VAST: Academic Video Online
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Academic Video Online
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VAST: Academic Video Online is a large multidisciplinary database of searchable streaming video. Disciplines covered include art, architecture, business, counseling and therapy, dance, economics, education, ethnic studies, ethnography, gay and lesbian studies, health, history, humanities, language and literature, opera, philosophy, political science, rehabilitation and sports medicine, psychology, religion, science, theatre, musical performance, women’s studies, and more.Documentaries, interviews, performances, news programs and news reels, field recordings, commercials, and raw footage are among the video formats provided.
"Help" is available via a link in the menu bar at the top of every screen.
For help using these indexes see: How do I find an article on my topic?
User tools and features
- Playlists can be created and shared.
- Instructors can create their own video clips for use in teaching.
- Selected content can be sent to a mobile device.
- Permalinks are provided for embedding on other sites.
- RSS feeds.
Release dates range from 1894 to the present.
Type of coverage
Streaming video and transcripts.
Print counterpart or
Some of the titles included are held by the Media Library and may be found through a search of the Library Catalog.
Vendor/electronic presentation provider
Alexander Street Press
African Studies; Cinema, Film & Television; East Asian Studies; English Language and Literature; French Language and Literature; General Arts and Humanities; History; History - North America; Latin America, Caribbean, Spanish & Portuguese Studies; Latino Studies; Literature in General; Music; South Asian Studies; Business; Psychology/Behavioral Sciences; Criminal Justice; Economics; Public Administration; Social Work