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.