Monday, December 07, 2009

American History in Video - Amazing!

This is a terrific new database the library has just purchased and I hope that you can help me get the word out to history faculty.

The trial is available now; one year subscription begins Jan.4, 2010. There are over 5,000 titles in the collection, many that you are familiar with from the History Channel, PBS, & A&E. There are also historic newsreels and archival footage. Perhaps the best feature is that every title comes with embedded links so that you can link directly from your electronic syllabus or assignment page to the video. You also have the capability of showing short clips and annotating them with your own text. The database is searchable by keyword, subject, time period, etc., AND each video is further indexed.

How to get to it? Log on through Pipeline and click on the Library tab. You'll find the link on the left under Database Trials. In January, look for the link in the middle of the page under Databases A-Z.

In other words - a wonderful resource. Micaela (your Library Director) asked me to pass along a request to all instructors that we would really appreciate your feedback on this new purchase. We want to hear if you find it useful in order to determine the following year's purchase. Thanks so much, and call or email any questions you might have.

--Martha Gregg

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