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:

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

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.