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Finding Film Content in OneSearch

Overview of video content offered by Trinity Library

Trinity Library offers a vast selection of films for teaching and learning. In addition to a rich DVD collection, the Library subscribes to several subscription packages of film content. These include:

  • Kanopy – Over 2,000 educational and feature films from major producers including California Newsreel, Criterion Collection, Green Planet Films, Kino Lorber, and others.
  • Films on Demand – Over 30,000 educational and documentary videos from Films Media Group and content producers such as news broadcasting networks , HBO, NOVA, BBC, National Geographic and more.
  • Swank –  A small but growing collection of feature films.

Any title  from the above subscription packages can be conveniently provided to students in a course by embedding a direct link into a course Moodle page. Please see this post for tips. Additionally, the Library can provide streaming video access to DVDs via Moodle by faculty request.  Visit this page for more information on Kaltura streaming video services.

Discovering content in OneSearch.

The most effective way to search in OneSearch is to begin with a title or keyword and then apply filters on the results screen.

The screen shot below shows the results of a keyword search for “marriage.” To find video content, select Trinity College under Institution, and use the additional filters on the left side in the following ways:

 To Find Apply the Filters
Films in Kanopy, Films on Demand, or Swank Under Resource Type, click “Show more” and select Audio and Video (Streaming). Note this will also include audio.
 DVDs Under Resource Type, click “Show more” and select Video (DVD/VHS).
DVDs that have previously been uploaded to Kaltura for course viewing Under Resource Type, click “Show more” and select Video (DVD/VHS), and, under Availability select Full Text Online.

 

OneSearch screen shot

For additional assistance finding film content or using it in classes, please contact your instructional technologist or a research librarian.

Reserves: Textbooks and Course Materials

Textbooks on reserve can be checked out for short 2-3 hour loan periods.

Textbooks on reserve can be checked out for short 2-3 hour loan periods.

We know you’re running all day – that’s why we have Course Reserves right at our Circulation Desk for you!

Textbooks, required readings, and even DVDs can be checked out for limited loans, so you can get your work done without leaving the library. Book scanners are available on Level A and Media viewing rooms on Level 1 can be checked out, so you can scan and view what you need for your classes. You’ll be in and out with a lighter load!

You can search through Course Reserves by using the Course Reserves link on the main library page and browsing by professor or course title. Textbooks are listed under course title: LIBR 108-01 Textbook Reserves. If you have any questions, ask online or at the front desk.

Looking for a Study Spot?

Check out this interactive Library Study Spaces Guide. We have a variety of spaces, suited to everything from silent study to social interaction. Find the space that works for you!

How Do I…

 

Reserve a Study Room?

You can book study rooms online with our Library Scheduler at http://libraryscheduler.checkappointments.com/. From the main library page, you can quickly get here by looking under the “Meet the Research Librarians” block on the right and clicking on “Make an appointment.”

Follow the steps on the webpage to select your room, the duration of the reservation (study rooms can be reserved for up to 3 hours), and the date/time you wish to use it (only available times will be shown). Provide your name and email, and you will receive a confirmation email for your room reservation shortly. Group study rooms are for use by groups of 2 or more students. Each contains a whiteboard, network and power jacks, and a table with 4 chairs.

Further questions? You can email us at library.feedback@trincoll.edu, or chat with us online through the library website.