Monday, April 25, 2005

Yokohama Photo Exhibit

The Yokohama Photo Exhibit is on display until May 30th in the Library.

Come see original photos and artwork that trace the lives of settlers in Yokohama in the 1860s. This exhibit is co-sponsored by the Japan Society of San Diego and Tijuana and the SWC School of Languages and Humanities.

Monday, April 18, 2005

New! Historical Newspaper Articles Available Online

The New York Times and Los Angeles Times Historical Newspaper databases are unique full-image archives that include the entire historical run of the New York Times, the definitive voice of American journalism since 1851. It offers complete coverage from 1851-2001.

The Los Angeles Times archive offers a window on the history of Western expansion and immigration and chronicles the development of Los Angeles, California, and the Pacific Rim, as well as the West's major industries, including film and entertainment. Coverage dates begin with the newspaper’s founding in 1881 through 1984.

As part of the ProQuest Historical Newspapers program, the database delivers every page of every issue from cover to cover, with full-page and article images in downloadable PDF files. Researchers can search every issue to locate information or they can browse through issues page by page, as one would browse a printed edition.

ProQuest Historical New York Times & Los Angeles Times Newspapers: Try them both out in the library or from any Internet accessible computer on campus.

The Historical New York Times and Los Angeles Times newspapers gives researchers quick, accurate Web access to history as it was reported by the nation’s leading newspapers with:

  • Complete coverage of the NY Times from 1851-2001
  • Complete coverage of the LA Times from 1881-1984
  • Photos, maps, graphics, etc.
  • Display and classified ads
  • Comics and cartoons
  • Editorials and commentary

For off campus access visit our remote access webpage and relive America’s past .

Friday, April 15, 2005

New Library Employee

Please welcome aboard our new library assistant, Debbie Peckenpaugh, next time you’re in visiting the library. Debbie has worked as media specialist at Lemon Grove Middle School.

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Open House and Library Tours - Saturday, April 16, 2005

Southwestern College is hosting an Open House this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come to the campus to tour new buildings, including the Library building (which opened in Jan, 2003). There will also be information about SWC's programs and services, as well as entertainment provided by student performance groups. We hope to see you there!

Monday, April 11, 2005

Biographies: Treats from the New Book Shelf

When we receive new books, they’re shelved on the New Book Shelf (by the entrance). The next time you’re browsing these shelves for something new to read, don’t forget to look at the biographies. We’ve received several good ones lately… here are just a few!

Kiss Me Like a Stranger by Gene Wilder (New Book Shelf PN2287.W458 A2 2005)
Most people have seen Gene Wilder’s unforgettable performance as Willy Wonka in the movie adaptation of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. In this autobiography, Wilder writes about that role, as well as the rest of his repertoire of movies. He also writes about his marriage to Gilda Radner and her struggle with ovarian cancer. His accessible writing style is engaging and funny. After finishing the book, you might find yourself renting some of his old movies, starting with Young Frankenstein.

I Feel Good by James Brown (New Book Shelf ML420.B818 A3 2005)
In his second memoir, Brown discusses the cultural impact his music had on Black America. One reviewer states, “Brown’s music both reflected and help create the Black Power era” (Werner, Craig. “Say it Loud.” The Washington Post. Jan 9, 2005: p. T.09). The Library also has his first memoir, James Brown, the Godfather of Soul (ML420 .B818 A3), which was published in 1986.

Other highlights:

  • Juiced: Wild times, Rampant ‘Roids, Smash Hits, and How Baseball Got Big by Jose Conseco (New Book Shelf GV865 .C313 A3 2005)
  • Celia: Mi Vida by Celia Cruz (New Book Shelf ML420 .C964 A318 2004)
  • Celia: My Life by Celia Cruz (New Book Shelf ML420 .C957 A2 2004)
  • Every Second Counts by Lance Armstrong (New Book Shelf GV1051.A77 A3 2003)

Monday, April 04, 2005

April is National Poetry Month!

Celebrate National Poetry Month by sharing a favorite poem or by discovering a new one. Find poetry books, both in print and online, using the Library Catalog. Online books are available via netLibrary ( To access online books from off-campus, create a user account.

Grouse (by Dan Gerber)

Grouse moving through the field this morning.
I can't really see them, still nothing else
parts the indolent grass this way.

Often, we know the world by what it isn't.
The physician on the trail of the disease.

Still, what we don't know
is subscribed by what we do. I think
this morning I'll walk the dog through that field.

[Available from: Southwestern College E-Book Collection ( Gerber, Dan. Trying to Catch the Horses: poems. East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, 1999.]