Academic Video Online: Premium (AVON)

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Connection note

Recommended that each computer accessing the service has at least a high-speed internet connection with minimum 400 kbps connection.

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Optimized to operate with Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher, and Firefox 3.0 or higher.

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Academic Video Online: Premium (AVON) is a comprehensive video subscription available to libraries. It delivers more than 50,000 video titles on issues worldwide spanning subject areas including Anthropology, Art & Design, Business, Criminal Justice, Diversity Studies, Education, Gender & Sexuality, Health Sciences, History, Literature & Language, Music & Performing Arts, Psychology & Counseling, Science & Engineering, and Social Sciences. AVON supplements the  titles previously available in VAST: Academic Video Online and offers more than 12,000 titles that are exclusive to Alexander Street.

The collection includes content from over 1,500 leading distributors, producers, and filmmakers including: 60 Minutes /CBS, PBS, BBC, NBC, Intelecom, Insight Media, Microtraining, Filmakers Library, Envision, Inc., Stanley Milgram, Dallas Telecourses, and Davidson Films.


"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
  • Clipping functionality
  • Transcripts available
  • Selected content can be sent to a mobile device.
  • Permalinks are provided for embedding on other sites.
  • Comprehensive permission for in-class, on-campus, and remote viewing.

Dates covered


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Type of coverage

Streaming video and transcripts.

Print counterpart or
related resources

Some titles included in this database are held by the Media Center or Dana Library and can be found through a search of QuickSearch.

Producer/content provider


Vendor/electronic presentation provider

Alexander Street Press