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March 28, 2022
by Wayde Oshiro
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Stream Independent Documentary Films from Docuseek until April 21

 

Docuseek, a video streaming platform for independent documentaries focusing on social and environmental issues, is available for trial access through April 21, 2022.

URL for on and off-campus access: https://lccproxy.lib.hawaii.edu/login?url=https://docuseek2.com/leeward

Leeward CC students, faculty, and staff can stream over 2,100 titles from distributors including Bullfrog Films, Collective Eye Films, Film Movement, GOOD DOCS, and Icarus Films. The majority of Docuseek titles are exclusive to this platform. Docuseek titles are not duplicated in the library’s Academic Video Online (AVON), Feature Films for Education, or Kanopy collections.

The Docuseek collections available during this limited-time trial include the Docuseek Complete Collection 3rd Edition, the Global Environmental Justice Documentaries, and the GOOD DOCS Complete Collection. The wide array of subjects means there will be something for everyone.

We welcome your feedback. Please submit our brief survey if you want us to add Docuseek to the library’s existing streaming video collections.

Newly available digital resource: “Noho Hewa- The Wrongful Occupation of Hawaiʻi”

February 11, 2022 by aapaikai | 0 comments

 

The 2009 documentary film “Noho Hewa- The Wrongful Occupation of Hawaiʻi” is now available to watch digitally for Leeward affiliated students, faculty, and staff!

 

The film received the 2008  Hawaiʻi International Film Festival’s “Best Documentary Film” award, which was presented to filmmaker Anne Keala Kelly. It is hailed as a bold demonstration of the strained relationship between Native Hawaiian communities and the oppressive entities that occupy Hawaiʻi. The film contains interviews with renowned scholars including the late Haunani-Kay Trask, Noenoe Silva, Kaleikoa Kaʻeo, Jonathan Osorio, Ty Kāwika Tengan, and J. Kēhaulani Kauanui.  For more information on the film please visit:  https://nohohewa.com/

 

The film can be found on the digital media platform Academic Video Online (AVON) which can be found via the Leeward Library‘s A-Z database list. We also carry the DVD hard copy version of the film which can be borrowed by any UH affiliated student, faculty or staff member.

 

If you are interested in incorporating the digital version of “Noho Hewa” into your courses, you can use the direct link or embed it straight into your Laulima course site. Both the link and the embed code can be found by clicking “share” along the top of your screen when you access the film in AVON. The direct link can be found below:

 

 

Helpful tips:

 

  • If you are having trouble linking library database materials please visit our “Linking to Articles, E-books, and Videos” library guide.
  • Digital access rights for this film are only for Leeward affiliated users. To view the film off campus you and your students will need to use your UH username and password to access it.

Lastly, if you would like to suggest other Hawaiʻi or Pacific related resources to add to our library Hawaiʻi-Pacific Collection, please contact Annemarie Paikai at aapaikai@hawaii.edu

 


Spring 2022 Hours & Services

January 10, 2022 by Leeward CC Learning Commons | 0 comments

Spring 2022 Library Hours

Library Hours: Effective January 10th 

The library will be open Monday – Friday, 8am – 4pm. Hours subject to change.

Only the main level of the Learning Commons will open, the upper level will be closed due to collection maintenance in preparation for new shelving.

 


 

GET STARTED THIS SEMESTER WITH LEEWARD TUTORING!

Spring 2022 tutoring begins January 18th.

 

WRITING CENTER HOURS

Tutoring will be offered in-person, online, and by phone.

  • Monday-Thursday: 10 am – 3 pm
  • Friday: 11 am – 3 pm
  • Zoom drop-in available via Penjiapp.
  • *In-person tutoring: by appointment. To make an appointment, email writers@hawaii.edu or visit Penjiapp.

For for more information, go to the Writing Center website: go.hawaii.edu/Gp8

FOCUSED WORKSHOPS VIA ZOOM

  • Zoom into the Writing Center to attend free online workshops focused on writing and success skills.
  • Review our focused workshops. Email writers@hawaii.edu to schedule an online focused workshop.

Writing Center - Spring 2022 Flyer

 

LEARNING RESOURCE CENTER
In-person and online tutoring in the following content areas: Accounting, Biology, Business, Chemistry, and Japanese.
*See Penjiapp for subject-specific hours and tutors

  • Monday-Thursday: 10 am – 3 pm
  • Friday: 11 am – 3 pm
  • Zoom drop-in available via Penjiapp.
  • *In-person tutoring by appointment. Email lrctutor@hawaii.edu or go to Penjiapp to schedule an appointment.

LRC - Spring 2022 Flyer

For more information about the LRC, go to our website: https://www2.leeward.hawaii.edu/lrc/

 


 

Semester Laptop Loans

Spring 2022 Laptop Loans

The library has a limited supply of semester loan laptops. If you know of a student in need, please have them contact the circulation desk (x210 or lcccirc@hawaii.edu).

 


 

Feature Films for Education

Feature Films for Education

Our subscription to Feature Films for Education is live!
Direct link to resource: https://lccproxy.lib.hawaii.edu/login?url=https://ffusa.infobase.com/PortalPlayLists.aspx?wid=100432

This streaming video collection includes 600+ full-length feature films that are generally not duplicated in our other resources. Sample films:

  • 12 Years a Slave
  • The Crucible
  • Planet of the Apes
  • Fight Club
  • Hidden Figures
  • The Martian
  • The Descendants
  • The Revenant
  • The Shape of Water
  • Soul Food
  • Little Miss Sunshine
  • Thank You for Smoking

More information:
https://www.infobase.com/products/feature-films-for-education/

November 16, 2021
by Eileen Sakamoto
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November is National Family Caregivers Month

During National Family Caregivers Month in November, the Alzheimer’s Association is teaming up with the Ad Council to launch a new national communications campaign, Hopeful Together.” Highlighting the campaign are public service announcements (PSAs) aimed at encouraging families to discuss cognitive concerns with each other and their doctor sooner to enable early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia.

Speaking from personal experience, my family has been caring for my mother who has been battling Alzheimer’s for about 8 years. I can never forget all that she has done for me, and want to help her in her time of need. Join me in honoring all who have been caregivers to family members with Alzheimer’s or other debilitating diseases.

The following list is a selection of resources on caregiving for people with Alzheimerʻs available at the Leeward CC Library:

For more information please visit the Alzheimerʻs Association and National Family Caregivers Month.

November 12, 2021
by Wayde Oshiro
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Ethnic Diversity Source database trial until December 9

The EBSCO research database, Ethnic Diversity Source, is now available to trial until December 9th. This new database covers cultures, traditions, and social treatments of ethnic groups in the US. It includes full-text academic journals, magazines, ebooks, and primary source documents.

Feedback requested

Provide your feedback using this online form. Your feedback will help us decide whether to acquire this resource.

Questions?

Submit questions about this trial to Wayde Oshiro at waydeo@hawaii.edu. Suggestions for other online resources to trial and/or purchase are also welcome!

November 8, 2021
by Wayde Oshiro
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Reminder: Oxford University Press Online Resources Trial ends November 14

Leeward faculty and staff have trial access to several online resources from Oxford University Press until November 14. The resources are:

Grove Art Online 
https://www.oxfordartonline.com/

Guided tour of Grove Art Online (11:08)

Grove Music Online
https://www.oxfordmusiconline.com/

Online tour of Grove Music Online (brief videos)

Oxford Research Encyclopedias
https://www.oxfordre.com/

Online tour of Oxford Research Encyclopedias (10:01)

New Oxford Shakespeare
https://www.oxfordscholarlyeditions.com/nos

About New Oxford Shakespeare

World Shakespeare Bibliography
https://www.worldshakesbib.org/

About World Shakespeare Bibliography

How to access this trial

Leeward faculty and staff: Please check your inbox for an email from waydeo@hawaii.edu with the login credentials.

Subject: Oxford University Press Online Resources Trial until November 14th

Feedback requested

Provide your feedback using this online form. We will take your input into consideration when we consider the acquisition of resources after the trial period.

Submit questions about this trial to Wayde Oshiro at waydeo@hawaii.edu. Suggestions for other online resources to trial are also encouraged!

October 18, 2021
by Wayde Oshiro
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Oxford University Press Online Resources Trial until November 12

Until November 12, 2021, Leeward faculty and staff have trial access to several online resources from Oxford University Press.

Grove Art Online 
https://www.oxfordartonline.com/

Guided tour of Grove Art Online (11:08)

Grove Music Online
https://www.oxfordmusiconline.com/

Online tour of Grove Music Online (brief videos)

Oxford Research Encyclopedias
https://www.oxfordre.com/

Online tour of Oxford Research Encyclopedias (10:01)

New Oxford Shakespeare
https://www.oxfordscholarlyeditions.com/nos

About New Oxford Shakespeare

World Shakespeare Bibliography
https://www.worldshakesbib.org/

About World Shakespeare Bibliography

How to access this trial

Leeward faculty and staff: Please check your inbox for an email from waydeo@hawaii.edu with the login credentials.

Subject: Oxford University Press Online Resources Trial until November 12th

Feedback requested

Provide your feedback using this online form. We will take your input into consideration when we consider the acquisition of resources after the trial period.

Submit questions about this trial to Wayde Oshiro at waydeo@hawaii.edu. Suggestions for other online resources to trial are also encouraged!

OverDrive Classics Collection

October 8, 2021 by Cheryl | 0 comments

You’re probably familiar with OverDrive, Leeward’s digital resource for popular fiction, non-fiction, audiobooks, and magazines. Now, old things have become new again with the addition of the Classics collection! These are public domain titles selected from Project Gutenberg’s vast library. There is no limit to the number of simultaneous users for these titles.

Sample titles in the OverDrive Classics collection.

To view the collection, access OverDrive Digital Collection from our A-Z Databases page, click on the Collections drop-down menu, and select Classics.

Click on the Collections drop down menu and select Classics

It’s easy to borrow books in OverDrive. Simply click on the Borrow button and log in with your UH credentials when prompted. You may read your chosen title right in your browser.

Click on the Borrow button to check out a book.

Change the text size, background, and font to suit your taste.

Text size, background, and font are customizable.

The book will be returned automatically in 14 days, although you may renew it or return it early if you wish.

At any time, you may view your loans by clicking on the My account dropdown and selecting Loans. You may have up to 10 books checked out. Magazines do not count toward checkout limits.

To see your loans, click on the My account dropdown menu and select Loans.

If you can’t find the classic title you want, please feel free to submit a suggestion and we will see if we can find it.

OverDrive Magazines

May 11, 2021 by Cheryl | 0 comments

You already know (and hopefully love) our OverDrive Digital Collection for its great selection of popular fiction and non-fiction ebooks.  Now, it’s even better with the addition of more than 3,000 magazines!  This multi-subject collection includes popular titles such as The New Yorker, The Economist, and National Geographic.  
Screenshot of OverDrive Magazines home page

Many non-English language titles are also available, with a significant number in French, Spanish, Chinese, German, and Japanese.

Screenshot of OverDrive magazines in French, Spanish, Chinese and Japanese

Ready to read?  Access the magazines from our A-Z Databases page via the OverDrive Magazines link, or through the main OverDrive Digital Collection link.  Several popular subjects are displayed on the front page, but you may view all of them by selecting the Subjects tab:

Screenshot showing OverDrive Subjects tab highlighted

To search for magazines in a particular language, use the Language filter in the left sidebar:

Screenshot showing the Language filter applied

To read a magazine, click on the cover image.  Then you may borrow it, or select a different issue.  Up to 3 years of back issues may be available, depending on the title.  You may be prompted to log in with your UH username and password.

Screenshot of OverDrive magazine borrowing process

Now you may enjoy reading your magazine in your computer browser!  It will be checked out to you for 14 days, then automatically returned.  We are allowed unlimited simultaneous users, so go ahead and borrow as many as you like!  And while you’re in OverDrive, be sure to check out our newest ebooks and audiobooks!  Happy reading!

Cameron’s Collection for Student Mental Health

April 13, 2021 by Cheryl | 0 comments

The library is pleased to provide access to Cameron’s Collection for Student Mental Health, a set of 30 ebooks curated by Gale eBooks.  The collection provides easy-to-read information on mental health topics relevant to college students, such as anxiety, depression, addiction, positive psychology, wellness, and more.  While not a substitute for professional care, the collection may be useful for students who wish to explore these topics privately for personal use or research.

Leeward students, faculty and staff may access the collection via our A-Z Databases page.  Off-campus users may be prompted to enter UH login credentials.

A-Z Databases screenshot

Click on any title to view the ebook, or do a search across all titles in the collection:

Screenshot showing Cameron's Collection main page and search feature

Screenshot showing search results

Gale eBooks’ document tools allow you to change the font size, listen to the text being read aloud, translate it into many different languages, download/print the pdf file, and more.

Screenshot showing Gale eBooks document tools

If you have any questions about this collection or any of our other library resources, please contact us via email (lccref@hawaii.edu), phone (455-0379), or live chat.

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