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(https://tools.google.com/dlpage/widevine); no plugin for Linux, Chrome or Opera. "Swank Media Player" mobile app available for IOS and Android devices in iTunes AppStore and Google Play.


PrepStep
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.