Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Database of the Week


CollegeSource Online is a database of 86,035 digital college catalogs. It also provides resources about financial aid, career information, assessment, and other useful resources.

Thinking of transferring to another college? You can search the catalogs of colleges located in a specific city or country, or according to specific criteria, such as by the cost of tuition, how many students attend the college, specific degrees the college offers, and other criteria.

To find out more, select "College Source Catalogs" from the Library's list of databases. This resource is free for all SWC students, staff, and faculty.

Have a question? Ask a librarian! We're happy to help.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Happy Fourth of July Weekend!


SWC Libraries are closed Thursday, July 2 - Sunday, July 5 in observance of the Fourth of July holiday.

Libraries resume regular hours on Monday, July 6, 2015.

Have a question while we're closed? Ask a librarian via our 24/7 chat service.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Check It Out


Maxed Out: American Moms on the Brink
by Katrina Alcorn
Call Number: New Books HQ 759.48 A43 2013

The title of this book says it all, Maxed Out: American Moms on the Brink. This is an easy reading, personal account of one working mother’s challenges of trying to balance home life and a career, and falling prey to the failures of trying to do it all. Even with a successful career and family life, Alcorn found herself facing a breakdown which led to depression and anxiety, and ultimately medication.

Alcorn’s situation of trying to do it all and falling short of her own expectations is an all-too-familiar story for many women in today’s society. In this personal story she shares her journey from success to breakdown, from medication to meditation and therapy, and finally to the road of balance and harmony. She shares helpful techniques for combating stress and provides a forum for women of today’s society to discover that they’re not alone.

This book is available for four-week check out with your SWC photo ID card.

Review by Tanya Carr, SWC Librarian

Friday, June 26, 2015

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Check It Out

http://swcclibrary.swccd.edu/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=14B5W7S053373.4585&profile=main--4&uri=link=3100007~!213730~!3100001~!3100002&aspect=subtab13&menu=search&ri=3&source=~!horizon&term=The+Latino+student%27s+guide+to+college+success+%2F&index=ALLTITL

The Latino Student's Guide to College Success
Leonard A. Valverde, editor
Greenwood Press, 2012, 2nd edition
Call Number: New Book Area LC2670.6 .H57 2012

Books in the New Book Area may be checked out for four weeks with your SWC photo ID card.

"This book provides Latino students with a step-by-step roadmap for navigating the college process--from overcoming cultural barriers to attending college, to selecting the right school, to considering advanced degrees"
--Summary by publisher

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Summer Tutoring at the Library

Overwhelmed this summer? We can help!

Tutors are available to help in a wide range of subjects. Stop by the Library's ITC Desk on the 3rd floor, or call (619) 421-6700 Ext. 5198.

Tutoring is free for all current SWC students! All you need is your student ID number.

Most students quickly find that reading and studying in college are more demanding than they have previously experienced. To make this transition easier, SWC is committed to supporting students to become efficient, independent learners.

As partners in learning, tutors help students master course material through the application of effective learning strategies.

See you at the Library!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

July 4 Holiday Weekend


SWC Libraries are closed Thursday, July 2 - Sunday, July 5 in observance of the Fourth of July holiday.

Libraries resume regular hours on Monday, July 6, 2015.

Have a question while we're closed? Ask a librarian via our 24/7 chat service.