New Histroy Books(selected)
American Hhistory in Video
The American History in Video collection is now available through the Databases and Indexes pages. The collection includes more than 5,000 documentary titles dealing with the Study of American History. It also includes many archival footages and early news reels such as Universal Newsreel (1929-1967) and United Newsreel (1942-1946). I believe it will be helpful not only for history but also for many other subject areas.
You can watch them online and perform keyword search of the scripts. Since the film and its scripts are synchronized, when you do a full text search of scripts and then click the results, it will bring you to the right segment where your search term is mentioned.
The collection also has many advanced feature which can be used for both instruction and research. (i.e. making short clips, creating playlists, etc...) I am planning to do an introductory workshop in next couple weeks. Meanwhile enjoy it and let your patrons know about this valuable resource.
Just for giving you a sense of the sources available, I will attach an interesting clip that I found. I entitled it as "Those were the days."
Also, there are many interesting materials like one below.