The Library is pleased to announce that all members of our Skyline College community can enjoy access to a variety of new academic article databases, research guides, books and e-books. For all online resources, when prompted, use your OneLogin credentials to get started. 

To start, here are four databases you may not be familiar with. (You’ll find all of the Library’s databases here: A-Z Databases).

Ethnic Newswatch is an interdisciplinary, bilingual (English and Spanish), full-text database of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native presses, designed to provide the “other side of the story.” Articles in this database are useful for students in disciplines like anthropology, communications, business, fashion, government, history, sociology, education and more, and especially for assignments comparing and contrasting news perspectives.

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) e-book database contains e-books in the areas of Asian American Studies, Women’s Studies, Black Studies, Latino Studies and much more. This database was also developed to represent all voices with a focus on gender, race, sexual orientation, physical ability and religious beliefs. The “DEI” database has thousands of timely books you can include in your syllabi or embed in Canvas for easy access. If you’re retooling your Spring course reading lists, it’s definitely worth your time to explore this resource.

Coronavirus Research database. While it’s unfortunate that we need it, this new database including up to date research articles is an important new resource. This database is rapidly expanding as we learn more about the virus. 

Kanopy. If you’re not familiar, Kanopy is a streaming video database also available through many public libraries. Our college subscription includes only films currently or recently acquired for Skyline College courses, however all the films in our collection are accessible by all of our students and employees. 

Beginning this Fall, the Library’s book collections were updated to include more than one hundred new titles, many with a focus on administration of justice or ethnic studies. If there’s something you checked for last year and did not find, we encourage you to take a second look using the OneSearch catalog or by contacting a librarian.

Also new in 2021: A number of new library research guides have been created for students and faculty alike. Here are four we think you’ll find useful, all located on the Library’s Research Guides page. 

Anti-Asian/Asian American Racism: A Resource Guide

Ethnic Studies Resources for Students and Faculty 

Free College Movements

Sustainability Resources for Faculty and Students 

Lastly, remember that all employees can subscribe for free to the New York Times and take advantage of easy digital access to favorite news and popular magazines on Flipster. Questions? Please chat, text email or call. We look forward to hearing from you.

 Article by Jessica Silver-Sharp

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