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Streaming Videos

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Oakton's Streaming Video collection contains educational films, documentaries, and feature films on a variety of subject matter.

Alexander Street Press Streaming Video Collections 

American History in Video

Provides a searchable collection of 6,005 online streaming videos - including commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries - for the study of American history.

Art and Architecture in Video

Provides a searchable online streaming video collection of documentaries and interviews illustrating the history, theory and practice of art, design and architecture - spanning the Renaissance, Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Modern, and Contemporary Art - as well as documentaries and interviews illustrating the theory and practice of a variety of art forms.3

Asian Film Online

Offers a view of Asian culture as seen through the lens of the independent Asian filmmaker. Through a selection curated by film scholars and critics, viewers can explore the impact of globalization and urbanization on people’s everyday lives throughout the greater Asian region.

Black Studies in Video

Provides a searchable online streaming video collection featuring award-winning documentaries, newsreels, interviews, and archival footage surveying African American history, politics, art and culture, family structure, social and economic pressures, and gender relationships.

Current Affairs in Video

Provides a searchable streaming video collection of issue-based documentaries from around the world covering key issues and events of recent global history in the fields of Immigration and Border Studies, Middle East Studies, Urban Studies, Political Science, Globalization, and Human Rights.

Engineering Case Studies Online

Provides a wide range of videos and text that cover engineering successes and failures. Materials include documentaries, accident reports, experiments, case studies, lectures, interviews and more from credible sources from around the world.

Environmental Studies in Video

Contains hundreds of hour of film about various areas of environmental studies. Some environmental areas of study include ethics, law, planning, science, economics, an sociology.

LGBT Studies in Video

Provides a searchable online collection of recent documentary, performance, animation, and biographical videos about the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender political, cultural, and social movements.

World History in Video

Provides a searchable online collection of critically acclaimed documentaries from independent filmmakers worldwide offering a geographical and chronological survey of human history covering Africa and the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Oceania from the earliest civilizations to the fall of the Berlin Wall.erican public life.


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