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Learning Strategies for Success: Videos

Attention Students:

 Below you will see examples of videos available in the library's Films on Demand database, but you will need to explore further to find videos on your chosen topic.

Films on Demand

Films on Demand houses a collection of streaming video titles from both academic and mainstream producers such as Films for the Humanities and Sciences, PBS, A&E, History Channel, BBC, National Geographic, and others. Ranging in length from short clips to feature-length documentaries, this collection offers something for researchers in most academic programs and disciplines.

Critical Reading vs. Critical Thinking

Learn the differences between critical and non-critical reading.  Critical reading and thinking require participants to be active, skeptical, purposeful, and objective towards the source material.

Critical Thinking Series

This three-part series explains in detail three skills that are key to critical thinking:  the ability to determine credibility, to assess the significance of evidence, and to know when to question assumptions.

How Your Brain's Executive Function Works and How to Improve It

You use your brain's executive function every day -- it's how you do things like pay attention, plan ahead and control impulses. Can you improve it to change for the better? With highlights from her research on child development, cognitive scientist Sabine Doebel explores the factors that affect executive function -- and how you can use it to break bad habits and achieve your goals.

Insights and Strategies: Workplace Skills 

This series features 25 videos discussing tips and skills imperative to succeeding in the workplace. 

Weird Wonders Of The World 

This series features eight videos focusing on some of the world's strangest places and stories.