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If you are looking for a robust set of video resources from Alexander Street to support your programs, we encourage you to consider their Academic Video: Online (AVON) collection. It contains approximately 64,000 films, covering a broad set of subject areas as shown below.

Academic Video: Online (AVON) composition
All content from these collections are included in AVON
60 MINUTES Fashion Studies Online
American History in Video Filmakers Library Online entire series
Art and Architecture in Video Health and Society in Video
Asian Film Online entire series Latin America in Video
Australasian Video Online LGBT Studies in Video
Black Studies in Video Medical Imaging in Video
Business Education in Video Music Online: Classical Performance in Video
Counseling & Therapy in Video collections through Volume IV Rehabilitation Therapy in Video
Criminal Justice and Public Safety in Video Sports Medicine and Exercise Science in Video entire series
Dance Online: Dance in Video entire series The March of Time
Education in Video entire series Theatre in Video entire series
Environmental Studies in Video World History in Video
Ethnographic Video Online entire series World Newsreels Online
All videos from these multiformat collections are in AVON
Border and Migration Studies Online Human Rights Studies Online
Counseling and Therapy in Video: Volume IV International Business Online
Engineering Case Studies Online Psychological Experiments Online
Food Studies Online Social Work Online
Human Resource Management Online  
Select films from these collections are in AVON
Dental Education in Video Nursing Education in Video (Medcom) clips only
Documentary Educational Resources Independent World Cinema: Classic and Contemporary Film

AVON contains approximately 9,000 videos not available in other collections from Alexander Street

Art, Drama, & Film Collections

Art & Architecture in Video

Art and Architecture in Video will grow to over 500 hours of documentaries and interviews illustrating the theory and practice of a variety of art forms and providing the context necessary for critical analysis. The works within this collection offer a dynamic tool to enhance understanding of visual media.

Asian American Drama

Asian American Drama is an online text collection that brings together more than 250 plays, along with related biographical, production, and theatrical information. The collection begins with the works of Sadakichi Hartmann in the late 19th century and progresses to the writings of contemporary playwrights.

The BroadwayHD Collection

This exclusive collection, available worldwide for educational streaming only from Alexander Street, includes streaming access to 25 premium performances of plays and musicals from the New York theatre scene.

The Criterion Collection

The Criterion Collection, an imprint of Janus Films, ranks among the world’s most influential cinematic distributors. Their films — widely respected for both their scholarly and entertainment value — are ubiquitous for the study of cinema, history, and culture at large.

Dance Online: Dance in Video

Dance Online: Dance in Video allows students and scholars of dance to witness the masters at work by providing 900 hours of video content covering the full scope of 20th and 21st century dance. The collection includes performances, documentaries, interviews, and instructional videos from the most influential performers and companies.

Fashion Studes Online: The Videofashion Library

To truly study the essence of this ever-evolving art form and its role in contemporary culture, it’s vital to understand where fashion has been. While photography stills and books can paint a broad picture of this history, no resource can replace the experience of viewing fashion’s most iconic garments and designers in action.

Film Scripts Online Series

The Film Scripts Online Series makes available, for the first time, accurate and authorized versions of copyrighted screenplays. Now film scholars can compare the writer’s vision with the producer’s and director’s interpretations from page to screen.

Filmmakers Library Online: Second Edition

Filmakers Library is a well-known and highly respected distributor of issues-based documentaries. The titles in the Filmakers Library Online: Second Edition collection cross nearly all academic disciplines and educate students and researchers on critical and thought-provoking issues, figures, and cultures.

Music & Dance Online

Music and Dance Online features works from thousands of respected partners, covers hundreds of genres from alternative rock to zydeco and from alternative dance to operatic arias, and encompasses a wide range of content formats.

Theatre in Video Series

A live performance is gone when the curtain falls. And yet the collaborative elements of theatre in performance—the work of the actors, directors, and designers—have tremendous scholarly and educational value long after a production closes. Now these landmark events can become a permanent part of the curriculum.

World Newsreels Online: 1929-1966

In December of 1941, cinema audiences around the world—from New York to Tokyo, Amsterdam to Paris—waited expectantly for news of Pearl Harbor. World Newsreels Online, 1929–1966 lets today’s students and historians see what those audiences saw and more, by delivering more than 500 hours of newsreel content instantly to any device.

Business Collections

Business E-books Online

Business E-books Online gathers 500 of the best-known textbooks and reference materials in business education including titles from: Kogan Page, Nicholas Brealey, AMACOM, Bridgepoint Education / Thuze, Career Press, SHRM, Berrett-Koehler, Axzo Press, and Tilde University Press.

Business Education in Video

Business Education in Video provides video in a range of formats, including corporate training, case studies, executive interviews, expert lectures, instructional films, and documentaries. The video in this streaming collection complement the business classroom by illustrating practical, real-life applications for relevant topic and skills.

Complete Business and Economics Package

The Complete Business and Economics Package is a comprehensive online resource that brings together the best applied learning content from top publishers to meet the emerging educational needs of business students and instructors across the globe.

Human Resource Management Online

Human Resource Management Online is an educational database that brings together for the first time online a mix of the top applied content for HR academic programs.

International Business Online

International Business Online is a learning database that synthesizes for the first time online the world’s highest quality applied multimedia content for the study of international business.

Counseling and Therapy Collections

Counseling and Psychotherapy Transcripts, Client Narratives, and Reference Works

Counseling and Psychotherapy Transcripts is a unique online series that lets students and researchers peer deeply into the client-therapist relationship and follow the progress—and the setbacks—of clients across multiple therapy sessions.

Counseling and Therapy in Video

Counseling and Therapy in Video provides more than 1,000 hours of training videos, reenactments, and footage of actual therapy sessions to help both students and seasoned professionals in the mental health field work with clients in face-to-face counseling encounters.

Complete Counseling and Therapy Package

The award-winning resources included in the package offer the most up-to-date information across the spectrum of theoretical approaches. In addition to materials from top publishing partners, the package features content from Alexander Street’s imprint Microtraining Associates.

Psychological Experiments Online

Psychological Experiments Online paris 75 hours of audio and video recordings of the original experiments (when existent) with 40,000 pages of primary-source documents, synthesizing the most important psychological experiments of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Education Collections

Education in Video

Education in Video profides the first-ever online video series developed specifically for training and developing teachers. This multi-volume collection is growing to contain more than 1,650 hours of video that gives education students a reliable way to observe the intricacies of behavior that define effective teaching styles.

History Collections

American History in Video

Featuring dramatic reenactments and engaging analysis from prominent scholars and experts, these documentaries bring history alive for students and give library patrons hundreds of educa onal video tles they can view at home or in the classroom.

Manuscript Women's Letters and Diaries

Manuscript Women’s Letters and Diaries from the American Antiquarian Society brings together 100,000 pages of the personal writings of women of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries, displayed as high-quality images of the original manuscripts, extensively indexed and online for the first time.

World History in Video

This online collection of streaming video gives faculty, students, and history lovers access to more than 1,750 important, critically acclaimed documentaries from filmmakers worldwide.

Legal Collections

Criminal Justice and Public Safety in Video

Criminal Justice and Public Safety in Video is a landmark collection that illustrates the strategies, techniques, and experiences of professionals serving on the front lines of justice and public safety.

Literature Collections

Underground and Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels

Comics have become an increasingly popular area of academic study, and yet the typical library has only a small selection of graphic novels in the catalog. Underground and Independent Comics solves this problem, collecting thousands of comics—many extremely rare and hard to find—in one, easy-to-use online collection.

Medical Collections

Nursing Assesments in Video

Nursing Assessment in Video is an online database that provides anywhere, anytime access to the best-selling assessment series of training videos from Medcom Inc., acclaimed provider of nursing education programs worldwide.

Nursing Assistant Education in Video

Nursing Assistant Education in Video: Second Edition presents over 60 full-length training videos designed specifically for nursing assistants. Each title features leading industry experts providing hands-on demonstrations and step-by-step instructions in all of the need-to-know areas of nursing assistance.

Multidisciplinary Collections

60 MINUTES: 1997–2014

The 60 MINUTES: 1997–2014 collection from Alexander Street grants unprecedented access to the CBS News archives from this period, including many episodes not widely seen since their original broadcast.

Academic Video Online: Premium

Academic Video Online: Premium is the largest and most comprehensive video subscription available to libraries. It delivers over 45,000 video titles spanning essential subject areas, including anthropology, business, counseling, history, music, film, science, and more.

Music Collections

Music Online: Classical Scores Library

Music Online: Classical Scores Library is a reliable and authoritative source for scores of the classical canon, as well as a resource for the discovery of lesser-known contemporary works.

Music Online: Classical Performance in Video

Music Online: Classical Performance in Video is the largest and most comprehensive video resource for the study of classical music. Users experience classical music through 3,500 titles, including 200 full operas and 75 dance titles, as well as masterclasses, documentaries, and interviews.

Music Online: Listening

Music Online: Listening is the most comprehensive and highest quality streaming audio collection to support the teaching and research of music. It currently provides academic libraries with streaming access to over 10 million tracks, and is growing monthly as new recordings are added.

Music Online: Music Periodicals of the 19th Century

A gateway to peer into the day-to-day musical world of pre-modern American music students, performers, teachers, composers, and aficionados. Explore the impact of music on the social, political, and economic history of the United States, through publications devoted to musical life in the 19th to early 20th centuries.

Music Online: Reference

Perfect for scholars and faculty of music composition, the Music Online: Reference delivers some of the most acclaimed music text content from the world’s best publishers, together in one place.

Music Online: Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries

Music Online: Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries is the largest and most comprehensive streaming audio collection of world music. It currently provides streaming access to over 44,000 tracks from the Smithsonian archives and world music archives in Asia and Africa.

Music Online: The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music

The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music is devoted to music research of all the world’s peoples. More than 9,000 pages of material and 300 audio recordings, combined with entries by more than 700 expert contributors from all over the world, make this the most complete body of work focused on world music.

Religion Collections

Digital Karl Barth Library

In association with the Theologischer Verlag Zürich (TVZ) and Princeton Theological Seminary, Alexander Street presents The Digital Karl Barth Library. This online collection supports a new generation of research into the works of one of the 20th century’s most influential theologians.

The Digital Library of Classic Protestant Texts

In the 19th century, Jacques-Paul Migne assembled a massive collection of Greek and Latin writings from the early Christian and medieval eras. The Digital Library of Classic Protestant Texts brings together an enormous collection of Christian texts from the Reformation and post-Reformation eras.

The Digital Library of Catholic Reformation

A single, full-text, fully searchable database of Catholic author publications that emerged from the crises of schism, war, and plague, the Catholic Church entered the 16th century.

Twentieth Century Religious Thought: Volume I, Christianity

A multivolume, cross-searchable online collection that brings together the seminal works and archival materials related to key worldwide religious thinkers from the early 1900s until the turn of the 21st century.

Twentieth Century Religious Thought: Volume II, Islam

An extensive research database of the most influential thinkers of modern Islamic theology and tradition. At completion, the text will include 100,000 pages of foundational texts and contextual monographs, from the late 19th century to the present.

Twentieth Century Religious Thought: Volume III, Judaism

In 2017, the acclaimed Twentieth Century Religious Thought Library expands to include Volume III: Judaism. The new volume is a gathering of 100,000 pages of the most important works and primary sources for the study of Judaism, including voices from regions around the world.

Science & Technology Collections

Engineering Case Studies Online

The analysis of engineering failures is an essential part of many engineering curricula today. This focus enables modern engineers and scholars to learn what not to do and how to create designs with a greater chance of success. Key to learning is establishing the nature of each failure — structural, corrosive, electrical, etc. — and understanding it.

Social Science Collections

Anthropological Fieldwork Online

Anthropological Fieldwork Online brings the fieldwork underpinning the great ethnographies of the early 20th century into the digital world. This fully indexed, primary-source database unfolds the historical development of anthropology from a global perspective including key field notebooks, images, and recordings.

Anthropology Online

Anthropology Online brings together a wide range of published ethnographies, seminal texts, memoirs, contemporary studies and archival material covering human culture and behavior around the world.

Black Studies in Video

Black Studies in Video brings together seminal documentaries, powerful interviews, and previously unavailable archival footage surveying the black experience. It contains 500 hours of film covering African American history, politics, art and culture, family structure, gender relationships, and social and economic issues.

Black Thought and Culture

Black Thought and Culture is a landmark electronic collection of approximately 100,000 pages of non-fiction writings by major American black leaders—teachers, artists, politicians, religious leaders, athletes, war veterans, entertainers, and other figures—covering 250 years of history.

Border and Migration Studies Online

Border and Migration Studies Online helps students and researchers understand today’s world through primary source documents, archives, films, and ephemera related to significant border areas and events from the 19th to 21st centuries.

Caribbean Studies in Video: The Banyan Archive

Caribbean Studies in Video features more than 1,100 hours of music, dance, interviews, cultural programming, and more that has been housed in the Banyan Archives in Trinidad & Tobago for over forty years.

Disability in the Modern World: History of a Social Movement

Disability in the Modern World: History of a Social Movement is a landmark online collection that fills the gap, with a comprehensive and international set of resources to enrich study in a wide range of disciplines from media studies to philosophy.

Environmental Studies in Video

Environmental Studies in Video is an online collection 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 Sound Archives Online

Ethnographic Sound Archives Online brings together 2,000 hours of audio recordings from field expeditions around the world, particularly from the 1960s through the 1980s — the dawn of ethnomusicology as a codified discipline.

Ethnographic Video Online

Alexander Street is the most comprehensive resource for visual anthropology in the world, providing access to over 2,000 hours of film and always growing, from raw field footage to crafted ethnographies and documentaries.

Food Studies Online

Food Studies Online brings together rare and hard-to-find archival content with visual ephemera, text, and video. The importance of the food studies field is felt in many major disciplines. It has social, historical, economic, cultural, religious, and political implications that reach far beyond what is consumed at the dinner table.

Human Right Studies Online

Human Rights Studies Online is a research and learning database providing in one place comprehensive, comparative documentation, analysis, and interpretation of major human rights violations and atrocity crimes worldwide.

Latin America in Video

Latin America in Video gives instructors, students, and researchers of Latin American studies, Spanish, and Portuguese a comprehensive and unique perspective on the region.

LGBT Studies in Video

This collection features award-winning documentaries, interviews, archival footage, and select feature films exploring LGBT history, gay culture and subcultures, civil rights, marriage equality, LGBT families, AIDS, transgender issues, religious perspectives on homosexuality, global comparative experiences, and other topics.

LGBT Thought and Culture

LGBT Thought and Culture is an online resource hosting the key works and archival documentation of LGBT political and social movements throughout the 20th century and into the present day. The collection contains 150,000 pages of rare archival content, including seminal texts, letters, periodicals, speeches, interviews, and ephemera.

Social Work Online

Social Work Online is a multimedia resource that combines video—compelling documentaries and client demonstrations—with relevant text content to illustrate the complex and challenging realities social work students will face as practitioners.

Women and Social Movements in Modern Empires Since 1820

Women and Social Movements in Modern Empires Since 1820 — a supplement to Women and Social Movements, International — explores prominent themes in world history since 1820: conquest, colonization, settlement, resistance, and post-coloniality, as told through women’s voices.

Women and Social Movements in the US, 1600 to 2000

Explore the multiplicity of women’s activism in American public life from Colonial times to the present. Women and Social Movements in the United States is one of the most heavily visited resources for women’s history and women’s studies on the Web, appealing to students and researchers at all levels.

Women and Social Movements, International

Women and Social Movements, International lets you see how women’s social movements shaped many of the events and attitudes that have defined modern life. To the present, women’s international organizations have focused on issues related to peace, poverty, child labor, literacy, disease prevention, and global inequality.

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