Friday, July 7, 2017

Films on Demand adds 254 new titles during June









254 new films added

✔ View your newly added titles: View a full list of the new titles just added to your collection.

Explore Films on Demand.

Requires Library Card account login.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

AtoZdatabases introduces a new mapping tool

What is AtoZ?

AtoZdatabases is a premier marketing database. This simple, user-friendly, web-based solution provides details on businesses and households within the U.S. 

AtoZ will help you: Find a business; find a job; develop mailing & email lists; and find a person.

To use AtoZdatabases, login with your PLS Library Card. To see other business and entrepreneurship database search tools available at CSM, visit the CSM website.

New Map Tool

CSM Library is excited to share the Map Tool feature with you! You can now visualize density in businesses or residents across the geography and other criteria of which you selected. You will use the map tool in the 30 Million Businesses and Executives database as well as the 220 Million Residents database for any searches that yield less than 500,000 results.

You can select the tool once you are on the results page, then simply click the “Map” button. You are able to Zoom in and out on the map as well as Download, Print, or E-mail this information.

Screenshot:

a to z database search results with the map tab selected, map of Florida with data points

Monday, March 13, 2017

Try out Kanopy Streaming Film database through April 15

Let us know what you think of Kanopy!

kanopy landing page featuring film categories such as popular documentary, world cinema, and criterion collection films
















What is Kanopy?

Kanopy is a video streaming solution for colleges offering a "Netflix-like" user experience and a broad selection of over 26,000 documentaries, feature films and training videos from thousands of producers. 

Touching on all topics, featured producers in Kanopy's collection include Criterion Collection, PBS, HBO, The Video Project, New Day Films, The Great Courses, California Newsreel, Kino Lorber, Media Education Foundation, First Run Features, BBC, and many more. Films can be watched from anywhere, anytime by all staff and students.

How do I watch Kanopy films?

You can explore their films on our trial website until April 15, 2017. You'll need to login with your Peninsula Library System Library card account number and PIN (usually the last four digits of your phone number) to watch the movies.

Then just add popcorn & soda! You are ready to enjoy. 

If you have trouble accessing the trial database, contact a Librarian during Library open hours.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Andy Warhol collection in ArtStor launches with 35,000 images




Andy Warhol with vintage 1907 camera; 1971. Images © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. and Andy Warhol artwork © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.
Andy Warhol; Red Jackie; 1964. Images © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. and Andy Warhol artwork © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.
Explore ArtStor, using your PLS Library Card account.

Michael Hermann, Director of Licensing at The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, explains how the Foundation’s collection, split into two parts in the Artstor Digital Library, provides a comprehensive view of Warhol’s cultural impact--as well as insight into his personal life.

Thirty years after his death, Andy Warhol (1928-1987) remains one of the most influential figures in contemporary art and culture. Warhol’s life and work continue to inspire creative thinkers worldwide thanks to his enduring imagery, his artfully cultivated celebrity, and the ongoing research of dedicated scholars. The extensive Andy Warhol Foundation launch available on Artstor provides a thorough presentation of the prolific artist’s works in one place for the first time through more than 35,000* images including paintings, drawings, sculptures, prints, and photography spanning four decades.


Thursday, March 2, 2017

New documentaries available from Films on Demand!


Films on Demand: New Titles Notification






SUBSCRIBER NEWS • FEBRUARY 2017 EDITION

Account: College of San Mateo
Number of New Titles: 265

We are pleased to announce the new titles that were added to our On Demand subscription over the past month. Login with your PLS Library Card is required to view films from off campus.

✔ View your newly added titles

Featured Film



Nightline follows the journey of Syrian refugees who now call America home. Meet students attending American schools for the first time and see protests against refugee arrivals. An ABC News Production.