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Check out the Library’s Streaming Video Collections

As the weather gets colder and minds on campus turn toward finals, you may be looking for things to do as a study break and conjuring up plans for Winter break.  In this spirit, Myrin Library would like to remind everyone that our ever-growing collection of streaming videos is available for everyone on campus to watch–not just for class work and projects but for leisure as well.

While our largest collection of videos, Academic Video Online, is focused on documentaries and educational films, some of our other collections contain films more likely to appeal to the casual viewer.  For instance, Kanopy, is home to many classic films viewed by Film Studies students, such as the original Godzilla (1954) and Metropolis (1927).  Swank Digital Campus, meanwhile, houses a number of modern feature films, such as 42 and Selma.

The Library has also begun purchasing films on additional platforms to meet the needs of teaching and learning on campus.  Of recent note, we have purchased a license to the Emmy-winning HBO miniseries Chernobylwhich dramatizes the events surrounding the nuclear explosion at the Chernobyl power plant in Ukraine on April 26, 1986.  Although the filmmakers add some elements to the story for dramatic effect, the series powerfully depicts the scientific and political factors that led to and contextualized the worst man-made nuclear accident in history.

We would like to wish everyone good luck on your final exams, papers, and projects and we hope you have a restful and restorative Winter break.

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