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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.

Films On Demand has a new Help Center

Have you ever used Films On Demand?  It is one of the library’s media databases that stores digital educational videos through a streaming video platform.  Users have access to an array of  videos in real time.  Films On Demand is an excellent resource for both faculty and students to access high quality videos from a variety of disciplines.  And now it is easier to use thanks to their newly updated Help Center.  Visit the Help Center for Quick Start Guides and How-To Tips in order to get the most out this database. 

Video sources are easy to cite, and many videos have interactive transcripts and text translation options, allowing those who consider English as a second language to translate text into 53 different languages.

Access Films On Demand from the Articles web page on Palomar College Library’s website.  If accessing from off-campus, a Palomar College login is required.  If you have any questions about this or other resources, please contact Tamara Weintraub, Databases and Serials Librarian.

New Content in Intelecom

Intelecom, a digital repository of educational clips, just got better by adding an additional 350 clips from National Geographic to its collection.  These educational clips are great for instructors and students.  Faculty can use them in the classroom or embed them in Blackboard.  Students can benefit by using them as additional tutorial support.

New clips are available in the following disciplines:  Anthropology, Astronomy, Atmospheric Sciences, Botany, Chemistry, Earth Science, Geography, Oceanography, and Zoology. 

Students and faculty can access Intelecom from the Palomar College Library website.  Click on  Articles.  For remote access, a Palomar College login is required.  If you have additional questions, please contact Tamara Weintraub, Databases and Serials Librarian.

EBSCO Database Research on Mobile Devices

EBSCO databases now autodetect when a user is on a mobile device.  There is no need to switch interfaces manually any longer.  This change makes searching from your phone one step easier.  If you have never tried library research from your phone, perhaps now is the time to attempt it.  From a WIFI connected mobile device, go to the Palomar College Library website, and click the Articles tab.  Select any database with EBSCO in parentheses to enjoy the autodetect mobile device feature.  Palomar College e-services id and password are required for remote access. 
If you have any questions, please contact Tamara Weintraub, Serials and Databases Librarian.

Welcome to Fall 2012 at Palomar College!

The Palomar College Library welcomes faculty and students of the Fall 2012 semester.  We are excited to offer many new databases, books and periodicals this year as well as continuing to offer services that help facilitate student success including online chat and tutorials, information literacy instruction sessions, one-on-one research help at the reference desk, and of course, academic and popular material in digital and print formats.  We have many resources of which we hope faculty and students will avail themselves.  Stop by the library or take a closer look at our website and see the treasures just waiting to be discovered.  Enjoy!

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Dec. 20, 2021 - Jan. 30, 2022

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President's Day 2/21
Spring Break 3/28 thru 3/31

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