Monday, January 24, 2011

Video Resources

Are you looking for films, documentaries or video resources? The library has several resources for searching for these.

  • Films on Demand is a large database of educational videos and documentaries on every topic. You can link to a whole film, or just a segment of it, which makes it especially useful if you want to talk about it in a discussion group. There is quite a lot of material for business, nursing and science, as well as the social sciences and humanities.
  • American History in Video is another large database, and it's all films having to do with various American history topics. Most of it is old news reels and government archival footage; in other words, primary sources.
  • Counseling and Therapy in Video is a database of videos that explain and demonstrate various therapeutic concepts and techniques. What might be confusing to read becomes crystal clear when you watch it in action.
  • Ethnographic Video Online is a database of documentaries about anthropology and culture. If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video's worth is incalculable when it comes to understanding the diversity of the human experience.
To get to these video databases, go to the library web site at http://www.esc.edu/library. Click All Databases By Title and then click the Multimedia tab. They will be listed in the box at the top right. Beneath these ones, you will see a list of further video resources that may be useful to you!

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