Streaming Video at Pollak Library: Overview

Pollak Library offers thousands of hours of streaming video

Collections

American History
Anthropology
Dance
Music
PBS Videos
Science
Shakespeare and great authors

American History

  • Early Newsreels, including complete series of United Newsreel and Universal Newsreel
  • Documentaries
  • Interviews
  • Videos have permalinks and can be embedded
  • Transcripts available
  • Allows you to create clips to highlight sections of full videos

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Ancient History

  • Greek and Roman History
  • Ancient Britain
  • Prehistoric Americas
  • Ascent of Man
  • Streaming video clips and full programs
  • Permalinks and embeddable
  • Closed Captions
  • Supplemental Educator's Guides

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Anthropology and Ethnography

  • Ethnographic documentaries
  • Indigenous media
  • Field notes, study guides and raw footage
  • Videos have permalinks and can be embedded
  • Transcripts available
  • Allows you to create clips to highlight sections of full videos

Dance

  • Dance productions 
  • Documentaries
  • Influential performers and companies of the 20th century. 
  • Ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance, as well as forerunners of the forms and the pioneers of modern concert dance
  • Videos have permalinks and can be embedded
  • Transcripts available
  • Allows you to create clips to highlight sections of full videos

Music

  • Audio and video that spans all time periods
  • Hundreds of thousands of seminal artists, composers, choreographers, and ensembles
  • An unparalleled learning environment for the teaching of music.

PBS Video

  • Hundreds of the greatest documentary films and series from the history of the Public Broadcasting Service
  • Core of 245 titles
  • History
  • Science and technology
  • Diversity studies
  • Business
  • Current events
  • Frontline, NOVA, American Experience, Odyssey, and films by Ken Burns and Michael Wood.

Science

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Streaming video clips and full programs
  • Permalinks and embeddable
  • Closed Captions
  • Supplemental Educator's Guides

Visit the Science Collection

Shakespeare And Great Authors

  • BBC Shakespeare 
  • Shakespeare: The Animated Tales
  • Great American Authors Since 1650
  • Great Authors of the British Isles
  • Permalinks and embeddable
  • Closed Captions
  • Supplemental Educator's Guides

Visit the Great Authors Collection

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