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HIST 2321 SO Elkins: Find Websites

Featured Websites (reliable & critically evaluated by librarians)

General and Public Websites

Important Video Checkout Information

movie director's clap board

Finding DVDs and Streaming Videos in the Catalog

The TCC Libraries have a large collection of videos available to faculty and students. Some of the videos can be checked out, some are available for in-house viewing only, and some can be accessed online. It is easy to tell which are which by how they are noted in the library catalog.

 

 

 

When searching the catalog, look to the left of any title in the results. A small icon of a computer monitor with a right-facing triangle indicates that title is a Streaming Video. Streaming videos are available to view online. Click the green Online access link to proceed to the electronic collection with this video.

 

screen shot of library catalog showing a streaming video result

 

If the video is located in the Video/DVD Collection of any TCC campus library, then the video (usually a DVD) can be checked out for a period of time (usually one week).

 

screen shot showing catalog result for a DVD in the library

 

NOTE: Some videos may be placed on reserve by an instructor for in-library-use only. Ask at the information desk for more details. 

The P.A.R.C. Method - Evaluating Websites

 

Information found on the internet is not filtered for quality.  It is up to you to evaluate websites. Try asking yourself these questions:

Purpose
  • What is the function of this resource?
  • Who is the intended audience?
  • Is it profit-oriented?
Authority/Accuracy
  • Who are the authors or creators?
  • What are their credentials?
  • Is it self-published?
Reliability/Relevancy
  • Does it provide useful, relevant information for your topic?
  • Is this fact or opinion?
  • Is it biased?
  • What might be left out? What is the author NOT telling you?
Currency
  • How timely is the resource?
  • Is the age likely to affect the information provided?
  • Can you find anything more current?

P.A.R.C. Method CC-BY-SA 4.0, Dan Vinson, Haggerty Library, Mount Mary University