWatch
GenderWatch
Historical New York Times
Historical Los Angeles Times

A current Palomar College e-services or network login is required to access these off-campus. REMEMBER! Old links to citations, full-text articles, and saved searches in these databases that appear on syllabi, Blackboard sites, websites, or anywhere else will continue to work for a little while longer, but we encourage you to update them as soon as possible.

For more information, answers to questions, or help using the new interface, please contact Tamara Weintraub, Collection

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

New ProQuest Interface: It's Almost Here!

As discussed in this blog on December 16, 2010, our ProQuest databases have received a new look and new web addresses, and features and functionality have been added or improved.
Shortly, links to these resources on the Library's website will take you to the new interface. You don't have to do anything - just select the database you want to search on the website or from the list below. As always, a Palomar College e-services or network login is required to access them off-campus.

ProQuest Newspapers
Ethnic NewsWatch
GenderWatch
Historical New York Times
Historical Los Angeles Times

Please note that database, citation, and article-level links saved from the old interface are also changing, but will continue to work for awhile so you can still use any that appear on syllabi, Blackboard sites, or course websites. However, we encourage you to update the old links to the new URLs as soon as possible.

For more information, answers to questions, or help using the new interface, please contact Tamara Weintraub, Collection Management/Subscriptions Librarian.