Thursday, August 30, 2012

Study and Reading Tips on Display in Library

Have you ever wondered if there is more you could be doing to make the most of your study-time? Try taking a look at the Reading Services Dept.'s exhibit now on display at the Palomar College Library.  Learn strategies to help improve concentration, and tips for reading retention.  It may give you that extra boost needed to knock your study sessions out of the park!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

EBSCO Database Research on Mobile Devices

EBSCO databases now autodetect when a user is on a mobile device.  There is no need to switch interfaces manually any longer.  This change makes searching from your phone one step easier.  If you have never tried library research from your phone, perhaps now is the time to attempt it.  From a WIFI connected mobile device, go to the Palomar College Library website, and click the Articles tab.  Select any database with EBSCO in parentheses to enjoy the autodetect mobile device feature.  Palomar College e-services id and password are required for remote access. 
If you have any questions, please contact Tamara Weintraub, Serials and Databases Librarian.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Did you know the Palomar College Library has textbooks?

Grants from Palomar College Foundation President's Associates and the Leichtag Family Foundation make it possible for students to use textbooks in the library.  So before you head over to the bookstore, you may want to check to see if the book is at the library, available to use, for free. 

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Welcome to Fall 2012 at Palomar College!

The Palomar College Library welcomes faculty and students of the Fall 2012 semester.  We are excited to offer many new databases, books and periodicals this year as well as continuing to offer services that help facilitate student success including online chat and tutorials, information literacy instruction sessions, one-on-one research help at the reference desk, and of course, academic and popular material in digital and print formats.  We have many resources of which we hope faculty and students will avail themselves.  Stop by the library or take a closer look at our website and see the treasures just waiting to be discovered.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

What's New in the Library: Online Workshop for Palomar Faculty

Want to earn Professional Development credit? Faculty can familiarize themselves with new Library products and services AND earn 1 PD hour by taking the self-paced online workshop "What's New in the Library" (PD99, 1 hour). Here's how:

1. Login to Blackboard Sandbox with your Blackboard login

2. click Professional Development Training (lower right section of screen)


3. select “What’s New in the Library” (upper left box on screen)


4. select the course link (paper icon)

DON'T FORGET: to receive 1 hour of PD credit for taking this online workshop, you must add PD99 to your 2012 Professional Development proposal.  For more information about the Library or the online workshop, contact Tamara Weintraub, Serials & Databases Librarian. For help with your PD proposal or getting into Bb Sandbox to access PD resources, contact the Professional Development Office.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

New Databases for Fall 2012

The Library website is the place to go for reliable information at Palomar College, and we’re constantly adding digital content in all subjects. Check out these new databases:

INTELECOM
Our oldest digital repository of academic videos is even better with newly added anatomy, physiology, and algebra clips. Streamed on demand, videos in many other subjects and disciplines are also available. Videos can be embedded in Blackboard, or linked on course websites.

Articles from hundreds of journals and books covering the latest information in the dental and oral sciences are found in this database using the familiar EBSCO search program.

This advertising-free database contains evidence-based data on individual natural ingredients used for medicinal purposes (e.g., glucosamine, echinacea, etc.), and the commercially-available brand-named products that contain them. Detailed information on use, effectiveness, safety, adverse reactions, and interactions with prescription/OTC drugs is available.

This contains digitized primary source documents (first-hand personal accounts, pamphlets, monographs, congresses, speeches, maps) produced from 1763 to 1783. Material presenting the European point of view is also included.

Thousands of articles, videos, media-rich content, terms, images, biographies, and the latest news covering current and historical science and technology information is available in this handy reference source. Contributors include renowned science reference publications, online services, and scientists

Current videos covering a variety of topics and events are available in this multidisciplinary collection of streaming academic and educational videos. Videos can be linked in Blackboard or course websites.

AP NewsMonitor Collection (EBSCO)
This is a compilation of domestic and international news harvested daily from the Associated Press reporting service. Content is available through the familiar EBSCO search program.

Access these and other databases by clicking the titles above or on our Online Research Databases webpage (Palomar login required for off-campus or via campus wi-fi). Need help? Call (760) 744-1150 x2616 or "Ask a Librarian" through our 24/7 live chat service (look for the chat box on most library webpages). For more information, contact Tamara Weintraub, Databases & Serials Librarian.

New Journals & Magazines

Did you know that journals and magazines are some of the best sources of information for many of your Fall 2012 Palomar assignments? From the latest full-color design images, to in-depth science data, you’ll find much of this in the Library’s periodical collection. Check out these new titles:

Annals of GIS (print & online)
Location: San Marcos campus library or click title link above
This peer-reviewed journal covers theory, methods, development and applications in the field of geo-information science.

Boom (print & online)
Location: San Marcos campus library or click title link above
This is a peer-reviewed quarterly journal about California, addressing contemporary and historical social, cultural, and political issues.




La Prensa (print)
Location: Escondido Center library

This is one of the premier Spanish language weekly newspapers published in San Diego.

People en Espanol (print)
Location: Escondido Center library
This is the Spanish-language edition of the popular U.S. entertainment magazine.

Pennsylvania Gazette (microfilm)
Location: San Marcos campus library
Includes issues of this historical regional newspaper published from 1728 to 1815

Juxtapoz  (print)
Location: San Marcos campus library
Offers news, features, event listings, illustrations, and photographs of the world, people, and issues of contemporary and underground art and culture. Includes graffiti, tattoo, street art, and other forms of aesthetics and artistic expression.


How (print)
Location: San Marcos campus library
Showcases contemporary graphic designs, designers, inspirations, and projects in all mediums. Also addresses careers in the design business. 

Print editions of these and other periodicals may be read in-library only. Students and faculty may access online editions if available through title links above, or from the library catalog (Palomar login required off-campus or via campus wi-fi). For more information, contact Tamara Weintraub, Databases & Serials Librarian.