Fall 2014 Semester
Mon - Thu | 8am - 9pm
Fri | 8am - 4pm
Sat | 9am - 1pm
Sun | CLOSED
(Closed on Holidays)
Thanksgiving Week 11/23-11/29
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Remember, the Library is closed Thanksgiving week!
With no Instructional days this week
the library closed until Monday December
American Indian Studies students present research at UCSD!
in Professor Lechusza Aquallo's AIS 105 classes participated in the UC San Diego
Conference for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
held on November 4th. They shared results of their student
research via a poster session along with undergraduate students
from UCSD. The students are sharing their work here at Palomar
as part of a library display celebrating Native American
Heritage Month. The poster below is one of several you can
review to learn about contemporary dance, art and culture of
Native Peoples. Also showcased are examples of traditional and
modern art from various tribal groups of the Southwest.
This year's annual Fashion Department display is entitled
Seasons. Stop by the library to see the various student designs
Survivors of USS Indianapolis Honored!
To honor our nation's Veterans the Palomar College Library
hosted a display by Veterans Affairs which featured
artifacts from World War II. Included was a plaque featuring
signatures of survivors from the USS Indianapolis (C-35) which
sank during the war.
To learn more about the USS Indianapolis - the sinking, ship survivors and its unique place
in United States military history use Palomar resources such
as books (cf. our
library databases (e.g.
Master File Premier where you can read the
Ill Met by Moonlight.) and media
(Films on Demand, includes
interviews with survivors in The War: a Ken Burns' Film (cf. segments 31 & 32 of the
episode 'A World Without War'
Palomar College Library Day of the Dead Exhibition and Display!
The Day of the Dead Exhibition and Display at Palomar College
Library has been an annual event for 25 years! The Exhibition
began with the initiative and hard work of Jose Rangel, a former
professor and Alexis Ciurczak, a former librarian, through the
sponsorship of the Multicultural Studies Department and the
Library at Palomar College.
In past years, altars were built with many ofrendas. Students
created altars with ofrendas for visual artists and for visual
artists and many others who have left us. Sometimes the ofrendas
were open to the public so that they could leave photographs and
objects as small ofrendas for their departed loved ones. One
year, a painting from world renown artist Roland Crump (Former
Disney Art Director) was displayed. Other art from artists such
as Enrique Lazaro have been exhibited as well as crafts and
"artesanias" from Mexico.
Numerous books on the topic of the Day of the Dead have also
This year the event was sponsored by the
MEChA (Movimiento Estudiantil
Chicano/Chicana de Aetlan, a student organization that promotes
higher education, culture and history) and the Palomar College
To learn more about the Day of the Dead
click here to view a
list of library resources.
Access the video series A History of Hispanic Achievement in America
in our Ambrose Digital Collection!
The California video series includes
a segment that explores the arrival of Spanish explorers to
Dashboard - Lessons on Avoiding Plagiarism, Citing Sources and More! !
Dashboard consists of interactive, online lessons designed to help students develop their information literacy skills. The lessons address plagiarism, incorporating outside sources into one’s own work, and the concepts and mechanics of citing sources using MLA and APA documentation styles.
Some instructors will be using the tool within their
classes but students are free to independently work with the 3
modules currently available to enhance their skills
Not your old encyclopedia! Try our new database World
We now subscribe to the database World Book Academic. This tool
is more than a traditional encyclopedia digitized for online
use. World Book Academic is a comprehensive reference tool that includes encyclopedia, multimedia, e-book,
and primary source databases.
You can search alphabetically by keywords, select from subject
lists or use their collections (biographies, primary source
documents, etc.). For ideas on researching you can access their
Research 101 tool for help structuring how you'll find the
evidence your instructors request to support your academic work.
The most exciting thing about
the catalog is that it allows you to
search our physical and virtual collections
at the same time. From
the Everything tab on the searchbox at the top of the
type keywords, click Go and your list of results will include everything from books or DVDs we own to articles from library subscribed databases. Stop by the Reference Desk if you need help or want to learn more about using WCL.
Some catalog options especially helpful for researchers are:
the ability to link to the catalog record for a resource (Permalink),
a save search button and export of bibliographic information to EasyBib for citation use. You can
even use the My library account tool to view a
list of library items you've checked out, titles you've
requested and any payments made/owed. Click
here to learn how to sign in
to My library account.
For research help or with any other kind of
information question, you can also: