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.