LexisNexis Courtroom Cast provides audio files of judicial opinions and videos of trials, hearings and oral arguments. You can browse or search AudioCaseFiles or browse videos by cases, witnesses, industries or practices.
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The Libraries have purchased the streaming video collection of East German films curated by the Professor Barton Byg of the UMass Amherst Languages, Literatures & Cultures department. The DEFA Collection on the Kanopy platform contains over 100 films (and growing) made by East German filmmakers or about East Germany since 1946.
Please Ask Us if you have questions about using this collection.
The Libraries are now providing access to over 7,000 educational and feature videos across disciplines from Kanopy. You can browse for videos by subject or collection, or search by title (use quotes around the title) or keyword.
If you have questions about this streaming video service, Ask Us.
Ambrose Video is an eclectic collection of streaming documentaries covering history, earth science, literature, geography and travel, film making, classical composers, etc. and videos of BBC productions of Shakespeare’s plays. You can browse a list of series and titles within each series, or search for topics by keywords.
If you have questions about using these videos, Ask Us!
The PBS Video Collection from Alexander Street Press brings together about 250 PBS documentaries. You can search or browse by people (e.g. Ken Burns, Louis Armstrong, David McCullough) or discipline (e.g. environmental studies, religion & thought, American history).
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The Libraries have added the second volume of Underground and Independent Comics from Alexander Street Press. Included in our two volumes are over 420 adult comic and graphic novel series and 1,900 books with interviews and critical essay. You can browse by characters, genres, publishers, series and subjects or search the extensive indexing of the content.
If you have questions about this new resource, Ask Us!
The Libraries have a new subscription to Routledge Performance Archive, a database of streaming audio and visual theater performances with critical commentary. You can browse content through A-Z lists of practitioners, subjects (including Actor & Actor Training, Comedy, Form & Genre, Political Theater & Performance, etc.) and commentaries. You can also search by keyword.
Please contact us if you have questions.
PBS Video Collection offers hundreds PBS production documentaries and series covering history, science and technology, diversity studies, business, and current events on the Alexander Street Press platform. You can browse by title, people, disciplines, series or search with these limits.
The database trial ends May 17, 2014. Please give us your feedback. (UMass NetID login required for UMass Apps.)
Psychological Experiments Online is a new source of audio, video, text and web sites about psychological experiments from the 20th and 21st centuries. You can browse or search by experiment, psychologist, methodology, subject, title and publisher and limit by date, format and content type. This is a growing collection of resources.
If you have questions or would like assistance, contact Mike Davis, Psychology Liaison Librarian, at 413-545-6822.
The Libraries have purchased Classical Music in Video, a streaming video collection of over 700 performances, masterclasses and interviews related to classical music. You can search for people, titles or subtitles, or browse by material type (documentary, interview, performance, etc.), genre (aria, jazz, baroque suite, polka, etc.), time periods, venues and more. If you create your own free account, you can create playlists of whole pieces or clips.
If you’d like assistance using this resource, contact Pam Juengling, Music liaison librarian, at 413-545-1858.