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History Research Guide: Western Civilization 1

This guide will point students to print and online sources which are useful when researching historical topics.

Web Based Films & Media

One can find free streamed media on the Internet as another resource for historical research.  The following sites provide access to streamed films and sound files.


Films and Media in the Library

Films are a particularly rich media for presenting historical information.  One can search for films in the Library's online catalog by restricting your search to the Video keyword search box.  Instructional films are intended for classroom use and cannot be checked out of the Library, however; they may be viewed on workstations in the Library. 

The following historical films may be of interest:

  • The Greeks: Crucible of Civilization - Classroom Video 1082
  • Civilisation. Programs 1 & 2 : The skin of our teeth ; The great thaw - Classroom Video 1
  • Bridging World history. Episodes 1-26  - Classroom DVD 320
  • The Greek Persian wars 499-449 BC : marathon. - Classroom Video 945
  • Egypt : Rediscovering a Lost World - Classroom DVD 233
  • The Middle Ages - Classroom DVD 126

Streaming Video