Monday, March 18, 2013

New video resources in the UWM Libraries

The UWM users now have access to several new video databases. They include documentaries, ethnographic films, newsreels, and much more, nearly all with full side-by-side transcripts. You can also use the online 'clipping' tool to make excerpts to embed in your lectures. Quite remarkable.

Go play !

(the links are proxied and should prompt you for your e-pantherID/password... if you are not, please go to the Libraries' website - - and click on the link to 'Resources A-Z')

American History in Video
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. The collection allows students and researchers to analyze historical events, and their presentation over time, through commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries

Black Studies in Video
Collection featuring award-winning documentaries, newsreels, interviews and archival footage surveying the evolution of black culture in the United States.
In partnership with California Newsreel, the database provides unique access to their African American Classics collection, and includes films covering history, politics, art and culture, family structure, social and economic pressures, and gender relations.

Ethnographic Video Online -  vol 1
Provides the largest, most comprehensive resource for the study of human culture and behavior— with more than 750 hours and 1,000 films at completion. The collection covers every region of the world and features the work of many of the most influential documentary filmmakers of the 20th century, including interviews, previously unreleased raw footage, field notes, study guides, and more.

Filmakers Library Online
Award-winning documentaries with relevance across the curriculum—race and gender studies, human rights, globalization and global studies, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more. It presents points of view and historical and current experiences from diverse cultures and traditions world-wide.

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