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Multimedia Databases - key resources

InfoDatabase title
Further informationAcademic Video Online (AVON): Premium (Alexander Street)
A multidisciplinary collection of videos with thousands of titles and more added each month that touches on the curriculum needs of virtually every department. Academic Video Online: Premium allows students and researchers to analyse unique and valuable content from over 500 producers and distributors of videos around the world.
Further informationAcland's Video Atlas of Human Anatomy
3D rotational gross anatomy videos featuring real cadaver specimens. The specimens have not been embalmed and therefore retain the colour, texture and mobility of the living body.
Further informationClassical Music Library (Alexander Street)
A multi-label database of classical music recordings. Includes a growing collection of tracks with music written from the earliest times (e.g. Gregorian Chant) to the present. Repertoire ranges from vocal and choral music, to chamber, orchestral, solo instrumental, and opera.
Further informationClinicalKey
Full-text access to a large collection of medical and surgical journals, reference works, books, handouts, and medical and procedural videos and images.
Further informationDigital Theatre Plus
Provides access to high quality films of leading British theatre productions as well as behind-the-scenes documentaries and interviews.
Further informationMobile appe-Anatomy: The Interactive Atlas of Human Anatomy
Atlas of human anatomy: cross-sectional anatomy, gross anatomy, radiological anatomy. Provides medical imaging and pictures of head and neck, thorax abdomen and pelvis, limbs, and spine.
Further informationeTV
Provides programmes recorded off-air from domestic and international television channels and Internet channels. First-time users must register for an ongoing username/password: select University of Otago; use University staff or student email address (otago.ac.nz) only; username/password will be sent to your email. Note: Use Chrome for all eTV functionality.
Further informationJSTOR Understanding Shakespeare
A research tool that allows users to select the text of Shakespeare’s plays and locate articles, relating to the text, from the JSTOR archive.
Further informationKanopy
A streaming service that provides access to video content sourced from leading suppliers. The Library subscribes to a selection of titles from this collection. To use the advanced functionality, users are required to sign in. First-time users will need to create an account.
Further informationMobile appNaxos Music Library
The world’s largest online classical music library offering streaming access to CDs and tracks of both standard and rare repertoire. The library offers the complete Naxos and Marco Polo catalogues plus the complete catalogues or selected titles from hundreds of record labels. Along with classical music, jazz, world, and pop/rock are also represented.
Further informationOxford Music Online
Covers the history of music with broad coverage of musical styles and external audio links.. Cross-searchable resources include: Grove Music Online, Oxford Dictionary of Music, Oxford Companion to Music, and Encyclopedia of Popular Music.

 

Multimedia Databases - additional resources

InfoDatabase title
Further informationMobile appAnthropology (Alexander Street)
This collection brings together Anthropology Online and Ethnographic Video Online. It includes a wide range of ethnographic documentaries, indigenous media, field notes, study guides and raw footage, covering human behaviour the world over. Essential for study in the areas of politics, economics, history, psychology, environmental studies, religion, area studies, linguistics, and geography.
Further informationMobile appArt & Design (Alexander Street)
This collection includes documentaries and interviews illustrating the theory and practice of a variety of art forms including architecture and graphic design. The collection spans period and region, including coverage of the Renaissance, Neo-classicism, Romanticism, Modern, and Contemporary Art. Search across the following collections: Art and Architecture in Video and Fashion Studies Online.
Further informationMobile appBusiness and Economics (Alexander Street)
A collection of videos focusing on the study, analysis, and application of commerce in all of its dimensions. Included are case studies, documentaries, interviews, biographies, lectures, and instructional videos.
Further informationMobile appClassical Music in Video (Alexander Street)
Contains classical music performances and masterclasses captured on video - including major orchestral performances, chamber music, oratorio, and solo performances, along with masterclasses and interviews with master teachers from around the world.
Further informationMobile appCounseling & Therapy (Alexander Street)
A collection of videos for the study of counseling, social work, psychotherapy, psychology, and psychiatric counseling. Study, observe, and experience a wide variety of different therapy and counseling methods and approaches as practiced by experts in their field.
Further informationMobile appCriminal Justice and Public Safety (Alexander Street)
A collection of foreign law (mainly U.S.) documentaries, training videos, and interviews illustrating the strategies, techniques, and experiences of professionals serving on the front lines of justice and public safety.
Further informationMobile appDance (Alexander Street)
Contains hundreds of hours of productions and documentaries by influential performers and companies of the 20th and 21st centuries, featuring ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance.
Further informationMobile appDental Education in Video (Alexander Street)
A video encyclopedia of dentistry and dental technique, providing access to high-definition videos featuring demonstrations, interviews, and lectures, for students and faculty in dental surgery, medicine, oral hygiene, assisting, and nursing.
Public accessDigitalNZ
An initiative that aims to make New Zealand digital content easy to find, share and use. This includes content from government departments, publicly funded organisations, the private sector, and community groups.
Further informationMobile appDiversity (Alexander Street)
A video collection that highlights the issues facing underrepresented, indigenous, and immigrant communities around the world. Search across the following collections: Asian Film Online, Black Studies in Video, and LGBT Studies in Video.
Further informationMobile appEducation in Video: Volumes I and II (Alexander Street)
An online collection of streaming video for training and developing teachers. It contains over 1,300 hours of content, and features teaching videos frequently used in university-level education programs.
Further informationEthnographic Video Online (Alexander Street)
An online resource for the study of human culture, behaviour and society around the world. The collections contain streaming video, including ethnographic films, documentaries, select feature films, and previously unpublished fieldwork. The Library subscribes to Volume I, II and III.
Further informationMobile appHealth Sciences (Alexander Street)
An collection of videos from practitioners, teachers, and researchers in a wide array of medical fields - including dentistry, nursing, rehabilitation therapy, sports medicine and exercise science, and veterinary science.
Further informationMobile appHistory (Alexander Street)
A video collection of documentaries, commercial and governmental newsreels, public affairs and archival footage, and much more to facilitate research and teaching in a comparative, transnational, and thematic way. Search across the following collections: American History in Video, American, Dutch, French, and Japanese Newsreels in Video, March of Time, World Newsreels Online: 1929–1966 and World History in Video.
Public accessMobile appIMDb: The Internet Movie Database
A database of movie and television information that includes directors, actors, writers, film trivia, characters, quotes, biographies, plots, photos, and movie trailers.
Further informationMobile appJoVE Biology Collection
The Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) is an online journal publishing visualized (video-based) biological research studies. The Biology collection includes the following sections: Neuroscience, Immunology & Infection, Medicine, and Behavior.
Further informationLGBT Studies in Video (Alexander Street)
A cinematic survey of the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people as well as the cultural and political evolution of the LGBT community. The collection includes documentaries, interviews, archival footage, and select feature films.
Further informationMobile appLiterature & Language (Alexander Street)
A video collection of interviews, biographies, and surveys of regional literature and literary periods. Search across the following collections: Asian Film Online and Australasian Literature: Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands.
Further informationMobile appMarch of Time (Alexander Street)
An American newsreel series produced from 1935-1967 by Time Inc. Available in online streaming video in a single, cross-searchable collection.
Public accessMosfilm Online Cinema
A growing collection of unique works of Soviet and Russian cinematography. The films have image and sound restored and have brief annotations and filmographic information. Many have subtitles in English. Films are free to view online, or can be downloaded for a small fee.
Further informationMusic & Performing Arts (Alexander Street)
Combines audio and video that spans all time periods, hundreds of thousands of seminal artists, composers, choreographers, and ensembles to provide an environment for the teaching of music. Search across the following collections: Classical Music in Video, Classical Music Library, Classical Scores Library, Opera in Video, Dance in Video, Asian Film Online, Theatre in Video, and Garland Encyclopedia of World Music.
Further informationMobile appPolitics & Current Affairs (Alexander Street)
The videos in this collection include films, documentaries and investigative journalism series that delve into critical issues of the day, linking together politics and current affairs and examining them within a larger social, economic and cultural backdrop.
Further informationMobile appPsychology & Counseling (Alexander Street)
A collection of videos and text resources that cover a vast range of client issues such as addiction, autism, depression, grief, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and suicide. It also highlights the psychology behind human behaviour with studies on conformity, power, obedience, responsibility, aggression, and conditioning.
Further informationMobile appRehabilitation Therapy in Video (Alexander Street)
A video resource for the study of occupational therapy, physiotherapy, and speech-language pathology. It includes footage of top clinicians and academics explaining the underlying anatomical and neurological issues in specific patient populations, while demonstrating effective techniques and methods for their treatment.
Further informationMobile appReligion & Thought (Alexander Street)
A collection of documentary videos covering topics relating to religious beliefs and religious practices.
Further informationMobile appScience & Engineering (Alexander Street)
A video collection that offers a wide-ranging survey of engineering, environmental studies, natural history, and the physical and biological sciences, and focuses on their practical, ground-level applications.
Further informationMobile appSports Medicine and Exercise Science in Video (Alexander Street)
A video collection in the areas of fitness and health assessment, disease management, injury treatment, nutrition, medical fitness, sport science, work-site wellness, exercise adherence, and more.
Further informationMobile appTheatre (Alexander Street)
An online video collection of the world's leading plays and documentaries, representing hundreds of leading playwrights, actors and directors.
Public accessTrove
A discovery service focused on Australia, Australians, and items found in Australian collecting institutions. It provides a single point of access to resources currently discoverable via the National Library of Australia's multiple discovery services, and to digitised material freely available online anywhere in the world.
Public accessWorld Digital Library
Contains significant primary materials from cultures around the world, including manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, architectural drawings, and other significant cultural materials.