Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Spotlight on the Collection (new!) New Library Resource - Kanopy Streaming

I'm pleased to announce that Bailey/Howe Library has recently acquired the new Netflix-like video streaming service, Kanopy Streaming. Click here to start watching: Kanopy UVM affiliates only

I thought you might be interested in a couple films now available within some of Kanopy's collections that pertain to the English/FTS Department (e.g., Writers on Writing: Character-Setting-Plot, Lighting for Film & Television: Exposure, Shadows, and Basic Technique ). I'd also like to highlight some relevant collections below:

1) The Arts --> Literature 
2) Media/Comm --> Film Studies

Other broad topics of interest in the "Media/Comm" category include:

Find films by using this Browse Subjects mode of searching for blocks of films. Find films by using the Keyword search box and then filtering the results.

Additional teaching benefits:
  • Create clips/playlists.
  • Embed any video or clip in Blackboard.
  • Social media tools facilitate conversations between students and filmmakers.

Find a link to Kanopy in the Articles & More list -->  Browse by subjects:
Film & Television Studies

I hope you enjoy using the collections. Please contact me if you have questions!

MLA International Bibliography: Video Search Tutorials

The Modern Language Association (MLA) has created short (@ 4 minutes) tutorials for searching the MLA International Bibliography. Look for the tutorials for the EBSCO version.
Here is the URL for the page where you'll see the list: MLA Bibliography Search - Tutorial Videos

In this list you'll also find a video overview of the MLA Directory of Periodicals as well as one for "Researching Film, Television, and Radio."

A video tutorial not in the list is "Researching Rhetoric and Composition in the MLA International Bibliography, which was uploaded very recently. Learn about the variety of scholarly works published about rhetoric and composition indexed in the bibliography and how you can most effectively search for them.

Feel free to embed any or all of these videos in your course Blackboard sites. Also, please let me know if you'd like me to include any of these tutorials in the Subject Guides (English & American Literature Film & Television Studies) or in a research guide I create for one of your courses.

Finally, I'm always happy to meet in-person with individuals or groups of students to provide basic or more advanced help  for searching MLA International Bibliography.

Oxford English Dictionary. Additions Series - Print Version Ceased

Please Note:
 Oxford English Dictionary. Additions Series
Call number:  REF PE 1625 .O92   vols. 1-3 (1993-1997)

We have been informed this print title is complete in 3 volumes and further updates will be online only through: Oxford English Dictionary UVM affiliates only.