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Academic Video Online

Academic Video Online is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary video subscription that supports the entire range of curriculum, from anthropology to zoology. It includes a variety of video material available with curricular relevance: documentaries, interviews, feature films, performances, news programs and newsreels, and demonstrations. Patrons will find thousands of award-winning films, including Academy®, Emmy®, and Peabody® winners. Academic institutions will find frequently used films for classroom instruction, plus newly released films and previously unavailable archival material.

For more information about Academic Video Online, navigate to the Content Page.

Academic Video Online's primary home is on the Alexander Street Video Platform, Visit that LibGuide for more information about platform features, such as searching, playing videos, and making clips. You can also access Academic Video Online content via the Alexander Street Multimedia Platform, That LibGuide has more information about that platform's features. 

Academic Video Online is part of ProQuest One Academic, and some users may choose to use Academic Video Online solely on the ProQuest Platform. Visit those guides for more information.

Finding and Sharing Videos on Academic Video Online

How to Find and Share Videos

This session focuses on locating videos, searching transcripts, and sharing links to make it easier for faculty to include relevant videos in their courses.  Duration: 27 minutes

In this session, we're discovering and sharing videos to assist librarians and faculty with online learning. Duration: 26 minutes

In this session, faculty and librarians can get tips on how to best use search strategies to find videos by Canadian creators, search transcripts to pinpoint targeted sections of video, and share content with colleagues or students. Duration: 28 minutes 

How to Find Videos by Specific Providers

Would you like to see all of videos by a certain provider or publisher? Here are a few ways to do this:

This document has links you can click on or copy and paste to go to a list of videos from selected publishers.

This Quick Guide shows you how to filter by publisher in Academic Video Online.

How to Share Videos

Visit the Alexander Street Video Platform Guide to learn how to share, embed, or use LTI in a learning management system.

Managing Your Subscription to Academic Video Online


Use this step-by-step list to help you get started with Academic Video Online or to make sure you have all the pieces. You'll find A to Z list suggestions, MARC record instructions, remote connection configuration, contact information for training and support, and the information provided below on this page.

Monthly Updates and Highlights

View lists of added and deleted videos by month and sign up to be notified when the page is updated

View highlights and editors' picks and sign up to be notified when the page is updated.

Includes sample press releases, prewritten social media posts, bookmarks, and more to help you promote Academic Video Online at your institution.

Unique Services

Click on our Unique Features page to learn more about Build by Choice and Media Hosting Service. 

Admin Portal and Usage Statistics

Visit the Alexander Street Video Platform Guide for information about Using the Admin Portal, including usage statistics.