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.
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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.
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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.