Monday, November 2, 2015

Learning with Video

Faith is the first performance in Seattle choreographer Pat Graney's
Faith Triptych, one of the thousands of videos available through the
TWU Libraries.
Are you a visual or auditory learner? If so, learning with video may be for you. TWU students and faculty and staff members may access videos on nearly any topic via the TWU Libraries homepage > Databases A-Z List. Database descriptions and help guides are also available. Looking for a video on a particular topic? Use the Advanced Search option in TWUniversal (also available from the libraries' homepage). Simply enter your topic, click Search, then find Resource Type in the column on the left. Check the Media/Streaming box to get a list of videos on your topic.

Databases devoted to video content are available via the TWU Libraries homepage > Databases A-Z List, including the following. The VAST: Academic Video Online package from Alexander Street Press contains over 20,000 titles, many with transcripts, covering topics in a wide array of subject areas. Films on Demand  includes thousands of streaming, high-quality educational videos. Special features allow you to organize and bookmark clips, create and share playlists, personalize folders, and manage a collection. Kanopy Videostreaming is an online multidisciplinary video collection covering topics such as the arts, health, science, and education. Documentaries, films, interviews, and a range of short videos are included. OntheBoards.tv features HD-quality contemporary performance films for streaming, downloading, or mobile viewing.

Questions?  Please contact us.  We are, as always, happy to assist you.

~Jimmie Lyn Harris

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