Streaming collections

Video

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.

American History in Video (ASP)

“Booklist 2009 Top Reference Award Winner.” 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.

American Memory Project

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.

Counseling and Therapy in Video, Volume 1 (ASP)

Contains more than 400 hours of training videos, reenactments, and footage of actual therapy sessions conducted by renowned counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers.

Criterion on Demand

Selection of classic and contemporary feature films and documentaries based on academic viewing requirements. If you encounter any issues with viewing films, please see Criterion: Troubleshooting Tips.  Link for Troubleshooting Tips

Curio (CBC Online)

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.

Ethnographic Video Online Volume 1 (ASP)

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 A special feature is previously unpublished footage from working ethnographers in the field.

Ethnographic Video Online, Volume 2 (ASP)

An additional 500 hours of content. Of special interest are field recordings.

Films on Demand: Business and Economics

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.

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Interactive

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

Kanopy

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.

Movie Clips Online

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.

National Film Board of Canada Online

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. Suggestions for new additions are encouraged.

As well, the NFB website offers educational resources to support the classroom use of its productions. These include study guides, chaptering and playlist options, and access to interactive productions. Faculty and TAs can take advantage of this service by registering with NFB Customer Service at info@nfb.ca

Nursing Education in Video (ASP)

“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.

Psyc Therapy

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.

Theatre in Video (ASP)

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.

Victorian Popular Culture. Moving Pictures, Optical Entertainments and the Advent of Cinema

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.”

YUL Licensed Streaming Video Collection

Includes more than 250 individual videos from a variety of distributors, licensed at the request of faculty to support student assignments. It is especially strong in Canadian content.

 

Music

These collections are listed on the music research guide, under audio.