Oviatt Library offers you over a dozen streaming video databases such as the Media Education Foundation Video Collection, Theatre in Video, Great Speeches, and more.
As a faculty member, you can embed educational clips and full-length films into your Moodle class. To find titles, check out our guide to streaming video or search by subject or title in the catalog. Most of our streaming titles have closed captioning or transcripts available. Not finding what you are looking for? Ask your subject specialist librarian, or recommend a new title. To learn more about how to find a title or how to use video in your instruction, check out the Music & Media Streaming Video Open House.
As a student, you can watch any of our streaming titles anytime, even if your professor did not assign one. If you are watching a clip or a video for a project and you need to cite it, most of our databases have guides to citing.
Finally, whether you are a faculty member or a student, the Oviatt also has thousands of DVDs and Blu Rays. Take advantage of our new viewing carrels and watch an Oscar-winning title. As always, ask a librarian if you’d like help.
Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon for Election 2016
Over 40 CSUN students, staff, and faculty members came together on Tuesday to make Wikipedia a useful tool for Californians considering the ballot measures this November. The group editing session was part of Oviatt’s contribution to InnovateLA.
New Wikipedians learned about Wikipedia markup, citation style, and editorial standards. Together we created and fleshed out 16 entries in Wikipedia, linking the free encyclopedia to authoritative sources, and enriching it for any reader world-wide.
But encyclopedia basics aren’t always enough. On Friday, October 21, Oviatt Library will host an in-depth panel discussion about the ballot measure with the most undecided voters: Proposition 60.
The Proposition on Porn (Plus Pizza): What’s at Stake this November
Proposition 60 would require the use of condoms in pornography. It raises questions about sexual autonomy, and the risks to and rights of adult performers. We’ll hear from a public health expert, and from one of the performers who would be affected by the measure. Plus we’ll share free pizza with everyone who attends!
RSVP to join us for this important discussion.