Academic Video Online (AVON) 

Academic Video Online is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary video subscription. It includes a variety of video material available with curricular relevance: documentaries, interviews, feature films, performances, news programs and newsreels, and demonstrations. Patrons will find thousands of award-winning films, including Academy®, Emmy®, and Peabody® winners.

Digital Theatre Plus

This database provides performances of award-winning theatrical productions from across the United Kingdom; including plays as well as musicals and operas. Each performance is accompanied by feature-length interviews with cast, production and creative teams, well-known actors, directors, producers, and designers to enhance the study of drama production from writer, performer, technician, to audience. Behind-the-scenes commentary offer insights on current professional practice and theatrical aspects of making theatre. Includes study guides to provide background on the playwrights and their works, as well as an understanding of plot, characters, language, and historical context of particular dramas.

Drama Online

This database contains over 2,600 playtexts, over 370 scholarly books, over 400 audio plays, and over 325 hours of video. Access includes content from the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare’s Globe, and LA Theatre Works. Plays can be located by genre, period, theme, and more.

Ethnographic Video Collection

This database of anthropological videos provides access to more than 2000 hours of film from raw field footage to crafted ethnographies and documentaries, most from the 1960s to 2016. Includes classic ethnographic and primary source films to illustrate culture and practices across time periods and continents. Searchable by subject. Also available is a Teaching Edition created by the Royal Anthropological Institute aimed at assisting teachers in the classroom with materials and visual support. From Alexander Street Press.

Films on Demand, Feature Films

Films on Demand Feature Films offers full-length streaming feature films for instructional purposes from producers such as Films for the Humanities and Sciences, PBS, A&E, History, ABCNews, BBC, NBC News, Shopware, Biography, National Geographic and others.

Films on Demand, Master Academic Collection

This collection of streaming videos provides access to more than 31,700 full-length productions and 300,000 video clips, all closed-captioned, covering topics in the humanities and social sciences, business and economics, science, health, and careers. Producers include A&E, BBC, PBS, Bill Moyers, HBO Documentary Films, Open University, Films for the Humanities and Sciences, National Geographic, and Scientific American. In addition there is a World Cinema Collection featuring 747 films from American, European, African, Asian, Australasian, Canadian, Caribbean, Latin American and Middle Eastern Cinemas. Includes some films from the Silent Era.


A video streaming service that provides access to more than 30,000 movies, documentaries, award-winning world and classic cinema, and educational videos. Includes films from various vendors such as HBO, PBS, BBC, The Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, and Media Education Foundation as well as from many independent filmmakers. Films may be viewed on TVs, mobile phones, tablets and online.


This database offers access to licensed streaming video from the world's top movie studios.