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.