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Ancient History

This library guide will help you find reliable information on ancient history, beginning with the earliest civilizations in the Mediterranean and Near East, and continuing through the fall of the Western Roman Empire in the fifth century AD.

Finding Videos Using the Library Catalog

STLCC Libraries carry quite a few videorecordings, including a number on topics in ancient history. In general, videorecordings held at one STLCC campus may be requested by another. Intercampus shipping usually takes 2 -3 business days. However, some items (marked with a notation such as "LIB USE ONLY") are not requestable, and must be viewed on the campus where they are housed.

To find videorecordings on ancient history, go to the STLCC library catalog, and perform a keyword search on the broad topic ancient history, or a more specific topic such as mound builders. To the left of the search results, under the Format category, click on the plus sign next to the format you wish (for example, DVD). Click here to see an example in which the DVD format has been selected.

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Films on Demand


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You may be able to find useful videos about ancient history on free Internet video sites such as YouTube. Since YouTube is a large database, searching with a broad term such as ancient history may yield too many results, and retrieve too many topics, to be of much help. A more specific term such as battle of thermopylae may prove more valuable (although this term still retrieves lots of results!).

NOTE: Remember that anyone can post anything on the Internet. Therefore the quality and scholarly acceptability of videos on YouTube varies greatly. However, there may be useful video clips on YouTube, so it's worth a look. Before using any material from YouTube (or other video sites on the Internet) it is highly advisable to check with your instructor concerning the acceptability of the video for the assignment.

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St. Louis Community College Libraries

Florissant Valley Campus Library
3400 Pershall Rd.
Ferguson, MO 63135-1408
Phone: 314-513-4514

Forest Park Campus Library
5600 Oakland
St. Louis, MO 63110-1316
Phone: 314-644-9210

Meramec Campus Library
11333 Big Bend Road
St. Louis, MO 63122-5720
Phone: 314-984-7797

Wildwood Campus Library
2645 Generations Drive
Wildwood, MO 63040-1168
Phone: 636-422-2000