Videos Online

Key Resources

Films on Demand
FoD provides instant access to over 5,500 streaming educational videos covering a wide range of subject areas. You can watch these videos on any computer with high-speed Internet access. The library has the complete FoD collection, including Business & Economics, Health, Humanities & Social Sciences, and Sciences. Create a personal FoD user ID to save playlists with your favorite videos and video segments.
  • Access restrictions: Available to SWOSU students, faculty, and staff on and off-campus.
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Kanopy Streaming
Kanopy offers video streaming for thousands of films covering a wide array of subjects across the disciplines. The collection includes educational documentaries, feature films, and interviews from over 900 producers and filmmakers, including Criterion, Green Planet Films,, BBCActive, DEFA Film Library, and Kino Lorber.
  • Access restrictions: Available to SWOSU students, faculty, and staff.
VAST: Academic Video Online
VAST: Academic Video Online is Alexander Street Press’ flagship video database containing thousands of video titles in a wide range of disciplines, including biology, business, education, healthcare, the humanities, the physical sciences, and the social sciences. The VAST video collection can be browsed or searched by discipline.
  • Access restrictions: Available to SWOSU students, faculty, and staff on and off campus.

More Resources

American History in Video
American History in Video provides a rich collection of video for the study of American history. The collection allows students and researchers to analyze historical events and their presentation over time through commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries. This resource is part of the VAST: Academic Video Online collection.
  • Access restrictions: Available to SWOSU students, faculty, and staff on and off-campus.
American Rhetoric
Access over 5000 full text, audio, and video versions of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates, interviews, other recorded media events.
  • Access restrictions: none
Biointeractive from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute
BioInteractive is a web-based collection of biology-focused teaching materials. The Holiday Lectures on Science is a set of four one-hour lectures presented each December that give students and teachers the opportunity to learn about cutting-edge biomedical research directly from some of the world’s leading scientists.
Classical Music in Video
Classical Music in Video contains classical music performances and master classes captured on video. The collection contains performances of all forms of classical music, including major orchestral performances by leading orchestras, chamber music, oratorio, and solo performances, along with master classes and interviews with master teachers from around the world. This resource is part of the VAST: Academic Video Online collection.
  • Access restrictions:Available to SWOSU students, faculty, and staff on and off campus.
First-time users: Registration with your SWOSU email address is required – click here.
Use's online video tutorials to learn business, software, technology, and creative skills to help you achieve personal and professional goals. Over 5,800 expert-taught courses are available.
  • Access restrictions: Available to SWOSU students, faculty, and staff.
MERLOT: Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning & Online Teaching
MERLOT is a leading edge, user-centered, searchable collection of peer reviewed and selected higher education, online learning materials, catalogued by registered members and a set of faculty development support services. MERLOT's vision is to be a premiere online community where faculty, staff, and students from around the world share their learning materials and pedagogy.
  • Access restrictions: None
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Met Opera on Demand
Met Opera on Demand delivers instant access to more than 500 New York Metropolitan Opera performances, including more than 70 past performances from the Met's award-winning Live in HD series as well as more than 350 classic full-length video and audio performances.
  • Access restrictions: Available to SWOSU students, faculty, and staff.
Music Online
Alexander Street Press' Music Online offers thousands of streaming audio recordings, scores, music reference works, and videos of musicians and performers. The database can be searched and browsed by subject, historical event, genre, people, cultural group, place, time period, and ensemble.
  • Access restrictions: Available to SWOSU students, faculty, and staff.
Oyez: U.S. Supreme Court Media
A multimedia archive devoted to the Supreme Court of the United States. It aims to be a complete and authoritative source for all audio recorded in the Court since the installation of a recording system in October, 1955. The Project also provides authoritative information on all justices and offers a virtual reality tour of portions of the Supreme Court building, including the chambers of some justices.
  • Access restrictions: none
Use SCOLA to view television programs from around the world, all presented in their original native language. For instructors, SCOLA also offers multimedia Insta-Classes: ready-made for classroom lessons with a video clip, transcript, English translation, quiz, and vocabulary list.
  • Access restrictions: Available to SWOSU students, faculty, and staff on and off campus.
  • High speed internet connection required for video content.
Teacher Tube
TeacherTube is a video sharing website similar to YouTube. It is designed to allow those in the educational industry, particularly teachers, to share educational resources. The site contains a mixture of classroom teaching resources and others designed to aid teacher training. A number of students have also uploaded videos that they have made as part of college courses. The website contains over 26,000 videos. The goal of TeacherTube is to provide an online community for sharing instructional videos.
  • Access restrictions:�None
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VideoLectures.NET is a free and open access educational video lectures repository. The lectures are given by scholars and scientists at conferences, workshops and science promotional events from many fields of science. The portal is aimed at promoting science, exchanging ideas, and fostering knowledge sharing by providing high quality didactic content to the scientific community, students, and the general public.
YouTube EDU
Videos from over one hundred college and university partners.
  • Access restrictions:�None
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Yovisto is a worldwide video search engine for educational video content, including content from many countries and languages. Yovisto allows searching within videos. There are many other features like: tagging, adding comments, discussing, interaction with other users, uploading videos and organising your videos, etc. Each individual will need to set up a free account with yovisto.
  • Access restrictions:�None
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