Sunday, October 30, 2016


Kanopy is a streaming video resource with a board collection of over 26,000 films on every subject imaginable and from leading producers such as Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, New Day Films, HBO California Newsreel, Kino Lorber, PBS, BBC, First Run Features, The Video Project, Media Education Foundation, Documentary Education Resources. Kanopy’s website makes it easy to watch, share and discuss films across campus. 


International Cinema


The Criteria Collection


Art House/Indie Films



Check out these hot documentaries

Miss Representation
Like drawing back a curtain to let bright light stream in, Miss Representation uncovers a glaring reality we live with every day but fail to see. Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the film exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. The film challenges the media's limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls, which make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself.

Broken On All Sides: Race, Mass Incarceration & New Visions for Criminal Justice in the U.S.
Today, there are more African Americans in prison or jail, on probation or parole, than were enslaved in 1850, a decade before the Civil War began. The prison population has exploded by 500% since the end of the Civil Rights and Black Power movements. America locks up more of its racial and ethnic minorities than any other country (including South Africa at the height of apartheid). Mass incarceration has emerged as America's new caste system. How could this happen? With Philadelphia as an entry point, Broken on All Sides explores the intersection of race and poverty within the criminal justice system.

Dangerous Living; Coming Out in the Developing World
Dangerous Living: Coming Out in the Developing World is the first documentary to deeply explore the lives of gay and lesbian people in non-western cultures. Traveling to five different continents, we hear the heartbreaking and triumphant stories of gays and lesbians from Egypt, Honduras, Kenya, Thailand and elsewhere, where most occurrences of oppression receive no media coverage at all. By sharing the personal stories coming out of developing nations, Dangerous Living sheds light on an emerging global movement striving to end discrimination and violence against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people.

And so much more on topics such as,

Women, Body Images and Society
A History of Voting Rights
Focus on Globalization
Spanish Language Cinema
Filmmakers on Their Films
Whistleblowers, News Leaks and Consequences
International Cinema
Art House/Indie Films
Weird Science

and just in time for Halloween:

Countdown to Halloween: Classic and Indie Horror

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You can access these and much more by visiting the ACC Library Homepage, Click on A-Z list of databases and click on 'K' for Kanopy.  To access from home, you only need to enter your ACC eID and password.

Monday, October 17, 2016

MLA Handbook, 8th Edition

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The new Modern Language Association (MLA) Handbook, 8th edition is now available at ACC Library Services together with many accompanying resources!

In order to support all ACC students and faculty, the Library Services will provide both 7th and 8th MLA edition resources this academic year. MLA resources that you can find at ACC Library Services:

  • Research Success tutorials are updated to show all MLA citations following the MLA 8th edition rules. We included notes on appropriate tutorial pages to inform students and faculty about MLA edition changes.  

  • Print KnowHow handouts are available for both MLA 7th and MLA 8th edition at every ACC library.

  • MLA 8th Edition Faculty Toolbox LibGuide highlights all differences between the MLA 7th and 8th editions.

  • Citation Tools in the ACC Databases do not yet generate the MLA 8th edition citations. Please be aware that these databases also do not specify which edition of MLA is available in the database citation tools.  

  • Information literacy classes - we can instruct your students on both the 7th or 8th edition of MLA.

Contact us if you have any questions - we are here to help!

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Voter Registration & Election Info

Election 2016

On November 8th, Americans will have the opportunity to exercise the most important responsibility we have in a democracy – our right to vote. Please take some time to review the resources and information listed below. And get out there and VOTE!

Registering to Vote:

You must register before you can vote. The last day to register to vote for the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election is October 11th. You can register in person or by mail. has information on registering to vote in your county. You can check to see if you are already registered on the Am I Registered? Website.

Early Voting:

Early voting in Texas will be held from October 24th to November 4th. All registered Texas voters can vote early in person. Bring an acceptable form of photo ID. You can find your early voting locations using the Am I Registered? Website.

Election Day:

Polls are open from 7am to 7pm on November 8th, Election Day. Bring an acceptable form of photo ID. You can find your poll location using the Am I Registered? Website.

What's on the Ballot?:

You can find out what will be on the ballot at The League of Women's Voters also publishes a non-partisan voters' guide for the counties around Austin.

More Information:

For more information on elections and voting, check out the library's Government Subject Guide. The library also has books on U.S. Presidential Elections, Presidential Nominations, Political Campaigns, and Political Culture.