Thursday, March 22, 2018

Website of the Week

Pew Research Center – Numbers, Facts and Trends Shaping Your World

Want to know
…social media trends in 2018?
…about public confidence levels in the Mueller investigation?
…how the U.S. views Pope Francis?
…marital status, broken down by religion, of the U.S. population?
…recent trends in motherhood and family size?

These and many, many more reports can be found in the Pew Research Center. The site is current and credible. All the sources of information are well documented and objective.

If you are writing a paper or making a presentation on a current events issue, from politics to religion to social media, I highly recommend that you check out this website. It has interesting, timely reports which are easy to read and usually have excellent infographics that will grab your attention and convey a point.

From their own words: "Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping the world. We conduct public opinion polling, demographic research, content analysis and other data-driven social science research. We do not take policy positions.”

So, whether for academic purposes or just to be an informed member of society, head on to the Pew Research Center. Lots of valuable information is waiting for you.

Review by Laura Galvan-Estrada, SWC Librarian

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Take Library 101 in 30 Minutes

This week in our free workshop series, we'll teach you the basics about the Library and the research skills you need to get started. Join us for Library 101 at noon on Thursday!

What: Library 101
Where: Library Classroom L-244
When: 12 - 12:30 pm
How: No need to sign up, just show up

Ask your instructor if extra credit is available for attendance!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Ask a Librarian

Stuck with your Research? We can help.

Ask us now!

Chat with a librarian

Free research assistance
Available for all SWC students

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Final Days - Patient No More Exhibit

This is the final week of the Library's exhibit: Patient No More. Take a moment to stop by the main floor of the Library and learn about this important event in our history.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Free Workshop on Thursday

What's your dream career? Still figuring it out? No problem!

Join us tomorrow for a half hour workshop to learn about great resources to learn more about careers, including salary information, working conditions, and what education is required.

What: Career Resources
Where: Library Classroom L-244
When: 12 - 12:30 pm
How: No need to sign up, just show up

Ask your instructor if extra credit is available for attendance!

Monday, March 12, 2018

SWC Library @ HEC, National City

The Library at HEC National City is a mini version of the Southwestern College Chula Vista Library.

We have a small collection of academic books, leisure books, reference books, reserve textbooks, and we've recently added a small section of ESL Readers. There is study space, two student computers, and two study rooms.

Looking for a quiet space to study or work on coursework? It is a great option for students taking a class at the HEC National City or for students who live on this side of town.

Here's the kicker... During library hours you'll have access to research help from a real life, professional academic librarian.We can make your college career easier! Talk to us about how to find things like peer reviewed articles or primary sources. We can help you find full text articles or books on the topics you want. We can show you how to access E-books from home. Basically, we can help and that's what we're here for.

At the HEC National City Library we can spend time with you one on one and save you time with your homework, research papers, and class presentations. See you at the Library!

Spring Semester Hours - HEC National City Library
January 29 - May 25, 2018
Monday: 8 am - 1 pm
Tuesday: 8 am - 12 pm
Wednesday: 4 pm - 6 pm
Thursday: 2 pm - 6 pm
Friday- Sunday: Closed

Saturday, March 10, 2018

We're open on Saturday!

Saturday Hours:
10 am - 2 pm