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Streaming Media

The Library provides a variety of streaming media databases that include documentaries, films, educational programming, and music.

About

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How does SWANK work?

  • For Instructors:
    Instructors can search the SWANK Digital Campus catalog and then request a particular film be added to those available for viewing through PCC Library. When you click the link provided for SWANK Digital Campus via the library website, you are only seeing the films that have been requested by PCC instructors for use in their classes. 
     
  • For Students:
    Students will typically use SWANK when their instructor provides them with a link to a particular movie in their course. However, any PCC library patrons can view any of the films available in SWANK at any time. 

Browsers & Viewing

You must use Chrome or Mozilla Firefox to view content from SWANK. Make sure to use an updated version of whichever browser you choose for viewing.

Mobile Apps

SWANK Media Player Icon

To view SWANK content from a cell phone or other mobile device, you will be prompted to download the SWANK Media Player.

Notes for Instructors

Direct Links for Moodle

  • You must use the direct link provided by SWANK in order for the films to work from off campus.
  • Open the SWANK Digital Campus database and click to open the film you want to assign.
  • Click the "Copy Direct Link" button.
  • You can then add the URL as a resource in your course. There is no need to add anything to this link for it to work from off campus.

Licensing

  • These films can be linked in your online classes or shown in the classroom.
  • PCC Library is paying for the licensing for each film through SWANK Digital Library.

Request Programs

Find something?

Let us know what program(s) you are interested in by sending an email to:

  • Angela Davis at adavis@email.pittcc.edu
  • Leigh Russell at lrussell@email.pittcc.edu

Off-Campus Access

Paw: Indicates that a password is needed to access the resource from off campus.The username and password to access databases from off campus are similar to what you use to access the PCC portal (myPittCC) and Moodle. The only difference is that you DO NOT include the last part of your email address (@my.pittcc.edu) in the username. Generic logins are available to community residents with PCC library cards, and others who are enrolled in or are affiliated with PCC programs and continuing education courses. Have questions? Ask us!