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  • American Archive of Public Broadcasting Infomation details about the resource   

    The Library of Congress and WGBH in Boston have embarked on a project to preserve for posterity the most significant public television and radio programs of the past 60 years: The American Archive of Public Broadcasting. The Library and WGBH are overseeing the digitization of approximately 40,000 hours of programs selected by more than 100 public broadcasting stations throughout the nation, dating from the 1940s to the 21st century. This collection includes local news and public affairs programs, local history productions that document the heritage of local communities, and programs dealing with education, environmental issues, music, art, literature, dance, poetry, religion, and even filmmaking on a local level.

  • American Music  Infomation details about the resource 

    Database of music from America's past, including songs by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers and cowboys, reflecting the history of Civil Rights, political campaigns, Prohibition, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, anti-war protests and more.

  • Anatomy.TV  Infomation details about the resource 

    Database of 3D videos on all parts of human anatomy. Includes Perceptive Adaptive Learning Modules that tailor learning to the individual, using past and current performance to optimize the spacing and sequencing of learning events. Simultaneous user limit of 5.

  • Art and Architecture in Video  Infomation details about the resource 

    Art and Architecture in Video delivers over 500 hours of documentaries and interviews illustrating the theory and practice of a variety of art forms and providing the context necessary for critical analysis. Ideal for both undergraduate and graduate courses, the works within this collection offer a dynamic tool to enhance understanding of visual media.

  • Asian Film Online: Volumes I and II  Infomation details about the resource 

    Asian Film Online offers a view of Asian culture as seen through the lens of the independent Asian filmmaker. Through a selection of over 1,000 narrative feature films, documentaries and shorts curated by film scholars and critics, the collection offers highly relevant perspectives and insights onto themes relevant across Asia, including modernity, globalization, female agency, social and political unrest, and cultural and sexual identity.

  • BBC Video Collection  Infomation details about the resource 

    BBC Video Collection provides streaming access to 700 BBC films. Viewers can explore relevant, timely documentaries on topics that span multiple subjects, such as history, anthropology, science, religion, health sciences, art, and more.

  • Black Studies in Video  Infomation details about the resource 

    Black Studies in Video features award-winning documentaries, newsreels, interviews, and archival footage surveying the evolution of Black culture in the United States. In partnership with California Newsreel, the database provides unique access to their African American Classics collection, and includes films covering history, politics, art and culture, family structure, social and economic pressures, and gender relations.

  • Business Education in Video  Infomation details about the resource 

    Business Education in Video features executive interviews, corporate training video, case studies, How To features and documentary films that focus on all aspects of the global business environment. Subjects covered include globalization, operations & logistics, management, marketing, finance, strategy, entrepreneurship, macroeconomics, microeconomics, international business, negotiations, ethics, cross-cultural communication, technology, and much more.

  • Caribbean Studies in Video: The Banyan Archive  Infomation details about the resource 

    Caribbean Studies in Video presents more than 1,000 hours of edited and unedited footage from the Banyan Production company, the first Caribbean enterprise to produce original TV content in the 1970s. Available for the first time in streaming format, their programs are filled with interviews of key personalities across disciplines; theater, music and dance performances; documentaries on rituals and cultural practices; political events and much more.

  • Classical Music in Video  Infomation details about the resource 

    Classical Music in Video will contain 1,000 hours of classical music performances and masterclasses captured on video—approximately 1,500 performances in all. The collection will contain performances of all forms of classical music, including major orchestral performances by leading orchestras, plus chamber music, oratorio, and solo performances, along with masterclasses and interviews with master teachers from around the world.

  • Criminal Justice and Public Safety in Video  Infomation details about the resource 

    Criminal Justice and Public Safety in Video includes hundreds of hours of video for professionals and students in criminal justice and public safety. Documentaries and interviews provide personal field experiences as well as insight into the function and controversies of the justice system. Students will benefit from invaluable training videos that demonstrate how to respond to potentially-dangerous situations, all from the safety of the classroom. Featuring titles by In the Line of Duty, BBC, and A&E Television, Criminal Justice & Public Safety in Video provides an authoritative resource for both students and experts.

  • C-SPAN Video Library Infomation details about the resource   

    The C-SPAN Video Library is one of the most comprehensive video archives of governmental and political content, with over 230,000 hours of programming. The Video Library records all three C-SPAN networks seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day. Programs are extensively indexed, making the database of C-SPAN programming an unparalleled chronological resource.

  • Dental Education in Video  Infomation details about the resource 

    Dental Education in Video is a video encyclopedia of dentistry and dental technique, delivering instant online access to hundreds of high-definition videos featuring world-renowned clinicians and educators. It provides hundreds of hours of demonstrations from American Dental Association-approved content partners, together with interviews and lectures, for students and faculty in dental surgery, medicine, oral hygiene, assisting, and nursing.

  • Docuseek2 Complete Collection  Infomation details about the resource 

    The Docuseek2 Complete Collection provides exclusive educational streaming access to important films from renowned leaders in documentary distribution, including Bullfrog Films, Icarus Films (including The Fanlight Collection and dGenerate Films), Kartemquin Films, KimStim, the National Film Board of Canada, and Terra Nova Films.

  • Environmental Studies in Video  Infomation details about the resource 

    Environmental Studies in Video will contain 500 hours of film covering all realms of environmental studies, particularly ethics, policy, economics, law, sociology, planning, and environmental science. The collection addresses specific topics including alternative energy, pollution control, eco-design, sustainability, farming and agriculture, the food industry, LEED certification, waste issues, and climate change.

  • Ethnographic Video Online: Volumes 1-4  Infomation details about the resource 

    Streaming video collection including ethnographic films, documentaries, select feature films, and previously unpublished fieldwork. Volumes 1 and 2: Foundational Films; Volume 3: Indigenous Voices; Volume 4: Selections from Ethnographic Film Festivals and Archives. On the Alexander Street platform.

  • Latin America in Video  Infomation details about the resource 

    Latin America in Video offers original language documentaries from some of the most important producers and independent filmmakers in Latin America. The films were produced in Latin America, by Latin Americans, about Latin American issues, such as cultural identity, political history, human rights, popular culture, agribusiness, education, religion, and much more.

  • LGBT Studies in Video  Infomation details about the resource 

    LGBT Studies in Video is a cinematic survey of the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people as well as the cultural and political evolution of the LGBT community. Features award-winning documentaries, interviews, archival footage, and select feature films exploring LGBT history, gay culture and subcultures, civil rights, marriage equality, LGBT families, AIDS, transgender issues, religious perspectives on homosexuality, global comparative experiences, and other topics.

  • Medici.tv  Infomation details about the resource 

    medici.tv’s library features over 1,800 programs (3,000 original works), including: concerts and archived historical concerts; operas; ballets; documentaries, artist portraits and educational programs; and master classes.

  • Meet the Press  Infomation details about the resource 

    Meet the Press from Alexander Street makes over 1,500 hours of footage—the full surviving broadcast run to date—available online in one cross-searchable interface. Meet the Press specializes in interviews with national leaders on issues of politics, economics, foreign policy, and other public affairs, along with panel discussions that provide opinions and analysis.

  • New World Cinema: Independent Features and Shorts, 1990–Present  Infomation details about the resource 

    New World Cinema: Independent Features and Shorts, 1990–Present includes over 200 full-length feature films from leading independent distributors such as Kino Lorber, First Run Features, Film Movement, and Global Lens. There are also some 50 award winning short films. All films were presented at major film festivals, many were nominated for awards, and many have won major awards. Collectively the films in the database have won more than 1,000 awards.

  • Nursing Education in Video  Infomation details about the resource 

    Collection of videos focused on the education and training of nurses, nursing assistants, and other healthcare workers. All of the videos in the collection have been created with the guidance of the Medcom-Trainex advisory board, and are regularly reviewed for accuracy, currency, and compliance with US Federal regulations from agencies such as OSHA and CMS. On the Alexander Street platform.

  • Rehabilitation Therapy in Video  Infomation details about the resource 

    Rehabilitation Therapy in Video provides streaming video for the study of occupational therapy, physical/physiotherapy, and speech-language pathology. The collection includes footage of top clinicians and academics explaining the underlying anatomical and neurological issues in specific patient populations, while demonstrating effective techniques and methods for their treatment. All of the video has been thoroughly indexed to allow users to search and filter content by patient details, therapist specialization, treatment method, presenting problem, and more.

  • Sports Medicine and Exercise Science in Video  Infomation details about the resource 

    Sports Medicine and Exercise Science in Video covers the areas of fitness and health assessment, disease management, injury treatment, nutrition, medical fitness, sport science, work-site wellness, exercise adherence, and much more. Developed through an exclusive partnership with Healthy Learning, the world’s leading producer of sports medicine videos, the collection features an array of internationally renowned physicians, exercise scientists, certified athletic trainers, physical therapists, registered dietitians, sport psychologists, personal trainers, and health/wellness experts who share information, ideas, and insights on the principles, techniques, and modalities of modern exercise science and sports medicine.

  • Theatre In Video: Volume 2  Infomation details about the resource 

    Theatre in Video: Volume II brings together classic and contemporary plays and documentaries. The collection has a greater focus on contemporary and international productions. Users can view the works of widely studied playwrights and theatre artists from around the globe, including many new performances from Shakespeare's Globe Theatre collection (Opus Arte), Theatre Arts Films, the BBC, and TMW Media Group.

  • USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive  Infomation details about the resource 

    Video collection of testimonies of survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust and other genocides, including the Armenian Genocide and events in Nanjing, Guatemala, Myanmar (anti-Rohingya mass violence), Rwanda (genocide against the Tutsi), Cambodia, South Sudan, and Central African Republic. Also includes interviews about contemporary antisemitic violence.

  • Veterinary Education in Video  Infomation details about the resource 

    Veterinary Education in Video delivers content relevant to veterinarians, vet techs, assistants, and other team members, and features demonstrations from many of the field’s most respected experts. All content in the collection comes from content partners approved by the Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE), an accreditation that demonstrates a dedication to high standards of quality and accuracy.

  • World History in Video  Infomation details about the resource 

    World History in Video is a wide-ranging collection of critically acclaimed documentaries that allow students and researchers to explore human history from the earliest civilizations to the late twentieth century. Its broad geographical and chronological coverage captures longer-term and multiple perspectives, so students can make connections across cultures and over time, incorporating people, places, events, and artifacts from around the world and across the centuries.

  • World Newsreels Online: 1929-1966  Infomation details about the resource 

    World Newsreels Online: 1929–1966 captures full runs of many of the key international newsreels produced during the early twentieth century. Key collections include: Universal Newsreels, Universal Studios, Les Actualites Francaises, Nippon News, and The March of Time. Produced from 1929 through the early post-war period, these films provide a unique—and until now largely neglected—resource that will give scholars real insight into how people learned about and lived through the events that occurred during this period of history.

  • Wyoming PBS Infomation details about the resource   

    Streaming video collection of television shows produced by Wyoming PBS and others, including Wyoming Chronicle, Today's Wild West, Main Street Wyoming, Farm to Fork Wyoming, Wyoming Capital Outlook, Wyoming Arts and Culture, Wyoming History, Wyoming News and Public Affairs, Wyoming Perspectives, and various documentaries and specials.


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