Different rules apply if you are using an image as part of a class assignment versus creating something you plan to publish.
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Images on a general Google search are likely copyright protected, but there is a way to narrow down the results to usable pictures and graphics.
You can also go directly into individual streaming databases and browse through the selections available. If you're accessing a database from off campus you will need to enter your MEID and password. Look for the "citation" feature on the Films on Demand database for information relevant to your MLA citations.
Documentaries films are a valuable resource for papers. Did you know you can cite films just as you can cite books, articles, and essays? Like books, films require both an in-text and a Works Cited citation. See the Citation Assistance section for more information. In the meantime, use the library's search box to find films relevant to your topic.
Use the search box below to find films by title, keyword, subject, or actor. Experiment with using the limiters to limit your searches to streaming video or to DVDs if you prefer one format over another.
Phoenix Public Library E-card access, click here.
The Kanopy collection offers a broad selection of more than 30,000 feature films, documentaries, foreign language, and training videos, including: the Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, the Frontline series, and international films.
Glendale Public Library:
The Digital Library is open 24/7. Read eBooks and magazines, listen to audiobooks and music, and watch streaming videos.
To access digital library content, you will need your library card barcode (the number on the back of your library card) and PIN number. Your PIN is the last four numbers of your phone number, unless you requested a different four-digit number when you received your card.
Don't have a library card? Get an eCard here.
Watch over 30,000 documentaries, classics and indie films with Kanopy. Available on desktop, mobile and Roku for students, professors, and library patrons. Visit the Kanopy help site for details on streaming to Apple TV, Fire TV, and Roku devices.