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Filmakers Library Online

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Platform: Alexander Street Press

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Class viewing: This product can be used to show videos in class, provided no entry fee is charged.

Recommendation: For better results viewing streaming video in classrooms and labs, use the wired connection instead of wifi.

Hundreds of documentaries available for classroom use and representing worldwide cultures and traditions. Topics include anthropology, economics, the environment, health, history, law, politics, psychology, religion, sociology, women's issues and many more. From the resource's front page:

Filmakers Library Online provides... documentaries with relevance across the curriculum—race and gender studies, human rights, globalization and global studies, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more. It presents points of view and historical and current experiences from diverse cultures and traditions world-wide.

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Laurier Library purchased this in 2010.

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Video collection of over 900 documentaries for humanities and social sciences.




1978 - present

Page Owner: Matt Thomas

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Last Updated: September 19, 2023 10:59am