Streaming Media

Streaming Media

What are Streaming Media?

Streaming media are compressed audio and video files that allow the viewer to listen to or watch media in real time. Content includes movies, documentaries, and film clips. This is usually delivered over the Internet to a personal computer or other device.

Licensed Streaming Media

  • Kanopy offers award winning documentaries and educational films on Biology, Education, Nursing, Sociology and other subjects.
  • Ambrose Digital is an on-demand streaming video service that offers award winning documentaries and educational films on HIstory, Education, English Literature and Theatre, Nursing, and other subjects.
  • The ICE Video Library provides excellent visual resources to both faculty and students in physical and occupational therapy curriculum all videos are filmed with actual patients and therapists in real-life treatment settings including acute care, skilled nursing, outpatient, home health and ICU. Diagnosis include, musculoskeletal, nervous system, mental & behavioral disorders, respiratory, and pediatrics.
  • Films On Demand is a vendor of web-based digital video delivery service.
  • Swank Digital Campus allows students, faculty, and staff to view licensed content on an individual basis using personal computers and mobile devices (iOS and Android operating systems). Faculty and staff can also show content in a secured classroom setting to registered students for specific course support or clearly defined academic purpose. Any cross-campus promotion for classrooom viewing, large screen event showing, or availability of individual titles is strictly prohibited.
  • Academic Video Online: Premium Alexander Street Press Academic Video Online: Premium is the largest and most comprehensive video subscription available to libraries. It delivers more than 48,000 video titles spanning essential subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, history, music, film, and more.
  • The following collections are included and may be accessed individually.
    • 60 Minutes: 1997-2014 Nearly two decades of television's most preeminent program are available online in one expansive streaming video resource.
    • American History in Video People who witness notable historic moments, either in real time or on film, remember forever how they felt at the time. Now you can experience these and tens of thousands of other historical moments in the same visceral way, with American History in Video.
    • Art and Architecture in Video The collection spans period and region, including coverage of the Renaissance, Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Modern, and Contemporary art.
    • Asian Film Online: Volumes I and II With Asian voices addressing Asian issues, and through works selected by Asian film experts, the collection offers highly relevant perspectives and insights. Its themes —such as modernity, globalization, national identity, female agency, inequalities in opportunity amid social and political unrest, and cultural and sexual identity—are central to any meaningful discussion of Asian culture.
    • Black Studies in Video The collection brings together seminal documentaries, powerful interviews, and previously unavailable archival footage surveying the black experience.
    • Business Education In Video Provides video in a range of areas—corporate training, case studies, executive interviews, expert lectures, instructional films, and documentaries. The 500 hours of applied video in this online streaming collection complement the business classroom by illustrating practical, real-life applications for relevant topic and skills.
    • Classical Music in Video The collection contains performances of all forms of classical music, including major orchestral performances by leading orchestras, plus chamber music, oratorio, and solo performances, along with masterclasses and interviews with master teachers from around the world.
    • Counseling and Therapy in Video: Volumes III and V This collection provides an invaluable firsthand look at the realities of working with clients and the challenges associated with putting theoretical concepts into practice.
    • Criminal Justice and Public Safety in Video From law enforcement and corrections personnel, to first responders and victims' advocates, this compilation of documentaries, training videos, and interviews visually depicts the theoretical principles and practical application of criminal justice and emergency response.
    • Current Affairs in Video This collection features award-winning films and documentaries emphasizing detailed analysis and discussion of the critical political issues of the day.
    • Dance in Video: Volumes I and II The collection includes performances, documentaries, interviews, and instructional videos from the most influential performers and companies.
    • Education in Video: Volumes I and II Video content includes demonstrations, lectures, documentaries, and primary-source footage of students and teachers in actual classrooms. The collection also contains a wealth of ready-to-use teaching tools, including course, study, and discussion guides, assessment checklists, and themed playlists.
    • Environmental Studies in Video This collection is designed to address the needs of one of the fastest growing academic fields. The collection directly confronts the most compelling questions faced in contemporary society by bringing together seminal documentary films and powerful footage from diverse sources around the globe.
    • Ethnographic Video Online: Volumes I, II and III Global in scope, this multi-volume resource contains video footage from every continent and hundreds of cultures, including, with the launch of Volume III, an intensive focus on indigenous perspectives and points of view.
    • Fashion Studies Online This collection is the most comprehensive of its kind and features high-caliber content from the archives of Videofashion, the world's premier provider of fashion video footage.
    • Filmakers Library Online: Volumes I, II and III The collection provides award-winning documentaries with relevance across the curriculum—race and gender studies, human rights, globalization and global studies, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more. It presents points of view and historical and current experiences from diverse cultures and traditions world-wide.
    • Health and Society in Video Covering a vast array of topics such as pediatric AIDS, breast cancer, the Obama administration's healthcare plan, addiction, hospice care, Alzheimer's disease, organ donation, malnutrition, access to healthcare, and other issues, Health and Society in Video explores society's most pressing health issues from diverse, often personal, perspectives.
    • Latin America in Video The films included were produced in Latin America, by Latin Americans, about Latin American issues, such as cultural identity, political history, human rights, popular culture, agribusiness, education, religion, and much more.
    • LGBT Studies in Video This collection is a cinematic survey of the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people as well as the cultural and political evolution of the LGBT community.
    • The March of Time From 1935–1967, American theatergoers and television watchers were witness to Time Inc.'s unique and controversial film series, The March of Time®. Now, for the first time, this groundbreaking series is available in online streaming video in a single, cross-searchable collection designed specifically to meet the needs of researchers, teaching faculty, and students.
    • New World Cinema: Independent Features and Shorts, 1990-Present This collection delivers approximately 250 full-length feature films from leading independent distributors such as Kino Lorber, First Run Features, Film Movement, and the Global Films Initiative, along with some fifty award-winning shorts.
    • Opera in Video Selections represent the world's best performers, conductors, and opera houses and are based on a work's importance to the operatic canon.
    • The BBC Video Collection Viewers can explore relevant, timely documentaries on topics that span multiple subjects, such as history, anthropology, science, religion, health sciences, art, and more.
    • The PBS Video Collection: Second Edition This collection provides access to the films and series users already know and trust, including Frontline, NOVA, American Experience, Odyssey, and films by Ken Burns and Michael Wood.
    • The Psychotherapy.net Collection The Psychotherapy.net Collection includes more than 150 in-depth training videos from one of the counseling profession's most respected video providers. All Psychotherapy.net titles are created by and for psychotherapists and provide reliable, detailed instructions for serving diverse populations and therapeutic issues.
    • Silent Film Online Carefully curated with ASP's Video Advisory Board, the database covers silent features, serials, and shorts from the 1890s to the 1930s.
    • Theater in Video From celebrated productions of Shakespeare to rare, in-depth footage of the work of Samuel Beckett, the collection covers a wide range of 20th century theatre history.
    • Theater in Video: Volume II With a greater focus on contemporary and international productions, this collection offers a simple way for libraries to acquire highly valued and often difficult-to-find performances.
    • The Video Journal of Counseling and Therapy This collection provides access to the latest research and best practice methods in the fields of counseling, mental health, and psychology through contemporary presentations, lectures, and workshops from renowned counselors, psychologists, and practitioners.
    • World History in Video This is a wide-ranging collection of critically acclaimed documentaries that allow students and researchers to explore human history from the earliest civilizations to the late twentieth century.
    • World Newsreels Online From 1929–1966 this collection captures full runs of many of the key international newsreels produced during the early twentieth century.

Free Streaming Media

These free sites provide documentaries, lectures, and other educational content.

The quality of these films and lectures cannot be guaranteed since they are freely available on the Internet.

  • Academic Film Archive of North America – This site offers a list of films on animation, art, business, drama, guidance, science and math. Most films are from the 1950's and 60's and are less than 30 minutes long.
  • Academic Earth – Offers thousands of video lectures from prestigious educators.
  • Annenberg Learner – Educational, online videos for teacher professional development and classroom resources. Select a discipline and grade level to browse and then look for the VoD (Video On Demand) icon for the free content. Free registration is required.
  • Ball State – The Digital Media Repository houses a collection of short films and news clips documenting Allied activity during World War II.
  • CosmoLearning – An educational website, designed for students and teachers, which contains thousand of documentaries and videos
  • Internet Archive – A digital library which contains audio recordings and text in addition to hundreds of thousands of moving images.
  • Khan Academy - contains a library of short videos on Math, Science and Economics, Computer Science, Humanities and Test Prep including a section on the GMAT.
  • The Lannan Foundation - is a family foundation dedicated to cultural freedom, diversity and creativity through projects which support exceptional contemporary artists and writers as well as inspired Native activists in rural indigenous communities. This site offers access to audio and video recordings of interviews and events.
  • PBS – Provides selected videos from PBS programs including Masterpiece and Nova.
  • PBS LearningMediaTM- Educators can register on this site which contains access to thousands of digital resources that can be used in the classroom.
  • Snag Films – Contains full-length documentary films and clips.
  • Ted – View presentations given by leading authorities in a variety of fields.
  • Yale University Library: Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies – Offers powerful interviews with survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust.
  • YouTube EDU – Offers video lectures from over one hundred colleges and universities.

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Alexander Street Press's Counseling and Therapy in Video, Volume I & Volume II and Video Journal of Counseling and Therapy