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Special Education: OERs & Locating Film

This guide contains resources to assist students in special education

Open Educational Resources


Streaming Videos

There are three collections of streaming videos that may be of interest to researchers in education:


The Counseling and Therapy in Video Collection

The Films on Demand Collection

Click on the appropriate tab above to learn more about these collections and how to find and use the streaming videos in them.

Films or Videos


Here are a few guidelines for searching films related to disabilities:

  • It helps to have an idea of what you're looking for. For example, if you'd like to find a film focused on specific disability such as autism or a specific person, such as "Helen Keller," (remember when putting a phrase in quotes the catalog will look for that exact phrase) start by searching those keywords or phrases.
  • If you are looking to browse the DVD collection, there are a couple of ways to do this. Again, start with your keywords. For example "mental disabilities."
  • Finally, you can also search by subject headings. These are controlled vocabulary used to group similar materials. The subject headings for the selected films below are each listed.