Spring 2015 Semester
Mon - Thu | 8am - 9pm
Fri | 8am - 4pm
Sat | 9am - 1pm
Sun | CLOSED
3/16- Sun 3/22)
Mon - Tues | 8am - 4pm Wed | CLOSED
Thu | 8am - 4pm Fri- Sun | CLOSED
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February was Black History Month
The celebration of Black History was originally proposed
Carter Woodson through the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH).
After 1976 the United States began to officially recognize the
contributions of African Americans to the nation by designating
the month of February as 'National African American History
Month'. This year ASAALH has selected "A Century of Black Life, History, & Culture"
as the theme for the 2015 celebration.
Our 2015 Black History Month display focused on the
Civil Rights movement. Works detailing the
sacrifices of individuals who participated in this struggle were
displayed in cases on the 2nd floor. These included a printout of
the cover for the ebook
The Informant, about Viola Liuzzo, the dvd
4 little girls and a copy of the March 19,
1965 issue of Life magazine with an
iconic cover from the Bloody Sunday Selma confrontation.
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'.
The Ambrose Digital Collection includes A History of Equal Rights in America.
The 8 part series
A History of Equal Rights in America
covers events from 1772-2011. It is available through our subscription to Ambrose
videos. The link to the collection appears on the
Media section of our
Program 8 of the series discusses " ... feminism, political rights for American women and a recognition of equality for all women around the world..." and includes
the 5 minute chapter The Third Wave of Feminism.
To read the text of Title IX of the Education
Amendments Act of 1972, the legislation that
ended discrimination against women athletes and women's sports,
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.]
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: