It’s Science Literacy Week and this year we’ve added movies to the calendar, selected from the Kanopy streaming video service.
We will also have popcorn, so be sure to join us at 5:30pm in the Redpath Library Building, Research Commons Room A, where the visualization wall is perfect for screenings.
Here is what’s on:
Monday: Google and the World Brain
Tuesday: I Dream of Wires: The Machine that Shaped Electronic Music
Wednesday: Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?
Thursday: Top Secret Rosies
Friday: GTFO: Get the F**k Out – Women in Gaming
Read descriptions here.
With Kanopy in the Library collection, every day can be movie day. Whether you love classic films or documentaries, there is plenty to explore.
Here at The Turret we like videos a lot. We assume our readers do too. What if I told you that there was a peer-reviewed (scholarly) video journal that publishes biological, medical, chemical and physical research in a video format? Check out The Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) through McGill’s journal subscriptions if you don’t believe me. McGill has select access to three of the six sections covered in JoVE: General, Neuroscience, and Immunology and Infection. It’s worth mentioning that each “video article” is accompanied by a textual equivalent with abstract, discussion, step-by-step instructions and a materials list. JoVE also won the “Best Original Content” award from the Library Journal earlier this month. Librarian approved!
Image from the JoVE website www.jove.com
For those of you who don’t know this database yet, I would like to share it with you. Films on Demand is a McGill Library subscribed database offering streaming video clips on many disciplines such as Computer Science and Technology, Geography, Education, Social Sciences, etc.
Canadian Public Performance rights have been purchased for teaching purposes. Instructors may embed a clip into their lecture slides or post the link onto myCourses to let students watch it at their spare time. Since it is one of the online resources available for McGill users, remember to activate VPN or log into the EZproxy window with your McGill email and password when you use it off campus.