Kanopy provides access to one of the most unique collections of films in the world – including award-winning documentaries, training films and theatrical releases – on every topic imaginable. They also have a significant number of art-house and indie films. Total, there are over 26,000 films available.
Kanopy has a user friendly interface that makes browsing and searching for films a breeze — plus Kanopy is compatible with all major browsers.
Like most of our digital databases, Kanopy is available for access both on and off-campus. Just remember that for off campus access, you will be prompted for your VCCS/MyReynolds login credentials. But once you’re in, you can stream any video you wish!
Our first Lunch and Learn Library Style was such a success that we decided to have another one!
Come and join the Reynolds Library Staff for lunch while you learn about our top ten resources for faculty. This session is open to all Reynolds faculty and PDO credit will be awarded to all attendees!
Denise Woetzel, Reference/Information Literacy Librarian at Reynolds Community College and Helen McKann, Librarian at John Tyler Community College attended the joint VCCS World Languages Peer Group / FLAVA (Foreign Language Association of Virginia) Conference in Williamsburg on September 26 to promote the VCCS Libraries many world language resources. Over 700 foreign language instructors from across the state of Virginia including over 70 VCCS foreign language instructors attended the conference.
Instructors throughout the state dropped by the VCCS Libraries table to learn more about the variety of resources available that support each college’s foreign language curriculum including:
Print, eBooks, and audiobooks on how to learn a specific language
Films on Demand’s streaming video World Languages collection
Spanish and French databases available through EBSCOhost
Accessing international journal, magazine, and newspaper articles written in a specific language (e.g., Spanish, French) using the EBSCOhost and Factiva databases.
Reynolds library has recently licensed several excellent databases that will serve to support student success.
With Access World News students can search a comprehensive collection of newspapers (including the Richmond Times Dispatch). Coverage is provided for —local, state, regional, national and international content and it includes almost one thousand hard-to-find local and regional titles, the majority of which are unavailable elsewhere.
America’s Historical Newspapers is an excellent resource for students seeking primary sources. This databases chronicles three centuries of American history and provides content dating as far back as 1690 and as recently as the 1990’s.
National Geographic Archives provides full access to National Geographic magazine. This is an amazing resource, not only for its thorough and in-depth journalism that NatGeo is known for, but also because all of its amazing pictures can be used for educational purposes.
Culture Grams is an easy-to-use database that captures vital statistics and unique cultural values of countries? Do you want to know the literacy rate in Chad or the left expectancy in Mongolia? Are you doing a PowerPoint and would like to use pictures capturing the day-to-day life of Bangladesh? Start with Culture Grams.
In sum, we’ve added some great resources for you and your students. All four databases are available on and off campus; when coming in off-campus just enter your MyReynolds username and password. And for regular access to all of our online resources, check out our A to Z list.
And if you have suggestions requests of databases or new materials, know that we’re here to support you and your students.
In this clip from the library’s subscription database, Films On Demand, African-American writer, Amiri Baraka, uses his poetry to “teach, analyze, point out” . . . in this case, about the value of questioning as the path to wisdom, per his contemporary, James Baldwin.
Also, check out a sampling of our other resources on Black history available in a wide variety of formats including:
When searching the library’s catalog or searching the library’s many databases, enter the name of the specific African American person or event in history that you are interested in. For a more general search, try terms such as “african american history” or “black history.”
All of these resources are available through Reynolds Library home page–to explore the words, the faces, the sounds, the art–the rich variety of black history in America.