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  • Alexander Street Press is a publisher of award-winning online collections and videos for scholarly research, teaching, and learning. Content is carefully curated by expert editors around specific subjects and disciplines, sourced from producers and archives around the globe.

  • Includes The BBC Shakespeare Plays. Videos can be embedded into Blackboard. All videos are 100% closed captioned, and closed captioned searchable, and allow for unlimited simultaneous use.


  • An essential film studies database, the AFI Catalog is a unique filmographic resource providing an unmatched level of comprehensiveness and detail on every feature-length film produced in America or financed by American production companies. Detailed information on cast, crew, plot summaries, subjects, genres and historical notes are included for each film.

  • 37 Shakespeare plays from the BBC. Videos can be embedded into Blackboard. All videos are 100% closed captioned, and closed captioned searchable, and allow for unlimited simultaneous use.

  • Videos on the topics including the realities of working with clients and the challenges associated with putting theoretical concepts into practice, grounding in dozens of therapeutic methods and diagnoses, contemporary topics, featuring world-renowned therapists demonstrating their methods and techniques, state of the art as of 2005 or later, documentaries providing insight into the human condition and training in skills such as reflection and empathy, focus on new and emerging areas (such as cyberbullying, mindfulness, and social media) and the current therapy environment (such as veterans, eating disorders, and autism).Includes access to Volume I, II and III.

  • Part of Credo Reference, this online video library features clips about United States presidents, world leaders, food and cooking, art history, National Geographic, Ask the Doctor, science and more.
  • Education in Video is an online collection of streaming video developed specifically for training and developing teachers. The collection will contains more than 4,000 video titles totaling 1,300 hours of teaching demonstrations, lectures, documentaries, and primary-source footage of students and teachers in actual classrooms. It will give education faculty, students, and in-service teachers a single source for the best research-based professional development video resources available. Includes access to Volume 1 of the series.

  • A comprehensive online resource for the visual study of human culture and behavior. The collection contains more than 500 hours of classic and contemporary documentaries produced by leading video producers in the discipline; previously unpublished footage from working anthropologists and ethnographers in the field; and select feature films.

  • The second volume of the Ethnographic Video Online collection, expanding on Alexander Street’s anthropology offerings by adding 500 hours of classic and contemporary documentaries, field recordings, and previously unpublished footage from renowned anthropological archives.

  • An essential film studies database, Filmakers Library Online provides 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.

  • This collection provides over 23,000 high quality streaming videos on business & economics, health & medicine, humanities & social sciences, and science & mathematics, as well as travel and fitness programming, home and how-to videos, indie films, and popular music performances. The videos include BBC documentaries, Oscar, Emmy and Peabody award winning documentaries plus interviews, instructional and vocational training videos, historical speeches and newsreels. This resource combines the Films on Demand Master Academic Collection, Master Public Library Collection, and Master Career & Technical Education Collection, as well as specific titles subscribed to by UNCW, into one interface.

  • Seminar style audio-visual talks (over 1,000) presented by leading world experts on the latest developments in the study and understanding of neurodegenerative diseases. The talks will deal with the major neurodegenerative diseases notably Alzheimer's disease, frontotemporal dementia, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease and motor neurone disease.

  • Access to The Media Studies & Communication Collection produced by The Media Education Foundation: This collection is tailored to address issues of media ownership and its effect on content, representation, advertising, journalism, and other issues central to media studies.

  • Access to The Media Studies & Communication Collection produced by The Media Education Foundation: This collection is tailored to address issues of media ownership and its effect on content, representation, advertising, journalism, and other issues central to media studies.

  • Authoritative medical information for professionals and consumers.

  • An essential film studies database streaming videos on American History, Arts, Biography, Business & Investing, Cultural Studies, Current Issues, Education, Health, North Carolina, Science, World History.

  • Nursing Assessment in Video is an online database that provides access to the assessment series of training videos from Medcom Trainex, provider of nursing education programs worldwide. Each title features leading industry experts providing hands-on demonstrations and step-by-step instructions in key assessment areas. All content was produced since 2012, so the collection delivers accurate, up-to-date information.

  • Nursing Education in Video is a unique online collection of videos created specifically for the education and training of nurses, nursing assistants, and other healthcare workers. All of the videos in the collection have been created with the guidance of the Medcom-Trainex advisory board, and are regularly reviewed for accuracy, currency, and compliance with US Federal regulations from agencies such as OSHA and CMS. This current release includes 420 videos.


  • You can now view nearly 250 quality PBS programs covering a wide variety of topics. These videos are viewable from any computer running Flash Player version 9 or higher with a relatively good Internet connection (at least 175 Kbps). A great database for music studies. Unfortunately, it will not be possible to view the videos over a dial-up Internet line.

  • This database bridges theory with practice, covering a wide spectrum of resources useful to educators, researchers, students and practitioners. Content ranges from the scholarly - including journals, dissertations, working papers and conference proceedings - to a full toolkit of practical guides, templates, forms, sample business plans and tips from successful entrepreneur in a wide range of formats - from video to downloadable Word and Excel files, as well as traditional text and PDFs. Comparable to EBSCOhost Entrepreneurial Studies Source.

  • This database offers comprehensive coverage of the fields of nursing, allied health, alternative and complementary medicine and more. Sources include journals, video, dissertations, reference books and more. Part of ProQuest Central. Comparable to EBSCOhost CINAHL w/Full Text.

  • Reference content, plus magazines, journals, news sources, experiments, and more, covering earth science, life science, space, technology, mathematics, science history, and biography.

  • An essential resource for the study of popular art, art history, and entertainment in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Consists of four components: Spiritualism, Sensation and Magic; Circuses, Sideshows and Freaks; Music Hall, Theatre and Popular Entertainment; and Moving pictures, optical entertainments & the advent of cinema. Includes full-text, full-color reproductions of books, ephemera, handbills, pamphlets, photos, posters, programs, scripts, and other types of materials. Coverage is most extensive for Great Britain; but there is also a fair range of materials for the U.S.A

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More about Finding Videos in the Library


Videos (VHS, DVDs and Streaming Media) are searchable in the Library Catalog. For best results, use the Advanced Search and limit your searches to a material type "VIDEORECORDING" and location "UNCW Audiovisuals."


There are 6 locations ("neighborhoods") for videos both within VHS and DVDs. VHS tapes are located on the second floor, whereas DVDs are located on the first floor.

For Recreational and Foreign locations, use the Call # to find the Section

If your Location is Recreational AND your call # starts with... it's in this section:
PN1995.75 Silent films
PN1992.8 Television
PN1995.9.A3 Action/Adventure
PN1995.9.C44 Children's
PN1995.9.C55 Comedy
PN1995.9.D4 Detective/Mystery/Crime
PN1995.9.D7 Drama
PN1995.9.H6 Horror
PN1995.9.M86 Musical
PN1995.9.R43 Reality (Television programs only)
PN1995.9.S26 Science Fiction/Fantasy
PN1995.9.W3 War (Recreational)
PN1995.9.W4 Western (Recreational)
PN1995.75 Silent films
PN1997 Foreign feature film


If your Location is Foreign AND your call # starts with... it's in this section:
PN1997 .A5 Albanian
PN1997. A6 Amharic
PN1997 .A7 Amharic
PN1997 .A8 Armenian
PN1997 .B3 Bambara
PN1997 .B4 Bengali
PN1997 .B6 Bosnian
PN1997 .C5 Chinese
PN1997 .C7 Criolo
PN1997 .C9 Czech
PN1997 .D3 Danish
PN1997 .D8 Dutch
PN1997 .F5 Finnish
PN1997 .F7 French
PN1997 .G3 Georgian
PN1997 .G4 German
PN1997 .G8 Greek
PN1997 .H4 Hebrew
PN1997 .H5 Hindi
PN1997 .H9 Hungarian
PN1997 .I5 Inuktitut
PN1997 .I7 Italian
PN1997 .J3 Japanese
PN1997 .J8 Jula
PN1997 .K6 Korean
PN1997 .K8 Kurdish
PN1997 .L3 Lapp (Sami)
PN1997 .M6 Mongolian
PN1997 .M7 Mossi
PN1997 .N7 Norwegian
PN1997 .O5 Ojibwa (Chippewa)
PN1997 .P3 Pashtu
PN1997 .P4 Persian (Farsi)
PN1997 .P5 Polish
PN1997 .P6 Portuguese
PN1997 .R6 Romanian
PN1997 .R8 Russian
PN1997 .S4 Serbo-Croatian
PN1997 .S6 Spanish
PN1997 .39 Swedish
PN1997 .T3 Tagalog
PN1997 .T4 Tamil
PN1997 .T5 Thai
PN1997 .T8 Turkish
PN1997 .U4 Ukrainian
PN1997 .V5 Vietnamese
PN1997 .W6 Wolof
PN1997 .Y5 Yiddish
PN1997 .Y8 Yugoslav
PN1997 .Z8 Zulu (Tsotsitaal)