Answered By: Dena ten Pas
Last Updated: Jul 13, 2018     Views: 91

You have a couple of options on how to access videos about history topics.

  1. Your first is to go to the library catalog: Link.
  2. From there, choose to limit your materials to "Videos."
  3. Enter your search in the "Find" box. Even something as generic as "American History" can work if you don't need anything specific.
  4. Finally, check your results.  You can see that we chose video, and you get a number of items. American History in Video is listed as an e-book, but it’s actually a video database. Your second one is a DVD, which is fine for people on campus.  Folks who are off campus can use it as well, but they’d have to request it via interlibrary loan for us to send to them.  Your fourth item is actually an online video.
  5. When you click on the fourth title, you’ll come to a page where you see a bit more about the item.  Towards the bottom of the page you see a link for Alexander Street Press.  Once you click on that, you’ll be taken to the resource if you’re on campus, and if you’re off campus, you’ll be taken to a page where you log in to verify that you’re a current student, faculty, or staff member.  Once that is verified, you’ll be taken to the resource.

Option 2:

  1. Begin on the library home page: Link.
  2. You’ll notice a collections tab towards the top and on the right.
  3. After clicking on the collections tab, you’ll see an option for media.  Click media, and you’ll come to a page that lists a variety of digital resources.  We’re looking for the group of videos.
  4. We would recommend starting with the “American History in Video” link. Once you click on that you’ll come to a page that lets you browse videos in American history by time period.
  5. If you are looking for playlists, first select the Menu in the upper-left hand corner, and then click “Playlists”.
  6. You will find the videos for the research project titled “American History in Video Research Project”.