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This guide is intended for students who are doing research in sociology, either for classroom assignments, research papers, or exploring a career in sociology.

Films and Video at the Contra Costa College Library

At the Contra Costa College Library, we have films in video available both physically on campus and remotely. We have:

  • streaming video, available to all students, faculty and staff on campus or away, through several databases;
  • DVDs available for checkout

Video Resources at CCC for Sociology

The CCC Library has many great films on DVD. Entering your search terms and hitting "Search" will take you to the advanced search page; just hit "Submit," and you're off! Remember to search using general words, like "prisons," not very specific ideas like "prison discrimination in Colorado." 

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Videos use picture and motion to tell a story in a way that other types of sources sometimes can't replicate.Play button for streaming video

  • Videos can serve as primary sources that document major events or record speeches and interviews by people who witnessed those events.
  • Videos can provide a sensory or pop culture appeal that is missing from text-based sources.
  • News videos often provide background and insight on major events as they are unfolding.
  • Some kinds of videos used in college-level teaching and learning (TV ads, ethnographic film, how-to videos) just don't have a text-based equivalent.

At the Contra Costa College Library, students can check out (for free) our Media Collection of DVDs in the library building, or access our streaming video databases anytime 24/7.