[listed below in alphabetical order]
Note: Video collections leased from Alexander Street Press (ASP) and Films on Demand provide keyword searching on synchronized transcripts, and permit the creation and sharing of excerpts.
The content is drawn from commercial, public affairs, and government sources as well as from archives. Includes complete newsreel sets as well as famous documentaries that chronicle significant events and profile well-known individuals.
Gateway to primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States, organized into thematic collections. Includes early cinema classics like Edison’s Gay Shoe Clerk, The Great Train Robbery and The Kiss as well as early animation and vaudeville performances.
A collection of about 800 streaming versions of feature films from major Hollywood and international distributors.
More than 400 hours of training videos, reenactments, and footage of actual therapy sessions conducted by renowned counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers.
Selection of classic and contemporary feature films and documentaries based on academic viewing requirements.
Note that this collection should not be confused with the Criterion Collection, much of which is available to individual subscribers only through the Criterion Channel.
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s online platform of radio and television content offers a mixture of new and previously broadcast documentaries, weekly shows, news reports and archival materials.
Draws on the international collection of well-respected distributor, Documentary Education Resources. Gives online access to classic and contemporary works by influential anthropologists. A special feature is previously unpublished footage from working ethnographers in the field.
An additional 500 hours of content. Of special interest are field recordings.
Gives access to more than 1500 titles, providing practical and theoretical information about business education, business ethics, human resources management, finance, and marketing. Its global perspective is of special note.
Video excerpts of performances dating back to the 1930’s, taken from the archive of this famous dance festival. Access is by artist, genre and era, and the results can be shared
A multidisciplinary collection from well-respected educational distributors. Includes titles from California Newsreel, DEFA (East German feature films), First Run Features, Janus/Criterion Classics, Kino Lorber, Media Education Foundation, Michael Blackwood, PBS, Roland Films on Art, Seventh Arts Releasing, and many others.
Over 12,000 clips, authorized by Hollywood producers. Access is by theme, film title, performer, director, and even prop.
Music Online Video (ASP)
Brings three collections together under one portal: Classic Music in Video contains 1,000 hours of classical music performances and masterclasses; Dance in Video, Volume 1 and Dance in Video, Volume 2 provide examples of historical and contemporary performances in ballet, jazz, modern, and experimental dance featuring well- known choreographers and companies; Opera in Video offers more than 250 staged productions, supplemented with interviews, and documentaries about opera.
A bilingual collection that features more than 3200 complete NFB productions on Canadian topics. A mixture of classics and brand new releases in animation, documentary, experimental, and fiction film, with monthly updates.
“Highly recommended” by CHOICE. Gives access to highly technical procedures and patient interactions through more than 300 full-length training videos sourced from Medcom-Trainex.
Provides access to more than 300 productions by the American Psychology Association featuring therapy demonstrations by well-known specialists in the field working with families, couples and individuals.
Presents more than 250 of the world’s most important plays, together with more than 100 video documentaries. A special feature is the complete set of BBC Shakespeare plays.
This material is from the Bill Douglas Centre based at Exeter University, and the BFI National Archive and includes video examples of early cinema together with “printed ephemera, programmes, sheet music, cigarette cards, postcards, games, toys … from the pre- and early-cinematic years.”