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Accessing Videos and DVDs: Home

How to locate videos and DVDs through the Polk State College Library catalog, databases, or other online resources.

Audio/Visual collection search

Search the Library Catalog online:

  1. Visit the Library home page
  2. Click on Books/Catalogs
  3. Click on drop-down menu labeled "Material Type," and choose Audio/Visual Material.
  4. Enter topic or title in first search box.
  5. Limit your search to Polk State College (which searches both campuses), or you can choose to search just Winter Haven or just the Lakeland campus.
  6. Click on Search and scroll down to view results.

Faculty or Staff:  Call the Winter Haven or Lakeland library to request a video or DVD and it will be ready for you to pick up at your convenience.

American History in Video

American History in Video provides more than 5,000 video titles.  It allows students to analyze historical events, and their presentation over time, through commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries.

Access this Polk State database the same way you would access Films on Demand.

Nursing Video Resources

  1. Visit Nursing & Allied Health Source
  2.  Click on Browse.
  3.  Click on Video Training Programs to see list of videos.
    (Click on + sign to expand individual clips under each title.

  1. Visit Nursing Education in Video
  2. Browse by Title, Discipline, Series, Subject or Keywords


Logging In @ Polk State Libraries


COLLEGE: Make sure POLK STATE COLLEGE is selected in the drop down menu.

Be sure to capitalize the letter in your student ID.

Your Library Account allows you to use access Polk State Libraries' databases, renew book loans, and request books from Florida's 28 state colleges and 12 state universities.


Films on Demand




Streaming video from large and small production companies covering a wide range of subjects to enhance college courses. These videos include public performance rights that allow them to be used in the educational setting.

  1. Visit the Library home page
  2. Click on Articles/Databases
  3. Faculty and Staff:  Login using your personnel ID number.  Put this number on both lines.
    Students:  Login using your student ID # on the first line, and the last 4 digits of your student ID on the second line.
  4. Scroll down the list to Films on Demand and click on it.
  5. Search by subject area, or put in a topic or keyword to search either in titles or segments of videos.

Other Video Resources

Business Source Complete
55 videos from Harvard Faculty Seminar.  Click on More (top of screen) then Business Videos/Images.  Type the word “business” and all 55 titles will appear.  Click on Seminar Series Video next to title you want to view.

Encyclopedia Britannica
Search for topic – after opening article, VIDEOS tab on left.  Click on Browse at top of screen.  Click on Media Collection on left.  Click on Video.

Health Reference Center
Click on Multimedia tab after searching for topic.

Health and Wellness Resource Center
Click on Video tab after searching for topic.

Annenberg/CPB Project



The Annenberg/CPB Project is a searchable online multimedia resource for teachers.  It is easily searchable, available anytime, and free of charge.  Search by discipline, grade level or topic.

Click on the VoD icon to play the free video.
A new pop-up window will come up (you must have your pop-up blocker turned off).
Right click on the video image to change to full screen.

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