This guide contains information on how to search for video content in the MSU Libraries and lists selected films of interest to social work students and faculty. The lists of films are not comprehensive, but are a good starting point. Please be sure to conduct a search on your topic to look for additional video sources.
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Videos at the MSU Libraries are available as:
Videos are searchable in the library catalog and in individual streaming video database collections. Most streaming video content from our database collections is uploaded into the library catalog and searchable there.
Please note that there may be lag-time in uploading library catalog records for recent updates to streaming video database collections. Searching in both the library catalog and in relevant streaming video databases is the best way to ensure a comprehensive search.
A searchable collection of videos featuring therapy demonstrations showing clinicians working with individuals, couples, and families. Not limited to mental health counseling, also includes health, academic, and career counseling.
***To enter PsycTherapy: The link to PsycTherapy defaults to the APA PsycNET database. Above the search boxes there is a small heading: Select Databases. You will see the link to PsycTherapy here.
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Multimedia Collection materials circulate for seven days with a $1.00 per day fine for overdue titles. Recalls, holds, and renewals are not offered. Materials must be checked out and returned directly to the DMC location only.
The DMC is a closed stacks collection, meaning that it is not available for browsing. You must use the library catalog to identify titles and a staff member will retrieve the video for you.
Equipment to support the viewing of all video formats materials is available on-site in the DMC Media Lab.
Interlibrary loans are available for videos.
If the MSU Libraries do not own the video, you may request it from another library (at no charge) by following these instructions:
1. Double-check the MSU Library catalog and our streaming video databases. Please be certain the we do not own the item.
2. Click the green "Check Other Libraries" button near the top of the library catalog results page.
3. Search Uborrow to see if there are any holdings in the CIC (Big Ten) libraries. Loan periods for videos are at the discretion of the lending library.
4. Search MeLCat (Michigan eLibrary Catalog) to see if there are any holdings in Michigan libraries. MeLCat videos circulate for 7 days.
For more information about interlibrary loan please see InterLibrary Services.
Contact Carin Graves (firstname.lastname@example.org) to suggest a video purchase for social work. Purchase suggestions from students or faculty in other subject areas should be directed towards their subject librarian, or use the general suggest a purchase form.
Faculty may request hard copy videos be digitized for course distribution on ANGEL.
Faculty may place videos on course reserve. This will keep videos intended for course use in the library for student viewing. Faculty may be able to arrange special permission to check out the reserved video for a classroom showing by contacting the DMC.
Association for Community Organization & Social Administration. (2000). Videos for teaching macro-level practice: A selected videography recommended by ACOSA Members. Retrieved from http://www.acosa.org/vid_macro.pdf
Dorr, C. (2014). Social work live: Theory and practice in social work using videos. New York: Oxford University Press. (MSU Libraries catalog record)
Ello, L. M. (2007). Older adult issues and experiences through the stories and images of film. Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 27(1-2), 271–282. doi:10.1300/J067v27n01_17
Leukefeld, S. (2011). Using Internet-based videos as pedagogical tools in the social work policy classroom. Advances in Social Work, 12(2). Retrieved from http://journals.iupui.edu/index.php/advancesinsocialwork/article/viewArticle/1871
Liles, R. E. (2007). The use of feature films as teaching tools in social work education. Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 27(3-4), 45–60. doi:10.1300/J067v27n03_04
Mitra, B., Lewin-Jones, J., Barrett, H., & Williamson, S. (2010). The use of video to enable deep learning. Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 15(4), 405-414. doi:10.1080/13596748.2010.526802
Shdaimah, C. (2009). The power of perspective: Teaching social policy with documentary film. Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 29(1), 85. doi:10.1080/08841230802238161