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American History in Video VCU
Thousands of videos for the study of American history, with contemporaneous video footage from the 1890s to the 1980s as well as historical documentaries from leading video producers.

Artfilms
Digital video streaming collection of films for arts education and arts practitioners. Includes films produced by Contemporary Arts Media as well as independent artists, film producers, and arts organizations.

Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination VCU
Videos of head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques for clinicians. The site features over eight hours of video content.

Black Studies in Video VCU
Documentaries, interviews, and archival footage covering African American history, politics, art and culture, family structure, gender relationships, and social and economic issues.

Broadway HD VCU
Broadway HD is a streaming collection of live theatrical performances from Broadway. An exclusive collection of nineteen performances from the New York Theatre scene, the productions in this resource will change.

Counseling and Therapy in Video VCU
Rich collection of video for the study of counseling, social work, psychotherapy, and psychiatric counseling. Features therapy sessions, case consultations, lectures, and interviews, as well as teaching and discussion guides.

Dance Online VCU
This two-volume resource contains productions and documentaries related to influential companies and performers of twentieth-century dance, including ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance.

Digital Theatre + VCU
A platform for the performing arts providing students with access to full-length productions, interviews, texts, rehearsals, and other educational resources.

Education in Video VCU
Teaching demonstrations, lectures, documentaries, and primary source footage of students and teachers in actual classrooms. Covers hundreds of special topics and themes.

Ethnographic Video Online VCU
Hundreds of classic and contemporary documentaries on the study of human culture and behavior covering every region of the world.

Filmakers Library Online VCU
Award-winning documentaries and independent films presenting points of view and historical and current experiences from diverse cultures and traditions worldwide.

Films on Demand Master Academic Collection VCU
Streaming films covering core academic subjects. Also includes archival films and newsreels.

HistoryMakers VCU
Oral histories of African-Americans from all walks of life, including politicians, authors, civil rights activists, religious leaders, musicians, legal scholars, and many others. Includes video footage.

Jazz Music Library VCU
Comprehensive collection of jazz recordings covering thousands of artists, ensembles, albums, and genres from all over the world from the beginnings of jazz to today.

JoVE (formerly Journal of Visualized Experiments) VCU
Streaming video resource that includes a peer-reviewed physical and life sciences journal, as well as a science education library. Subjects covered include biology, chemistry, engineering, environmental sciences, medicine, and more.

Kanopy Streaming VCU
Streaming documentaries, feature films, shorts, and more. Includes films from The Criterion Collection, California Newsreel, Media Education Foundation, First Run Features, Green Planet Films, Michael Blackwood, Kino Lorber and many more. Access is limited to faculty requests for course instruction. Requests must be received one week prior to the time of instruction.

LGBT Studies in Video VCU
Documentaries, interviews, archival footage, and select feature films exploring LGBT history, gay culture and subculture, LGBT families, civil rights, AIDS, transgender issues and other topics.

Music Online VCU
Music Online provides the most comprehensive database in streaming audio, video, reference, and scores on the web. Integrated searching by ensemble, genre, historical events and more provides in-depth context for music history.
Can be used for course content: Streaming audio and video that spans all time periods, with thousands of artists, composers, choreographers, and ensembles. More about affordable course content

National Theatre Collection VCU
A collaboration with the U.K. National Theatre, this collection offers digital performance resources previously exclusive to the National Theatre's archive, including performances as well as digitized archival material.

Naxos Music Library VCU
Streaming classical and world music. Includes notes on musical works and biographical information on composers or artists.

Opera in Video VCU
Comprehensive collection of operatic performances, interviews, and documentaries, covering the most commonly studied operas in music history, opera literature, and performance classes.

Oral History Online VCU
Index and links to web-based oral histories in English in archives and libraries around the world, with links to full text, audio, and video when available.

psychotherapy.net VCU
Streaming training videos in the fields of psychotherapy, counseling, and addiction treatment.

Swank Digital Campus
Streaming collection of feature films and documentaries.

Theatre in Video VCU
Hundreds of videos covering foremost plays worldwide. Includes footage of live performances, documentaries, and interviews with authors, directors, and actors.