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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.

Personalize the Online Databases with Your Own Settings

Make the research experience all your own by creating personalized accounts in some of the Library’s online research databases. These accounts allow you to save search strategies and results, organize research into folders, or save screen settings to retrieve later. Some databases let you share account information with others or set up “alerts” that automatically notify you when new articles appear.

You can set up personalized settings in the following databases:

  • EBSCO databases (includes Academic Search Premier, Psycharticles, CINAHL, and many more): choose “Sign In To My EBSCOhost” at the top of any screen to begin
  • JSTOR: select “MyJSTOR” at the top of any screen
  • NetLibrary: click “Create a Free Account” at the top of the screen to set up, and “Log In” anytime after.
  • CQ Researcher: select “Log In” under “Your Profile” in the left-side navigation box.
  • ArtSTOR: click the “Log In To ArtSTOR” box at the top right-hand corner of the screen to register for the first time or login afterward.
  • ProQuest Databases (Historical New York Times, Historical Los Angeles Times, Newspapers): choose “Set Up Alert” or “Create RSS Feed” from any results screen to have updates automatically delivered to you by email or a feed.

For help setting up personal account, select “Help” in any of the databases. Or, just explore the features on your own!

NOTE: You will need your Palomar ID and password to login off-campus to all of the databases listed above or any of the Library’s other Online Research Databases.

Questions? Comments? Come into the Library or call us at (760) 744-1150 x2616 during operating hours or email us at After hours, or any other time, use our free Ask A Librarian online chat service.

New Online Research Databases

Palomar College Library subscribes to many web-based databases covering topics in all disciplines, most which contain full-text articles from from magazines, newspapers, and scholarly journals. We also have numerous electronic book collections that are ideal for distance learning. Take a look at what’s new this semester (off-campus, you must login with your Palomar e-services or network login):

Descriptions of these and other databases are available by clicking the “Databases/Articles” link in the box to the right, or by going to the Library home page. Please contact Tamara Weintraub, Serials Librarian, with any questions, comments, or recommendations.

Database Upgrade Announcement

Friday June 11, 2021

NOTE: On Friday June 11th Palomar College library databases may be periodically unavailable due to a system upgrade. Database access instability will last approximately 1 hour. Once the upgrade is finalized the library databases will be accessed with the same credentials used for Canvas via the Single Sign On (SSO) menu instead of those used for MyPalomar (eServices) via the old Library db authentication  menu.


Quick Answers for Students

The materials on this page are provided to give you quick answers to your questions.  For more support, please connect with a Librarian.

Show Me How Videos


How Can I Find Databases and Articles? Video

How Can I Find eBooks and Streaming Videos? Video

How Can I Find Free Articles Beyond the Library? Video

Generating Useful Keywords for Your Database Searches Video

Searching Databases with Keywords Video 


MLA 8th Citation Style Video (Prepare to log in with your Palomar ID number and your eServices password to access this video.)

APA 7th Citation Style Video 

RefWorks Citation Management  

Getting Support

How Can I Get Help From a Librarian Anytime? Video


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How Do I Find Databases and Articles? Guide

How Do I Find eBooks and Streaming Videos? Guide

How Can I Find Free Articles Beyond the Library? Guide 

How Do I Find Articles with Google Scholar Guide


MLA 8th Citation Style 

APA 7th Citation Style

Annotated Bibliographies 

Getting Support

How Can I Get Help from a Librarian Anytime? Guide


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