Video Databases


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Films on Demand

Comprehensive collection of educational titles. Includes the ability to organize and bookmark clips, and share playlists.
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SWANK Digital Campus

Provides online access to 180 motion pictures from many genres and eras.
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Kanopy Streaming Videos

A comprehensive collection of films from leading producers such as Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, New Day Films, Kino Lorber, First Run Features, The Video Project, Media Education Foundation, and Documentary Educational Resources. Also includes foreign language films.
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American History in Video

Videos of American historical events from commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and documentaries.
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Black Studies in Video

Comprehensive collection of documentaries, newsreels, interviews, and archival footage surveying the evolution of black culture in the United States.
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Education in Video

Covers streaming videos of teaching demonstrations, lectures, documentaries, and primary-source footage of students and teachers in classrooms.
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Ethnographic Video Online: Volume I

Covers a wide range of streaming video, written ethnographies, field notes, seminal texts, memoirs, and contemporary studies, covering cultures and human behavior around the world.
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Ethnographic Video Online: Volume II

Covers a wide range of streaming video, written ethnographies, field notes, seminal texts, memoirs, and contemporary studies, covering cultures and human behavior around the world.
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Film Platform

FILM PLATFORM is an innovative collaboration between some of the leading filmmakers and sales agents around the world to bring the finest documentary films to an academic audience.
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Science Education 1: General Lab Techniques

Laboratory fundamentals through simple, easy to understand video demonstrations.
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Science Education 2: Basic Methods in Cellular and Molecular Biology

Cellular and molecular biology through simple, easy to understand video demonstrations.
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Theatre in Video

Collection of the world’s most important plays and video documentaries.
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World History in Video

Covers world history in critically-acclaimed documentaries from filmmakers worldwide.
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