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Academic Video Online (AVON) provides unlimited remote access to more than 63,000* (and growing) videos all cross-searchable from a single platform. The database includes scholarly video material of virtually every video type: documentaries, interviews, performances, news programs and newsreels, field recordings, commercials, demonstrations, original and raw footage including tens of thousands of exclusive tiles. The embeddable video player with keyword-searchable transcripts allows users to browse and refine with intuitive facets and then create and share custom clips and playlists. LibGuide: More information (scroll down to see “Subject Strengths”) and title list here: You can filter the title list by ‘exclusive’ to see our 14,000 unique titles, including CNN, BBC, and Dow Jones.
Films across all art forms: from performing to performance, from music to electronic media, from physical to spiritual, from visual arts to photography, fashion and later included philosophy and religion, gastronomy, history and politics and psychology. More than 5000 films for arts education and arts practitioners. The unique collection originates from Australia, UK, USA, Germany, Denmark, France, Hungary, Canada, Switzerland, Pakistan, Indonesia, Africa and Japan.
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O'Reilly Online Books is a digital library providing over 21,000 technology, digital media and business books and video tutorials online. It has the full text of many technical books including those from O'Reilly, Addison-Wesley, Adobe Press, DK, Elsevier, For Dummies, Peachpit, Wiley ...
Music and sound effects are for educational use. See Westar Guide for details on permitted uses. Guide will be available November 14, 2019.
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