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ENGLISH GUIDE for Adult Upgrading

This is the latest version of the ENGLISH GUIDE for Adult Upgrading courses

FIND RESOURCES: Books AND Videos & Media

Use Okanagan College Library's search engine OCtopus to search for books, e-books, reference sources, streaming videos and more.  Using a single search box, users can find multiple resource types, with results delivered in a single, relevancy ranked list.
Try out the search box below 

Use Okanagan College Library's search engine OCtopus to search for books, e-books, reference sources, streaming videos and more.  Using a single search box, users can find multiple resource types, with results delivered in a single, relevancy ranked list.

To find books initiate your search in OCtopus. 
Once in OCtopus you can then limit your search results by Resource Type in the left hand column. 
From there choose the resource type you would like to limit to such as BOOKS or E-BOOKS. 

You will find streaming videos and physical media in: 
1- OCtopus 
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2 - At the Library webpage scroll down to the heading FIND RESOURCES then Videos & Media click on Streaming Video Databases 

A few examples of streaming video databases: 

Alexander Street Press Videos  
Online collections of videos for scholarly research, teaching, and learning. Wide variety of subject areas, all in streaming format.

Criterion-on-Demand This link opens in a new window 
A streaming media service offering access to 2000+ major motion pictures, largely popular feature films and documentaries.
*Works best in Chrome Internet browser*

As a digital and online delivery feature film platform. Criterion-on-Demand represents a large number of feature film producers, including, but not limited to: 20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight, Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, DreamWorks SKG, Mongrel Media, Sony Pictures Classics, Alliance Films, Miramax Films, Warner Brothers, Lionsgate Films, The Weinstein Company, as well as a smaller number of independent producers. The title selection includes 1920 classics, new releases, foreign films, literary adaptations, documentaries, animated titles, and independent films. 1500+ English titles and 1100+ French titles Approximately 135 Foreign Language Films with English Subtitles More than 100 Documentary Features Closed Captioned Titles when Available Streaming Capabilities with unlimited 24-7 Access.

Kanopy Streaming Video   
Online video streaming service distributing films from BBC, PBS, Media Education Foundation, and many others. Provides an excellent selection of classic and contemporary educational documentaries and theatrical films.
Kanopy was founded in 2007 with a single-minded idea: to change the way students learn through the power of film, while generating a sustainable economy for filmmakers. Kanopy is an aggregator of video content between filmmakers and academic libraries.

National Film Board Campus  (Canada)
Watch hundreds of NFB films online, including documentaries, animation and alternative dramas.
Faculty and instructors can contact the Web Services Librarian (rjanyk@okanagan.bc.ca) to set-up an individual account to create chapters and playlists.
Also available in French.

 

Search OCtopus: Find Books, Articles, & More!

Google Books Search for your Webliography

Google, in conjunction with a number of large research universities, is in the process of digitizing millions of books. For older books, where copyright has expired, anyone can view the entire book through Google Books (Look for books labelled "Full View"). Where copyright still applies - generally for newer books - a limited preview is often available.

Google Book Search

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