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Africa Focus: Sights and Sounds of a Continent
This online collection is maintained by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries. It contains digitized images and sounds of Africa contributed over the years to the African Studies Program of...
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Birds of the World
Birds of the World (formerly known as Birds of North America) is a research database that brings together scholarly content from four major works of ornithology [Birds of North America, The Handboo...
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DRAM (Database of Recorded American Music)
19th century - present
DRAM is an online music database offering on-demand, streaming access to an extensive and ever-growing catalog. A primary focus of the collection is the preservation and dissemination of hard-to-fi...
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Fieldwork recordings--Dictionary of American Regional English
From 1965–1970, fieldworkers for the Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE) conducted interviews with nearly 3,000 “informants” in 1,002 communities across America. They visited residents i...
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Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online
The Garland encyclopedia of world music online is an extensive resource devoted to music research of all the world's peoples. Each volume contains an overview of a geographic region, a survey of it...
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Naxos Music Library
Naxos Music Library is the world's largest classical music listening service. The collection provides online streaming access to over 500,000 tracks (over 37,00 CDs) from more than 50 labels, consi...
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Naxos Music Library: Jazz
Naxos Music Library Jazz offers thousands of tracks of jazz from over 2,300 albums. Hundreds of jazz artists are represented. Naxos Music Library Jazz comprises Naxos Jazz and the 22 labels of Fant...
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Smithsonian Global Sound
Smithsonian Global Sound is a database offering streaming music over the internet on demand. It is produced in partnership with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, and includes the published recording...
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Soundzabound, Royalty Free Music for Schools
Royalty free music, with a variety of audio themes and sound effects. Browse by type of music, mood, time (15 Seconds, 30 seconds, 60 seconds, full length) and volume. Preview audio online and down...
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60 Minutes: 1997-2014
1997 - 2014
This online collection provides 350 hours of high-definition video from 17 years of broadcasts, including hundreds of segments not available anywhere else in the world. Each news segment within the...
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Ambrose Video (BBC Shakespeare Plays)
Provides streaming access to selected educational videos including the BBC complete dramatic works of William Shakespeare. (Not updated)
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American History in Video
1890s - 1980s
At completion, American History in Video will include 2,000 total hours of streaming video content. More than half will be contemporaneous video from the 1890s to the 1980s. The early newsreels, in...
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American Rhetoric: the Power of Oratory in the United States
This resource is dedicated to public communication and rhetoric of all kinds and includes a speech bank, movie speeches, audio figures of speech, the top 100 American political speeches of the 20th...
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Art and Architecture in Video
This online streaming film collection delivers over 500 hours of documentaries and interviews illustrating the theory and practice of a variety of art forms and providing the context necessary for ...
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BBC Country Profiles
This site supplies information on the history, economy, and politics of countries and territories. Each profile includes an overview, map, facts, and current leaders. A media overview provides info...
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Black Studies In Video
20th - 21st Century
Black Studies database that brings together documentaries, interviews, and archival footage surveying the black experience. The database provides access to California Newsreel's African American Cl...
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Border and Migration Studies Online
19th - 21st centuries
This collection of primary source documents, archives, films, and ephemera relate to significant border areas and events from the 19th to 21st centuries. It offers researchers historical context an...
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C-Span Video Library
1987 - present
Videos and transcripts of C-Span programs; includes public affairs programming, Congressional proceedings, news conferences, BookTV non-fiction author talks and interviews, and more. Contains every...
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Dance in Video
1950s to current
Dance in Video I & II has 900+ hours of video of complete dance performances, documentaries and interviews. These are intended to provide a foundation for the study of dance in many forms: modern d...
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Docuseek2 is the internet site where one can discover, access, license, stream and share over 800 documentary and social issues films and videos. This database provides educational streaming acces...
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Education in Video
ca. 1970 - present
Education in Video is an online collection of streaming video developed for training and developing teachers. The collection includes over 3,322 video titles (approx. 932 hours) of teaching demonst...
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Environmental Studies in Video
1970 - present
Environmental Studies in Video is an online collection bringing together documentary films and footage from diverse sources around the globe. At completion, Environmental Studies in Video will cont...
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Ethnographic Video Online, Volume 1
20th - 21st Century
A comprehensive online resource for the visual study of human culture and behavior and the largest, most affordable streaming video collection of its kind, Ethnographic Video Online contains more t...
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Filmakers Library Online
1970s to 2011 (approximately)
Interdisciplinary resource of over 1,000 issue-based documentaries and independent films from the U.S. and other countries. Topics include: race and gender studies, human rights, globalization and ...
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Films on Demand: Master Academic Collection
Films on Demand is a digital video streaming service which offers access to educational videos from a variety of producers including A&E, PBS, the BBC, National Geographic, HBO Documentary Films, B...
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Food Studies Online
1880s - 2017
Collection of archival content, visual ephemera, monographs, and videos that explore how food shapes the world around us. Key themes and disciplines with extensive coverage represented include: mar...
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Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics Digital Video Library
1970 - present
The Hemispheric Institute Digital Video Library (HIDVL) is a collaboration between New York University Libraries and the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics that provides a digital li...
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IME Video Library (Innovations in Medical Education)
2005 - present
The IME Video Library is a collection of health science presentations available to students, faculty, community preceptors, public health organizations, and health consumers. Major educational pres...
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Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video service for educational institutions that works directly with filmmakers and film distribution companies to offer thousands of award-winning documentaries, tr...
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LGBT Studies in Video
1920s - present
LGBT Studies in Video is a cinematic survey of the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people as well as the cultural and political evolution of the LGBT community. This collection inc...
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Medici.tv specializes in high definition video of classical music, available on the internet, mobile, tablets and connected tvs. Over 1,400 programs – concerts, operas, ballets, documentaries, mast...
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Moving Image Archive
This is Internet Archive's Moving Images library of free movies, films, and videos. This library contains thousands of digital movies uploaded by Archive users which range from classic full-length ...
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Naxos Video Library
Streaming video library of opera, ballet, classical music concerts and documentaries. Contains over 1,215 full-length videos, including 190 operas, with subtitles in 5 languages. New content is add...
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PBS Video Collection, The
This collection includes documentary films and series from the Public Broadcasting Service covering many educational disciplines, including history, science and technology, diversity studies, busin...
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Popular Culture in Britain and America
Original primary sources on society, music, politics, fashion and youth culture from 1950 to 1975. Photos, video, music, fanzines, magazines, press kits, ads and other archival material from the ti...
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Socialism on Film
early 20th century to the 1980s
Sourced from the British Film Institute (BFI), this collection of documentary, newsreel and feature films reveals the world as seen by Soviet, Chinese, Vietnamese, East European, and Latin American...
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South & Southeast Asian Video Archive (UW Madison)
The Archive features hundreds of video tapes produced by Asians, providing a different cultural perspective from material produced by Westerners about South and Southeast Asia. This unique collecti...
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Television News Archive
1968 - present
This resource provides descriptive summaries of over 30,000 television news programs collected in the Vanderbilt Archive since August, 1968, searchable through the TV-NewsSearch database. The Archi...
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Theatre in Video
Theatre in Video contains more than 250 of the worlds most important plays, together with more than 100 video documentaries and interviews with directors, designers, writers, and actors - all onlin...
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20th century - present
UbuWeb was founded in November of 1996, initially as a repository for visual, concrete and, later, sound poetry. Over the years, UbuWeb has embraced all forms of the avant-garde and beyond. This ri...
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Women's Audio Visuals in English (WAVE)
Women's Audio Visuals In English (WAVE) is a database maintained by the University of Wisconsin System Women's Studies Librarian's Office that lists documentary, experimental, and feature film and ...
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Young Performers Initiative
2012 - present
Music and dance videos featuring Wisconsin's talented young performers. From Wisconsin Public Television, these videos include choirs, marching bands, jazz bands, musical theater, orchestras and da...
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