Provides access to over 70,000 video titles from numerous unique content partners including Sony Pictures Classics, Film Platform, Filmakers Library, Milestone Films, Microtraining Associates, PBS, and many more. Subject coverage is broad. Interactive transcripts and closed captions are available. Tutorial for the Academic Video Online database.
Collects streaming video titles covering a wide range of subjects: American and European History; the cultures and achievements of American Indian, Black, Chinese, Hispanic, and Jewish peoples; Women's achievements; Religion; and the Arts. Includes the BBC Shakespeare plays.
Provides early newsreels, including the complete series of United Newsreel and Universal Newsreel that capture US history as it was made and reported to viewers of the time. Also contains award-winning documentaries and analysis from prominent scholars and experts. View a tutorial on this database here.
3D computer-generated models of human anatomy that may be manipulated rotating, zooming, and peeling away layers, while viewing accompanying text. For best results, use Google Chrome. Tutorial for the Anatomy TV database.
Online streaming of nearly 600 narrative feature films, documentaries, and shorts with Asian voices addressing Asian issues, and through works selected by Asian film experts, the collection offers relevant perspectives and insights. Includes themes on modernity, globalization, national identity, female agency, inequalities in opportunity amid social and political unrest, and cultural and sexual identity. Tutorial for the Asian Film Online database.
Provides "head to toe" and systems-based physical examination techniques. Streaming videos, cover adult, infant, child, and older adult patients. Each video may be be viewed as a full volume, or chapter-by-chapter. Includes access to the OSCE module designed to help students prepare for Objective Structured Clinical Examination. Tutorial for the Bates' Physical Examination Videos database.
Collection provides access to BBC productions of famous literary works, many that were buried in the BBC archive for the past few decades. In addition to actual performances, the product includes titles like "Face to Face" where actors and directors discuss their craft. Tutorial for the BBC Literary Adaptations in Video database.
Database provides detailed scientific information for each of the 760 species of birds nesting in the USA and Canada. It contains image and video galleries showing behaviors, habitat, nests, eggs and nestlings, and more. In addition, each online species account contains recordings of that bird's songs and calls. Tutorial for the Birds of the World database.
Features award-winning documentaries, newsreels, interviews, and archival footage surveying the evolution of black culture in the United States. Provides access to their African American Perspectives collection in partnership with California Newsreel, and includes films covering history, politics, art and culture, family structure, social and economic pressures, and gender relations. Tutorial for the Black Studies in Video (North America) database.
Online collection of videos available for the study of counseling, social work, psychotherapy, psychology, and psychiatric counseling. Includes counseling sessions and demonstrations, consultations, lectures, interviews, presentations and documentaries.
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Contains dance productions and documentaries by the most influential performers and companies of the 20th century. Selections cover ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance, as well as forerunners of the forms and the pioneers of modern concert dance. View a tutorial on this database here.
Collection of streaming videos featuring unique films of current, leading British theatre productions including Digital Theater's own recordings alongside collections such as BBC, Royal Shakespeare Company, Broadway Digital Archive, Royal Opera House, London Symphony Orchestra, Shakespeare's Globe etc. Includes behind-the-scenes documentaries as well as teaching and learning resources.
Streaming platform for documentaries and social issues films. Contains titles from a variety of film distributors, including Bullfrog Films, Collective Eye Films, Icarus Films, and Terra Nova Films. Covers subjects such as anthropology, cultural and ethnic studies, business and economics, environmental studies, gender studies, history, media studies, political science, and science and technology. Tutorial for the Docuseek2 Complete Collection database.
Collects streaming video developed specifically for training and developing teachers. Includes hundreds of in-classroom videos on key teaching topics and themes from respected education publishers worldwide. Tutorial for Education in Video, Volume 1 database.
Provides comprehensive source for a wide range of video and text material focusing on engineering failures and successes. Includes documentaries, accident reports, experiments, visualizations, case studies, lectures and interviews from leading engineering institutions around the world. Tutorial for Engineering Case Studies Online database.
Collection of multimedia materials (text, archival primary sources, video, and audio) which focuses on environmental challenges, including climate change, water/air pollution, biodiversity, conservation, agriculture, deforestation and more. The database is curated around the events and environmental issues of the 20th and 21st centuries. The content is drawn from the social sciences, ecology and earth science, and the humanities. Tutorial for Environmental Issues Online database.
Online resource for the study of human culture, behavior and society around the world covering a wide range of ethnographic documentaries, indigenous media, field notes, study guides and raw footage of human behavior. Tutorial for Ethnographic Video Online database.
Offers feature films from renowned directors across the globe, including films from the silent era, international directors, American and European masterworks from the mid-20th century, and award-winning contemporary films featured by Global Lens.
First Run Features was founded in 1979 by a group of filmmakers to advance the distribution of independent film. The First Run legacy includes films by such notable directors as Spike Lee, Michael Apted, Peter Jackson, Alex Gibney, Joe Berlinger, Allan Miller, Rose Troche, Josh Aronson, Sven Nykvist, Jane Campion, Ross McElwee, Michael Winterbottom, DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus, Barbara Kopple, and more
Presents an extensive and unique assemblage of videos from practitioners, teachers, and researchers in a wide array of medical fields. Subjects include dentistry, nursing, rehabilitation therapy, sports medicine and exercise science, and veterinary science. Tutorial for Health Sciences Video Collection.
Explore premium films from every era and from across the globe with Alexander Street's feature film collections. Laugh silently with Charlie Chaplin, read critical assessments of Citizen Kane, and delve into societal subcultures with Gus Van Sant.
Due to the high cost of this database, requests for videos are for faculty only when they are using the films as class requirements. It covers documentaries, indies, foreign films, classics, independent films, and feature films. We strongly recommend you use the Library’s catalog and the Media Page to find videos before submitting a request. We have excellent streaming video content in other databases. If you are a Faculty and submit a request, you will get a response within 5 business days. If you have any questions please contact the Music, Film, and Media Librarian, Cindy Badilla-Meléndez.
Provides Mason faculty, students and staff with free, unlimited online access to tutorials and courses in hundreds of subject areas, including office productivity; audio, video, and web software; as well as business and job skills. New courses are added every week. Log in with your Mason NetID username and password. LinkedIn Learning is available 24/7 from your computer, tablet or mobile device, and is supported jointly by Mason's ITS Learning Support Services and the University Libraries.
Lumiere is a database sponsored by the University of California, Berkeley. It holds more than 20,000 clips drawn from more than 7000 films in 62 languages. Faculty can use clips that have already been created or they can create their own. Also, entire films are available. The clips/films can be requested only if GMU Libraries and Berkeley both currently own the DVDs. Detailed instructions on how to use Lumiere can be found in this Infoguide. To access Lumiere, click in the link, select “Apply for an Account.” Under “User institution” be sure to select George Mason University and include your department and role. For more information contact Cindy Badilla-Meléndez, Music and Media Librarian Note:
This Collection is limited to faculty only for registered courses. The Collection cannot be used for campus screening (not for public events). In order to approve your account, you must agree to post the URLs ONLY in Blackboard, where access is limited to students enrolled in your class; do NOT send links via email to your students.
Music Box Films is a distributor of foreign and independent film in theatrical, and video-on-demand markets in the United States. Founded in 2007, the company's first releases were Tuya's Marriage, OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies, and Tell No One.
Presents an extensive array of content in video, audio and text-based, covering different time periods, artists, composers, choreographers, and ensembles. Subjects include dance, film, music, and theater.
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Drawing on 10 years of National Theatre Live broadcasts as well as recordings never previously seen outside of the National Theatre’s archive, the video content includes 30 video performances. As a supplement to the filmed productions, exclusive digitized archival materials such as prompt scripts, costume designs, and more are available to provide behind-the-scenes background and contextual information. View a tutorial on this database here.
Spanish Language film streaming platform with over 300 films from Spain and Latin America. The films are classified by subject and cover a broad range of themes, including art, history, environmental science, literature, and social justice. The films were specifically selected for teaching and some come paired with preselected scene clips and educational guides. Films have Spanish and English subtitles.
Video collection of interviews and panel discussions recorded at The Paley Center for Media (formerly the Museum of Television & Radio). The seminars feature industry insiders discussing the processes of television production, the impact of media on contemporary society, etc. Full transcriptions and detailed indexing allow searching for topics, titles or speakers.
Presents an extensive array of content, both video and text-based. Includes therapy sessions, documentaries, interviews, keynote presentations, transcripts, client narratives and psychological experiments. Covers a vast range of client issues such as addiction, autism, depression, grief, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and suicide. Tutorial of the Psychology & Counseling Video Collection database.
Access to in-depth training videos that feature professional therapists demonstrating techniques and commenting on their work. Videos provide reliable, detailed instructions for serving diverse populations and therapeutic issues. Films within the collection also provide step-by-step instructions for successfully implementing dozens of therapeutic approaches.
Provides access to a range of audio-visual material from past and present practitioners of performance. Consists of streamed video and audio footage with relevant critical commentary, including: interviews with key figures in theater history and contemporary practice; masterclasses with specialist actor trainers from around the world; footage of legendary practitioners; excerpted and full-length contemporary productions; and documentaries. Spans more than fifty years of documented work direct from renowned practitioners and specialists, and ranges across the entire spectrum of theater topics. Tutorial for the Routledge Performance Archive database.
High-definition video recordings of modern productions featuring great Shakespearean actors such as David Tennant, Sir Antony Sher, Paapa Essiedu, and Simon Russell Beale, and directors like Robin Lough and Dewi Humphrey. Recordings are accompanied by production images, teacher packs, and study notes. Tutorial of the Royal Shakespeare Company Collection database.
Features multimedia videos highlighting the U.S. Department of Energy's scientific research. Contains videos produced by the DOE National Laboratories, other DOE research facilities, and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). Tutorial for the ScienceCinema database.
Presents an assemblage of videos and documents in a wide array of subjects. Includes anthropology, business and economics, criminal justice and public safety, education, environmental studies, human rights studies, media studies, politics and current affairs, psychology, religion and thought, and social theory. Tutorial of the Social Sciences Video Collection database.
Collection of more than 300 Sony Pictures Classics films. The catalog offers world cinema titles, including documentaries and award-winning films from filmmakers like Ang Lee, Jeff Nichols, Mike Leigh, Asghar Farhadi, Roman Polanski, Michael Haneke, David Cronenberg, Errol Morris, Ingmar Bergman, and Pedro Almodóvar.
Online mental health education and training film library. These innovative DSM 5 and ICD guided films offer visual guideposts to better understand what a particular mental health diagnosis looks like. Ranging from 30 seconds to 15 minutes, the films are currently integrated into undergraduate, graduate and professional courses as instructors use as: visual anchors for reference, lecture & discussion; help students identify, understand and recognize nonverbal cues & body language indicators; provide points of reference for cross comparisons & differentiate between diagnoses; learn assessment skills; and integrate in exams for competency testing.
Teaching channel is a multi-platform service delivering professional development videos for teachers over the internet. This is an online community where teachers can watch. share, and learn diverse techniques to help every student grow.
Collection brings together classic and contemporary plays and documentaries, with a greater focus on contemporary and international productions. Includes performances from Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, the BBC, Theatre Arts Films and TMW Media Group. Tutorial of the Theatre in Video (Volumes 1 & 2) database.
Searchable archive of abstracts of news broadcasts from ABC, CBS, NBC: 1968-present; CNN: 1995-present, selected content from PBS & FOX. View Digitized news broadcasts from CNN with RealOne media player. Note: The Archive offers DVDs that are duplications of entire broadcasts as well as compilations of individual news stories specified by the individual borrower. Borrowers pay fees for the items loaned to cover the costs of providing this service.