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Databases to research global issues
To satisfy the "Heightened Awareness of Self and Community in Relation to Global Issues" requirement 9p. 25 of the PTK Honors Guide), try the Ethnographic Video Online and Global Issues in Context databases.
Ethnographic Video Online
Ethnographic Video Online is comprehensive online resource for the visual study of human culture and behavior. This database includes classic documentaries, contemporary documentaries, accompanying video materials like field notes, liner notes, filmmaker biographies, related articles, and study guides.
Global Issues in Context
Features hundreds of continuously updated issue and country portals that bring together a variety of specially selected, relevant sources for analysis of these issues. Includes rich multimedia.
Honors Program Guide
PTK Honors Guide, 2022-2023
The Art and Science of Play
Theme 1: The Essence of Play
Theme 2: Economics of Play
Theme 3: Systems of Play
Theme 4: Architecture and Design of Play
Theme 5: Soul of Play
Theme 6: Nostalgia as Play
Theme 7: Play It Forward
Arts, theater and popular culture
ARTstor is a digital image library with more than one million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences; provides access to high-resolution digital images from museums, libraries, and archives. It is excellent for finding primary sources that offer different perspectives on historical events. In this database you will find images of paintings, photographs, sculptures, drawings, architecture, textiles, and much more!
Culinary Arts (Gale OneFile)
Gale OneFile: Culinary Arts offers a variety of information from major cooking and nutrition magazines as well as book reference content from Delmar.
Pop Culture Studies (Gale OneFile)
Gale OneFile: Pop Culture Studies analyzes and contributes to popular culture by offering useful information for researchers in social science, history, art, and liberal arts courses.
Fine Arts (Gale OneFile)
Millions of articles about drama, music, art history, and filmmaking.
Gale Literature: Book Review Index
Gale Literature: Book Review Index includes nearly 6 million book reviews, allowing users to conduct research in numerous disciplines, including literature, history, education, psychology, and more. This unique product provides quick access to reviews of books, periodicals, books on tape and electronic media representing a wide range of popular, academic and professional interests.
Streaming databases, because nothing says nostalgia like an old movie.
Theme 6: Nostalgia as Play
Films on Demand
Films on Demand is an online library of streaming educational videos, documentaries, and news videos covering a wide range of educational topics. These videos cover various subjects including, Anthropology, Nursing, History, Languages, etc. Videos include closed captioning and transcripts. Links to individual film titles and segments can be shared via Canvas, email or your personal website.
Kanopy is a streaming film database that includes movies and documentaries in a wide range of categories, including the Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, A24 Collection, short films, early film, independent film, Spanish language cinema, world cinema, and more.
Systems of Play: Sports databases
Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine (Gale OneFile)
Gale OneFile: Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine covers the fields of physical therapy, physical fitness, and sports medicine. Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine offers a wide spectrum of information, including proven treatment techniques, experimental research, and more.
Play It Forward: Psychology research
Theme 7: Play It Forward. Search the Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection database for articles about growth mindset or education for neurodivergent students.
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection is a comprehensive database covering information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods. In this database you will find academic journal articles, primary research articles, magazine articles, images like photographs, charts and graphs.
Psychology (Gale OneFile)
Gale OneFile: Psychology supports research in all fields of psychology: abnormal, biological, cognitive, comparative, developmental, personality, quantitative, social, and all areas of applied psychology. Researchers, psychologists, counselors, and behavioral scientists will discover relevant information from the thoughts, views, discoveries, and reports found in this comprehensive collection.
The Cañada College Library, on the third floor of Building 9, offers computers, textbooks, technology, research help, printing, and group study rooms.
Library computers do not require you to log in and do not have a time limit so you can come and stay all day. Chromebooks, hotspots and calculators can be checked out from the circulation desk after you complete a technology loan agreement.
Search for textbooks available at the library. If you do not see your textbook, fill out the Textbook request form for students.
Reference & Instruction librarian