Screencast: How to Search the Princeton Catalog for Videos


This screencast (video tutorial) will show you how to browse the Princeton online catalog for videos we have available here at the HRC. It will show you how to search by author, title, call number, and keywords. It also discusses how to set more limits on your search so you can search for videos of a certain language, publication country, date, or library location. You can view the screencast below or click on the link to view a bigger version of the video. Contains audio.

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Princeton Online Catalog (search for videos at Princeton University’s libraries)

Microlectures in Distance and Online Learning

Imagine explaining a concept for your course in an online video that’s no longer than 60 seconds. Do you think that is enough time? A new trend for online learning called microlectures is doing just that. It’s a video that can be anywhere from a minute to three minutes that explains a concept for your course, just like a normal lecture, but in less time. This approach may seem weird a first, but according this article in the Chronicle of Higher Ed, it seems to be popular with students and is effective. To read more about microlectures, click on the link below:

These Lectures Are Gone in 60 Seconds

Academic Earth: Thousands of Video Lectures at Your Fingertips

academic_earth_logo.jpgHave you ever wanted to watch a lecture on a certain topic from any University from a well known lecturer? Academic Earth is a service where you can watch recorded lectures from places like MIT, Yale, and Princeton. You can also search by lecturer or topic.  Some of these materials are also available on iTunesU or YouTube.

Another feature that’s nice about Academic Earth is that you can rate the lecture. Here is the site if you would like to check out some video lectures:

QuickStart Guide: Embedding YouTube Videos into Your Blackboard Course

Did you ever find a video on YouTube that you wanted to show to your class? Did you ever want to put that video right inside your Blackboard course so your student never have to leave your course to view the video? Did you ever click on a link to a YouTube video and it was the wrong link?

This QuickStart Guide will walk you through the process of embedding a YouTube video right inside your Blackboard course. This will help engage students in a different way via your Blackboard course and they don’t to go to the YouTube site to view it.
Click on the link below to view the PDF:

QuickStart YouTube & Blackboard (PDF)

QuickStart Guide: How to Search the Princeton Library Catalog for Videos



blog_entery_lib_catalog.jpgThe Princeton on-line catalog is a great tool that can help you search for videos that are available at the HRC. Did you know you can tweak and narrow your search by different categories such as keywords, directors, titles, and even language?

You can use this PDF guide to walk you through the few steps to help you search the catalog for all the videos that the HRC has to offer. Click on the link below to view the QuickStart guide.


QuickStart Guide: How to Search the Princeton Catalog for Videos