Archive for March, 2010

New Film Collections

The newest additions to the WCC Library’s resources are online film collections.  Faculty users have the option of adding these videos to their Blackboard classroom sites for easy viewing. We have a great tutorial with instructions for searching either of the video streaming resources and adding links to a Blackboard Course page so students can watch the films for an assignment.

Films on Demand is a web-based digital video delivery service that allows you to view streaming videos from Films Media Group.  There are more than 5,500 educational titles in dozens of subject areas.

American History in Video includes more than 2,000 hours of streaming video and more than 5,000 titles in all.  Included in this collection are more than 1,000 hours of newsreel footage from the 1890s to the 1980s.  Also, included are documentaries from companies like the History Channel. The above tutorial also contains information about linking these videos to your Blackboard classroom site.

Theatre in Video contains more than 250 of the world’s most important plays, together with approximately 100 video documentaries. These videos include a number of Shakespeare productions and famous play productions with famous actors like Orson Welles.

Contact us by phone at 919-739-6891, or ext. 6891 on-campus, or by email at for assistance in using any of these film collections, or with any other research questions!