Thursday, January 25, 2007

Online Reference gives you immediate assistance
SWC students can now get immediate assistance with their research using instant messaging or chat. Go to during the following hours:
Monday 1-3 p.m.
Thursday 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sunday 6-8 p.m.
Stop at the Reference Desk and pick up a MOO card, a convenient reminder of the web address and hours. You can stick it to your computer and have it when you need it!
Friends of the Library essay contest
Once again the Friends of the Library will sponsor an essay contest. There will be up to five prizes of $100 each.The essay prompt is based on the College Book, Enrique's Journey (author Sonia Nazario).On the back cover of the book, there is a quote from noted author Isabel Allende “ . . .If you are going to read only one nonfiction book this year, it has to be this one, because you know these young heroes. They live next door.” Do you consider Enrique a “hero”? Why or why not? Cite specific examples from the book to support your point of view.

To enter the contest, you must be registered as a SWC student for spring 2007. The essay must be at least one page but no longer than three pages typed and must be submitted electronically to before 4 p.m. on Thursday, February 22, 2007.
If you have questions, contact Diane Gustafson in the Library, 482-6433.

Friday, January 19, 2007

Meet the author of Enrique's Journey

Sonia Nazario, author of this year's College Book, will speak about and sign copies of Enrique's Journey on Monday, February 12, at 7 p.m. in the third floor auditorium of the central San Diego Public Library, 820 E Street. This event is free and open to the public, with seating on a "first come, first served" basis. Don't miss this opportunity and do plan to go early to get a seat. This will be a very popular event.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

New to the Articles and Databases webpage is the Grove Music Online Database. Grove Music Online includes the full text of the acclaimed 29-volume New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (2nd edition), the 4-volume New Grove Dictionary of Opera, and the 3-volume New Grove Dictionary of Jazz (2nd edition). This resource is regularly updated with newly commissioned articles. There are over 50,000 articles that cover musical styles, in depth biographies and the culture of music and musicians from around the world. There are also audio music examples and interactive images of musical instruments.

For access information both on and off campus visit our website and select the Articles and Databases tab.