Academic Video Online is the most comprehensive video subscription available to libraries. It delivers almost 70,000 titles spanning the widest range of subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and others. Includes the more than 14,000 titles exclusive to the Alexander Street films collection!
A rare view of what rush hour in London looked like in 1897. The dramatic and suspenseful newsreel announcing the crash of the Hindenburg zeppelin. President Ronald Reagan’s challenging speech at the Brandenburg Gate. Throughout modern history, cameras have recorded public events, wars, cultural phenomena, and government programs. This collection is a treasure trove of archival and historical films from multiple sources.
The Prelinger Archives – a collection of films relating to U.S. cultural and social history and the evolution of everyday life in America.
The WPA Film Library – more than 2,800 clips and newsreels from the late 1800s onward.
The United Newsreel collection – the series of newsreels produced by the U.S. Office of War Information during World War II.
The Universal Newsreel collection – a series of seven- to 10-minute newsreels produced by Universal Studios that were released twice per week between 1929 and 1967.
Recordings from the National Archives and Records Administration of historic speeches and events.
From Oscar®, Emmy, and Peabody award-winning documentaries to A-list performances spanning the arts, Films On Demand has content that will both educate and entertain students and researchers on a wide range of curricular subjects, including history, biology, business and economics, engineering, computer science, technical and trade skills, art and architecture, music and dance, philosophy and religion, geography, environmental science, anthropology, language and literature, mathematics, psychology, sociology, political science, and more.
Top Producers including A&E, PBS, BBC Learning, National Geographic, ABC News, NBC News, CNBC, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, HBO Documentary Films, PBS NewsHour, Open University, Bill Moyers, California Newsreel, Annenberg Learner, TED, Films for the Humanities & Sciences, and more.
Access over 1400+ high impact, broadcast quality professional development videos for Education students and faculty. Included in the Library are:150 uncut videos (unedited footage of classrooms) for a real view of the classroom; used for calibration Teaching exercises with rubrics and creating inter-rater reliability and 41 DIY videos which are video submissions from the field featuring award winning teacher leaders, focusing on points of instruction which prove challenging for teachers. It also provides access to the popular blog, Tchers’ Voice with tips, new ideas and concepts, and ways of using videos series to improve learning.
New / Trial Databases
The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
Comprehensive coverage of the African American experience from the early 18th century to the present day. Sourced from more than 19,000 American and global news sources, including over 400 current and historical Black publications. An easy-to-use online resource—updated daily—for every institution working toward social justice and racial equity. Series 1 covers 1704-1877: Arrival in America through Reconstruction; Series 2 covers 1878-1975: Jim Crow through the Civil Rights Movement.
Comprehensive coverage of the Hispanic American experience from the early 18th century to the present day. Sourced from more than 17,000 publications, including 700 Spanish-language newspapers and periodicals. An easy-to-use online resource—updated daily with new material—that illuminates centuries of Hispanic history, culture, and daily life. Series 1 covers 1704-1942: Spanish colonialism through World War II; Series 2 covers 1943-2009: Immigration, labor rights and civil rights.
Kanopy BASE provides streaming access to the world’s best academic streaming library with subjects and titles that meet diverse areas of study. Using your WSU student login, you can access KBASE'S expertly curated collection of essential videos across various courses of study (Note: this is a more limited collection of the Kanopy catalog. It is not geared towards popular entertainment. You can access their complete popular collection through your local public library.)
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To help understand both the current landscape faced by workers today and the complex history that helped create this environment, HeinOnline has released Labor and Employment: The American Worker. This sprawling database brings together legislative histories on major legislation, briefs from Supreme Court cases, accounts of labor riots from the not-so-distant past, reports on working conditions of today, and more. Unique to this database is a chart of landmark court cases related to labor and employment law.
This chart presents 24 landmark court cases, accompanied by their decision year and a brief synopsis of the case, centering its importance in both labor jurisprudence and history. Each case is linked directly to the original full-text decision. While the majority of these cases were decided in the U.S. Supreme Court, some influenced the entire country from state courts. Cases range from 1842 to 2018 and include the two court cases mentioned earlier in this introduction.
HeinOnline editors have analyzed every title within this massive collection and assigned each title one (or more) 18 new title-level subjects. These subjects cover issues such as Pensions & Retirement, Employment Benefits, Workplace Protections and Discrimination, and Wages, and are browseable or searchable, to better allow users to target their research.
In addition to analyzing and subject coding more than 10,000 titles, HeinOnline editors have combed through our extensive Law Journal Library to hand-pick 300 scholarly articles on employment protections, labor contracts, labor-management relations, collective bargaining, and related topics. These articles were published as recently as 2022 and as far back as 1904, providing insights both into the scholarly discourse of issues of the past and how that discourse has both evolved and impacts the present. New articles will be added monthly. HeinOnline editors have also strolled through the library stacks to identify more than 200 titles worthy of research whose full text could not be added online. Many of these titles were published in the last twenty years. This list too will continue to grow on a regular basis.
Designed for undergraduate students, Exploring Race in Society contains scholarly journals and proprietary essays that provide researchers with a deeper understanding of how current issues stem from actions and policies of the past.
Each proprietary topic includes an overview article and three essays suggesting potential solutions. Solutions essays are written by a diverse group of writers representing the fields of academia, journalism, medicine and other disciplines working to address issues related to race.
"Fresh, inclusive collections of primary sources are paired with accessible commentary in this reference series from Schlager Group. Starting with key eras and disciplines from American history, these publications highlight the essential documents that every student needs to know, while also emphasizing the voices and perspectives of often-marginalized communities, from African Americans to women to immigrants, Asian Americans, Latinos, the LBGTQ community, and more. In addition, each set features carefully curated document texts along with highly targeted activities to help students engage with and analyze primary documents. Document texts are abridged to remain brief and accessible, even to struggling readers—including ESL students—while activity questions range in difficulty from basic to more advanced." - publisher's website
Includes these individual titles:
Schlager Anthology of Hispanic America
Schlager Anthology of Black America
Schlager Anthology of the American Revolution
Schlager Anthology of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era
Schlager Anthology of Early America
Schlager Anthology of Westward Expansion