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Palomar College Library Intersession Hours are now in effect!

Note- December 22 and 23, as well as January 2, library staff will be available by phone (760-744-1150 ext. 2612) or email ( to assist users with library holds impacting registration. Voicemail and email messages will be answered promptly. 

Best wishes for a wonderful break and safe holiday celebrations. Our holiday tree on the 3rd floor of the building displays various greetings of the season.

Library Holiday Tree

Added 12-17-2014

Fashion Department Holiday Display Showcased Elegance!  

This year's annual Fashion Department display was entitled Sweet Seasons. If youd didn't get a chance to see the various student designs 'in person', cick here to view a slideshow of the fashions they created.

Added 12-1-2014

American Indian Studies Students Present Research at UCSD!   

Students in Professor Lechusza Aquallo's AIS 105 classes participated in the UC San Diego Conference for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities held  on November 4th. They shared results of their student research via a poster session along with undergraduate students from UCSD. The students are sharing their work here at Palomar as part of a library display celebrating Native American Heritage Month. The poster below is one of several you can review to learn about the contemporary dance, art and culture of Native Peoples. Also showcased are examples of traditional and modern art from various tribal groups of the Southwest.

Palomar's library resources include numerous books, journals and newspapers as well as media resources that detail the history of Indian Nations.

Added 11-19-2014

Survivors of USS Indianapolis Honored!  

To honor our nation's Veterans the Palomar College Library hosted a display by Veterans Affairs which featured artifacts from World War II. Included was a plaque featuring signatures of survivors from the USS Indianapolis (C-35) which sank during the war.

To learn more about the USS Indianapolis - the sinking, ship survivors and its unique place in United States military history use Palomar resources such as books (cf. our catalog), library databases (e.g. Master File Premier where you can read the article Ill Met by Moonlight.) and media  (Films on Demand, includes interviews with survivors in The War: a Ken Burns' Film (cf. segments 31 & 32 of the episode 'A World Without War'

Added 11-05-2014

Access the video series A History of Hispanic Achievement in America in our Ambrose Digital Collection!

The 8 part series A History of Hispanic Achievement in America covers events from 1492-2007. It is available through our subscription to Ambrose videos. The entire collection is available from the Media  section of our Databases page.

The California video series includes a segment that explores the arrival of Spanish explorers to California.

Ambrose Digital

Added 9-18-2014

Dashboard - Lessons on Avoiding Plagiarism, Citing Sources and More! !

Dashboard consists of interactive, online lessons designed to help students develop their information literacy skills. The lessons address plagiarism, incorporating outside sources into one’s own work, and the concepts and mechanics of citing sources using MLA and APA documentation styles.

World Book Academic Image

 Some instructors will be using the tool within their classes but students are free to independently work with the 3 modules currently available to enhance their skills

Added 8-18-2014

Not your old encyclopedia! Try our new database World Book Academic!

We now subscribe to the database World Book Academic. This tool is more than a traditional encyclopedia digitized for online use. World Book Academic is a comprehensive reference tool that includes encyclopedia, multimedia, e-book, and primary source databases.

World Book Academic Image

You can search alphabetically by keywords, select from subject lists or use their collections (biographies, primary source documents, etc.). For ideas on researching you can access their Research 101 tool for help structuring how you'll find the evidence your instructors request to support your academic work.

Added 8-18-2014

New Library Catalog -- WorldCat Local

The library introduced a new public catalog, WorldCat Local (WCL), in January 2014.

The most exciting thing about the catalog is that it allows you to search our physical and virtual collections at the same time. From the Everything tab on the searchbox at the top of the page type keywords, click Go and your list of results will include everything from books or DVDs we own to articles from library subscribed databases. Stop by the Reference Desk if you need help or want to learn more about using WCL.

Some catalog options especially helpful  for researchers are: the ability to link to the catalog record for a resource (Permalink), a save search button and export of bibliographic information to EasyBib for citation use. You can even use the My library account tool to view a list of library items you've checked out, titles you've requested and any payments made/owed. Click here to learn how to sign in to My library account.

WorldCat Library Catalog
Added 8-18-2014