Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Sign Up for a One Unit Class

Two Library classes are offered this fall!



LIB 110. SIMPLIFIED RESEARCH: PRINT AND ELECTRONIC 
1 UNIT
8/18/14 - 12/19/14
Fridays: Lecture: 9:00 - 9:50 AM; Lab: 10:00 - 10:50 AM
Room L-244
Offered: HYBRID - On Campus and Online

Introduces library resources in both print and non-print forms. Focuses on research in the college library as well as design and implementation of research strategies.
[D; CSU; UC]  Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent



LIB 151. RESEARCH USING THE INTERNET 
1 UNIT
8/18/14 - 10/11/14
Offered: Online
Fee: $2.

Focuses on the Internet as a research tool. Includes finding, evaluating, downloading, citing Web resources, Web browsers, search engines, directories, databases, and Web pacs. Emphasizes the development of Internet search strategies and how to evaluate sources.
Recommended Preparation: CIS 150 or equivalent

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Check It Out


Controversy and Hope : the civil rights photographs of James Karales
Julian Cox with Rebekah Jacob and Monica Karales
James H. Karales, 1930-2002
University of South Carolina, 2013.
New Book Area  E185.615 .K287 2013

"What makes Karales's photos stand out is his ability to find the emotional core and humanity in the images, whether they are of seemingly ordinary activities, of tense moments fraught with danger, or of famous figures such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his family, to whom Karales had unparalleled access as a photographer. Cox provides a thorough chronicle of Karales's personal life, education, career, and involvement in the civil rights movement. The text is followed by 92 of his photographs, most from the march to Montgomery, that record a crucial period in the civil rights movement. Recommended for anyone interested in photojournalism and modern American history."--Library Journal

Controversy and Hope, as well as other books in the New Book Area, may be checked out for four weeks with your SWC photo ID card.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Taking an Online Class?

Join us for a free one-hour orientation!



Main Campus - Room L-244 (Library)

  • Wednesday, Aug 13, 5:30 pm
  • Friday, Aug 15, 1:00 pm
  • Saturday, Aug 16, 10:00 am
  • Monday, Aug 18, 11:00 am
  • Tuesday, Aug 19, 11:00 am
  • Tuesday, Aug 19, 5:30 pm
  • Wed, Aug 20, 9:00 am


HEC Otay Mesa - Room 4426

  • Monday, Aug 18, 1:00 pm


HEC National City - Room 7208B

  • Monday, Aug 18, 4:00 pm


No need to sign up, just be on time!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Like Comic-Con? You'll love our graphic novels and nonfiction.





Stop by the Library or browse a list of titles available for check out with your SWC photo ID card.








Wednesday, July 23, 2014

One Unit Classes @ SWC Library

Two classes are offered this fall!



LIB 110. SIMPLIFIED RESEARCH: PRINT AND ELECTRONIC 
1 UNIT
8/18/14 - 12/19/14
Fridays: Lecture: 9:00 - 9:50 AM; Lab: 10:00 - 10:50 AM
Room L-244
Offered: HYBRID - On Campus and Online

Introduces library resources in both print and non-print forms. Focuses on research in the college library as well as design and implementation of research strategies.
[D; CSU; UC]  Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent



LIB 151. RESEARCH USING THE INTERNET 
1 UNIT
8/18/14 - 10/11/14
Offered: Online
Fee: $2.

Focuses on the Internet as a research tool. Includes finding, evaluating, downloading, citing Web resources, Web browsers, search engines, directories, databases, and Web pacs. Emphasizes the development of Internet search strategies and how to evaluate sources.
Recommended Preparation: CIS 150 or equivalent

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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Available for all SWC students

Monday, July 21, 2014

Website of the Week


Did you know that Roses, Apples, and Almonds are related? They are all part of the Rosaceae family, which includes 2,830 known species.

Discover interesting scientific relationships between plants, animals, fungi and more with the Encyclopedia of Life (EOL), a comprehensive database of the world's organisms. EOL features beautiful images, videos, maps, detailed descriptions, and taxonomies of all life on Earth. Because this database features known organisms that interact with one another, it can be used to better understand greater ecosystems (and potentially pest control). There is even a set of really useful tools for identifying organisms, including an online forum.

And, if you're interested in learning more about the biodiversity of the world, there are great resources available on the same site including:

  • Podcast Series
  • Field Guides
  • Games for Educators and Students
  • Biodiversity Heritage Library  
The best part: this database is totally free and accessible from anywhere there is internet! The content is also available in over 15 languages.

Take some time to explore the world around you through the Encyclopedia of Life! http://eol.org/

Review by Lauren McFall, SWC Librarian