Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Interactive Display Honoring Native American Heritage Month


The American Indian Studies students and their instructor, Professor Alan Lechusza Aquallo, have created a fantastic display in the Library. It is interactive and includes a headset to listen to Native American music and drums.

XTREME Fashion!

Don't miss the beautiful display from the Fashion Merchandising and Design Program that features the work of one of their most talented designers, Sara E. Ninori.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

New Arrivals at Palomar College Library

 
Palomar College Library works hard to provide access to current books and DVDs that students and faculty can use to keep abreast of their field of study.  The New Arrivals area is located near the entrance of the library.  It is a space where a small number of our new books and media are temporarily shelved as a way to showcase new purchases.  You will find emerging ideas, interests, and perspectives from authors that represent many fields of higher education. 



You will also find resources that fall outside the realm of academia; books and media that have some significance due to their timeliness, or local or visual appeal. Among some of the genres are critically-acclaimed fiction; beautifully illustrated books on art, architecture and fashion--we even have graphic novels and nontraditional children's books.  This collection is updated on a continuous basis, so you  never know what you will find! 

Additionally, we have many documentaries and popular movies to choose from that you can borrow for FREE.

We want to catch your attention; we want to entertain, to surprise and to delight you with what is featured.   Browse the shelf to see if you get inspired! You may walk away with a book about a potential hobby, or with a book that addresses the issue you just had a debate about in class. 

This small sampling of the library's collection is an invitation from the library to you.  We hope you  explore the library's vast resources.  Be sure to stop by the New Arrivals area the next time you are in the library.




Tuesday, September 17, 2013

eBooks at the Library

Looking for ebooks? Palomar students and faculty can borrow thousands of non-fiction ebooks for FREE from the Library. As with our print collection, ebooks can be used for research papers or other class assignments, and can be read on most computers, smartphones, or tablets.

There are a few ways to get a Palomar Library ebook. Start at the Library homepage and choose either Catalog or Articles:




  • Downloadable ebooks on all topics: click Catalog, and then type subject, author, or title into search box that displays:

 
  • Business and information technology ebooks: choose Articles, then select Sci. & Tech. tab on next screen, and scroll down to click Safari Tech Books database:

  • e-Reference books on all topics: also choose Articles, then Reference tab, and select either Credo Reference or Gale Virtual Reference Library databases:

Once you've found the book you want, start reading!


Note that "check-out" times vary (depending on the publisher), and may expire before you're actually done reading the ebook. But, you can always check it out again. Also, the book you want may be "in use" by someone else, and not available - just check back later.

An Internet connection is required (off-line reading of some ebooks is available), and you must use your Palomar eServices login to  access ebooks off-campus or on the campus wi-fi. For assistance, go to the Library Technical Help page, call us at (760) 744-1150 x2616 during business hours,  or use the "Ask a Librarian" 24/7 live chat service available from most library webpages.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Vogue Archives Online now Available!



"Cover: Vogue." Vogue. Aug 01 2010.
ProQuest. Web. 13 Sep. 2013 .
Palomar College has acquired Vogue archives online, a searchable digital collection of the American edition of this iconic fashion magazine. Students and faculty may view high-resolution full-color page images of the complete publication from 1892 to the latest issue. The archives are hosted on the Library's familiar ProQuest database system for easy searching.


Every page, including covers, photo spreads, advertisements, and fold-outs are included. Users can look for images and articles by unique features such as company/brand names, designers, photographers, stylists, colors, materials, hair and make-up artists, models and other personalities, fashion trends, and other elements such as garment type or detail, accessories, and cosmetics.
"Cover: Vogue." Vogue. Dec 28 1899.
ProQuest. Web. 13 Sep. 2013 .
Print issues of Vogue from 1968 to the present are also available at the San Marcos campus library, and the Escondido Center Library has the most recent 6 months. Check the Library catalog for specific holdings.  
Access the digital archive by clicking the link above, or go to the Library homepage (click Catalog, type Vogue in the search box, and click periodical title button). Palomar eServices login required off-campus or on campus wi-fi. Need help? Call (760) 744-1150 x2616 or "Ask a Librarian" through our 24/7 live chat service available from most library webpages. For more information, contact Tamara Weintraub, Collections Management Librarian.

What's New in the Library Fall 2013

Want to earn Professional Development credit? Faculty can familiarize themselves with new Library products and services while earning 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 2013/14 Professional Development proposal. For more information about the Library or the online workshop, contact Tamara Weintraub, Collection Management Librarian. For help with your PD proposal or getting into Bb Sandbox to access PD resources, contact the Professional Development Office.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

New! Permanent Collection of the National Gallery, London is available for viewing in ARTstor

Would you like to visit the National Gallery, London, but don't have time to swim across the pond?  No problem!  Now every painting in the permanent collection of the National Gallery, London is available for viewing in ARTstor.  

National Gallery, London, has one of the greatest collections of Western European painting in the world! Composed of 2,300 works dating from the 13th century to the early 20th centuries, the collection encompasses most major developments in Western painting.

Highlights include Cézanne's Bathers (Les Grandes Baigneuses), Piero della Francesca's The Baptism of Christ, Rembrandt's Self Portrait at the Age of 34, Holbein's The Ambassadors, Uccello's The Battle of San Romano, Van Gogh's Sunflowers, Titian's Bacchus and Ariadne, van Eyck's The Arnolfini Portrait, and Velázquez's Rokeby Venus.

This is an incredible resource for students of the arts, as well as for those studying history, political science, cultural studies and other divisions of the humanities and social sciences.

Access ARTstor by clicking here, or from the library homepage, click on Articles and select the Arts and Humanities Tab.  Palomar College login required off-campus or with on campus wi-fi.  Need help?  Call (760) 744-1150 x 2616 or "Ask a Librarian" through our 24/7 live chat service (look for the chat box on most library webpages).  For questions, please contact Tamara Weintraub, Collections Management Librarian.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Annual Report on Trends in Health Statistics

Are you interested in U.S. health care issues?  If so, please take a moment to review one of the library's new reference books entitled Health, United States, 2011.  This government issued reference resource contains interesting statistics, trends, and demographic data on various aspects of health care such as health care status and determinants, health care utilization, health risk factors by various population groups, prevention, health insurance (who has it and who does not), morbidity, mortality, and personal health care expenditures. Furthermore, tables and charts capture significant data about  U.S. health care resources, facilities and services, offering the reader a better sense of the current health care environment. 

The report uses demographic data to create bridges between distinct categories.  For example, in the "highlights" section there are charts that outline the relationship between socioeconomic status and health.  One statistic draws a correlation between education level and life expectancy.  To that end, according to the report, on average in 2006, 25-year-old women without a high school diploma had a life expectancy 8.6 years fewer than those with a Bachelor’s degree.  Find out more about how education level impacts health-related issues by taking a closer look at this resource.

You can view this reference book, Health, United States, 2011, by visiting the Reference section at Palomar College Library or you can also link to the online version of the report via the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Website.



 

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

New! National Geographic Archives Online


Palomar College has acquired the National Geographic magazine archive online from 1888 through 1994. Students and faculty may view full-color digital copies of every page of every issue, on campus or off.
Fascinating, well-researched articles, stunning photographic images, and iconic maps produced by the National Geographic Society on every topic and location imaginable have made this publication a valued cultural and educational artifact for over a century. Search for articles by topic, image, or even location!
The Library also has the complete collection of National Geographic magazine in print (1888 to the present) and on microfilm (1888-1997) at the San Marcos campus. 
Access the digital archive by clicking the link above, or go to the Library homepage (click the Catalog link, and search title National Geographic). Palomar eServices login required off-campus or on 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, Collections Management Librarian.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

New online reference titles available in Gale Virtual Reference Library

Context context context!  When writing research papers, providing contextual information is essential to situate a topic, bring it to life, and make it more meaningful to your reader.  We have several new reference books that are excellent resources for compiling background information on a variety of subjects. 

It can be intimidating to begin research on a topic that has a long, complicated history.  For example, those interested in Middle Eastern affairs may want to learn more about the Arab-Israeli conflict.  Learn the back story.  Take a look at the e-book, Middle East Conflict Reference Library.    Find much-needed background information dating back to the nineteenth century and beyond. Large segments of time are quickly summarized to provide a better sense of the parameters of the topic.

Or perhaps you are exploring issues of race as a social construction.  The Gale Encyclopedia of Race and Racism 2 ed. covers modern racism with a focus on the 1400's to the present (see the first edition for more extensive historical coverage).  Explore the economic, religious, social, historical, and political underpinnings of racism from a global perspective.

To find these reference e-books, go to the  Palomar College Library Homepage, click on Articles and select Gale Virtual Reference.  For off-campus access, a Palomar College e-services id and password are required.  If you have questions about this or any other database, please contact Tamara Weintraub, Collections Management Librarian.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

AIDS Memorial Quilt and events March 11-15

Please join the library March 11-15 as we present an exhibit that pays tribute to those who have lost their lives to AIDS.  The library will display the AIDS Memorial Quilt, an artifact created as a means by which to remember and honor those that have been taken by the AIDS epidemic.

In addition, there are several events to look forward to that will be held in the library such as panels featuring authors, educators, and community leaders; President Deegan will speak at the reception that takes place on Wednesday March 13th from 5-7 PM on the 2nd floor of the library.

We hope that you join us as the Palomar College Library community comes together to learn more about issues surrounding AIDS and the lives that it touches.  For more details, click here.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Celebrate Black History Month!

Learn more about Black History using either print or electronic resources.  In print, we have a new multi-volume reference book available to use in the library just in time for Black History Month.  The Encyclopedia of African American History is a 5 volume set chronicling the experience of African Americans from 1896 to the present.  So much has come to pass in the last hundred odd years, and yet still there are inequities, challenges, and obstacles the U.S. must overcome in order to end racism.  1896, the age of segregation, is when this reference book starts, so take a journey to the past and discover something new today here in your library!

Or discover some of the fascinating online resources accessible through the Palomar College Library website from any computer with Internet access.  Sources in U.S. History: The American Revolution and Sources in U.S. History: The Civil War both contain rich collections of primary resources from these two eras of history. 
 
In either online source, try looking under the Browse A-Z tab.  You will find a list of subjects of or relating to African Americans in history from documents about the abolition of slavery and African American soldiers; to African American colonization, African American children, African American suffrage, Freedmen, and much more. 

For remote access, an e-services id and password are required. 

For questions about these or other online resources, please contact Tamara Weintraub, Collections Management Librarian.

What's New in the Library: Online Workshop for Palomar College 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, Collection Management Librarian. For help with your PD proposal or getting into Bb Sandbox to access PD resources, contact the Professional Development Office.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

President Barack Obama Visual Iconography

For those interested in political Americana, Cornell University Library has recently released images from its Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections documenting Barack Obama publicity and memorabilia. ARTstor has recently added images of the visual iconography that provide a fascinating overview of representations of Obama. These images offer students and educators an opportunity to explore aspects of the campaign such as political mobilization, capaign strategies, and marketing through social media. 

Access images in ARTstor from the Palomar College Library website.  Click on Articles and then select the Arts and Humanities tab. 

For remote access, an e-servies id and password are required.

For questions about ARTstor or other databases, please contact Tamara Weintraub, Database and Serials Librarian.