Cardinal Cushing Library
Video/Audio Material

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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
INFOTRAC/Gale Cengage Databases (video and audio files) Restricted Resources
  • Use Advanced Search Option.
  • Limit Document Type to Video file or Audio File.
Note: Many files listed as video will not have attached visual materials. However, there is often the option to hear the audio portion of the content by clicking on Listen in the right side Tools box.)
  • Go to Advanced Search.
  • Limit Content Type to Videos or Audio,
Library of Congress
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 available here:
  • 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.
  • Click on Articles & Videos tab at the top of screen
  • Under the heading Collections on the right, select Videos to browse the available titles.
  • 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.

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.

Emmanuel College Library: First Floor
Emmanuel College Library: First Floor
Emmanuel College Library: First Floor
Emmanuel College Library: First Floor
Emmanuel College Library: First Floor

Last updated: Jul 5th 2017