Archive for February, 2016

Filmaker’s Library Online

This is the ninth in a series of “Resources and Services” posts from the Faculty of Cowles Library, intended to increase awareness of the quality resources and services (many of them new!) available to Drake students, faculty, and staff. Earlier posts are listed at the bottom of this page.

Cowles Library is pleased to offer access to the Filmaker’s Library Online by Alexander Street Press. Filmaker’s Library is a well-known and highly respected distributor of issues-based documentaries, and this collection provides award-winning documentaries with relevance across the curriculum. This collection presents points of view and historical and current experiences from diverse cultures and traditions world-wide. The collection includes 1800 titles, 75% of which are exclusive to the collection. Titles originate from independent filmakers and prominent producers alike. Select content partners include HBO, CBC Learning, BBC, the Dramatists Guild, Journeyman Pictures, and IFC Films/Sundance Selects. Newly added, exclusive titles from Oscilloscope Films, First Run Features, and Zeitgeist Films include award winners and film-festival favorites, all hand selected for their caliber and relevance to academic audiences. Users will find popular highlights like Oscar nomineeĀ Finding Vivian Maier, Through a Lens Darkly, and Dark Days. Students and faculty from a diverse group of disciplines, including anthropology, race and gender studies, human rights, globalization and global studies, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, environmental science, bioethics, health, politics, psychology, arts and literature, will find films of interest in this diverse collection.

Navigating the database is simple: users may browse by title, discipline, publisher, people and content type. Advanced searching allows users to search the transcripts of the films. By creating a free account and logging in, users may create their clips, download clips, create playlists, and bookmarks.

Previous Resources and Services announcements:

1) New York Times Digital Subscription
2) Chronicle of Higher Education
3) Oxford Very Short Introductions
4) Vogue and Women’s Wear Daily
5) Business Expert Press
6) Statista – Statistics for the Rest of Us
7) Bibliography of Native North Americans
8) JoVE Biology (and JoVE Neuroscience)


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