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List of Databases with Streaming Videos

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Films on Demand

Watch documentaries online from PBS, BBC, History Channel, A&E, National Geographic, NBC, ABC, etc.  Need help searching Films on Demand?

Academic Video Online (AVON)

Find thousands of online video titles in a broad range of subjects from publishers like PBS, BBC, National Geographic, BroadwayHD, A&E Networks, and more.  Need help searching AVON?

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Digital Theatre+

Digital Theatre+ is the world’s leading educational platform for the study of performing arts and dramatic texts. Digital Theatre+ guides the learning experience with access to an ever-growing library of productions, workshops, interviews and analysis.


Find streaming video oral history interviews of many important African Americans throughout history.  New videos are added daily with memories stretching from the 1890s to the present.  Need help searching HistoryMakers?

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Search hundreds of documentaries on a variety of subjects and watch them online.  Need help searching Docuseek?  

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Watch many popular feature films, documentaries, independent, and international films.  The collection includes films from the Criterion Collection, PBS, HBO, The Great Courses, BBC, and many more.  Need help searching Kanopy?

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American History in Video

Watch documentaries, news clips, interviews, and speeches on events in American history through the years.  Need help searching American History in Video?

Swank Digital Campus

Videos are added to this database upon request by professors for use in their courses.  We have a select number of titles through this database.

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Stash Magazine

Access the largest online video archive of design, animation, and VFX projects. logo

Access hundreds of videos designed to improve the clinical skills of mental health professionals. videos feature experts in session with real clients, and step-by-step explanations of their interventions.  Need help using

Streaming Videos Playbooks

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