How to find streaming videos and DVDs, create playlists and clips, and more
Last Updated: Sep 18, 2012
This guide provides tips, tools, and techniques for finding videos, creating clips and playlists, and linking to videos.
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Start your search for videos here! Davidson Library WorldCat lists most of our DVD and streaming video titles.
You can also find videos that may be available through interlibrary loan; just change the drop-down menu to "Libraries Worldwide."
- Ambrose Video
Over 70 streaming videos. Includes the complete BBC Shakespeare Plays, The Ascent of Man, The Long Search, and Childhood.
- Films on Demand: Master Academic Collection
Over 8,200 streaming videos with nearly 100,000 video clips; the titles are educational in nature and cover a wide variety of topics in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Also include over 680 archival films and newsreels.
- NC LIVE Video Collection
A streaming video collection of over 500 educational and documentary programs produced for the Public Broadcasting Corporation (PBS). Includes selected episodes from "American Experience" and "Frontline," Ken Burns's "Civil War" and "Jazz," and much more.
- TV News
(2009 to present) Indexes and provides short clips of over 350,000 news programs from national U.S. networks as well as television stations in San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Information and clips are added 24 hours after they are aired. From the Internet Archive.
- Vanderbilt Television News Archive
(c. August 1968 to present) A catalog of U.S. television news broadcasts, with streaming video for NBC nightly news broadcasts (Aug. 1968 to present) and CNN broadcasts (1995 to present).
- VAST: Academic Video Online
Over 13,000 streaming videos, including documentaries, archival footage, newsreels, public affairs programming and more. Fields covered include art, architecture, business, counseling and therapy, dance, economics, education, ethnic studies, ethnography, gay and lesbian studies, health, history, humanities, law and public safety, literature, opera, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion, science, theatre, and women’s studies.
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