Thursday, August 26, 2010

Credo Reference

Latest Additions from Credo General Reference
Credo's General Reference collection continues to grow each month and now has 500 titles. The following well-regarded titles were added in August:

  • The A to Z of Corporate Social Responsibility, Wiley
  • An African Biographical Dictionary, Grey House Publishing
  • BCS Glossary of Computing and ICT, British Computer Society
  • Encyclopedia of Consciousness, Elsevier Science & Technology
  • Encyclopedia of the Antebellum South, ABC-CLIO
  • The Encyclopedia of Tourism and Recreation in Marine Environments, CABI
  • The Essentials of Philosophy and Ethics, Hodder Education
  • A Financial History of Modern U.S. Corporate Scandals from Enron to Reform, M.E. Sharpe
  • Historical Encyclopedia of American Labor, ABC-CLIO
  • Learning in Adulthood: A Comprehensive Guide, Wiley
  • Myths and Legends of the Celts, Penguin

Credo Reference is updating many titles to the latest available editions. The following updated title was recently released. Expect more soon!

  • BUSINESS: The Ultimate Resource, A&C Black
  • The Dictionary of Human Geography, Blackwell Publishers
  • The Hutchinson Chronology of World History, Helicon
  • The Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientific Biography, Helicon
  • The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics, Penguin
  • The Penguin Dictionary of Physics, Penguin
  • The Penguin Dictionary of Psychology, Penguin

To access Credo Reference visit are Article and Databases website. Select the Off Campus Access link for information on how to access this resource from off campus locations.

Monday, August 23, 2010

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

“Need Info? Have a mobile phone? Text a librarian!”

Have a question? Text us!
We now offer free text message reference services.
(standard message rates apply)

Text us at 66746 and start your question with swclib
Example: swclib What are the library hours on Saturdays?

We will respond as soon as possible.

Save us in your contacts and send us questions when your on the go!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Scientific / Medical ART Imagebase

New this semester to the library's online database resources is The Scientific & Medical ART Imagebase ("SMART Imagebase") created by Nucleus Medical Art, which provides a comprehensive collection of downloadable medical illustrations and animations.
SMART Imagebase contains medical illustrations, animations, and interactive multimedia for 24 body systems/regions and 20 medical specialties.

This database contains a growing collection of over 20,000 high quality illustrations and animations depicting anatomy, physiology, surgery, pathology, diseases, conditions, trauma, embryology, histology, and other medical topics. Content is peer-reviewed by graduate level medical illustrators and expert-reviewed by physicians.

SMART Imagebase also contains non-English content. The 100 most popular anatomy and physiology illustrations in the database have been translated into additional languages (more than 500 records each for Spanish and Portuguese).

To access The Scientific & Medical ART Imagebase (SMART) visit our Article and Databases website. Select the Off Campus Access link for information on how to access this resource from off campus locations.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Welcome to Fall Semester

Looking for a textbook? Search the Library Catalog to find out if we have yours. Textbooks on Reserve may be checked out with your SWC ID for a few hours (for in-library use).

Need to use a computer? The Interdisciplinary Tutoring Center (ITC) on the 3rd floor of the Library has up-to-date software, including Office 2007. Free wireless access is available throughout the Library.

Ready to start studying? There are many quiet study areas on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the Library.

Stop by the Reference Desk -- call, chat, email or text a librarian
. We are here to help!

Have a great fall semester.

Monday, August 09, 2010

Library Closed Until August 17

Southwestern College library will reopen on Tuesday August 17th at 8:00 am for our fall semester

Thursday, August 05, 2010

ARTstor: Seattle Art Museum

ARTstor has collaborated with the Seattle Art Museum to make available more than 2,700 high-quality images of world art from the museum's permanent collection. The Seattle Art Museum is renowned for its collection of Asian art, including works from Japan, China, Korea, India, the Himalayas, and Southeast Asia.

To view the Seattle Art Museum collection: go to the ARTstor Digital Library, browse by collection, and click "Seattle Art Museum;" or, if you are on campus or have an ARTstor account, simply follow this link:

To view ARTstor from off campus locations you need to create an ARTstor account at from any computer on the Southwestern College campuses.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

New Library Resource: Credo Reference

Credo Reference is an online reference service made up of full-text books from the world's best publishers. Whether you're working on a research paper, trying to win trivia or just curious, Credo Reference has something for you. As easy to use as your favorite search site and fully citable in any research paper, Credo is the perfect place to get your research started.

Whether you are just starting your project, looking to add some interesting images to your final draft or building a bibliography, Credo Reference has something for you.

Credo Reference offers:

•Tools to quickly map your paper topic
•Citable sources for your bibliography
•Answers to your research questions
•Thousands and thousands of images, charts, graphs, diagrams and more

To access Credo Reference visit are Article and Databases website. Select the Off Campus Access link for information on how to access this resource from off campus locations.