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FMP270: Documentaries for Social Change

About this Guide

Welcome to the GCC TCM 250 Research Guide!  This guide is meant to help users navigate resources for documentary films.  It is divided into several main parts, which can be found through the left:


  • Getting Started -- This tab is meant to help you identify starting points for research into your topic.  This includes background information resources along with sources..
  • Find Video -- This tab will provide information to help you find you find either DVDs or streaming video sources on your topic. It also provides tips for finding archival video, along with some resources for archival video.
  • Find Articles -- This tab will provide information to help you find online articles, journals, magazines, and newspapers on your topic and links to specific film databases.
  • Find Books -- This tab will provide information on finding topical books available either at the GCC Library, online, or through another MCCCD library.
  • Fair Use-- This section provides a presentation outlining how to determine if you are following the guidelines of Fair Use and also links to the Best Practices for using Fair Use in the industry.



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