Alexander Street Video, a.k.a. Academic Video Online, which includes American History In Video, Counseling & Therapy In Video, and Ethnographic Video Online, is a database of documentaries, educational videos and news footage. It does not contain movies.
If you are unfamiliar with accessing the college's research databases or entering your college login, review How To Access Library Databases.
You will also find Alexander Street Video and its sub-collections in many of the library's Subject Guides, available through the Resources By Subject link on the library home page.
If you know the title of the film or film segment that you are searching for, Basic Search is your best option. Just put the title in quotation marks in the search box and click Search.
If you want to search for a film but you don't know its exact title, or you want to find a film on a particular topic, try Advanced Search.
To get to Advanced Search, click the Advanced Search link in the blue bar going across the top, to the right of the Basic Search box.
Enter your keywords into the Words Anywhere box. Or you have multiple other search options, including searching by author, performer, full-text of a transcript, place published, place recorded, date published, date recorded, etc.
Then click Search.
Another way to find a video to browse by topic.
Go to the Fields of Interest menu on the lower left side of the page and select a topic.
Once you have selected a topic, you will be taken to all the videos on that topic (listed on the right side.) On the left side, you can narrow your search by clicking on one of the sub-topics listed under Discipline.
Whether you Searched or Browsed, your results list will look the same.
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