Category Archives: Library Resources

New Resources: VAST Academic Video Online and Ambrose Video

Need a video clip to add to your class presentation? CPCC Libraries have recently acquired access to two new video resources that can help!

VAST: Academic Video Online is a large multidisciplinary database of searchable streaming video. Subject areas covered include art, architecture, business, counseling and therapy, dance, economics, education, ethnic studies, ethnography, gay and lesbian studies, health, history, humanities, language and literature, opera, philosophy, political science, rehabilitation and sports medicine, psychology, religion, science, theater, musical performance, women’s studies, and more. Documentaries, interviews, performances, news programs and news reels, field recordings, commercials, and raw footage are among the video formats provided.

Ambrose Video has a collection of more than 1200 video clips and full programs, including 37 BBC Shakespeare Plays. Subject areas covered include economics, fine arts, history, literature, medicine, philosophy, political science, science and social studies.

Any questions or feedback about these resources? Please feel free to contact Doug Short at doug.short@cpcc.edu.

Talk Like a Pirate Day is Back!

September 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. In order to celebrate the day in style, why not check out some of the pirate-related booty that the library has to offer?

The History of Pirates

The Pirates of Colonial North Carolina

Piracy: The Complete History

Under the Black Flag: The Romance and the Reality of Life Among the Pirates

Blackbeard: The Real Pirate of the Caribbean

Pirates of the Caribbean Movies

And, of course, the classic of pirate tales:

Treasure Island

Ever wanted to learn to talk like a pirate?  You’re in luck!  Mango Languages offers a language course in Pirate!

Follow these five easy steps to get started speaking Pirate:

  • Go to Mango Languages (if you’re off-campus, you will need to log-in with your CPCC Login at this point)
  • Create an account or simply log-in, if you already have one. (This account is different from your CPCC Login.)
  • After logging in, select Courses from the menu.
  • Choose Pirate from the menu listing of languages.
  • Click Launch to begin learning Pirate!

(And remember, once International Talk Like a Pirate Day is over, you can still use Mango Languages to learn a new language, such as French or Spanish.)

Mango Pirate is also available to library patrons via the Mango Mobile Library Edition smartphone apps.