Access Video provides instant access to world-class documentaries, award-winning educational films, and helpful instructional videos covering a wide range of subjects, such as business, career planning, health, history, travel, and more. Access Video videos can be viewed on PCs, Macs, iPads, and other Internet-enabled mobile devices.
American History in Video includes approximately one thousand hours of newsreels from the late 1890s to the 1980s. Beginning with the Spanish American War, the early films provide documentary footage of actual people, places, and events together with interviews and other broadcast content from the period. American History in Video will enrich any history program and can be widely used across a school curriculum.
Users can search over a million images selected from the Associated Press image library featuring current and past news events, people, and places. This resource also includes audio files and text spanning over one hundred sixty years of history.
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BookFlix is an online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks to build a love of reading and learning. BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration.
Classical Music in Video contains almost one thousand hours of classical music performances and masterclasses captured on video. The collection contains performances of all forms of classical music, including major orchestral performances by leading orchestras, plus chamber music, oratorio, and solo performances, along with masterclasses and interviews with master teachers from around the world.
Dance in Video contains dance productions and documentaries by the most influential performers and companies of the twentieth-century. Selections cover ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance, as well as forerunners of the forms and the pioneers of modern concert dance.
Freegal Movies and TV is a streaming video service. Using Freegal, you have access to thousands of feature films and television episodes. New content is added monthly, if not more often. Similar to Freegal Music, users are limited to streaming THREE movies or TV shows per week. The week starts on Sundays at 11:00 p.m. Central Time. While most of the collection is family-friendly, Freegal Movies and TV does include some R-rated and NR (Not Rated) material. When you log in, you are required to acknowledge the following statement – “Some of the content on Freegal Movies is not subject to MPAA ratings and may not be appropriate for individuals under the age of 18.”
Freegal Music is a downloadable and streaming music service that gives you access to about seven million songs in MP3 format and fifteen thousand music videos in MP4 format, including Sony Music’s catalog of artists. In total the collection is comprised of music from over twenty-eight thousand labels with music that originates in over 80 countries. There is no software to install. Streaming music is available anytime. Songs downloaded will play in Windows Media Player, iTunes, and other popular music players. Downloaded music can also be transferred to an MP3 player or an iPod. Freegal Music limits song downloads to FIVE per library customer per week. The week starts on Sundays at 11:00 p.m. Central Time. (See the Downloadable Music page on our website for more information.)
IndieFlix is a streaming movie service that offers access to award-winning shorts, feature films, and documentaries. You can instantly view over forty-five hundred titles from more than fifty different countries, including the best from film festivals like Sundance, Cannes, Tribeca, and more! IndieFlix has a "Mood Filter" that allows you to filter content by genre, length, or rating (ratings are All Ages, 13+, and 17+, not the MPAA ratings). You will need to create a free account to stream movies online. (See the Streaming Movies page on our website for more information.)
Opera in Video contains some of the most important opera performances, captured on video through staged productions, interviews, and documentaries. Selections represent the world's best performers, conductors, and opera houses and are based on a work's importance to the operatic canon.
Theatre in Video contains more than two hundred fifty performances of the world's leading plays and more than one hundred film documentaries in streaming video. Users can bookmark specific scenes, monologues, and staging. It also includes interviews with directors, designers, writers, and actors.
TrueFlix offers the award-winning True Books content to help students build literacy skills as they learn about a variety of subjects. All of the 47 True Book titles are accompanied by related content and primary sources featuring videos, audio, images, and text.