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Streaming Video

Provides descriptions of and hyperlinked access to library-licensed and consumer rental / subscription services for streaming video.

Temporary / Preview Access for Course Instructors

Note: Course instructors can obtain 24-hour preview access to titles on the Alexander Street platform which have not already been licensed by the ASU Library.

  • To obtain this preview access, the instructor must create and login to her personal User Account.
  • Non-licensed titles will display the message "This is a sample. For full access: Watch Now" (see Example).
  • The resulting pop-up window displays the following message: "Please choose from the following options to gain full access to this content. Log in via your academic institution.
  • Into the text-box type-in Arizona State University.

What Content Is Already Available Via the ASU Library?

To identify content already licensed by the ASU Library select the MENU option to the left of the Alexander Street icon.

  • From the resulting submenu choose "MY COLLECTIONS" and then My Institution's Content (first entry within left column).
  • You will now be searching against and browsing only content which is fully available to current ASU faculty, staff and students.

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Alexander Street Video Collections

Alexander Street Press video collections provide subject-specific content developed by the BBC, Creative Arts Television, ArtHaus Musik, Pennebaker, Hegedus Films, Cunningham Dance Foundation, Insight Media, and many other publishers and broadcast companies. Alexander Street continues to add new content to each of the collections.

Individual titles in the collections have individual catalog records in the ASU Library online catalog. For deeper searching, all videos are indexed and searchable in their individual sites with full-text transcripts available for many of the videos. Users can search by date, performers, other names, scene, aria, etc. You can search across all of these collections using the link to Academic Video Online.

The Alexander Street interface also provides the ability to cite videos to the specific second with permanent URLs. Other features include custom clip-making tools, personal playlists, and embeddable links.

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