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Guide to Library Resources: Films

This guide includes information about the library, and about searching for books, ebooks, articles and databases, films, and Internet resources. Information about APA and MLA citation styles is also included.

Search the Movie Collection

Search the library's collection using Primo for Blu-Rays, DVD's, and streaming videos for academic films such as Forensic Science: The Crime Fighter's Weapon and popular movies such as Avengers: Endgame, Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, and Black Panther. All DVD's and Blu-Rays may be checked out for one week.

Streaming Videos

Films on Demand

Watch videos covering a wide range of subjects to enhance college courses. Below are two sample videos.

  • College Success: What is Research: Students can develop stronger arguments for their college essays by using multiple sources for research. Use reliable Internet databases; utilize library resources; and include diverse points of view.

  • Effective Study Skills: Students review the key points of listening, note-taking, outline format, organization and management of assignments and homework, and getting the most out of textbooks.

Kanopy

Explore full-length documentaries, training videos, indie films, and international cinematic classics.

Swank

View popular movies on your computer or stream them to a mobile device.

More Videos

Find additional video databases.

**Note: If you have trouble accessing films from the links above, and are asked for a password, please use the following steps to access the database through the MDC library website.

  1. Go to: https://www.mdc.edu/learning-resources/
  2. Click Research Tools & Services
  3. Scroll down to Videos and click on Films On Demand.
  4. Log in with your MDC account.
  5. Click on Subjects and choose one, or use the empty box to do a keyword search for a particular topic.