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Video resources

Some useful video resources are included below.

Academic Video Online (Alexander St Press/ProQuest)

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Access on and off-campus

Description:

Academic Video Online is a multidisciplinary collection of videos that touches on the curriculum needs of virtually every department. With 66,000 titles available now and 400 new titles per month, this collection is unmatched in its breadth. Academic Video Online allows students and researchers alike to analyse unique and valuable content from over 500 producers and distributors around the world.

Userguide: https://proquest.libguides.com/academicvideoonline/home

 

Acland Anatomy Online

Access information: Access on and off campus.
Description: High quality videos of Human Anatomy which use fresh, unembalmed specimens to retain the colour, texture and mobility of the living human body. Search or browse by structure.  Links can be made to specific points of relevance in the videos. A concise synchronised narration runs throughout and transcripts are available for download. There are self-assessment exams covering all topics.

 

BFI Player

Access Information: Access on and off campus
Description: BFI Player is an online resource which offers a unique window on Britain’s changing political, economic and social landscape in the age of film and television.
Coverage: 1000 hours of non-fiction moving image titles from 1900 - 2005, alongside 8000 pages of related documents.

 

British Universities Film & Video Council (BUFVC)

Access Information: Access on and off campus. Some resources on BUFVC require sign in - click sign in, enter "University of Edinburgh" in the search box and if prompted sign in with your University Login.
Description:

BUFVC provides a range of services to promote the production, study and use of film and related media for education and research. Services and projects include:

  • Television and Radio Index for Learning and Teaching (TRILT);
  • News on Screen - a resource for the study of news reels and cinemagazines (1910-1983) complete with Pathe film clips where they exist;
  • the subject-based Moving Image Gateway.
Coverage: International.

 

Digital Theatre Plus

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Description:

Digital Theatre+ provides access to 600+ theatre productions and supporting educational resources, with over 300 videos of quality live performances of classic, contemporary and international productions.

 

Drama Online

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Access on and off campus.

Description:

Drama Online is a digital library of the world’s most studied and critically-acclaimed plays, accompanied by a wealth of innovative teaching and performance tools, critical analysis, contextual information, references and practical texts. We have subscribed to following components:

  • Nick Hern Books Collection : Over 500 modern plays from specialist theatre publisher Nick Hern Books featuring pre-eminent playwrights including Howard Brenton, Jez Butterworth, and Caryl Churchill.
  • The RSC Live Collection: 17 films of live productions from the Royal Shakespeare Company from 2013 to the cutting-edge 2016-17 production of The Tempest starring Simon Russell-Beale
  • Shakespeare's Globe On Screen (2008-2015): 21 films recorded live on the Globe stage from leading actors including Mark Rylance, Stephen Fry, and Roger Allam’s Olivier Award-winning Falstaff in Henry IV
  • Shakespeare’s Globe on Screen 2 (2016-2018): Features landmark productions from the Globe Theatre’s most recent seasons, including the first production from the indoor Jacobean theatre, the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse in 2014
  • Shakespeare in the Present: A six hour acting masterclass with international coach Patsy Rodenburg, starring Joseph Fiennes
  • Stage on Screen: Critically acclaimed stage productions of four key set drama and literature texts: The Duchess of Malfi, Doctor Faustus, The School for Scandal, and Volpone.
  • Shakespeare’s Heroes and Villains: Steven Berkoff: A 90 minute masterclass from Steven Berkoff, world-renowned writer, director, and actor.
  • Maxine Peake as Hamlet: A landmark reinvention of Shakespeare’s Hamlet with Maxine Peake in the title role.

 

EUscreen

Access information: Access on and off campus.
Description: The EUscreen portal offers free online access to thousands of items of audiovisual heritage. It brings together clips that provide an insight into the social, cultural, political and economic events that have shaped the 20th and 21st centuries. As well as chronicling important historical events, the EUscreen portal allows you to explore television programmes that focus on everyday experience

 

Healthtalk.org - Learning & Teaching

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Freely available.

Description:

Approximately 25,000 video clips of people talking about their experiences of more than 90 different health issues.

Interviews conduted by researchers from the University of Oxford.

Copyright:

Under Creative Commons License: Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives

 

Henry Stewart Talks - Biomedical and Life Sciences

Access information: Access on and off campus.
Description: Biomedical and Life Sciences Collection of over 550 seminar style talks by leading world experts. All of the seminars have been specially commissioned from leading scientists and are presented in a user-friendly format of animated slides with synchronized narration.

 

Access information: Access on and off campus.
Description: Business and Management Collection.  The collection contains over 900 specially prepared, animated, online, audio-visual lectures and case studies by leading experts from commerce, industry, the professions and academia. All lectures and case studies are suitable for inclusion in courses and as additional learning material including in blended learning and flipped classroom programmes, and may be included in Moodle, Blackboard and other Online Learning Environments.

 

JoVE (the Journal of Visualized Experiments)

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Access on and off campus.

Description:

We have had access to all of the content in JoVE (the Journal of Visualized Experiments). JoVE is a scientific video methods journal containing over 9,500 video articles. JoVE publishes novel methods, innovative applications of existing techniques, and gold-standard protocols in both the physical and life sciences. JoVE articles are peer-reviewed and indexed in PubMed/MEDLINE, Web of Science, SciFinder, and Scopus.

In addition, we have access to JoVE Science Education Library which aims to “better teach and learn key concepts and fundamental techniques at the undergraduate course level. The simple, easy-to-understand video demonstrations cover a wide range of STEM subjects including Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Psychology, Clinical Medicine and Engineering.”

 

Kanopy Videos

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Access on and off-campus. If you encounter difficulties with off-campus access please use the VPN - Access to the University network via the VPN.

Description:

Kanopy have provided free access to many Kanopy films during the COVID-19 outbreak to help libraries provide remote access to videos. This includes The Great Courses and a number of individual films from Samuel Goldwyn, Collective Eye Films.

Note: Access is scheduled to end mid-June.

Library of Congress Screening Room

Presents the Library's extensive digital collection.

 

Macmillan Cancer Support - Stories

Access information: Freely available.
Description: Written and video experiences of cancer patients, survivors, family, carers and healthcare professionals.
Copyright: For information purposes and for your non-commercial, personal use only.

 

 

Access information: Access on or off campus
Description: Free-at-the-point-of-use images, video and audio content licensed for educational and research use accessed from a single interface. Collections included cover a range of subject areas.
Coverage:

Includes access to Getty Images and a range of newsreels including, ITN, Gaumont, British Paramount, Channel 4 and Reuters. Also material from Imperial War Museum, Wellcome Library, Royal Geographical Society & St George's Hospital Medical School, plus various Art & Design collections. Resouces include streamed videos and digital images.

 

medici.tv

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Description: One of the largest online audio-visual catalogues of classical music, opera and dance, consisting of a library of contemporary and historic performances, documentaries on composers and artists, and other interesting resources for Music scholars.  More than 100 live events are broadcast each year, in partnership with the world's most prestigious venues,  opera houses, festivals and competitions.
Coverage: 3000 classical music videos: concerts, operas, ballets, archives, documentaries, artist profiles, master classes and educational programmes.

 

Access information: Access on and off campus
Description: A large, diverse and comprehensive catalogue of online music content from Alexander Street (a ProQuest company). From classical music, to alternative rock, to zydeco, from ballet to operatic arias to alternative dance, Alexander Street's music and dance resources cover many genres and content formats.
Coverage: Over 10 million audio tracks, 3,600+ videos, 1.3 million pages of scores and 124,000+ pages of reference material.
Userguide: https://proquest.libguides.com/music-dance

 

 

National Library of Scotland Moving Image

Scotland's national collection of the moving image.

 

The National Theatre Collection

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Access on and off campus

Description:

The National Theatre Collection brings the stage to life through access to high definition streamed video of world-class theatre productions and unique archival material, offering insight into British theatre-making and performance studies. The collection contains 30 video performances. As a supplement to the filmed productions, exclusive digitised archival materials such as prompt scripts, costume designs, and more are available to provide behind-the-scenes background and contextual information. The featured 30 performances are:

  • Comedies: She Stoops to Conquer (2012), One Man, Two Guvnors (2011), and London Assurance (2010)
  • 20th century classics: Yerma (2017), The Cherry Orchard (2011), The Deep Blue Sea (2016), Les Blancs (2016), A Streetcar Named Desire (2014), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (2018), Consent (2017) and Translations (2018)
  • Shakespeare plays: Hamlet (2010), Othello (2013), King Lear (2011), Macbeth (2018), Julius Caesar (2018), Coriolanus (2014), Twelfth Night (2017), The Winter's Tale (2018) and Romeo and Juliet (2017)
  • Literary adaptations: Frankenstein (2 performances, 2011), Jane Eyre (2015), Treasure Island (2015), Peter Pan (2017), Wonder.land (2015) and Small Island (2019)
  • Greek classics: Antigone (2012) and Medea (2014)
  • World historical drama: Dara (2015)

 

Access information: Access on and off campus.
Description: Almost 2,000 key titles from the film collection acquired by the US Library of Congress from the collection's founder, Rick Prelinger. The ephemeral (advertising, educational, industrial, and amateur) films from between 1927-1987 are public domain and made available under creative commons licence for free downloading and reuse. All subjects.

 

psychotherapy.net 

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Description:

Streamed videos in the field of psychotherapy. View actual sessions, and hear leading experts discuss their thoughts behind their interventions. The videos also capture the critical non-verbal aspects of therapy, including body language, facial expression, tone of voice, and the rhythm of the therapist-client interaction. Includes onscreen transcripts and instructors manual (complete transcript, discussion questions, role-play exercises and other teaching tools) to download.

 

Access Information: Access on and off campus
Description:

SAGE Research Methods Video has over 900 videos, including hours of tutorials, interviews, video case studies and mini-documentaries covering the entire research process. Find videos made with expert researchers from leading research institutions, your favorite SAGE authors, great teachers and more.

Topics: Key concepts in research, Philosophy of research, Research ethics, Planning research, Research design, Data collection, Data quality and data management, Qualitative data analysis, Quantitative data analysis,  Writing and disseminating research.

Userguide: http://sagepub.libguides.com/research-methods/researchmethods

 

Access information: Access on and off-campus. Choose Shibboleth Log In or UK Federation.
Description: 1.5 million text records of historic monuments and of artefacts held in museums, galleries and archives, plus 500,000 related multimedia resources; video or sound clips, animations, graphics, plans, virtual reality objects and in particular, colour photographic images.
  Access to the text records and thumbnail images is freely available. Access to full resources is available under licence only, the terms of which restrict use of the material for no profit, no proliferation use in education.

 

Access information: Available on campus from the British Film Institute.
Description: An online encyclopaedia of British film and television featuring film and television clips from the BFI National Archive, and interviews with film and TV personalities. Clips are supplemented by rich and authoritative contextual material specially commissioned for BFI Screenonline alongside thousands of stills, posters and press books.

 

The Sixties: Primary Documents and Personal Narratives 1960 – 1974

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Access on and off campus.  The Library's subscription to this resource expires 31 December 2021.

Description:

This digital archive brings the 1960s alive through diaries, letters, autobiographies and other memoirs, written and oral histories, manifestos, government documents, memorabilia, and scholarly commentary. With 125,000 pages of text and 50 hours of video at completion, this searchable collection is the definitive electronic resource for students and scholars researching this important period in American history, culture, and politics.

 

Access information: Access on and off campus.
Description: Theatre in Video contains more than 250 definitive performances of the world's leading plays, together with more than 100 film documentaries, online in streaming video - more than 500 hours in all, representing hundreds of leading playwrights, actors and directors. This video resource is searchable by title, actor, playwright, and subject. It is also browsable by actor, director, playwright, genre, and dates. It is possible to bookmark specific scenes, monologues, and staging examples and then include those online links in learning and teaching material and in Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

 

TV Rain Video Archive

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Access on and off campus. For off campus, please use the VPN - Access to the University network via the VPN.

Description:

TV Rain is Russia’s only independent television channel. The TV Rain Video Archive holds thousands of TV programmes, reports and interviews about today’s Russia.