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The libraries provide media resources such as audiotapes, videotapes, music CDs and CD-ROMs. Select media titles may be checked out for home use, subject to licensing agreements and copyright. Faculty may reserve media and arrange to preview titles for possible purchase. Contact tccref@tcc.edu to reserve media for classroom use.

Library Resources

Library Catalog (advanced search). For online videos, limit your keyword search by choosing E-Videos from the E-resources drop down box. ( use myTCC to login from off-campus)

Academic Video Online features a single, fully integrated platform, offering access to tens of thousands of full-length streaming video titles. Virtually every video in the collection is fully transcribed in addition to being indexed for subjects, people, places, release date, language, publisher, and video type. As a result, students and scholars can combine keyword and fielded search capabilities to frame creative and highly targeted queries. Users can also select to view a single video collection by using the dropdown menu at the top of the homepage.

Ambrose Video Documentary films and snips on a variety of topics such as history (turning points, groups, the constitution), science (astronomy, biology, chemistry, meteorolgy, physics, global warming, glaciers, human body), art (great artists, nudes in art) and religion (Christianity, world religions). ( use myTCC to login from off-campus)

American History in Video provides the largest and richest collection of video available online for the study of American history allowing students and researchers to analyze historical events, and their presentation over time, through commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries. ( use myTCC to login from off-campus)

Films On Demand ( Introduction | Navigating | Linking in Bb | FAQs.pdf)
(a.k.a. Films for the Humanities) is our web-based digital video delivery service that allows you to view streaming videos from Films Media Group anytime, anywhere, 24/7! Choose from more than 5,500 educational titles (includes Films for the Humanities) in dozens of subject areas. Special features allow users the ability to organize and bookmark clips, share playlists, personalize folders and manage their entire collection through an administrative reporting system. ( use myTCC to login from off-campus)

Mango Languages start button   new courses integrates components of vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar and culture. Users learn actual conversation, breaking down complex conversational elements within an audio-visual framework that allows the user to draw important connections between pieces of information they have already learned. ( use myTCC to login from off-campus)

Videatives Make general principles of child development and early education come to life. Students learn to "see what children know", not through testing, but through careful observation. Teachers have higher-level conversations with children. Children reflect on their actions and receive better support for their thinking.

Internet Resources

Annenberg Channel is a free satellite channel for schools, colleges, libraries, public broadcasting stations, public access channels, and other community agencies. It is presented 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, and airs an extraordinary range of teacher professional development and instructional programs funded by Annenberg Media.

CNN Video provides video clips in 14 different subject areas from world events to offbeat items. You'll find many new video clips each day.

Cultural & Academic Films This collection currently contains over 1,000 films that deal with everything from leper colonies in Burma to experimental films from the personal collection of Timothy Leary. Visitors can check out the "Most Downloaded Items Last Week" area to get a sense of the wisdom of the crowds, and then look at the "Sub-Collections" area. Here they will find films contributed from the Buckminster Fuller Archive, the Khan Academy, and the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. First-time visitors may wish to view the 35-minute film "The Happy City" from 1959.

FedFlix: The best movies of the United States Government, from training films to history, from our national parks to the U.S. Fire Academy and the Postal Inspectors, all of these fine flix are available for reuse without any restrictions whatsoever.

Fora TV: Public debate about myriad issues and policies that affect our world. "It provides deep, unfiltered content, tools for self-expression and a place for the interactive community to gather online (FORA, 2).

Freedocumentaries.org streams full-length documentary films free of charge, with no registration needed. For several films, we even offer the ability to watch trailers or to download the actual film. The films are a much-needed counterbalance to corporate media: an industry dominated by special interests thaat are gathered by our researchers as we scour the web for well-produced videos and present them to our viewers. We adhere to all copyright laws and honor the wishes of the producers.

Frontline(PBS-View Online) remains committed to providing a primetime venue for engaging documentaries that fully explore and illuminate the critical issues of our times.

Online Media Collections at UC Berkeley includes audio and videos available to the general public.

Open Vault (WGBH Media Library and Archives) provides online access to unique and historically important content produced by public television station WGBH for individual and classroom learning. The ever-expanding site contains video excerpts, searchable transcripts, a select number of complete interviews for purchase, and resource management tools.

ResearchChannel offers on-line audiences worldwide access to continuous web cast and searchable on-demand video library of over 1700 full length programs. These resources are available at Internet2, cable, DSL and modem speeds including many speeches. Contributing institutions include, though are not limited to, George Mason University, Stanford University, Tufts, University of Virginia, NIH and Library of Congress.

TED, Technology Entertainment and Design Channel: Debate and presentations made during annually held TED conference. Speakers are globally recognized figures such as Al Gore, Bono, Bill Clinton and Jane Goodall.

University Channel: (Princeton) A collection of public affairs lectures, panels and events from academic institutions all over the world. Lectures available both in audio and well as visual mediums.

Web casts from the Library of Congress Visitors can scan through a complete list of all 303 web casts, or browse a thematic list that organizes the talks into areas such as religion, government, and education.

WorldCat to find materials in libraries near you. Use the advanced search and limit your search by format.

For online speeches use our Speeches subject guide.


Campus Librarians provide assistance in the selection, preview, licensing, and purchase of audio visual media for the college. Please contact your campus librarians for help or questions. Faculty may reserve media for classroom or off-campus use.

Audio-Visual Services
Classroom learning and the Libraries are supported by the department of Learning Technology Applications. Faculty may reserve equipment for classroom or off-campus use by calling or using an online form.


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