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History of Nevada: Videos

How to locate primary and secondary sources about topics in the history of Nevada.

Videos in the Library and Online

Videos in the TMCC Library are available in DVD format (must be viewed in the library or checked out by instructors) or are in VHS format, most of which may be checked out of the library.  In order to locate videos (DVDs and VHS), it is most effective to search the Library Catalog by Keyword using AND and use the Limit menu set to Video.

All DVDs and some VHS are on Reserve at the Circulation Desk, available for Library use only.  Some are on Reserve for specific classes, others in general AV Reserve. Ask the Librarian for assistance.  Videos in VHS format are shelved near the computers and may leave the library.


The databases listed in this Research Guide are available only to Truckee Meadows Community College students, faculty and staff. You will need your TMCC credentials (Username and Password) to access them off-campus.

Streaming videos are available on the Films on Demand database.  A password is required for off campus use.  The website will prompt the user toi set up an account..

The two History in Context databases include some videos but must be searched by topic.  Both require a password for off-campus access.

Videos in the TMCC Library

Here is a sample search of videos in the TMCC Library, using the Library Catalog.   The search, in Keyword using AND, was "history renaissance" limited to Videos, and sorted by Publication Date Descending, to see the newest videos first. 

SampleVideo Located in the Search

Videos in the Films on Demand Database

A significant portion of the Films on Demand database collection is in history topics.  It is easier to browse the collection than to search this small database by keyword.

Examples of History Streaming Videos in Films on Demand

Videos in the History in the U.S. Context Database

U.S. History in Context and World History in Context may include occasional videos among the reference material, peer-reviewed journals, primary sources, and other materials in these very large databases.  Search by topic first, then check to see if any videos are listed in the sources retrieved. 

Samples of Videos from the U.S. History in Context Database

Politics: In Nevada, A Battle for Every Vote

Will the tea party wave swamp Harry Reid's organization? The answer lies in the hard-hit suburbs of Las Vegas.

Source Citation:

"Politics: In Nevada, A Battle for Every Vote." Video Collection 2010. U.S. History in Context. Web. 4 Dec. 2015.