Thursday, November 20, 2014

Native American Heritage Month

Students and Professor Aquallo of AIS 105, History of Native American Arts, have created a display in the Library that celebrates contemporary Native American art; from traditional ceramic pieces to the political lyrics of hip-hop, the display includes music and other media, revealing a rich and dynamic art scene.

Sweet Seasons

This year's annual Fashion Department display is entitled Sweet Seasons. Stop by the library to see the various student designs 'in person'.

Monday, August 25, 2014

New e-Resources from the Library Fall 2014

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 the hundreds of new online e-books and streaming media available to Palomar students:

Gale Literary Criticism Online

This contains the complete online sets of the acclaimed Gale literary reference series: Nineteenth Century Literary Criticism, Twentieth Century Literary Criticism, and Contemporary Literary Criticism, and are current through 2014.

New and updated editions of 'book' reference content have been added to this e-book collection, including multi-volume encyclopedias, biographical sets, and specialized sources. Subjects covered include arts and humanities, biography and genealogy, business and industries, general and consumer interests, government and political science, health and medicine, law, science and technology, and social sciences.

Hundreds of new and current ebooks covering subjects taught at Palomar College have been added to both these online book collections.

This comprehensive online reference source includes complete and current content from the renowned World Book Encyclopedia, as well as additional multimedia, e-book, and primary sources. 

Ambrose Streaming Videos

Ambrose offers viewers over 100 current, educational streaming videos covering a variety of social science and historical topics.

Access these and other library e-resources by clicking their names above, or from the Library homepage (click the Database link). 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.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Learning Express Educational and Career Database

Do you want to improve your writing, reading, or math skills?  Do you need to prepare for the SAT or ACT, but are not sure how?  Maybe you are planning to transfer and need to prepare for the college admissions essay writing, or need to study for the entrance exam to the military.   As varied as the needs may be, you can find materials to help build your skills with Learning Express, a career and education resource now available to Palomar students, faculty and staff.  It is designed to help students and professionals improve skills that are required at school and in the workplace.  

The Learning Express is easy to navigate, once you know how the content is organized, and has a many types of educational tools available.  The Learning Center uses "Centers" (hence the name) that focus on a specific theme: Adult Learning Center, the Test Prep Center, or the Career Center to name a few. Within these centers are a variety of educational activities; from practice tests and review exercises; to interactive tutorials, ebooks and strategy advice designed by experts.  

To access Learning Express, go to the Palomar College Library Homepage, click the Articles link and select the "Education and Career" tab. An authorization window will pop-up; please select "I agree."  Select the "Click Here" link to connect, and click "Register," so you can create an account.  After you create an account, you have access to Learning Center, and can use the "My Center" tab to track your work and progress!  

For remote access to Learning Express, an e-services id and password are required.  For additional information about this resource, please contact Tamara Weintraub, Collections Management Librarian.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Artstor Images of Jean Paul Gaultier Exhibit

Artstor has recently acquired photos of an exhibition about renowned fashion designer, Jean Paul Gaultier. Gaultier is an artist/fashion designer well-known for breaking traditional gender and cultural boundaries.

The exhibit "The Fashion World of John Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk" has been making its way through museums across the globe from Stockholm to London and now here in the U.S.  The artist's work has been subdivided by seven themes that showcase Gaultier’s 40-year career of status quo defiance: Punk Cancan, Muses, The Boudoir, Metropolis, Eurotrash, Skin Deep, and Urban Jungle.

You can now see images of the exhibit using Palomar College Library's Artstor.  Just use the last name "Gaultier" to search for images from the collection.
To access Artstor, go to the Palomar College Library Homepage, click on Articles and select the Arts and Humanities tab.  (Palomar College eservies id and password are required for remote access.)
For more information, contact Tamara Weintraub, Collections Management Librarian. 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

National Caffeine Awareness Month

Did you know that it is National Caffeine Awareness Month? Visit our 2nd floor library display to learn more about the benefits and problems associated with caffeine consumption, and make an informed decision about how much caffeine is right for you!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Don't miss the Black History Month display that celebrates Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, and Nelson Mandela.

Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela
 "Faith is taking the first step even when you can't see the whole staircase."--Martin Luther King Jr. 

If you like this quote, visit the display where you will find other inspiring quotes, as well as books and photos highlighting these incredible individuals.

Rosa Parks