Cardinal Cushing Library

Video/Audio Material

Video/Audio Material
Restricted Resource = Emmanuel Faculty, Staff & Students only

Video Collection Databases
  • American History in Video Restricted Resource
    Provides the largest and richest collection of video available online for the study of American history, with 2,000 hours and more than 5,000 titles on completion.

  • Internet Archive: Moving Image Archive
    "[C]ontains digital movies uploaded by Archive users which range from classic full-length films, to daily alternative news broadcasts, to cartoons and concerts."
    • Feature Film Collection of more than 3,900 films in the public domain, searchable by title, topic, genre, publication date
    • LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection of more than 8,700 audio books, searchable
    • Live Music Archive, more than 147,000 items browsable by year, artist, publication date
    • Old Time Radio, more than 2,400 historical radio programs, searchable by title, topic, date

  • Kanopy Restricted Resource
    Kanopy is a streaming video resource with a board collection of over 26,000 films on every subject imaginable and from leading producers such as Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, New Day Films, HBO California Newsreel, Kino Lorber, PBS, BBC, First Run Features, The Video Project, Documentary Education Resources. Kanopy’s website makes it easy to watch, share and discuss films across campus. Enjoy!
    Cultural and educational media found scattered across the web, curated to create this gateway to free feature films (film noir, sci-fi, classics, historical documentaries); science videos, audio books, and more.

Databases with Video and/or Audio Files
  • Gale Biography in Context Restricted Resource
    • Go to Advanced Search.
    • Limit Content Type to Videos or Audio,
  • Library of Congress
    • Film/Video/Audio:
      • In the search box, limit format to Films, Videos or Audio Recordings and use appropriate search terms, or none to browse.
      • In the results list, limit the Online Formats found in the left menu to Video or Audio.
    • Webcasts/Podcasts:
      • Under Ways to connect at the very bottom of the page, click on Podcasts or Video & Webcasts.
      • On the Podcasts page, browse by category in the left menu. On the Webcasts page, search using the Webcast Pages search box at the top right hand corner in addition to browsing by category.
  • Library of Congress: American Memory
    • Cick on Browse tab at the top and, then, select Sound Recordings or Motion Pictures from the Browse Collections Containing section.
    • Additionally, some collections have a menu on the right called Browse Collection by where you can choose your format and limit to film/video or audio. Other collections consist entirely of audio and/or video material. Inside these collections users can choose appropriate video or audio format to view material.
      Note: More information about Library of Congress audio/video formats.
  • Literature Online (ProQuest) Restricted Resource
    • From the Texts menu at the top of the page, select Video and Audio.
    • Options include Poets on Screen, Shakespeare Audio Plays, and Poetry Archive Audio.
  • ProQuest Central Restricted Resource
    • Go to the Advanced Search.
    • Limit the Document Type  to Audio/Video Clip.
      Note: It is not possible to specify video OR audio in file selection.
  • The Public Domain Review
    Features a selection of materials in the public domain, including film and audio collections that date back as far as the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.