Turn Your Learn On: YouTube, iTunes and Other Web Multimedia for Researchers

Register for this library workshop – Melville Library, Class A – October 2, 7:00PM & October 15, 1:00PM

Sure YouTube is a lot of fun, but have you ever used it for a class presentation or research project? For news (http://nytimes.com/pages/multimedia/), the arts (http://www.artmuseum.net/w2vr/contents.html), sciences (http://www.sciencemag.org/multimedia/) and everything in between (http://www.digitalhimalaya.com/collections/index.php) there are riches of multimedia content available online. Tap into this wealth of resources to include multimedia in your research and classwork. In this workshop learn:

  • How to search for multimedia content online — including images, video and audio
  • How to cite online multimedia in your research
  • How to insert multimedia in a presentation and on Blackboard
  • Web tools for organizing and sharing media content

MULTIMEDIA SEARCHING

All Media

alltheweb Multimedia (http://www.multimedia.alltheweb.com/ )

CC Search (http://search.creativecommons.org/ )

Audio

AltaVista Audio (http://www.altavista.com/audio/default )

Woonz (http://woonz.com/ )

Yahoo! Audio (http://audio.search.yahoo.com/ )

Images

Clusty (http://images.clusty.com/ )

Google (http://www.google.com/imghp?hl=en )

Yahoo! (http://images.search.yahoo.com/)

Video

Google Video (http://video.google.com/ )

Yahoo! Video (http://video.search.yahoo.com/ )

SELECT MULTIMEDIA METASITES

American Memory (http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html) from the Library of Congress; historical multimedia digital collections covering all of America’s history

ibiblio (http://www.ibiblio.org/ ) consortium of myriad digital collections, including excellent video and audio

Internet Archive (http://archive.org ) cornucopia of multimedia content, including the exceptional Prelinger Film Archives

iTunes U (http://www.apple.com/education/itunesu_mobilelearning/itunesu.html) works through iTunes – must have iTunes installed on your computer; online educational multimedia podcasts

ONLINE MULTIMEDIA COMMUNITIES YOU CAN JOIN AND/OR SEARCH

How To

5min Life Videopedia (http://www.5min.com/)
eHow
(http://www.ehow.com/videos.html)
Expert Village
(http://www.expertvillage.com/)
Howcast
(http://www.howcast.com/)
MonkeySee
(http://www.monkeysee.com/)
Sutree (http://www.sutree.com/)
ViewDo (http://www.viewdo.com/)
VideoJug (http://www.videojug.com/)

General

blip.tv (http://blip.tv/ ) video blogging and podcasting community for user-created content

Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/ ) image and video sharing social network

OurMedia (http://www.ourmedia.org/ ) user-created, grassroots media

Vidpedia (http://www.vidipedia.org/) a “Wikipedia” of video content; “free video encyclopedia anyone can edit”

Vimeo (http://www.vimeo.com/ ) user-created video sharing; favored by video artists for its high-quality video files

YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/ ) a popular, free video sharing site

Teaching & Learning

MERLOT (http://www.merlot.org/merlot/index.htm) Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching

SciVee.tv (http://www.scivee.tv/) science teaching, learning and research media

TeacherTube (http://www.teachertube.com/) the “YouTube” of teaching and instruction (mostly K-12)

CITE ONLINE MULTIMEDIA IN YOUR RESEARCH

APA, Chicago, MLA, Turabian (www.proquestk12.com/pic/pdfs/ProQuest_Citation_Guide.pdf) excellent citation examples from the online database ProQuest

MLA Style (http://lib.berkeley.edu/MRC/mla.html#online ) from the Media Resources Center, Moffitt Library, UC Berkeley

MLA Style via the Moffitt Library, UC Berkeley:

Author’s Last Name, First Name OR Corporate/Institutional Author Name (if known)

Title of Document or File

Document date OR date of last revision

Medium (e.g. Online video clip)

Title of larger web site in which clip is located

Name of hosting library or agency (if appropriate).

Access Date

URL (web address)

Examples

Lucasfilm, Ltd. “Star Wars Trailer.” 05 November 1999. Online video clip. Star Wars Official Site. Accessed on 02 April 2008. <http://starwars.com/episode-i/news/trailer/ >

“Daughter Turns Dad In.” CNN Video. Online video clip. CNN.com Accessed on 04 April 2008. <http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/crime/2008/04/02/dnt.oh.drunk.driver.dad.wnwo >

Shimabukuro, Jake. “Ukulele weeps by Jake Shimabukuro.” 04 April 2008. Online video clip. YouTube. Accessed on 22 April 2006. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puSkP3uym5k >

Society of Spectacle. Dir. Guy Debord. 1973. Online video clip. Ubuweb.com. Accessed on 09 October 2007. <http://www.ubu.com/film/debord_spectacle.html >

ONLINE PRESENTATION SHARING

SlideShare (http://www.slideshare.com/) share PowerPoint and Keynote presentations online

WEB TOOLS FOR ORGANIZING AND SHARING MULTIMEDIA CONTENT

Delicious (http://www.delicious.com/) social link sharing site; effective for collecting, organizing and sharing links to multimedia content online

Flock Browser (http://flock.com/) social web browser and tool for collecting and sharing multimedia content

FriendFeed (http://friendfeed.com/) your own clearinghouse for content feeds from your various social networks, as well as your friends and colleagues

Google Shared Stuff (http://www.google.com/s2/sharing/stuff) organize and share with friends & colleagues web “stuff” — links to content and more

OTHER RESOURCES

Fast Video Downloader (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3590) a Firefox add-on that allows you to download YouTube & other video content

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