ArtSTOR Collection News

Take a look at what’s coming up in the ARTstor image database at Palomar College:

  • ARTstor is collaborating with Sites and PhotosARTstor to share approximately 90,000 images documenting the ancient world, including Classical, Megalithic, Islamic, Crusader, and Gothic archaeology and architecture, as well as Greek and Roman painting, sculpture, mosaics, and decorative arts. Learn more
  • Now available in ARTstor: Mali and Yemen sites and architectureARTstor has collaborated with James Conlon to add more than 850 contemporary photographs to the Digital Library, depicting architecture and cultural sites and objects in Mali and Yemen.

To access ARTstor, go to Online Research Databases and select it from the list. If you are a Palomar College student or staff, you may login off-campus with a Palomar ID and password.

New in ARTstor

Take a look at what’s new in the ARTstore art image database at Palomar College:

  • ARTstor and the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University are collaborating to make available 154,000 images of Pre-Columbian, African, Native North American, and Oceanic archaeological objects and ethnographic artifacts from the Peabody Museum’s permanent collection. Learn more
  • The Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives will make available more than 13,000 images of world art and architecture through ARTstor Digital Library, including 4,000 images documenting the art and architecture in Asia and the Middle East.Learn more
  • ARTstor has partnered with Heritage Preservation to share approximately 300 images of community murals in the United States through the Digital Library. Learn more
  • African art and field photographyARTstor is collaborating with Christopher D. Roy to share approximately 4,000 images of African art and culture in the Digital Library. Learn more
  • Asian art from Ohio UniversityOhio University has partnered with ARTstor to share approximately 3,500 images of art works and objects from Northern Vietnam. Learn more

To access these and other images in the ARTstor database, go to Online Research Databases and select “ARTstor” from the list. If you are a Palomar College student or staff, you may login off-campus with a Palomar ID and password.

President’s Associates Fund Textbooks for Library

The San Marcos Campus Library and the Escondido Center Library have added over 150 textbooks to its Reserve section thanks to a grant by the President’s Associates. The first two weeks of the spring semester have been spent adding these textbooks to those that the instructors have given to be placed in the Library.

Students may use the textbooks while they study in the Library. If the program goes well, the associates will continue to grant funds for book purchases so that the reserve section will have a significant number of textbooks for students.

Textbooks are listed in the online catalog. Click here to view the catalog. If you do not see yours, please drop by or call us (760-744-1150, ext. 2612) to find out if your textbook is available.

New Research Databases: Ethnic NewsWatch and GenderWatch

The economy may not be great, but Palomar College Library still provides wonderful resources to help with class assignments. New for Spring semester 2009 (and available now, just in time for Fall finals!) are two research databases that greatly expand our offering of electronic resources:


This includes scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, regional publications, books, and NGO, government and special reports that focus on how gender impacts a broad spectrum of subject areas. With archival material dating back to 1970 in some cases, GenderWatch is a repository of historical perspectives on the evolution of the women’s movement, men’s studies, the transgendered community, and the changes in gender roles over the years.

Ethnic Newswatch

This is an interdisciplinary, bilingual (English and Spanish) and comprehensive full text database of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press. ENW titles offer additional viewpoints to the mainstream press.

Both databases use the familiar ProQuest search interface employed by several other Palomar databases (ProQuest Newspapers, Historical New York Times, and Historical Los Angeles Times). Off-campus access is available with your campus e-services login.

Additional information about these and other databases are available on our Research Databases web page. Please contact Tamara Weintraub, Serials Librarian, with any questions, comments, or recommendations.