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Resources for Foothill Faculty: Library Resources

This guide describes library resources and services designed to support Foothill College faculty.

Streaming Videos

Two library resources provide access to streaming videos, Films on Demand for educational videos and Swank Digital Campus for feature films. Streaming video is transmitted over the Internet and can be viewed online without having to wait for the entire film to download. (YouTube is an example of streaming video.)

Films on Demand

Films on Demand allows you to view thousands of high-quality educational videos in dozens of subject areas, anywhere and anytime. It an be found under the Featured Databases heading of the Library homepage.

The following files will give you a quick introduction on how to find, organize, and share films from Films on Demand:

For information on embedding Films on Demand videos in Canvas, please see the following step-by-step instructions.

Swank Digital Campus

To search the catalog of films and request titles, click on the Swank link on the library home page and then on the Instructor login button in the upper right corner, and you will be prompted to register for an instructor account. Your request(s) will be routed to the library. Please keep in mind that by law we can only license closed-captioned films.

With your instructor account you can also obtain links to share with your students and embed films in Canvas.

For more information on using these videos in your classes, refer to the Swank Digital Campus LibGuide. 

NoodleTools

NoodleTools is a a fully-integrated note-taking, citing, and documenting tool.  With NoodleTools, students can:

  • generate citations, parenthetical references, and bibliographies in the latest editions of MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian
  • create an online notecard system that allows them to write, link to, tag, share and export notecards
  • share their working bibliographies and notecards with their instructors.

The following tutorials, illustrate how to use NoodleTools with your students:

For more detailed instructions, please refer to the NoodleTools LibGuide

Off-Campus Access

For off-campus access to the online databases, journals, and eBooks, use your eight-digit faculty ID.

You can also renew your books online from home.