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.