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, Psychotherapy.net, 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.
VTC | Request an account
First-time users must request a VTC account. Use the Virtual Training Company's video tutorials to learn the latest tools and techniques in office productivity applications, programming, operating systems, digital media, web design, and software development.
  • Access restrictions: Available to SWOSU students, faculty, and staff on and off campus.
  • High speed internet connection required for video content.
  • Maximum number of simultaneous users: 15

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
Area Studies Video Online
Note: This collection has been consolidated into VAST: Academic Video Online by the publisher. Click here for details.
Area Studies Video Online covers Middle Eastern studies, Latin American, African, Eastern European, Asian, and other global communities. The collection includes films focused on cultural, political, and socioeconomic issues and provides an interdisciplinary resource for every region of 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.
Art and Architecture Video
Note: This collection has been consolidated into VAST: Academic Video Online by the publisher. Click here for details.
Art and Architecture Video includes biographies, profiles of contemporary artists and architects, interviews, surveys of art history, aesthetics, theory, and criticism. Includes coverage of the Renaissance, Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Modern, and Contemporary Art. This resource is part of the VAST: Academic Video Online collection.
  • Access restrictions:Available to SWOSU students, faculty, and staff on and off campus.
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.
Business and Economics Video Online
Note: This collection has been consolidated into VAST: Academic Video Online by the publisher. Click here for details.
Business and Economics Video Online includes case studies, documentaries, interviews, biographies, lectures, and instructional videos. Subjects covered include marketing, sales, finance, macro and microeconomics, personnel management, logistics and operations, strategy, negotiations, theory, cross-cultural issues, social media marketing, ethics, project management, leadership, and entrepreneurship. This resource is part of the VAST: Academic Video Online collection.
  • Access restrictions:Available to SWOSU students, faculty, and staff on and off campus.
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.
Counseling and Therapy in Video
Note: This collection has been consolidated into VAST: Academic Video Online by the publisher. Click here for details.
This online collection is ideal for the subject areas of social work, psychology, education, and other helping professions. It includes hundreds of hours of streaming video content, led by leading psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and academics in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. The database includes therapy sessions, training videos, demonstrations, case consultations, lectures, discussions, and workshops plus dozens of discussion guides. This resource is part of the VAST: Academic Video Online collection.
  • Access restrictions: Available to SWOSU students, faculty, and staff on and off-campus.
Criminal Justice and Public Safety in Video
Note: This collection has been consolidated into VAST: Academic Video Online by the publisher. Click here for details.
Criminal Justice and Public Safety in Video is a compilation of documentaries, training videos, and interviews depicting the theoretical principles and practical application of criminal justice and emergency response. Among the subject areas covered are criminal law and procedure, juvenile justice, substance abuse/re-entry, forensics, law enforcement, criminology, courts and adjudication, victimology, corrections, and violent crime. The database includes international coverage, allowing for a comparative view of criminal justice systems. This resource is part of the VAST: Academic Video Online collection.
  • Access restrictions:Available to SWOSU students, faculty, and staff on and off campus.
Dance in Video
Note: This collection has been consolidated into VAST: Academic Video Online by the publisher. Click here for details.
This resource provides streaming videos of over 250 dance productions and documentaries by the most influential performers and companies of the twentieth century. Providing the visual element necessary for appreciation and analysis, students and researchers can at last discover and revisit great performances and learn from the dancers, choreographers, and directors who have perfected the craft. The collection covers ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance, as well as forerunners of the forms and the pioneers of modern concert dance. This resource is part of the VAST: Academic Video Online collection.
  • Access restrictions: Available to SWOSU students, faculty, and staff on and off-campus.
Education in Video
Note: This collection has been consolidated into VAST: Academic Video Online by the publisher. Click here for details.
Education in Video is designed for training teachers on a wide range of topics (behavior, classroom management, curriculum, leadership, learning styles, student assessment) in language arts, math, social sciences, and science. Intended for teachers at all grade levels, preschool to postsecondary, the majority of the videos are aimed at primary and secondary school teachers. Includes teaching demonstrations, lectures, documentaries, and primary-source footage of students and teachers in actual classrooms. This resource is part of the VAST: Academic Video Online collection.
  • Access restrictions:Available to SWOSU students, faculty, and staff on and off campus.
Ethnic Studies Video Online
Note: This collection has been consolidated into VAST: Academic Video Online by the publisher. Click here for details.
Ethnic Studies Video Online includes documentary films on the subject of Native American Studies, Chicano Studies and African American Studies, among others, focusing on issues of social justice in marginalized communities. This resource is part of the VAST: Academic Video Online collection.
  • Access restrictions:Available to SWOSU students, faculty, and staff on and off campus.
Ethnographic Video Online
Note: This collection has been consolidated into VAST: Academic Video Online by the publisher. Click here for details.
This resource provides hundreds of films about human culture and behavior. The collection covers every region of the world and features the work of many of the most influential documentary filmmakers, including interviews, previously unreleased raw footage, field notes, study guides, and more. This resource is part of the VAST: Academic Video Online collection.
  • Access restrictions: Available to SWOSU students, faculty, and staff.
Health and Society in Video
Note: This collection has been consolidated into VAST: Academic Video Online by the publisher. Click here for details.
Health and Society in Video is a collection of documentaries related to health and society. Health issues such as pediatric AIDS, cancer, health insurance, access to health care, addiction, malnutrition, and Alzheimer's disease are presented through first-hand accounts and case studies from health care practitioners as well as patients and their families. This resource is part of the VAST: Academic Video Online collection.
  • Access restrictions:Available to SWOSU students, faculty, and staff on and off campus.
Humanities Video Online
Note: This collection has been consolidated into VAST: Academic Video Online by the publisher. Click here for details.
Humanities Video Online provides a multidisciplinary collection of films with a broad range of titles in the humanities and social sciences. This resource is part of the VAST: Academic Video Online collection.
  • Access restrictions:Available to SWOSU students, faculty, and staff on and off campus.
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.
Opera in Video
Note: This collection has been consolidated into VAST: Academic Video Online by the publisher. Click here for details.
This resource offers more than 500 hours of streaming video. Classic performances from the top opera companies and documentaries on specific operas, composers, and companies cover the full range of operatic composition, from the Baroque to the twentieth century. Multiple performances and stagings worldwide of the major operas allow for analysis of stage design, vocal techniques, roles, and musical interpretation across time periods, opera houses, and conductors. This resource is part of the VAST: Academic Video Online collection.
  • Access restrictions:Available to SWOSU students, faculty, and staff on and off campus.
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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
Philosophy and Religious Studies in Video
Note: This collection has been consolidated into VAST: Academic Video Online by the publisher. Click here for details.
The Philosophy and Religious Studies in Video collection includes documentaries, debates, personal interviews, biographies, and other primary source footage, mostly in the field of Religious Studies. Spanning from the Ancient Greeks to the Frankfurt School, from Hinduism to Christianity, from Classical Chinese Philosophy to American Pragmatism, the collection covers a broad range of perspectives essential to the study of philosophy, religion, current affairs, anthropology, international relations, history, and more. This resource is part of the VAST: Academic Video Online collection.
  • Access restrictions:Available to SWOSU students, faculty, and staff on and off campus.
Politics and Current Affairs Video Online
Note: This collection has been consolidated into VAST: Academic Video Online by the publisher. Click here for details.
Politics and Current Affairs Video Online is a large and growing collection of issue-based documentaries. Subjects covered included globalization, immigration, human rights, politics, and urban studies. The database allows browsing by topic as well as keyword searching within the fulltext of the transcripts. This resource is part of the VAST: Academic Video Online collection.
  • Access restrictions:Available to SWOSU students, faculty, and staff on and off campus.
Psychology Video Online
Note: This collection has been consolidated into VAST: Academic Video Online by the publisher. Click here for details.
Psychology Video Online contains documentaries, interviews, case studies, and psychological experiments. Topics covered include addiction, group psychology, feminist psychology, family psychology, children and adolescent psychology, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and many others. This resource is part of the VAST: Academic Video Online collection.
  • Access restrictions:Available to SWOSU students, faculty, and staff on and off campus.
Science Video Online
Note: This collection has been consolidated into VAST: Academic Video Online by the publisher. Click here for details.
Science Video Online contains documentaries covering environmental studies, natural history, and the physical and biological sciences, including chemistry, physics, biology, geology, oceanography, ecology, astronomy, and geography. The collection covers the histories of both science and technology through topics as diverse as the space race and genetic engineering; examinations of how the various sciences work in practice; how ethical and political decisions are affected through their application; and how issues in science relate to larger intellectual and social trends. This resource is part of the VAST: Academic Video Online collection.
  • Access restrictions:Available to SWOSU students, faculty, and staff on and off campus.
SCOLA
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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Theatre in Video
Note: This collection has been consolidated into VAST: Academic Video Online by the publisher. Click here for details.
This resource contains more than 250 of the worlds most important plays, together with more than 100 video documentaries, online in streaming video. These definitive performances by leading actors and directors, have been painstakingly licensed from a wide range of copyright holders. This resource is part of the VAST: Academic Video Online collection.
  • Access restrictions:Available to SWOSU students, faculty, and staff on and off campus.
VideoLectures.NET
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.
Women's and Gender Studies Video Online
Note: This collection has been consolidated into VAST: Academic Video Online by the publisher. Click here for details.
Women's and Gender Studies Video Online includes films from countries around the world covering the study of gender, feminism, women's history, media studies, and politics. The collection addresses issues of social justice, gender/sexual identity, gay and lesbian studies, and provides insight into the contributions of women to history, culture, and society. This resource is part of the VAST: Academic Video Online collection.
  • Access restrictions:Available to SWOSU students, faculty, and staff on and off campus.
World History in Video
Note: This collection has been consolidated into VAST: Academic Video Online by the publisher. Click here for details.
World History in Video is a collection of documentaries surveying world history from the earliest civilizations to the fall of the Berlin Wall. Most documentaries incorporate historical footage or interviews with eyewitnesses. Videos may be browsed or searched across many categories, including titles, historical periods, countries, persons, and subjects. This resource is part of the VAST: Academic Video Online collection.
  • Access restrictions:Available to SWOSU students, faculty, and staff on and off campus.
World Languages and Literature in Video
Note: This collection has been consolidated into VAST: Academic Video Online by the publisher. Click here for details.
World Languages and Literature in Video provides access to a collection of documentaries, feature films, and some filmed performances. The documentaries include biographical profiles of authors from Daniel Defoe and Charles Dickens to Anne Rice and C. K. Williams. Among the feature films are a number by D. W. Griffith, most notably Birth of a Nation. This resource is part of the VAST: Academic Video Online collection.
  • Access restrictions:Available to SWOSU students, faculty, and staff on and off campus.
YouTube EDU
Videos from over one hundred college and university partners.
  • Access restrictions:�None
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Yovisto
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
  • Full video