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Trial Streaming Videos – VAST: Academic Video Online

VAST: Academic Video Online is a multidisciplinary collection of videos hosted by Alexander Street Press that touches on the curriculum needs of virtually every department. It provides thousands of titles available covering a wide range of topics such architecture, business, economics, health, history, literature, political science, psychology religion and many more. VAST allows students and researchers alike to analyze unique and valuable content from over 500 producers and distributors around the world.

This OSU Trial runs through 10/14/2014.

Please tell us what you think. Comments on this resource can be submitted on the electronic resource evaluation form.

Now Available: Films on Demand – New Streaming Videos

We now have access to 20 new streaming videos through the Films on Demand platform:

Happy (Educator’s Edition) – http://proxy.library.oregonstate.edu/login?url=http://digital.films.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?aid=1544&xtid=53499

Planet Yoga – http://proxy.library.oregonstate.edu/login?url=http://digital.films.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?aid=1544&xtid=56497

Hinduism: The Eternal Way—Let’s Look at World Religions – http://proxy.library.oregonstate.edu/login?url=http://digital.films.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?aid=1544&xtid=48273

Buddhism: The Noble Path-Let’s Look at World Religions – http://proxy.library.oregonstate.edu/login?url=http://digital.films.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?aid=1544&xtid=48274

Judaism: The Promised Land-Let’s Look at World Religions – http://proxy.library.oregonstate.edu/login?url=http://digital.films.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?aid=1544&xtid=48275

Christianity: The Good News-Let’s Look at World Religions  – http://proxy.library.oregonstate.edu/login?url=http://digital.films.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?aid=1544&xtid=48276

Sikhism: The Guru’s Wisdom-Let’s Look at World Religions – http://proxy.library.oregonstate.edu/login?url=http://digital.films.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?aid=1544&xtid=48278

The Baha’i Faith: Unity in Diversity-Let’s Look at World Religions  – http://proxy.library.oregonstate.edu/login?url=http://digital.films.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?aid=1544&xtid=48279

Seven Faiths: What They Have in Common-Let’s Look at World Religions – http://proxy.library.oregonstate.edu/login?url=http://digital.films.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?aid=1544&xtid=48280

Islam: Surrender to God—Let’s Look at World Religions – http://proxy.library.oregonstate.edu/login?url=http://digital.films.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?aid=1544&xtid=48277

Haiti: Where Did the Money Go? – http://proxy.library.oregonstate.edu/login?url=http://digital.films.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?aid=1544&xtid=53086

Solomon Northup’s Odyssey: Twelve Years a Slave – http://proxy.library.oregonstate.edu/login?url=http://digital.films.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?aid=1544&xtid=44844

The President: Seeking the European Union’s First Head of State – http://proxy.library.oregonstate.edu/login?url=http://digital.films.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?aid=1544&xtid=44874

The Life and Times of Josef Stalin – http://proxy.library.oregonstate.edu/login?url=http://digital.films.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?aid=1544&xtid=2563

City of Murder and Mayhem: Coping with Life in Moscow – http://proxy.library.oregonstate.edu/login?url=http://digital.films.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?aid=1544&xtid=50035

The Africa-China Connection: A Thriving Business Partnership – http://proxy.library.oregonstate.edu/login?url=http://digital.films.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?aid=1544&xtid=55247

Rich China: An Emerging Class of Wealthy Elites –  http://proxy.library.oregonstate.edu/login?url=http://digital.films.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?aid=1544&xtid=49101

China: Global Factory? – http://proxy.library.oregonstate.edu/login?url=http://digital.films.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?aid=1544&xtid=47369

Lessons of the Blood: Unit 731 and the Legacy of Biological Warfare – http://proxy.library.oregonstate.edu/login?url=http://digital.films.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?aid=1544&xtid=47871

India After Independence – http://proxy.library.oregonstate.edu/login?url=http://digital.films.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?aid=1544&xtid=2602


Trial Database: University of Fashion

The University of Fashion provides online video tutorials on a wide range of fashion design topics. HD quality video lessons on Draping, Fashion Art, Pattern Making, Fashion Product Development, Sewing, and Making Fashion Business Connections are taught by experienced industry professionals. Each lesson topic area contains a breadth of content for each of three skill-levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced. Keep up to date with some of the latest fashion industry trends and news through University of Fashion’s blog, and find inspiration for new ideas with their Pinterest and Instagram pages. Whether you are just curious about fashion or interested in pursuing a career in fashion, University of Fashion provides in-depth content that can meet your need to better understand a wide variety of fashion-related topics.


This OSU Trial runs through 7/31/2014.

Please tell us what you think. Comments on this resource can be submitted on the electronic resource evaluation form.

UPDATED – Trial Streaming Videos: Kanopy

Update (5/7/2014):

This trial has been extended until May 21. New content has been added for the following collections:

If you do have any feedback about this resource, please let us know by submitting an electronic resource evaluation form.


Kanopy is a leading distributor of online educational videos. All videos are delivered to library users through a dedicated platform that it is customized to local requirements and incorporates features such as Learning Management System embed, commentary and engagement tools, clip and playlist creation, 360° discoverability, and much more.  OSU currently has the following collections available as a trial for OSU through 5/21/2014:


  • First Run Features: First Run Features was founded in 1979 by a group of filmmakers to advance the distribution of independent film. Under the leadership of the late film pioneer, Fran Spielman, First Run Features quickly gained a reputation for its controversial catalog of daring documentaries and fiction films.  The collection includes films by such notable directors as Spike Lee, Michael Apted, Peter Jackson, Alex Gibney, Joe Berlinger, Allan Mille and many more.
  • Criterion: The Criterion Collection and Janus Films has been dedicated to gathering the greatest films from around the world and publishing them in editions that offer the highest technical quality and award-winning, original supplements. The collection includes important classic and contemporary films of masters of cinema such as Renoir, Godard, Kurosawa, Cocteau, Fellini, Bergman, Tarkovsky, Hitchcock, and more.
  • Green Planet: Green Planet Films is a non-profit distributor of nature and environmental videos from around the globe striving to promote environmental education through film. They seek to preserve and protect our planet by collecting and distributing documentaries that can be used to educate the public about the science, beauty, and fragility of the natural world.
  • Kino Lorber: Kino Lorber Edu offers over 600 titles with Kanopy. Key collections for Silent Film, Film Studies, World Cinema, and LGBT Studies will provide libraries with in-depth collections as well as the best critically acclaimed documentaries and films available today, including Metropolis and The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.
  • DEFA: The DEFA Film Library at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is the only archive and study center outside Europe devoted to the study of a broad spectrum of filmmaking by East German filmmakers or related to East Germany from 1946 to the present. Many films have been voted among the 100 Best German Films ever made and include: The Murderers Are Among Us (1946, dir. Wolfgang Staudte), Marriage in the Shadows (1947, dir. Kurt Maetzig), The Story of Little Mook (1953. Dir. Wolfgang Staudte) and many more.


This OSU Trial runs through 5/21/2014.

Please tell us what you think. Comments on this resource can be submitted on the electronic resource evaluation form.

Trial Database: PBS Video Collection

The PBS Video Collection assembles hundreds of the greatest documentary films and series from the history of PBS into one convenient online interface. The diverse subject matter of the included films makes this an important collection for the study of history, science, business, technology, performing arts, anthropology, psychology, politics, health, and literature.

This OSU Trial runs through 5/24/2014.

Please tell us what you think. Comments on this resource can be submitted on the electronic resource evaluation form.

Now Available: Docuseek2 Streaming Videos

We now have access to 8 new videos from Docuseek2:


Along the African Rift – http://proxy.library.oregonstate.edu/login?url=http://www.docuseek2.com/v/a/GG6

Chasing Water – http://proxy.library.oregonstate.edu/login?url=http://www.docuseek2.com/v/a/BG6

Drowned Out – http://proxy.library.oregonstate.edu/login?url=http://www.docuseek2.com/v/a/DG6

Tectonic Europe – http://proxy.library.oregonstate.edu/login?url=http://www.docuseek2.com/v/a/FG6

The Collision Zone: Asia – http://proxy.library.oregonstate.edu/login?url=http://www.docuseek2.com/v/a/JG6

The Pacific Rim: Americas – http://proxy.library.oregonstate.edu/login?url=http://www.docuseek2.com/v/a/HG6

The Western Pacific Rim – http://proxy.library.oregonstate.edu/login?url=http://www.docuseek2.com/v/a/IG6


When China Met Africa – http://proxy.library.oregonstate.edu/login?url=http://www.docuseek2.com/v/a/CG6



Now online—Valley Library’s most popular videos!

Based on circulation of the library DVD collection, we have added online access to some of the most popular videos in the OSU community.  These videos can be used in classes or for individual study.


Ancient Drugs – http://oasis.oregonstate.edu/record=b3228824

The Dark Ages – http://oasis.oregonstate.edu/record=b3274696

The Armenian Genocide – Educator’s Edition –  http://oasis.oregonstate.edu/record=b3225982

Once Upon a Time: Baghdad During the Abbasid Dynasty – http://oasis.oregonstate.edu/record=b3221944

From Arabic to Latin: The Assimilation of Arab Knowledge – http://oasis.oregonstate.edu/record=b3221947

1421: The Year China Discovered America? – http://oasis.oregonstate.edu/record=b3228082

Trade Secrets: A Moyers Report – http://oasis.oregonstate.edu/record=b3223030

The Persuaders – http://oasis.oregonstate.edu/record=b3228009

In Debt We Trust: America Before the Bubble Burst – http://oasis.oregonstate.edu/record=b3270977

The Great Health Care Debate – http://oasis.oregonstate.edu/record=b3269245

The Slanted Screen: Asian Men in Film and Television – http://oasis.oregonstate.edu/record=b3227016

Gabriel Garcia Marquez: La Magia de lo Real – http://oasis.oregonstate.edu/record=b3220847

Negroes with Guns: Rob Williams and Black Power – http://oasis.oregonstate.edu/record=b3231627


=====The following titles are components of the “Essentials of Faith” series=======

Essentials of Faith: Christianity – http://oasis.oregonstate.edu/record=b3225356

Essentials of Faith: Judaism – http://oasis.oregonstate.edu/record=b3225357

Essentials of Faith: Islam – http://oasis.oregonstate.edu/record=b3225358

Essentials of Faith: Hinduism – http://oasis.oregonstate.edu/record=b3225359

Essentials of Faith: Buddhism – http://oasis.oregonstate.edu/record=b3225360

Essentials of Faith: Humanism – http://oasis.oregonstate.edu/record=b3225361

Essentials of Faith: Paganism – http://oasis.oregonstate.edu/record=b3225362
=====The following titles are components of the “From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians” series=======


From Jesus to Christ, Part 1 – http://oasis.oregonstate.edu/record=b3227773

From Jesus to Christ, Part 2 – http://oasis.oregonstate.edu/record=b3227774

From Jesus to Christ, Part 3 – http://oasis.oregonstate.edu/record=b3227970

From Jesus to Christ, Part 4 – http://oasis.oregonstate.edu/record=b3227971
=====The following titles are components of the “China from the Inside” series=======

China from the Inside: Power and the People – http://oasis.oregonstate.edu/record=b3229999

China from the Inside: Women of the Country – http://oasis.oregonstate.edu/record=b3230000

China from the Inside: Shifting Nature – http://oasis.oregonstate.edu/record=b3230001

China from the Inside: Freedom and Justice – http://oasis.oregonstate.edu/record=b3230002
=====The following titles are components of the “The Oregon Trail” series=======

Beginnings – http://oasis.oregonstate.edu/record=b3230878

Across the Plains – http://oasis.oregonstate.edu/record=b3230879

Through the Rockies – http://oasis.oregonstate.edu/record=b3230880

The Final Steps – http://oasis.oregonstate.edu/record=b3230881
=====The following titles are components of the “Lewis and Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery-A Film by Ken Burns” series=======

Lewis and Clark: Part 1 – http://oasis.oregonstate.edu/record=b3230031

Lewis and Clark: Part 2 – http://oasis.oregonstate.edu/record=b3230032
=====The following titles are components of the “Broadway: The American Musical” series=======

Give My Regards to Broadway (1893–1927) – http://oasis.oregonstate.edu/record=b3228068

Syncopated City (1919–1933) – http://oasis.oregonstate.edu/record=b3228069

I Got Plenty O’ Nuttin’ (1930–1942) – http://oasis.oregonstate.edu/record=b3231964

Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’ (1943–1960) – http://oasis.oregonstate.edu/record=b3231965

Tradition (1957–1979) – http://oasis.oregonstate.edu/record=b3228070

Putting It Together (1980–2004) – http://oasis.oregonstate.edu/record=b3228071
=====The following titles are components of the “Do You Speak American?” series=======

Do You Speak American? Up North – http://oasis.oregonstate.edu/record=b3229922

Do You Speak American? Down South – http://oasis.oregonstate.edu/record=b3229923

Do You Speak American? Out West – http://oasis.oregonstate.edu/record=b3229924
=====The following titles are components of the “The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory” series=======

The Elegant Universe: Einstein’s Dream – http://oasis.oregonstate.edu/record=b3227856

The Elegant Universe: String’s the Thing – http://oasis.oregonstate.edu/record=b3227891

The Elegant Universe: Welcome to the 11th Dimension – http://oasis.oregonstate.edu/record=b3231913
=====The following titles are components of the “The Secret Life of the Brain” series=======

The Baby’s Brain: Wider Than the Sky – http://oasis.oregonstate.edu/record=b3230051

The Child’s Brain: Syllable from Sound – http://oasis.oregonstate.edu/record=b3230052

The Teenage Brain: A World of Their Own – http://oasis.oregonstate.edu/record=b3230053

The Adult Brain: To Think by Feeling – http://oasis.oregonstate.edu/record=b3230054

The Aging Brain: Through Many Lives – http://oasis.oregonstate.edu/record=b3230366


=====The following titles are components of the “Rx for Survival: A Global Health Challenge” series=======

Disease Warriors – http://oasis.oregonstate.edu/record=b3228099

Rise of the Superbugs – http://oasis.oregonstate.edu/record=b3228041

Delivering the Goods – http://oasis.oregonstate.edu/record=b3227780

Deadly Messengers – http://oasis.oregonstate.edu/record=b3227781

Back to the Basics – http://oasis.oregonstate.edu/record=b3228042

How Safe Are We? – http://oasis.oregonstate.edu/record=b3228100

Trial Streaming Video Resource: Docuseek2

Docuseek2 streams over 340 documentary and social issues films from producers such as Bullfrog Films, Icarus Films, and Terra Nova Films.  Subjects include varied topics such as politics, agriculture, geography, gender studies, and more.


This OSU Trial runs through 11/30/2013

Please tell us what you think. Comments on this resource can be submitted on the electronic resource evaluation form.

Trial Video Collection – Alexander Street Press: Counseling and Therapy in Video (Volume 1)

Alexander Street Press: Counseling and Therapy in Video (Volume 1)

This streaming award-winning collection contains more than 400 hours of training videos, reenactments, and footage of actual therapy sessions conducted by renowned counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers. This classic collection of videos filmed from 1985‒2010 provides an invaluable firsthand look at the realities of working with clients and the challenges associated with putting theoretical concepts into practice. With a true grounding in multiculturalism and dozens of therapeutic methods and diagnoses, this collection is essential for counseling and therapy programs across the curriculum—in psychology, social work, education, nursing, divinity studies, health, and medicine. Content is clustered around easy-to-search and easy-to-browse topical subject areas and therapeutic methods. Videos include transcripts and playlist and clip-making tools.

This OSU Trial runs through 9/17/2013.

Please tell us what you think. Comments on this resource can be submitted on the electronic resource evaluation form.

Trial Database: Classical Music in Video

Just released  in March 2012, the definitive online collection for the study of classical music in video format will contain 1,000 hours of classical music performances captured on video–approximately 1,500 performances in all. Also included is the award-winning masterclass series from Masterclass Media Foundation–the full set, plus new releases, available only through Alexander Street Press. These are unique sessions, recorded specifically for the camera, with master teachers from each instrument group represented, including violin with Maxim Vengerov, piano with Emanuel Ax, cello with Steven Isserlis, conducting with Bernard Haitink, singing with Joan Rodgers, percussion with Evelyn Glennie, viola with Yuri Bashmet, and many more.

This OSU Trial runs through 5/15/2012.

Please tell us what you think. Comments on this resource can be submitted on the electronic resource evaluation form.

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