Thursday, October 25, 2012

New to Palomar College Library! "Sources in U.S. History: The Civil War"

Are you a history buff?  Or are you aspiring to be one?  Check out this new addition to our database collection to experience the magic of history through primary resources. This database contains over 500 digitized items from the Civil War era.  Find personal narratives and memoirs, pamphlets and political speeches, sermons and songs, regimental histories and photograph albums, legal treatises and even children's books.

Many topics are explored such as battles and campaigns, politics and religion, the experiences of leaders and common soldiers, the home front and the military campground, as well as the causes of war and its consequences.

Find "Sources in U.S. History: The Civil War" on Palomar College Libraries articles page under both Arts and Humanities and Behavioral Sciences tab.  If you are accessing databases off-campus, eservices login and password are required.

For questions, please contact Tamara Weintraub, Database and Serials Librarian.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Films On Demand has a new Help Center

Have you ever used Films On Demand?  It is one of the library's media databases that stores digital educational videos through a streaming video platform.  Users have access to an array of  videos in real time.  Films On Demand is an excellent resource for both faculty and students to access high quality videos from a variety of disciplines.  And now it is easier to use thanks to their newly updated Help Center.  Visit the Help Center for Quick Start Guides and How-To Tips in order to get the most out this database. 

Video sources are easy to cite, and many videos have interactive transcripts and text translation options, allowing those who consider English as a second language to translate text into 53 different languages.

Access Films On Demand from the Articles web page on Palomar College Library's website.  If accessing from off-campus, a Palomar College login is required.  If you have any questions about this or other resources, please contact Tamara Weintraub, Databases and Serials Librarian.