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Faculty tips: Multimedia

Archive of monthly email tips to faculty about library resources.

Search for videos in all the databases at once by using the Discovery One Search.

First select the <Multimedia tab> instead of the keyword search box in the Discovery Service one search.


Then search by keyword(s) and within those results, on the left side, narrow to content provider:

   Limit to provider of video

Depending on the content provider you choose, some videos will play in Adobe flash, RealPlayer, or Windows Media Player. Download and test them out before using in class!


Use YouTube videos for education.

See the information from Rutgers about  YouTube in the classroom and the challenges of using Internet video.


Or, go right to the Learning channel of YouTube. Browse down and find popular courses, or even your discipline, such as business, social sciences, or education.

Search for videos in the catalog.

You will find electronic and DVD copies of videos  listed in the library catalog. You can begin looking in Lourdes catalog and continue your search in OhioLINK, and then even in the Ohio public library collections. If a library circulates their videos you can request it be sent to our library for check out.

Whatever search term you enter make sure to limit to <ALL> videos.

        limit search

You can also search directly in the DRC for educational and instructional streaming videos. See examples below:

Which video format do you prefer?

Which video format do you prefer?
VHS: 0 votes (0%)
DVD: 0 votes (0%)
Online Streaming: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 0