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What's New at the Library?

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New Electronic Resource: SAGE Buisiness Researcher

(February 3, 2016)

SAGE Business Researcher reports on the most important topics in the business and management curriculum with balanced, in-depth coverage and analysis in a highly accessible format written with the undergraduate in mind. Modeled after CQ Researcher, content is specially commissioned rather than aggregated from outside resources, and each report includes short feature articles on related topics, expert views often formatted as pro/con debates, and graphs and charts with downloadable data. Each issue provides context to help students understand the topic and lists scholarly resources to guide further research.

New Electronic Resources: JSTOR, Kanopy, & Ancestry

(January 2016)

JSTOR is a digital library of archival journal articles. Our subscription includes the Arts & Sciences I, II, & III collections. Kanopy Streaming videos features over 26,000 films from 800 top producers. Ancestry Library Edition is a genealogy and historical research tool with information from government, church, & business records.

New Electronic Resources: EBSCO eBook Community College Collection, eHRAF World Cultures, & ProQuest Research Companion

(August 2015)

EBSCO eBook Community College Collection features 52,000 titles, including more than 4,100 workforce development titles. eHRAF World Cultures (Human Relations Area Files) contains ethnographic collections covering all aspects of cultural and social life. ProQuest Research Companion features dynamic learning modules that guide students through the research process and help them complete research paper assignments.

New Print Payment System

(August 2015)

The library has switched over to a new print management system, which uses printing accounts that you access with your student ID card. More information.

Library Welcomes New Librarian

(May 1, 2015)

The library welcomes Keahiahi Long as our new Hawaiian Pacific Resource Librarian.

New Electronic Resource: Ethnographic Video Online: Volume III, Indigenous Voices

(December 1, 2014)

Ethnographic Video Online features ethnographic films, documentaries, feature films, and fieldwork studying human culture and society.

Library Welcomes New Librarian

(October 1, 2014)

The library welcomes Leah Gazan as our new Instruction Librarian.

New Electronic Resource: Capstone Interactive Library

(September 10, 2014)

Capstone Interactive eBooks support the development of reading skills for ESL and ELI students, with features such as text that highlights as it is read aloud. To access Capstone, you need a password, which is available from your instructor or a librarian.

Library Blog

(August 25, 2014)

Find research tips, library news, and much more on the Library Blog.

New and Revised Policies

(August 25, 2014)

A number of library policies have been revised, addressing topics including acceptable behavior, electronic device usage, eating and drinking, unattended children, and library exhibits.

New Electronic Resource: Films on Demand

(August 5, 2014)

Films on Demand offers streaming educational videos. We subscribe to their History Collection and Careers & Job Search Collection.

Library Newsletter – Spring 2014 #2

(April 8, 2014)

Issue #2 of the Spring 2014 Library Newsletter has been published.

Library Welcomes Back Wayde Oshiro as Head Librarian

(March 6, 2014)

The library welcomes back Wayde Oshiro, who has been appointed Head Librarian.

Library Newsletter – Spring 2014

(January 21, 2014)

The Spring 2014 Library Newsletter has been published.

New Research Tool: OneSearch

(January 21, 2014)

OneSearch is a "discovery tool" that searches across many of the library's print and electronic information resources. More details.

New Electronic Resource: Science

(January 15, 2014)

We now subscribe to the online version of Science magazine.

New Service Desks

(August 26, 2013)

The Reference Desk has been relocated to the Reference, Research, & Reading Room, on the lower level of the Library. A new Circulation Desk has been established on the upper level. The desk at the Learning Commons lobby is now the Technology Circulation Desk, and will focus on loaning out laptop computers and iPads.

iPads Available

(August 26, 2013)

iPads are now available for students to borrow for up to four hours, from the Technology Circulation Desk near the Learning Commons entrance. More details.

Library Newsletter – Fall 2013

(August 24, 2013)

The Fall 2013 Library Newsletter has been published.

New Electronic Resource: Gale Virtual Reference Library

(April 16, 2013)

The Gale Virtual Reference Library is an electronic bookshelf of reference books on a wide variety of topics, from the venerable publisher Gale.

Library Welcomes New Staff Members

(Apr. 1, 2013)

The library welcomes Carina Chernisky as a public services specialist in the library's Circulation department and Jennifer Sunada as library secretary.


(Jan. 7, 2013)

The KiMOBEAN coffee shop is now open in the Learning Commons, just off the lobby. Coffee, tea, baked goods, and other food and beverage items.

New Database: Today's Science

(Sept. 25, 2012)

The library now subscribes to Today's Science, a database from Facts on File that bridges the gap between the science that students learn in the classroom and the discoveries pushing the boundaries of science today.

Apple Mac Pro Computers for Digital Art, DMED, TV Pro

(Sept. 11, 2012)

Apple Mac Pro computers with specialized software for doing course projects for the Digital Art class and the Digital Media and Television Production programs are now available on both floors. Students working on such projects have priority for using these computers.

Revised Food and Drink Policy

(Aug. 20, 2012)

Covered drinks and light snack-type foods are now allowed on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the Learning Commons building under the new food and drink policy.

Learning Commons Opens

(Aug. 20, 2012)

The library is now part of the Learning Commons, along with the Learning Resource Center, the Writing Center, the Kākoʻo ʻIke Program, and the Information Technology Group Help Desk and Test Center.

Text a Librarian

(July 30, 2012)

You can now reach a reference librarian by sending a text message to 779-220-0379.

Library Welcomes New Staff Member

(July 16, 2012)

The library welcomes Natalie Kahn as manager of the library's Circulation department.

Computers for Patrons with Impaired Vision

(April 30, 2012)

The library has two computers with accessibility software for people with impaired vision. One computer has ZoomText, which allows users to magnify the screen image, and also has a high-contrast, large-character keyboard. The other computer has the JAWS screen reader, which uses a synthesized voice to read out text on the screen.

New Database: Opposing Viewpoints in Context

(January 25, 2012)

The library now subscribes to Opposing Viewpoints in Context, an online resource from Gale that provides information about current issues, with thousands of topic overviews, pro/con viewpoint essays, periodical articles, primary source documents, and much more. For more information, see the Opposing Viewpoints "about" page.

New Online Subscription: Community College Journal of Research & Practice

(Jan. 11, 2012)

The library is pleased to be able to provide access to Community College Journal of Research & Practice, a peer-reviewed journal on higher education with a focus on community colleges. Our subscription, through Taylor & Francis Online, provides full-text articles from 1997 to the present.

EBSCOhost eBook Collection

(August 16, 2011)

eBook Collection is our newest database on the EBSCOhost platform. It provides thousands of electronic book titles, including more than 300 titles from the University of Hawaiʻi Press that used to be available from NetLibrary. NetLibrary was acquired by EBSCO Publishing in 2010.

New Best Sellers Collection

(August 5, 2011)

The library's new Best Sellers Collection features over 200 volumes of bestselling fiction and non-fiction books from popular authors. New titles will be added each month. Books from this collection can be borrowed by Leeward CC patrons for three weeks.

New Head Librarian

(August 1, 2011)

On August 1st, Chris Matz begins his term as Leeward CC's new head librarian.

Library Mobile Website

(April 16, 2011)

For users of smartphones and other moblile devices. the library's new mobile website at http://www.leeward.hawaii.edu/lib/m gives easy access to library hours, location, contact info, and a brief list of services and resources. Search the online library catalog and view your library account. Search EBSCOhost, and view LibGuides. Links to other research databases with mobile interfaces will be added as they become available. You can access the mobile website by scanning an on-screen QR code.

Hawaiʻi Voyager Mobile Interface

(February 23, 2011)

For smartphone users, the Hawaiʻi Voyager online library catalog has a mobile version of the web interface, designed for small screens. You can access the mobile interface by going to the regular interface and clicking on the Mobile tab, or you can scan an on-screen QR Code.

Library Welcomes Two New Librarians

(February 2, 2011)

Leeward CC welcomes two new librarians, Wayde Oshiro (Instruction Librarian) and Chris Matz (Distance Education and Outreach Librarian). Both gentlemen come to us with many years of experience as librarians.

New Database: Issues & Controversies

(December 6, 2010)

The library has started subscribing to Issues & Controversies, an online database from Facts on File that provides articles that explore the different sides of current controversial topics. This joins our other FoF databases, American Women's History Online, Ancient and Medieval History Online, and Modern World History Online.

Library Now on Facebook

(August 18, 2010)

The Leeward CC Library is now on Facebook.

Longer Loans for Videos

(July 15, 2010)

Most of our videotapes and DVDs can now be borrowed for seven days. This is the result of an agreement between the libraries of the University of Hawaiʻi system to lengthen the standard loan period for audiovisual materials from four days to seven days.

"New Books and Media" Search in Voyager Catalog

(May 28,2010)

You can now do a New Books and Media search in the Hawaiʻi Voyager online library catalog, to find out what's been added recently.

Library Now Subscribes to Credo Reference

(May 23, 2010)

The library now subscribes to Credo Reference, an online research tool that gives you access to articles from hundreds of reference books and other sources.

UH Username Can Now Be Used to Log In to Databases, Hawaiʻi Voyager Account

(May 23, 2010)

You can now use your UH username and password to log in remotely to the library's research databases, or to log in to your account on the Hawaiʻi Voyager online library system to renew books and check your record. This is the same username and password you use to log in to your UH e-mail, MyUH, Laulima, etc.

The Library Unveils a New Website

(May 23, 2010)

The library website has been redesigned and reorganized, to better meet the needs of its different users — people seeking information about the library and its services; researchers, with different levels of experience, using library research tools and resources to find information; and students doing the information literacy skills units, and others wishing to learn how to use the library.

The page layout has been simplified, allowing more space for actual content. This also gives us more flexibility in presenting information. A larger screen font is now used for better readability. Other features for enhanced accessibility have also been incorporated.

More information about the design of the new website is available here.

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