Spring 2015 Semester
Mon - Thu | 8am - 9pm
Fri | 8am - 4pm
Sat | 9am - 1pm
Sun | CLOSED
(Closed on Holidays)
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Graphic Novels - A Palomar Specialty!
Our 3rd floor library display features graphic novels held by
Palomar College. We currently own over 500 items in this 'genre'.
Dr. Rocco Versaci, Palomar English Faculty, has been instrumental
in building our graphic literature collection. The display
includes copies of Dr. Versaci's favorite comics & graphic novels,
accompanied by reviews he's written about them. Visit
his website to learn more about his work and the ENG 290
Books as Literature'.
Martin Luther King's birthday, a National Holiday since
The bill establishing a federal holiday commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King
Jr.'s birthday (MLK Day) was signed into law in 1983. The first
federal observance of MLK Day took place on January 20, 1986. Eight years later the
law was expanded, becoming the
King Holiday and Service Act
of 1994 to make the holiday " ... a day [dedicated to] ... community service, interracial cooperation and youth anti-violence initiatives." By
2000 all 50 states had established a state holiday to
celebrate Dr. King's legacy.
Making of the King Holiday at the King Center
The release of the motion picture Selma,
chronicling the work of
civil rights activists, including Dr. King, has brought
considerable attention to the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
Here is a list of Palomar resources exploring Dr. King's role in the Selma marches and
the 'end' of restrictive voter registration policies. To learn
more about President Lyndon B. Johnson's Civil Rights legacy
LBJ a video from our new database PBS Video
The Graphic Communications Department Display at the
Make sure to stop by the library for the final days of the Graphic Communications
Department's display featuring prints and posters from students in various
The Ambrose Digital Collection includes A History of Civil Rights in America.
The 8 part series
A History of Civil Rights in America
covers events from 1774-2010. It is available through our subscription to Ambrose
videos. The link to the collection appears on the
Media section of our
Program 6 of the series discusses " ... monumental pieces of legislation, ending discrimination in the workplace, the voting booth and in representation in Congress ..." and includes
the 2 minute segment Voting
Rights Act Is Passed.
To read the text of the legislation,
follow this link.
Spring 2015 at the Library!
The library welcomes all students, staff and community members
to the start of our Spring 2015 semester. We continue to offer
access to textbooks (many through the Palomar
Associates program), reference assistance for your research
needs and learning resources in
multiple formats (print,
media, digital, etc.).
What's new? - Brand new public use computers and monitors!
A required sign-on policy maximizing access for student learners! [Click
here to read about the policy.] The building
entrance display about
film director who pioneered the use of special effects
and the genres of science
fiction and horror in cinema. Learn more about Méliès by studying the
display or using a book, DVD or reference
this list) to learn about his work and its influence on film.
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.
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: