Multidisciplinary streaming video collections are Films on Demand and VAST: Academic Video Online (Alexander Street Press).
Specialized collections include BBC Shakespeare Plays (Ambrose Video) and Allied Health and Health videos accessible via INTELECOM Online Resource Network.
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Content: full-length close-captioned streaming videos in Flash and HTML5 formats
Subjects: Anthropology, Area Studies, Art & Architecture, Biology, Business & Economics, Communications, Computers & Technology, Criminal Justice, Earth Science, Education, English & Language Arts, Environmental Science, Geography, Health & Medicine, History, Mathematics, Music & Dance, Philosophy & Religion, Physical Science, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and World Languages.
Description: Videos from Ken Burns, BBC, Frontline, History, NOVA, Modern Marvels, Bill Moyers, PBS, TED, NBC News, American Experience, ABC Nightline, Cambridge Educational, and more.
Database name for citation: Films on Demand
Video format: Flash & HTML 5
Content: over 15,000 clips and full-length Flash-based streaming videos
Subjects: American History, Area Studies, Art & Architecture, Black Studies, Business & Economics, Classical Music, Counseling & Therapy, Criminal Justice & Public Safety, Current Affairs, Dance, Education, Ethnic Studies, Ethnography, Film Studies, Gay & Lesbian Studies, Health, Humanities, Opera, Psychology, Rehabilitation Therapy, Religion & Philosophy, Science, Sports Medicine and Exercise Science, Theatre, Women's & Gender Studies, World History, and World Language & Literature
Description: Award-winning films, documentaries, interviews, performances, news programs and news reels, field recordings, commercials, and raw footage from BBC, PBS, CBS, Documentary Educational Resources, California Newsreel, Opus Arte, Cinema Guild, Psychotherapy.net, Microtraining Associates, Filmakers Library, Zeitgeist, First Run Features, and more.
Database name for citation: VAST: Academic Video Online
Video format: Flash
Content: close-captioned videos of plays
Subjects: Shakespeare tragedies and comedies
Description: Flash-based videos of 37 BBC Shakespeare Plays created for BBC television from 1978-1985. Plays are viewable in their entirety or by act. Includes performances by Sir John Gielgud, Ben Kingsley, Claire Bloom, Helen Mirren, Anthony Hopkins, Michael York, Alan Richman, John Cleese and Derek Jacobi.
Database name for citation: Ambrose Video
Video format: Flash
Content: video-clip database
Subjects: Health & Allied Health
Description: Critical health issues
Database name for citation: INTELECOM Online Resources Network
Video format: Adobe Flash
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