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Great information on the Library's many streaming video packages & Course Reserve options!
Last Updated: Jun 11, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Title Selection

Instructors:  You may wish to review video and DVD titles you typically show in your classes and consider new titles with streaming rights (or already available online) that cover the same curricular content, when available.  Review links on this page for ideas!


Note:  Many titles in the Library's large streaming video collections have closed captions and/or transcripts!  YouTube and similar services often have caption functionality as well.

    California Newsreel

    NEW!  The Library was able to add 20 streaming videos from California Newsreel, a well-known distributor specializing in African American, African, and race studies titles.  Links below should work on campus.  You can also find these titles below in Quick Search and view them there.  When you find your title, just click the title to start the video player - enjoy!  (Some California Newsreel titles are also available via Films on Demand - see those marked with * below!)


    Library Streaming Video Collections

    NEW:  The ISU Library has been acquiring subscriptions to important collections of streaming videos.  See this page for details & links.  This linked video is a sample from our subscription to Films on Demand.  Available to ISU community on campus and via off-campus login with your ISU ID number & Library password.  

    Library Streaming Video & Multimedia Databases!

    The Library subscribes to a growing number of multimedia databases that include streaming video - both full programs and clips - on many subjects.  Below are some titles you may wish to browse.  Many of these databases provide audio transcripts / closed captions and allow instructors to annotate specific clips for student use.  Check it out!

    • American History in Video (Alexander Street Press)
      "The largest and richest collection of streaming video available for the study of American history, with 2000 hours and more than 5000 titles on completion." See list of videos included.
    • Filmakers Library Online (Alexander Street Press)
      NEW! A huge streaming collection of more than 1000 award-winning documentaries in the social sciences, humanities, & sciences. This collection also allows instructors to create clips and annotations for student viewing, to provide structure and guidance for class discussions and learning goals.
    • Films on Demand (Films Media Group)
      NEW! The Library now subscribes to Films on Demand, as of Jan. 2013! You'll find hundreds and hundreds of educational documentaries, television news programs, and more from the very well-known Films for the Sciences & Humanities distribution group. Great coverage for the social sciences, humanities, and some science content as well. Includes captions on/off feature.
    • In the First Person (Alexander Street Press)
      Scholarly and disparate collection of thousands of "first person" biographical short videos, oral history interviews, and clips, including more than 4000 testimonies from Holocaust survivors, and 150 interviews of African American musicians including Count Basie, Cab Calloway, Ella Fitzgerald, and many others.
    • ISU Streaming Videos - from ISU Library's Special Collections
      Interested in streaming videos about ISU? Visit this link for titles, usage information, and links to other ISU streaming sites. Curated and managed by ISU Library's Special Collections. See also the Special Collections YouTube Channel!
    • Media Education Foundation
      NEW! As of Spring 2014, the Library now subscribes to MEF's newly available collection of streaming videos! They are a well-known distributor of documentaries on gender, health, politics, race, and commercialism. See their Title List for more information!
    • Prendismo
      NEW! "....lessons learned from a wide variety of business leaders and entrepreneurs. These 2-minute video clips cover topics such as ethics, finance, innovation, sales, strategy, and leadership."
    • Theatre in Video (Alexander Street Press)
      "Streaming video productions of a wide range of plays, including live television broadcasts of New York productions from the 1950s, contemporary revivals of classic works, and experimental performances from the 1960s and 1970s, in addition to some of the original productions of several 20th century plays. Includes multiple productions of Shakespeare's plays." See list of videos included.
    • Veterinary Education in Video
      New!! The Library now subscribes to this important package featuring hundreds of vet med-themed streaming videos. From Alexander Street.

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