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How do I search Academic Video Online (AVON)?

Search for the latest documentary or film.

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Search Academic Video Online (AVON)

Step 1:

Access Academic Video Online. (If you're off-campus, you will be prompted to login with your myPVCC username and password)


Step 2:

Enter your search terms in the box on the homepage, and click the search button.  
Search box in top right corner.


Step 3:

Review the details of the video.  Take note of the length and the date it was published. Read a summary of the video by hovering over the video and clicking the "See Details" button.












Step 4:

Click the play button to watch the video. (The video will begin automatically if you click it outside of the "See Details" button.)

Screenshot of play button






You can click on the hyperlinks or Channels tab in the "See Details" section to find other videos in the same documentary series. (e.g. American Experience series.)

Hyperlinks found under the Title in blue.

After opening the video, click the "Details" tab and scroll down below the abstract/summary to see the citation information about the video. 

Details found after scrolling.