Monday, December 5, 2016

Happy Holidays! The entrance to the 2nd floor of the Library has been converted into a winter wonderland by students in the Fashion Program. Stop by to see their inspiring holiday display!

Monday, November 14, 2016

Día de Muertos

El Día de Muertos es considerado la tradición más representativa de la cultura mexicana. La celebración se lleva a cabo en dos días: el 1 de noviembre es dedicado al alma de los niños y el 2 de noviembre a la de los adultos.
El origen del Día de Muertos tiene sus raíces en el sincretismo de las culturas prehispánica y europea, de las cuales se enriquecieron los ritos y las ceremonias que se realizan alrededor de esta festividad.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Exploring Insects - On Display Through September
Insects and their relatives are found just about everywhere.  Today, many legislators, environmentalists, organizations, naturalists and teachers are involved in a race to protect natural history, including the unique ecosystems of our world. 

Entomology is a really complex science. The science requires strong backgrounds in biology, physiology, chemistry and mathematics. Work with insects also requires tolerances for conditions and subjects that are unusual, or which may be harmful. Insects, because of their diversity, abundance and articulation into every habitat and niche are vitally important to understand and record.

Come in to see this wonderful collection on the 2nd floor of the Library!

Monday, August 29, 2016

MLA Handbook: 8th Edition Updates

Due to recent updates in the MLA Handbook the Palomar College Library is providing these tips about the new updates and suggestions. EasyBib has a thorough website,, which explains each scenario in much greater detail and can be accessed to view specific examples. We have copies of the new 8th Edition in the Library. The MLA Handbook can be found in the libraries at either the San Marcos or Escondido campus. Click this link to find a copy: .
 According to the new guidelines set forth in the MLA Handbook 8th Edition, the Works Cited entries for all citations should include these components:
1.      Author
2.      Title of Source (books and websites in italics, quotation marks around “periodicals” and “music”)
3.      Title of Container (book, database, website, etc.)
4.      Other Contributors
5.      Version (specific versions of the work or editions)
6.      Number (volume and issue numbers, episode numbers, etc.)
7.      Publisher
8.      Publication Date
9.      Location (page numbers for books and articles, URLs for websites)

Works Cited
"MLA Format (8th Ed.)." EasyBib. Imagine Easy Solutions, 2016. 
MLA Handbook. 8th ed., Modern Language Association, 2016. 

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Digital Resources in the Sciences from the Library

The Library website is the place to go for reliable, credible scientific information you can use in class assignments and research papers. We’re constantly adding new digital content. Check out the following online science resources for Palomar faculty and student:

Science Full Text Select New!
Take a look at our latest offering in a growing collection of reliable and credible sources of science information. Science Full Text Select offers full-text articles from over 400 journals in an array of STEM disciplines, including acoustics, botany, earth science, robotics and more.
The AND Evidence Analysis Library is a synthesis of nutritional research on important dietetic practice, including systematic reviews (developed by AND members).
Covers more than 180 full-text journals, and cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts spanning dozens of years for more than 230 journals and dozens of monographs. It includes indexing for all dentistry and oral sciences journals commonly purchased by dental schools and other related institutions.
Health Source 
  • Consumer Edition- In this edition, you can locate information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Features searchable full text for over 190 journals, as well as abstracts and indexing for over 205 general health, nutrition and professional health care publications.
  • Nursing/Academic Edition -This edition offers nearly 600 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines, and abstracts and indexing for nearly 850 journals.
INTELECOM is a hosted digital repository of academic video clips - streamed on demand, covering a variety of video collections including Biological Sciences, Oceanography, Health, and Environmental Studies. Videos may be downloaded and embedded in Blackboard.

This contains full-text articles up to the latest three to five years (including historical backfiles) from thousands of core academic and scholarly journals in the sciences, math, and engineering.
Compiled by healthcare providers and researchers, the databases provides high-quality, evidence-based information about complementary and alternative medicine including dietary supplements and integrative therapies. Online CE courses for health-related professional are also included.

This is a searchable database of current information (up to 3 years) technology, programming, and business books and manuals.
This contains articles in over 1650 full-text scholarly and peer reviewed journals from one of the premier publishers of scientific journals in the physical, health, and life sciences.

Access these and other science-related 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, Department Co-Chair and Librarian.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Come See Our Displays This Month!

April Displays

April displays on the second floor of the Library feature The Child Development Department and more.  Come in to see all that they have to offer displayed in an engaging arrangement!
The Child Development Department is a highly successful program at Palomar College. The department works closely with the Child Development Center on campus, as well as many other childcare sites in the community, by placing students to observe and/or participate with young children.  The department oversees the operations of the Child Development Centers at the Palomar College San Marcos and Escondido sites. The department also directs the Child Development Training Consortium and the California Early Childhood Mentor Program. Additionally, the department works with the Cares Program, which operates through the YMCA.

Congratulations to our soon-to-be graduates!
The lobby showcases information about our upcoming commencement on May 20.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

March is Women's History Month
This year, the Women's Studies Department has created a display that recognizes women of character, commitment and creativity. It also celebrates women of courage who took up the banner (in this case, the T-shirt) to participate in the "Clothesline Project".
The Clothesline Project (CLP) is a program started on Cape Cod, MA, in 1990 to address the issue of violence against women.  It is a vehicle for women affected by violence to express their emotions by decorating a shirt.  They then hang the shirt on a clothesline to be viewed by others as testimony to the problem of violence against women. For more information, see:

Celebrating St. Patrick's Day with a display about Irish Music.
Come to the third floor of the Library this month to see a display of information and photos of contemporary and traditional Irish musical instruments.  There is also a selection of Irish CD's by various bands. Before you leave, pick up a flyer that lists Irish bars and pubs where you can go to celebrate St. Patty's Day!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Visit the 2nd and 3rd floors of the Library to see displays in honor of Black History Month.
The illustrators and books which received the Coretta Scott King Award are highlighted on the 2nd floor with many examples of the wonderful work done by these outstanding artists.

The 3rd floor display on the towers at the top of the stairs, details some outstanding contemporary African American scientists. Read their fascinating and inspiring biographies!
Books are available to check out from both displays as well!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

New Digital Resources: Feature Films and Test Preparation

The Library website is the place to go for reliable information you can use in class assignments and research papers. We’re constantly adding new digital content; check out these new products available to Palomar students:

Swank Digital Campus
This is a streaming video collection of 37 commercially produced feature films, including classics such as Casablanca, Citizen Kane, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and many more.  TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS: Widevine Media Optimizer plugin for Firefox, IE, Safari browsers(; no plugin for Linux, Chrome or Opera. "Swank Media Player" mobile app available for IOS and Android devices in iTunes AppStore and Google Play.

Previously called "LearningExpress" this database provides easy-to-use interactive tutorials, practice tests, and eBooks that assist you with: academic skill building, college and graduate school placement and admissions test preparation, high school equivalency test prep, basic skills training, career advancement resources, professional licensing and certification test prep, basic computer skills training, and more. Once connected to the site,enter your PrepStep username & password to access the content OR click "Register" to begin.

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, Department Co-Chair and Librarian.