Last Updated: Apr 7, 2014
- Academic video online
Cross-search these streaming video databases: American History in Video, Dance in Video, Ethnographic Video, Filmakers Library, March of Time and Theatre in Video.
- American history in video
Analyze historical events, and the presentation of historical events over time, through commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries.
- Asia Pacific Films.com
An online film library that includes culturally and historically significant films from Asia and the Pacific, curated by members of the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC).
- BBC Shakespeare collection
Between 1978 and 1985, the BBC televised Shakespeare's entire canon of 37 plays. View these acclaimed productions as each boasts some of the richest talent in 20th century British theatre and television.
- Dance in video
Watch dance productions and documentaries by influential performers and companies; includes ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, improvisational, forerunners of modern forms and pioneers of modern concert dance.
Includes selected documentary and social issues titles from distributors such as Icarus Films (including Fanlight and dGenerate), Bullfrog Films, Collective Eye Films and Kartemquin Films.
- Ethnographic video online
A comprehensive resource for the study of human culture and behavior, features many films from Documentary Educational Resources.
- Filmakers Library online
View documentaries on race and gender studies, human rights, globalization and global studies, multiculturalism, the environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more.
- Films on demand academic collection
A comprehensive collection of high-quality educational videos licensed from a long established educational media distributor. More than 7500 videos cover a wide range of topics organized into multiple broad subjects.
- 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.
- MEF Digital
Excellent titles from Media Education Foundation that inspire critical thinking about the social, political, and cultural impact of American mass media.
- Naxos video library
Watch over 300 operas, ballets, documentaries, live concerts, and musical tours of historic places. It includes the Naxos DVD label, Opus Arte, Arthaus, Dacapo, EuroArts, among others.
- NC Live video collection
View these high quality documentary and educational video programs produced for the Public Broadcasting Corporation hosen by North Carolina librarians.
View full-length performances by some of today's most provocative artists working in dance, theater, music and other non-traditional forms.
- Theater in video
Watch performances of the world's leading plays, together with film documentaries; there are currently 279 titles available. You might also be interested in listening to Audio drama: the L.A. Theatre Works collection.