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Academic Video Online (AVON) Preferred campus streaming service providing 66,000+ educational videos spanning a wide range of subject areas, including business, film, history, music, nursing, psychology, theater, and more.
Films on Demand Small number of educational videos with perpetual streaming rights + videos from the Web. Use Academic Video Online for a broad selection of educational streaming videos.
Kanopy Limited number of educational streaming videos selected by YCP faculty. Cost of one-year of access for each title: $150. Use Academic Video Online for a broad selection of educational videos across disciplines.
Swank Digital Campus Feature films selected by YCP faculty for specific classes.
A non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more. Requires setting up a free account.
Videos of short talks by expert speakers covering many topics from science to business to global issues in more than 110 languages.
Personal streaming vendors such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu do not grant rights for institutional or educational use. That means faculty may not show videos from these services in class. This is why the Library offers streaming videos through institutional subscription vendors like Academic Video Online. Netflix makes an exception for a small number of Original documentaries, which do grant permission for one-time educational screenings. Go to https://help.netflix.com/en/node/57695 to find out which titles are available for educational use. You must have a personal Netflix account in order to show these titles. Always double check the details page for each title before showing in the classroom to ensure that the Grant of Permission is still applicable.
ARTstor Wide-ranging image database with over 2.5 million images rights-cleared for use in education and research. You are free to use them in classroom instruction & handouts, presentations, student assignments, and other noncommercial educational and scholarly activities.
Life Photo Archive Search millions of photographs from the LIFE magazine photo archive from the 1860s to 1970s. Most were never published, now available via a joint LIFE and Google project. Schmidt Library also has print LIFE issues from 1936 to 2000 in PERIODICALS.
NYPL Picture Collection Online More than 30,000 digitized images from books, magazines, and newspapers as well as original photographs, print, and postcards, mostly created before 1923.
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