Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Library Closed August 3 - August 17

SWC Libraries are closed August 3 - August 19 for the semester break. Regular hours resume on Monday, August 20.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Check it Out

Perfectly able : how to attract and hire talented people with disabilities. Compiled and edited by Jim Hasse. American Management Association, 2011. (e-book)

"As a source for distinctive information and insight about disability within an employment context, Perfectly Able: How to Attract and Hire Talented People with Disabilities gives you an edge over your competitors and colleagues. It’s designed to help you effectively tap the skills and energies of those with a disability who are ready to contribute to your organization’s success." (from Preface)

This full-text e-book and thousands of others are available via EBSCOhost. Access from off campus is easy -- use the current semester's passwords.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012


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Monday, July 23, 2012

Britannica Online Encyclopedia: UFW

Farm worker ties bags of onions, May 1972
"United Farm Workers of America (UFW) is a labor union founded in 1962 as the National Farm Workers Association by Cesar Chavez, a migrant farm laborer. The union merged with the American Federation of Labor–Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) in 1966 and was re-formed under its current name in 1971 to achieve collective bargaining rights for farmworkers in the United States. In 2006 the UFW disaffiliated from the AFL-CIO and joined the labor federation, Change to Win."

"The UFW seeks to empower migrant farmworkers and improve their wages and working conditions. It also works to espouse nonviolence and to educate members on political and social issues."

From Britannica Online. Accessible from off campus with the current passwords. Have a question? Ask a librarian!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

CountryWatch: Syria

courtesy CountryWatch
Syria is this month's featured country in the CountryWatch database.

CountryWatch contains information about every country in the world, including demographic, political, economic, business, cultural and environmental information. You can also find daily news coverage about each country. To access CountryWatch from off campus, use the current semester's passwords.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Check it Out

The Record Players : DJ Revolutionaries
by Brewster, Bill.
New York, N.Y. : Black Cat, c2010
New Book Shelf: Call Number ML3534 .B74 2010

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

"Acclaimed authors and music historians Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton have spent years traveling across the world to interview the revolutionary and outrageous DJs who shaped the last half-century of pop music. The Record Players is the fun and revealing result—a collection of firsthand accounts from the obsessives, the playboys, and the eccentrics that dominated the music scene and contributed to the evolution of DJ culture.

It started when, instead of a live band, someone turned on the record player, and suddenly partygoers had more than one style of music to dance to. With discographies, favorite songs, and amazing photos of all the DJs as young firebrands, The Record Players offers an unparalleled music education: from records to synthesizers, from disco to techno, and from small groups of influential music lovers to arenas packed with thousands of dancing fans.

A history told by the visionaries who experienced the movement, The Record Players allows a rare glimpse into the sound, culture, and craft that developed into a worldwide industry."

Review from Amazon.com

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Check It Out

Looking for a job? Explore the possibilities with Find Your Federal Job Fit, by Janet M. Ruck. (2012)
New Book Shelf JK716 .R85 2012

"This little book shows you how to analyze your skills, experience, and values. It introduces you to the mission and values of key federal departments and agencies. And it tells you how to create a match between you and a target job destination." (publisher)

Ruck includes relevant and up-to-date information for the job seeker, including:
  • Understanding Federal job search basics. 
  • Common mistakes that Federal job seekers make
  • Skills the Federal government is seeking
Once you are familiar with the jobs that meet your skills, Rusk outlines how to create your career plan, fill out your application, and prepare for an interview.

Find Your Federal Job Fit is currently available to check out for four weeks with your SWC photo ID card.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

CQ Researcher: Whale Hunting

Should whale and dolphin hunting be outlawed?
by Daniel McGlynn
CQ Researcher
June 29, 2012 • Volume 22, Issue 24

"For hundreds of years, the United States and countries around the world relentlessly hunted whales and other marine mammals for their oil, blubber and other byproducts. But today whales, dolphins and porpoises are widely viewed as intelligent creatures worthy of conservation and protection from commercial hunters. Scientists describe marine mammals as social animals that share characteristics with humans, including the ability to communicate in sophisticated ways. But Japan, Norway and Iceland still hunt whales, and Japan continues its controversial slaughter of dolphins for their meat, as dramatized by the Academy Award-winning documentary The Cove. Efforts to ban commercial whaling by the International Whaling Commission have failed because of political bickering and competing national interests. Meanwhile, climate change, entanglement in commercial-fishing gear and ocean noise pollution are adding to the peril facing marine mammals."

Read more about this topic and many other current issues in CQ Researcher. Full-text access is available from off campus with the current semester's passwords.

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Monday, July 09, 2012

SWC Library @ National City

Taking a class in National City this summer? Stop by the library, we are here to help you.

SWC Library @ National City Higher Ed. Center
June 4 through August 2, 2012
Monday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Thursday: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Library resources:
  • Librarian to help you find what you need
  • Computers for research
  • Study rooms
  • Online databases and books
  • Textbooks for some classes (one or two-hour check out)
  • Dictionaries, encyclopedias, and reference books
  • Books to help with your research or to read just for fun
  • Books and handouts to help you cite your sources
  • Access to research from home
See you at the library!

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Thursday, July 05, 2012

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