Streaming Video Resources Available Online!

While browsing through online databases on the library’s website, you may have noticed that we now have access to a new type of media for your research: streaming video! Produced by Alexander Street Press, the subject content on these video collections spans a diverse range of topics, from history, biology, and social work to performing and fine arts. A couple of highlights include:

American History in Video: This collection allows students and researchers to analyze historical events, and their presentation over time, through commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries.

Ethnographic Video Online: This collection provides the largest, most comprehensive resource for the study of human culture and behavior – more than 750 hours and 1,000 films at completion. The collection covers every region of the world and features the work of many of the most influential documentary filmmakers of the 20th century, including interviews, previously unreleased raw footage, field notes, study guides, and more.

In addition to accessing these collections through the databases page, you may also find them in one, convenient location- the Online Video Resources subject guide. This subject guide not only provides access to every streaming video collection at Loyola, it also contains seven excellent web resources that may be used for research, including:

American Memory from the Library of Congress: The gateway to the Library of Congress’ digital resources, users may search and view collections for free, from streaming video to audio recordings and still images. Collections span over several hundred years, and may be limited to specific subjects, time periods, and media format.

Vanderbilt News Television Archive: Part of the Vanderbilt University Libraries and working in partnership with the Library of Congress, the Vanderbilt News Television Archive has been recording news footage from ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, and Fox News since 1968. Users are able to search content for free, although there is a fee for video requests and/or access to streaming video.

So whether you’re looking for material for a multimedia presentation, or want a video overview of a particular topic, consider using these streaming video collections and websites to help you find the information that you need!

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