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New Databases for Fall 2012

The Library website is the place to go for reliable information at Palomar College, and we’re constantly adding digital content in all subjects. Check out these new databases:

Our oldest digital repository of academic videos is even better with newly added anatomy, physiology, and algebra clips. Streamed on demand, videos in many other subjects and disciplines are also available. Videos can be embedded in Blackboard, or linked on course websites.

Articles from hundreds of journals and books covering the latest information in the dental and oral sciences are found in this database using the familiar EBSCO search program.

This advertising-free database contains evidence-based data on individual natural ingredients used for medicinal purposes (e.g., glucosamine, echinacea, etc.), and the commercially-available brand-named products that contain them. Detailed information on use, effectiveness, safety, adverse reactions, and interactions with prescription/OTC drugs is available.

This contains digitized primary source documents (first-hand personal accounts, pamphlets, monographs, congresses, speeches, maps) produced from 1763 to 1783. Material presenting the European point of view is also included.

Thousands of articles, videos, media-rich content, terms, images, biographies, and the latest news covering current and historical science and technology information is available in this handy reference source. Contributors include renowned science reference publications, online services, and scientists

Current videos covering a variety of topics and events are available in this multidisciplinary collection of streaming academic and educational videos. Videos can be linked in Blackboard or course websites.

AP NewsMonitor Collection (EBSCO)
This is a compilation of domestic and international news harvested daily from the Associated Press reporting service. Content is available through the familiar EBSCO search program.

Access these and other databases by clicking the titles above or on our Online Research Databases webpage (Palomar login required for off-campus or via 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, Databases & Serials Librarian.

New Databases: Spring 2012

Get a jump start on Spring 2012 semester! Check out these new course-related databases from the Library:

American History & Life Full Text
Contains selective indexing and some full-text coverage of journals and books on the history and culture of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present.

Auto Repair Reference Center
Contains the complete automotive repair manuals originally published in the Chilton Total Car Care Series, including all auto repair procedures, Technical Service Bulletins, enhanced wiring diagrams, factory drawings and photographs, and labor time guide and estimates. 

Berg Fashion Library
Covers topics on world dress and fashion, and includes content from the Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion (July 2010), e-books, journals, and an extensive color image bank.

BIR Entertainment
Provides information on over 600,000 music and DVD/video titles, searchable by artist or performer, genre, and a variety of other ways.

Books Index with Reviews
This provides information on over 5 million book titles, in a wide range of formats, as well as thousands of book reviews from trusted library review sources. 

Business Source Elite (will replace Business Source Premier in June; both available until then)
Includes full-text of over 1,000 business publications dating back to 1985, and company profiles from Datamonitor. 

Consumer Health Complete
This contains consumer-oriented health information, covering all areas of health and wellness.

European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750
This is an index of works taken from “European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed In Europe Relating to The Americas, 1493-1750.”

Palomar students and faculty may access any of these databases by clicking the links above, or on the Library’s Online Research Databases web page (Palomar College e-services login required off-campus). For more information about these or other resources, please contact Tamara Weintraub, Collection Management/Subscriptions Librarian.

NOTICE ABOUT PROQUEST DATABASES: Pre-2011 Links Will Stop Working Dec. 15, 2011

Earlier this year we alerted library users about the host site change for our ProQuest research databases (see Jan. 25, 2011 post). All links on the library website were updated to reflect the change, but links to the old host site that may have remained in syllabi or other resources continued to work.

On December 15, 2011, all links to the old host site will cease and no longer work. These are urls that begin with or ProQuest products will only be accessible through the new urls (below, or on the Online Research Databases page):

ProQuest Newspapers
Ethnic NewsWatch
Historical New York Times
Historical Los Angeles Times

If you haven’t already done so, please update your syllabi or Internet sites/resources with the new urls. Saved searches or citations from the old host must be re-run to obtain new stable urls.  Remember: a current Palomar College e-services or network login is required to access these off-campus.

For more information, answers to questions, or help using the new interface, please contact Tamara Weintraub, Collection Management/Subscriptions librarian.

Facelift for ProQuest Databases: New Look and Features

Sometime in January 2011, all our ProQuest online research databases (ProQuest Newspapers, Historical Newspapers, GenderWatch, and Ethnic NewsWatch) will get a new look and features. All the same great content will be there, but you’ll find it easier to search for, locate, and manage the information. Also, you will discover greater functionality for downloading, printing, and sharing article results, creating reference lists, and narrowing or sorting results.

Other features include the ability to:

  • Set up your own user account with “My Research”
  • Create RSS feeds
  • Organize results and manage saved documents
  • Create content alerts to be sent to you via email
  • Assemble lists of results for sharing on your favorite social networking site

New ProQuest will be accessible through a new durable URL, This means individual article URLs will change as well. You can try it out now if you’re using a networked computer on-campus, by clicking the link above. (Off-campus and wireless access to the new interface will be available after final implementation in January.) Until the change-over, access on- and off-campus will continue to be provided through the old interface by going to the Online Research Databases page and selecting the database you want to search.

Once the change occurs, please check and update your links to these databases and articles on your webpages, syllabi, Blackboard sites, etc. Re-directs will be provided from the old pages to the new site for a limited period.

If you have any question, please contact Tamara Weintraub at after January 10.

New Databases: ScienceDirect, Intelecom, FashionSnoops, and International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance

Online in time for summer! Four new online resources are now available to Palomar students and faculty. Take a look, and get a jump start on your summer and fall courses:

  • INTELECOM is a hosted digital repository of academic video clips – streamed on demand, covering a variety of video collections including Biological Sciences, Oceanography, History, Philosophy, Psychology, Political Science, Sociology, Health, and Environmental Studies. Videos may be downloaded and embedded into course software such as Blackboard. To connect, go to the Library database webpage and choose the appropriate link, Intelecom (on-campus) or Intelecom (off-campus/wireless). Passwords required to use off-campus (request from Library). This subscription was made possible by generous funding from CCCConfer.
  • ScienceDirect offers full-text coverage of over 650 journals in the physical sciences, and access to citations and content from other journals and books in many more disciplines.
  • FashionSnoops is an online forecasting, consulting, and reporting service and tool for the fashion and design industries. It includes up-to-the-minute industry reports and news covering trends, concepts, shows, retail, and vintage, as well as a customizeable interactive design board. This subscription was made possible by the joint research of Fashion, TechEd, and Library faculty.
  • International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance contains the full 14 volumes of the IBTD published by the Theatre Research Data Center (TRDC) at Brooklyn College. It comprises a fully indexed, cross-referenced and annotated databank of over 60,000 journal articles, books, book chapters and dissertation abstracts on all aspects of theatre and performance in 126 countries since 1984. Select full-text is also included.

Any of these resources may be accessed by clicking the above links or from the Library’s database web page where you’ll find more information about them and other databases (Palomar college e-services or network login required off-campus). For more information, please contact Tamara Weintraub, Collection Management/Subscriptions Librarian.

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