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HIS 128 - African History to 1600 - Professor Christolyn Williams: Internet Media and Resources

Accessing and Using Online Videos

Search Google or a site like YouTube using the keywords and phrases that describe your topic. Add the word documentary to get more reliable results.

Be sure you EVALUATE the source in terms of authorship, relevance, and credibility before using it for an academic purpose! 

CITATION: Africa: A History Denied. Perf. Sam Waterston. YouTube. The History Channel, 2005. Web. 22 Mar. 2016.

Evaluating Online Videos

Not sure if the video you found contains reliable information? Browse the checklist below and apply the recommendations to your video!

Google Scholar 101

Follow the steps below to sign up for Google Scholar and link to WCC articles from off campus.

  1.  Go to
  2. Click "Settings" which is located in the top middle of the search page. (It does not matter if you are logged in as a Gmail user or not.)
  3. Select "Library Links" from the left-hand menu.
  4. Enter the words Westchester Community College and click the Magnifying Glass icon.
  5. Four different WCC accounts show up. Click them all and click "Save".

For articles that have WCC access, you will still need to log in with your MyWCC User Name and password. 


Evaluating Websites

Not sure if the information you found has come from a reliable website?  Browse the websites linked below or watch the video and apply their recommendations!

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