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Interdisciplinary guide to key educational video resources

Video (Web): Interdisciplinary


British Movietone

  • This site presents brief newsreel footage of famous people and events as filmed by British Movietone.
  • Covers selected events 1895-1986 including Beatlemania, the Prince Charles and Lady Diana wedding, and more.

CBS Video

Google Video:

  • Advanced video search

Hotdocs DocLibrary

  • videos of documentaries, all by Canadian filmmakers

Internet Moving Image Archive

  • Thousands of digital copies of archival movies, films, and videos for downloading or streaming, ranging from classic full-length movies, to daily alternative news broadcasts, to user-uploaded videos of every genre

MIT's Channel on YouTube

  • FREE online educational courses

National Film Board of Canada

  • Online NFB films are FREE for personal use.

NFB Indigneous cinema

Public Resource

  • "FedFlix is a joint venture with the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) in cooperation with other government agencies including the National Archives.
  • American government videotapes on Internet Archive, YouTube, and Public Resource public domain stock footage video library

TeacherTube: American educational resources


Virtual Gramaphone: Canadian Historical Sound Recordings, Libraries and Archives Canada ( also includes video) For filmmakers and video creators to share content on any subject

YouTube: educational uses: view work of others' or create your own

Video (Web): Health Sciences

Wellcome Film: Digitising Medical History

  • Online collection of moving images on 20th-century healthcare and medicine.
  • Over 450 titles - 100 hours of historical film and video - have been transferred and are freely available under Creative Commons licences.
  • About the project:

Video (Web): Humanities/Social Sci.

Evia Digital Archive Project

  • A digital archive of ethnographic field video for use by scholars and instructors

  • Documentary films on American folk life including arts, crafts, costume, dance, drama, music and more

Latin American and Spanish Online Videos

  • An extensive guide to web resources from the University at Albany

The Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive

  • The Stephen Spielberg Jewish Film Archive is the largest collection of Jewish documentary films in the world. The archive stores over 18,000 titles from different periods of history, from the time of the Ottoman Empire to this day. The archive contains titles in almost every visual format; this includes film, different types of video and digital files. Use of archive requires a fee. Films are freely avialable.

Video (Web): News & Politics

CBC News Online: a multimedia current news source

CBS News Video

CPAC: Canada's Politics TV

  • Canadian federal politics
  • Includes digital archive

PBS Video

Video (Web): Performing Arts

American Comedy Archives

  • Provides links to transcripts of interviews and video excerpts from selected American comedians.
American Theatre Wing videos on working in the theatre.

Film Annex

  • "has over 10,000 films on its online platform, including independent films, classics, animations, documentaries, and much more"

Thanhouser Silent Films

  • "All 56 of the Thanhouser silent films produced by the Thanhouser film enterprise based in New Rochelle, New York between 1910 and 1917 currently distributed on DVD are now available for online viewing at no charge.

Video (Web): Science


  • Contains multimedia videos highlighting the U.S. Department of Energy's most exciting scientific research

Video (Web): Visual Arts


  • Provides access to video art content in high quality format from a variety of sources and perspectives - on topics from film, fashion and furniture to conservation and painting with significant contemporary art content
  • Participating museums/organizations include: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Indianapolis Museum of Art, LACMA, SFMOMA, Guggenheim, MOMA, Art Institute of Chicago, Smithsonian American Art Museum, art:21...

Building + Design Movies from

New Media Encyclopedia (Art)

  • Artists & Works tab for:
    • Entries for ~160 artists (including Vito Acconci, Nam June Paik and Pipilotti Rist)