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.