Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have always been an important part of American history. This group is identified by the US Census Bureau as one with origins in any of the peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, Indian subcontinent or Pacific Island
For research or leisure, the Library has a collection of streaming video, select titles in audiobook format, and films on DVD (Room 2.408).
Browse the collections on McDermott Library's Streaming Media page or try a targeted search using the Library Catalog tab - search with titles, subjects or names of directors and actors, then use the Resource Type search limiter to restrict your results to DVD/Media.
Here is a DVD/Media-only search bar for your convenience!
If a required film for a course is unavailable in Kanopy, please reach out to your course instructor to request access. While the McDermott library will make reasonable efforts to acquire materials required for coursework, the library may not honor all requests due to budgetary reasons. Many of the films may also be available on course reserves as a physical DVD.
The library has a large selection of physical DVDs. If you have questions on obtaining a film, please feel free to contact one of the reference librarians who can assist. Films that we do not have can also often be requested through Interlibrary Loan.
In addition, Students, Faculty, and Staff also have access to streaming films on a wide variety of topics from PBS, Film Platform, and Docuseek. We encourage viewing films on these platforms.
This streaming video service includes documentaries, independent and foreign films, classics, and instructional films. It supports keyword searching as well as browsing by categories like Arts, Business, Education, Foreign Films, Global Studies & Languages, Health, Media & Communications, Movies and TV, Science, and Social Studies.
Access Overdrive, an online library of books that can be downloaded to your Kindle, Nook, iPad, smartphone or other electronic device. Collection contains mostly leisure reading titles with a small selection of academic texts. Includes downloadable audiobooks.
A collection of hundreds of books, with subjects ranging from literary classics, biographies, and histories to philosophy, religion, and children's stories. Many of these books can also be followed using the texts on screen.