Friday, September 30, 2016

Your Voice Counts

Register to vote California

 

Register to vote online through the California Online Voter Registration. The deadline is October 24, 2016.

http://registertovote.ca.gov/





Thursday, September 29, 2016

Database of the Week



Need help with choosing a major or which college to transfer to for your next degree or certificate, the SWC Library provides access to a database section that helps you learn about which decision to make!

The “Plan Your Education” section is found in Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center database. You can access it by going to the SWC Library’s Articles Databases page. Look for the Education and Career section box and click on the link to the Ferguson's Career Guidance Center.

If you’re off-campus, you will need to use your WebAdvisor username [first initial of your first and last names, 0 (zero) and your six digit student ID number, like aa012345] and password before accessing this database.

You will then find the “Plan Your Education” section on the database’s homepage. Choosing a College Major or Choosing a College are available as articles that you can choose to print, email or download.

Let the SWC Library help you discover your next educational goal.

Review by Arnold Josafat, SWC Librarian 

 

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Career Research - Free Workshop Tomorrow

Join us Thursday, September 29, for a 30-minute workshop on career research. Curious about some career ideas? Is your Google search not quite cutting it? You've come to the right place.

All workshops are held on Thursdays at 12 PM in Room L-244.



Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month
September 15 - October 15, 2016

Visit the Library's display highlighting National Hispanic Heritage Month. Books on display are available for four-week check out with your SWC photo ID card.






Monday, September 26, 2016

TONIGHT: Watch the Presidential Debate


Join us tonight to watch the first Presidential Debate at 6 pm in Room L238. Seating is limited so please arrive early.

There will be a brief post-debate discussion and audience members will be requested to participate in a poll after the debate.

Voter registration forms will be available. You may also register to vote online: http://registertovote.ca.gov. The last day to register is on October 24, 2016.



It's Banned Books Week!


During Banned Books Week, we celebrate the freedom to read -- it's a fundamental tenet of the First Amendment.

Want to know more? Stop by our display in the Library. And check out these links about banned books and the history of censorship.







Friday, September 23, 2016

Women's Suffrage at the SWC Library

The SWC Library is proud to host an exhibit from the Women’s Museum of California titled, "A Moral Earthquake."



Stop by the Library to learn more about the history of four San Diego women who worked to achieve the right to vote for California women in 1911. 

Books about women’s suffrage are also on display and available for four-week check out. The exhibit will be available for viewing through November 10.




Thursday, September 22, 2016

Join us TODAY for 30-Minute Thursdays

Pokémon GO? Library GO!

Don't just wander around, the Library can help! Stay on target for success with these quick, 30-minute Library workshops.

Catch the first one this Thursday! Library GO Training will give you all of the basic info you need about how the Library can help you succeed.

Thursday, September 22, 12 PM in Room L-244 (Located across from the library's main entrance)



Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Website of the Week

Did you know Chlorine and Ammonia are added to our drinking water? 

City of San Diego 2015 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report
Available in English and Spanish (most years) from 2001 through 2015.

https://www.sandiego.gov/water/quality/reports


I found the City of San Diego 2015 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report very informational and interesting when it showed up in my mail a few months ago so I held on to it to share as my resource. The report or course is designed for the general consumer and provides easy to understand information about the water quality in our city.

Meanwhile, someone doing in depth research may find it valuable as it also includes tables containing detailed data such as lead levels, water hardness, and pH levels, and much more. The report contains details about “where your water comes from, what it contains, and how it compares to state standards.” There’s a lot more included as well, such as information detailing plans on diversifying the area’s water supply and much about the actual treatment process the water we drink goes through. Furthermore, conservation concerns are stressed and many other resources (mostly online) are recommended.

Here are a few:
Review by Nate Martin, SWC Librarian

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Have you registered to vote yet?

Register to vote California

 

Register to vote online through the California Online Voter Registration

http://registertovote.ca.gov/





Monday, September 19, 2016

Pokémon GO? Library GO.

Don't just wander around, the Library can help! Stay on target for success with these quick, 30-minute Library workshops.

Catch the first one this Thursday! Library GO Training will give you all of the basic info you need about how the Library can help you succeed.

Thursday, September 22, 12 PM in Room L-244 (Located across from the library's main entrance)



Saturday, September 17, 2016

Open on Saturdays

The SWC Library at the Chula Vista campus is open on Saturdays: 10 am - 2 pm. See you at the Library!


Friday, September 16, 2016

Happy Constitution Day!

Visit the Library's Constitution Day display to learn more about the history and meaning of the United States Constitution. The Library has books, articles, and videos about the U.S. Constitution.





Thursday, September 15, 2016

Have a question?





Chat with a librarian
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Free research assistance
Available for all SWC students

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Taking a class at San Ysidro?

 The SWC San Ysidro Library offers a variety of great resources for you.



  • Research help from a Librarian
  • Research databases, e-books, and books to check out
  • Books delivered from main campus
  • Textbooks for some classes on Reserve

San Ysidro SWC Library
Fall Semester Hours
August 22 - December 9, 2016
Monday and Tuesday: 2 pm - 6:30 pm
Wednesday and Thursday: 8 am - 11 am 
Friday- Sunday: Closed




Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Website of the Week


http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/


 UNESCO's World Heritage List  


UNESCO's World Heritage List is a database of sites of special cultural or physical significance. To be included in the World Heritage List, sites must be of outstanding universal value and meet specific selection criteria.

The sites are displayed on an interactive map, followed by an A-Z list by country. The list can also be displayed by region, year added to list, or A-Z by site name. 

The map legend identifies the category/type of site (cultural, natural, or mixed) and denotes those sites that are in danger. Select a site for additional images, historical overview, selection criteria, integrity/condition, management, news and more.

For even more information on some of the ancient cultural sites on UNESCO's World Heritage List, check out SWC Library's World History Ancient and Medieval Eras database

Review by Rachael Smithey, SWC Librarian

Monday, September 12, 2016

Curious about other colleges?


College Navigator

This resource is provided by the U.S. Government's Institute of Education Sciences (IES) to provide students the opportunity to search for colleges of interest (including 2 year, 4 year, private and public) by a variety of parameters to include:

  • Location · Distance from home
  • Size of the college
  • Setting (rural, town, suburban, city)
  • Majors/programs
  • Level of award (Certificate, Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Advanced) 
  • Percentage of applicants admitted
  • Extended learning opportunities
  • Tuition and fees 

Additional parameters can be searched as well. Special features allow students to create a “My Favorites List” to compare schools, the ability to export results into a spreadsheet, an interactive map that pinpoints a school’s location, and a “save your search” option. 


Review by Tanya Carr, SWC Librarian

Friday, September 09, 2016

A Moral Earthquake at the Library

The SWC Library is proud to host an exhibit from the Women’s Museum of California titled, "A Moral Earthquake."



Stop by the Library to learn more about the history of four San Diego women who worked to achieve the right to vote for California women in 1911. Books about women’s suffrage are also on display and available for four-week check out. The exhibit will be available for viewing through November 10.