Sunday, April 13, 2014

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Closed for Spring Break

The SWC Libraries are closed April 14 - April 20. 
Regular hours resume Monday, April 21. 
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Friday, April 11, 2014

Database of the Month

Looking for articles and statistics about a current issue? Try Opposing Viewpoints!

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center is a library database covering a wide range of topics. This searchable database organizes current issues into Topic Pages, where you can find a topic overview, current periodical articles, book chapters, statistics, primary sources, and hand-picked web sites on your topic.

Working from home? No problem. Just click on "Opposing Viewpoints" on the Library's Articles and Databases page. Enter your username (your WebAdvisor ID) and password (your birthdate) for full access to this database.

All of the Library's 35 databases are available to SWC students from off campus.

Have a question? Ask a librarian!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Check It Out

by Anabel Hernández
Verso, 2013
New Book Shelf: HV5840.M4 H4713 2013

Books in the new book section may be checked out for four weeks with your SWC photo ID card.

The product of five years' investigative reporting, the subject of intense national controversy, and the source of death threats that forced the National Human Rights Commission to assign two full-time bodyguards to its author, Anabel Hernández, Narcoland has been a publishing and political sensation in Mexico. 
 The definitive history of the drug cartels, Narcoland takes readers to the front lines of the "war on drugs," which has so far cost more than 60,000 lives in just six years. Hernández explains in riveting detail how Mexico became a base for the mega-cartels of Latin America and one of the most violent places on the planet. At every turn, Hernández names names--not just the narcos, but also the politicians, functionaries, judges and entrepreneurs who have collaborated with them. In doing so, she reveals the mind-boggling depth of corruption in Mexico's government and business elite. 
 Hernández became a journalist after her father was kidnapped and killed and the police refused to investigate without a bribe. She gained national prominence in 2001 with her exposure of excess and misconduct at the presidential palace, and previous books have focused on criminality at the summit of power, under presidents Vicente Fox and Felipe Calderón. 
 In awarding Hernández the 2012 Golden Pen of Freedom, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers noted, "Mexico has become one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists, with violence and impunity remaining major challenges in terms of press freedom. In making this award, we recognize the strong stance Ms. Hernández has taken, at great personal risk, against drug cartels."
Review from publisher website.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Spring Break

The SWC Libraries will be closed for Spring Break, April 14-20. Regular hours resume on Monday, April 21. Need help while we're closed? Ask a librarian!

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Mark Your Calendars

Do you wish you had more time to research and study?

The SWC Library is pleased to announce extended hours at the Chula Vista campus Library, May 12 - May 29!

Monday, April 07, 2014

Why wait?

One-on-one, 30-minute FREE tutoring sessions for SWC students are available in the Library!
  • When: Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
  • Where: Library ITC Desk, 3rd floor 
  • What: Subjects include Accounting, Computers, English, Humanities, Math, Reading, Science, and Writing. 
Appointments can be made at the ASC (Building 420) and the ITC Desk on the 3rd floor of the main Library.

Call the Library ITC Desk for more information: 619-421-6700 (x5198).

 We hope to see you there!