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SPE 101: Find Audio and Video

All the best resources for you to start your speech, all in one location.

Library Catalog

Use the box above to search for books in the Harper College Library.

1. Type a keyword

2. Click "Find"

3. In the new window that comes up, look along the right hand collumn. Choose "Movies" to limit to only movie options.

Make your results more specific by using the links on the right hand side to limit by type of resource, subject, or location.

The search terms below link directly to current materials in the library:

Find Videos Instantly Available Online

Follow the links below to find videos that are instantly available on the web.  If you are accessing these resources off-campus, you will need to log in with your Harper student portal username and password.  You may want to try using various combinations of the suggested search terms found in the left-hand column of this page.

Alexander Street Video
Features online videos covering a huge array of subjects. Includes transcripts of the videos, so you can easily quote the video.

Films on Demand
This collection of online videos feature a number of topics. Most movies have transcripts for easy quoting, and many have short segments within the film, which may make them a helpful visual aid for your speech.

Intelecom Video Clip Repository
This collection has fewer full-length videos but does have many quality short clips about a variety of topics.

For additional streaming media databases, visit the Library's Streaming Video webpage.

Find Audio and Video Material in the Library Catalog

Follow the directions below to locate video resources found in the library's catalog.  The location will be listed in the catalog search results page below the title and labeled "Location".

  • Location: Media
    These are CDs, Vinyl LPs, Audiocassettes, DVDs or VHS tapes.  Make note of the DVD or VHS title and call number and bring this information to the circulation desk on the first floor of the library.  One of our library staff will pull the material for you.
  • Location: Media Browsing
    These are our most popular CDs, Vinyl LPs, Audiocassettes, DVDs or VHS tapes and can be found in the media browsing shelves on the first floor of the library.  Make note of the resource's title and call number so you can locate the item in the media browsing shelves which are organized by call number.  Bring the item to the circulation desk if you would like to check it out.
  • Location: Audiobook
    Audiobooks can be found on the second floor of the library near the Information Desk and/or the main second floor entrance.  Make note of the resource's title and call number so you can locate the item in the audiobook shelves which are organized by call number.  Bring the item to the circulation desk if you would like to check it out.
  • Location: Online
    These videos and audio files are available instantly online both on and off campus.  Click the title to open the full record.  At the bottom of the record page, you will see a URL under either "Online Access" or "Related Information".  This URL will link directly to the video or audio file.  If you are off-campus, you will be prompted to login with your Harper student portal username and password.