The library is celebrating the Day of the Dead/Día De Los Muertos with a display. We welcome anyone in the Palomar community to honor a loved one who has passed by contributing a photo or ofrenda to add to the display. We will copy your photo so you do not have to leave the original.
Palomar College library has many books and DVDs related to the Day of the Dead.
For information about the Day of the Dead or Día De Los Muertos, see:
Do your research from anywhere, using this handy app for the library’s EBSCO research databases. EBSCOhost has apps for both iPhone and Android. You can use them to search any of the library’s EBSCO databases such as Academic Search Premier, Psychology & Behavioral Sciences, Health Source: Nursing, Newspaper Source Plus, Religion and Philosophy Collection and more.
After installing the app on your device, it must be authenticated from an EBSCO database. Open one of the EBSCO databases, such as Academic Search Premier, and at the bottom of the page, click on the link iPhone and Android apps, where you will be prompted to enter your email address to receive instructions and a key. For more information on installing the app, click here.
Android app on Google Play
iPhone app on iTunes
“Finding the Best Font for the Job”, EJA’s new display on typography, covers a few of the high points in the progression of typeface design and usage since the printing of the first book with movable metal type. Typeface design has a nearly 600 year old history going back to Johannes Guttenberg’s famous bible ca. 1450. Over the centuries, typefaces have evolved as their uses have grown from printing books and newspapers to advertising, signage for fast moving vehicles, do-it-yourself desktop publishing and the current explosion of digital devices. The display was created by Mary Kira.
“Less is More vs. Less is a Bore” traces the evolution of architectural styles in the 20th to 21st century – modernism, postmodernism and deconstructivism. Modernism, as exemplified by the works of Frank Lloyd Wright, Walter Gropius and Mies Van Der Rohe, eschews ornamentation and is distinguished by simple geometric forms. Postmodernism was a midcentury reaction to the modernist style, with a return to surface ornament, historical reference and a conscious awareness of the surrounding buildings in a neighborhood. Architects in the postmodern style include Phillip Johnson, Robert Venturi and Robert A.M. Stern. Deconstructivism, considered an offshoot of postmodernism, tries to “disassemble” architecture. It rejects postmodern references to architectural history as well as the idea of ornament as mere decoration. Buildings in this style, such as those by Frank Gehry, often feature fragmented or intersecting curves and planes. The display was created by Mary Kira and was inspired by the recent remodel of the Escondido Center.
The library now has access to the Vogue Archive online, featuring the current issue of Vogue magazine and archives back to the first issue in 1892, reproduced in high-resolution color page images. The Vogue archive is searchable by garment type, designer and brand names. Access Vogue through the library catalog by typing in Vogue Archive and clicking on title. Or, you can access Vogue from within any ProQuest database, such as GenderWatch or Ethnic NewsWatch, by clicking on the database link at the top of the screen. The Vogue Archive is a nice complement to the library’s other fashion databases, FashionSnoops and the Berg Fashion Library.