Thursday, June 25, 2009

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Check it out

Women in Business : the Changing Face of Leadership
Werhane, Patricia et al.
Westport, CT : Praeger, 2007

Call number: New Books Area HD 6054.3 .W636 2007

"As of 2006, there were only eight women who were CEOs of a Fortune 500 company." (Werhane, xvii)

Patricia Werhane and her co-authors interviewed 22 successful women executives and entrepreneurs to find out how they broke through the glass ceiling. Each interview focuses on one aspect of the achievements, values, vision, and contributions of each business leader. The resulting portraits inspire and educate the reader about new approaches to leadership, problem solving, and decision making.

Check out this book or another new book for 4 weeks with your SWC photo ID card.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Summer Hours - Otay Mesa and San Ysidro

The Libraries at Otay Mesa and San Ysidro are open and ready to assist you!

Higher Education Center at Otay Mesa Library
Tel: 619-216-6750 x4424
June 22 - August 6, 2009
Monday & Tuesday 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 12:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Higher Education Center at San Ysidro Library:
June 22 - August 6, 2009
Tuesday 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Thursday: 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Main Campus Library:
June 8 - August 6, 2009
Tel: 619-482-6397
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Closed: Friday - Sunday

The Online Library is always open.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Online Chemistry Resource

The Periodic Table of Videos website is a collection of video clips covering the 118 elements in the periodic table. Each element has its own short video and the website is designed as a periodic table.
Each video describes the element, its properties, usages and includes laboratory demonstrations by chemists.

These clips were produced by the University of Nottingham in the U.K.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Resources on Judge Sonia Sotomayor

On May 26, 2009 President Barack Obama nominated Sonia Maria Sotomayor for appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court to replace retiring Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Justice David Souter. Judge Sotomayor is currently a federal judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. If confirmed, she would be the court's first Hispanic justice and its third female justice. The Senate Judiciary Committee will begin Judge Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation hearings for the US Supreme Court on July 13, 2009.

Below are legal opinions written by Judge Sotomayor and additional resources.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

New Online Database: Oxford Art Online

Oxford Art Online (formerly Grove Art Online) is the major scholarly art encyclopedia covering all aspects of visual art.

This full text, easily searchable database includes:
Grove Art Online: The Dictionary of Art (34 volumes), the landmark reference work with over 45,000 articles; the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms explains art terms, critical periods and styles in art; Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, authoritative historical accounts and critical discussions; The Oxford Companion to Western Art; reliable, update coverage of artists and their works; and a searchable image collection.

The search interface makes it very easy to search these sources individually or in combination with one another.

To use the Oxford Art Online database and our other online database resources visit our Articles and Databases webpage. Select the Off Campus Access link for information on how to access all of our online resource from off campus locations.

Monday, June 08, 2009

June e-Book of the Month

The Career Clinic: Eight Simple Rules for Finding Work You Love by Maureen Anderson collects intimate and revealing first-hand accounts of people who have made the leap from the 9-to-5 doldrums into jobs that leave them feeling happy, satisfied, and filled with the sense of contentment that comes from knowing they're doing what they were put on this earth to do.

The Career Clinic will be provided with free, unlimited access from June 1 through June 30.

If you have already established a NetLibrary account through Southwestern College Library, visit and log in to read "The Career Clinic" or any of our other 20,000 electronic book titles from your home, work or any other off campus location.

If you do not have a NetLibrary account, you can create your own account from any computer on the Southwestern College campuses. Visit our NetLibrary information page .

Sunday, June 07, 2009

This Month in CQ Global Researcher

The Troubled Horn of Africa by Jason McLure, June 2009

Can the war-torn region be stabilized?

Plagued by conflict, poverty and poor governance, the Horn of Africa is arguably the most troubled corner of the world’s poorest continent. In desperately poor Somalia, an 18-year civil war has forced more than a million people from their homes, leaving behind a safe haven for pirates and, possibly, Islamic terrorists.

In Ethiopia, an increasingly authoritarian, Western-backed government has jailed opposition leaders and clamped down on the press and human rights activists. In tiny Eritrea, a government that once won the admiration of legions of Western diplomats and journalists for its self-sufficiency and discipline has become an isolated dictatorship.

The recent withdrawal of Ethiopian troops from Somalia and the election of a moderate leader to the country’s transitional government have raised international hopes that the lawlessness there will be brought under control. But Somalia’s new government faces an insurgency from radical Islamists and worldwide pressure to stop the increasingly aggressive pirates who terrorize cargo ship crews off Somalia’s coast and find refuge in its seaside villages.

To read this month's coverage in CQ Global Researcher and other informational resources visit our Articles and Databases webpage and click on CQ Global Researcher. Select the Off Campus Access link for information on how to access this resource from off campus locations.