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Alexander Street Press provides a single platform for cross-searching American History in Video, Counseling and Therapy in Video, Ethnographic Video Online, Filmakers Library, and VAST: Academic Video Online. Videos in the following broad range of disciplines are included:

  • American History
  • Anthropology
  • Area Studies
  • Art & Architecture
  • Black Studies
  • Business & Economics
  • Counseling & Therapy
  • Criminal Justice & Public Safety
  • Dance
  • Education
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Ethnography
  • Film Studies
  • Gay & Lesbian Studies
  • Health
  • Humanities
  • Opera
  • Politics & Current Affairs
  • Psychology
  • Rehabilitation Therapy
  • Religion & Philosophy
  • Science
  • Sports Medicine and Exercise Science
  • Theatre
  • Women's & Gender Studies
  • World History
  • World Language & Literature

Many of the individual titles are transcribed and indexed in depth. Video types represented include:

  • Animation
  • Biography
  • Campaign commercial
  • Consultations
  • Counseling session
  • Demonstration
  • Doctrinal document
  • Documentary
  • Dramatized Scene
  • Editorial
  • Field Recording (edited)
  • Field Recording (raw)
  • General Reference
  • Instructional
  • Interview
  • Lecture/presentation
  • Newsreel
  • Performance
  • Personal narrative
  • Public service announcement


"Help" is available via a link in the menu bar at the top of every screen.

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.

Dates covered

1930 to the present.

Updating frequency



Databases created by Alexander Street using videos from many sources.

Type of coverage

Streaming video and transcripts.

Print counterpart or
related resources

Some of the titles included are held by the Media Library and may be found through a search of the .

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Vendor/electronic presentation provider

Alexander Street Press

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