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  • Library offers access to hundreds of online-streaming videos

    Thanks to a new database at Booth Library, faculty, staff and students now have access to hundreds of videos that stream online. Through the library's partnership with the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI), the library added to its collection videos in the areas of American history, counseling, dance, ethnography and LGBT studies produced by Alexander Street Press.

    The video collections include content that's online exclusively through Alexander Street Press from partners such as The History Channel, Bullfrog, Chronoscope, Universal Newsreel, United News and more. Also included are documentaries and series from PBS.

    A majority of the videos available cover American history, including documentaries, newsreels and never-before-published archival footage.

    Eastern faculty members may find these videos useful to supplement teaching materials, illustrate a lecture or include in online courses. Students may use the videos as part of their research or include snippets of videos as part of a multimedia presentation.

    The collections are easily searchable by topic, and include real-time transcripts and an easy-to-use menu to create custom clips of portions of videos.

    These videos may be used just like any other educational video, with the added bonus of being able to view them anytime from almost anywhere.

    For more information about the video collection, contact your subject librarian or call the library reference desk at 581-6072.

    The collection can be browsed by topic at http://vasc.alexanderstreet.com/browse/disciplinetopic

    Individual collections are linked below.