Library Closed Thurs-Sun, but Research Help is 24/7!

Be aware that the library will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday from 11/22-11/25.
If you need research assistance over the long weekend, avail yourself of the 24/7 reference service, Ask-A -Librarian, available through the Palomar College Library’s Homepage.
You can ask a librarian questions via live chat,  to get your research needs met without even coming into the library. Enjoy the break! 

It’s Native American Heritage Month!

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, the library is featuring artifacts of and publications about California Native American culture.  Don’t miss this display of baskets, jewelry, photography and more. See Luiseno, Cupeno, Kumeyaay, and Cuhuilla baskets from the organization,  The Basketry of San Diego Indigenous Peoples.  Beautiful necklaces made from Dentalia (mollusk shells) are also on display as well as photographs.  You can also see an example of just some of the various books and periodicals Palomar College Library has on the history and culture of Native Americans of California.  Enjoy!

Need to cite sources? Check out the Easybib Libguide!

Have you tried the citation machine Easybib yet?  If not, it is a good idea to get acquainted with it before the end-of-the-semester rush begins.  Easybib is designed to help students not only cite sources but also keep track of their research projects and notes. 

Palomar College librarians have created guides to help students cite a variety of different types of sources in Easybib.  Visit the Easybib Libguide for details on how to get the most out of this user-friendly citation machine. 

Digital access to European Americana is now available through Palomar College Library

Palomar College Library now offers its users access to a digital version of the authoritative reference guide, European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed in Europe Relating to the Americas,1493-1750.

With more than 32,000 records related to European exploration of the Americas, including the Europeans’ portrayals of native peoples, this resource is a valuable tool for those interested in European, Latin, or American history, post-colonial studies, and more. It was co-developed by John Alden and the Curator of European Books at The John Carter Brown Library, Dennis Landis. The John Carter Brown Library, founded in 1846, is a foremost repository of rare books and materials and is a center for advanced research in history and the humanities.

Access this database from the Palomar College Library’s Articles link, under either the Arts and Humanities or Behavioral Sciences tabs.  For remote access, a Palomar College login and password are required.  For questions about this other resources, please contact Tamara Weintraub, Databases and Serials Librarian.

New to Palomar College Library! “Sources in U.S. History: The Civil War”

Are you a history buff?  Or are you aspiring to be one?  Check out this new addition to our database collection to experience the magic of history through primary resources. This database contains over 500 digitized items from the Civil War era.  Find personal narratives and memoirs, pamphlets and political speeches, sermons and songs, regimental histories and photograph albums, legal treatises and even children’s books.

Many topics are explored such as battles and campaigns, politics and religion, the experiences of leaders and common soldiers, the home front and the military campground, as well as the causes of war and its consequences.

Find “Sources in U.S. History: The Civil War” on Palomar College Libraries articles page under both Arts and Humanities and Behavioral Sciences tab.  If you are accessing databases off-campus, eservices login and password are required.

For questions, please contact Tamara Weintraub, Database and Serials Librarian.