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What’s New in the Library: Online Workshop for Palomar Faculty

Want to earn Professional Development credit? Faculty can familiarize themselves with new Library products and services AND earn 1 PD hour by taking the self-paced online workshop “What’s New in the Library” (PD99, 1 hour). Here’s how:

1. Login to Blackboard Sandbox with your Blackboard login

2. click Professional Development Training (lower right section of screen)

3. select “What’s New in the Library” (upper left box on screen)

4. select the course link (paper icon)

DON’T FORGET: to receive 1 hour of PD credit for taking this online workshop, you must add PD99 to your 2012 Professional Development proposal.  For more information about the Library or the online workshop, contact Tamara Weintraub, Serials & Databases Librarian. For help with your PD proposal or getting into Bb Sandbox to access PD resources, contact the Professional Development Office.

New Journals & Magazines

Did you know that journals and magazines are some of the best sources of information for many of your Fall 2012 Palomar assignments? From the latest full-color design images, to in-depth science data, you’ll find much of this in the Library’s periodical collection. Check out these new titles:

Annals of GIS(print & online)
Location: San Marcos campus library or click title link above
This peer-reviewed journal covers theory, methods, development and applications in the field of geo-information science.

Boom (print & online)

Location: San Marcos campus library or click title link above
This is a peer-reviewed quarterly journal about California, addressing contemporary and historical social, cultural, and political issues.

La Prensa (print)
Location: Escondido Center library

This is one of the premier Spanish language weekly newspapers published in San Diego.

People en Espanol (print)
Location: Escondido Center library
This is the Spanish-language edition of the popular U.S. entertainment magazine.

Pennsylvania Gazette (microfilm)
Location: San Marcos campus library
Includes issues of this historical regional newspaper published from 1728 to 1815

Juxtapoz (print)
Location: San Marcos campus library
Offers news, features, event listings, illustrations, and photographs of the world, people, and issues of contemporary and underground art and culture. Includes graffiti, tattoo, street art, and other forms of aesthetics and artistic expression.

Location: San Marcos campus library

Showcases contemporary graphic designs, designers, inspirations, and projects in all mediums. Also addresses careers in the design business. 

Print editions of these and other periodicals may be read in-library only. Students and faculty may access online editions if available through title links above, or from the library catalog(Palomar login required off-campus or via campus wi-fi). For more information, contact Tamara Weintraub, Databases & Serials Librarian.

New “Look” for Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) has a new, improved look, making it easier to search and find information. GVRL is an online collection of e-reference books, including encyclopedias, handbooks, dictionaries, and other sources of quick-find facts. Take a look (Palomar College e-services login required off-campus).

Find GVRL and other digital reference books on our Online Research Databases webpage (click the “Reference” tab). Need help with this or other Library resources? Call (760) 744-1150 x2616 or “Ask a Librarian” through our 24/7 live chat service (look for the chat box on the library home page).

Interactive Transcripts in Films on Demand

One of Palomar College’s media databases, Films on Demand, recently launched a useful new feature. Interactive transcripts allow you to view the full text of the video as it plays, search for keywords and jump to that spot in the video and print the text of videos.

As seen in this image, if there is a tab on the video that says “Transcript,” this feature is available and easy to use. Also, Films on Demand is adding transcripts to videos every month.

If you have any questions about this feature, you can see the “Help” screen in the database, or contact a Palomar College Librarian.

Question for Faculty: Do you use videos when you teach?

Faculty, do you use videos in your instruction? Did you know the library has databases of videos you can use to complement your lectures?

Intelecom is one of the video clip databases that the library provides. It offers videos on subjects ranging from Allied Health to Urban Studies. Palomar College library users can browse the site by subject or search by key word for relevant clips to use in class or post to Blackboard.  

Intelecom allows users to create a list of clips and then export the metadata (clip titles and numbers) to an Excel file for easy storage. See this video for more information:

 Students, you can also use Intelecom videos to brush up on concepts that you need a little more help with.

This database is restricted to Palomar College students, staff and faculty. If you are accessing from off-campus, you will need to log in with your e-services user name and password. If you have any questions, ask a librarian!

Materials Request

The Library is closed during the Holiday Break and Winter Intersession
Dec. 20, 2021 - Jan. 30, 2022

All 4 locations will reopen for the Spring 2022 semester

Spring Semester Hours

Closed on these dates during Spring 2022!
President's Day 2/21
Spring Break 3/28 thru 3/31

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