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.