Multimedia Databases - key resources
|Academic Video Online (AVON): Premium (Alexander Street)
A multidisciplinary video collection delivering thousands of video titles spanning anthropology, history, business, counselling, dance, ethnic studies, gay and lesbian studies, film, opera, religion, theatre, and more. AVON includes documentaries, interviews, performances, news programs and newsreels, field recordings, commercials, and raw footage. Users will find award-winning films, as well as the most frequently used films for classroom instruction, plus newly released films and previously unavailable archival material. Content is available from over 500 producers.
|Acland's Video Atlas of Human Anatomy
Acland's Video Atlas of Human Anatomy is only available to Dunedin campus users. 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.
Full-text access to a large collection of medical and surgical journals, reference works, books, handouts, and medical and procedural videos and images. To access eBook PDFs you will need to register (create a User profile/Personal Account) and log in using those credentials.
|Digital Theatre Plus
Provides access to high quality films of leading British theatre productions as well as behind-the-scenes documentaries and interviews.
|e-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.
Provides programmes recorded off-air from domestic and international television channels and Internet channels. Note: Use Chrome for all eTV functionality, and your @otago.ac.nz email address
|JSTOR 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.
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.
|Music Online: Classical 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.
|Naxos 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.
|Oxford 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
|Anthropology (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.
|Art & 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.
|Business 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.
|Classical 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.
|Counseling & 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.
|Criminal 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.
|Dance (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.
|Dental 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.
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.
|Diversity (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.
|Education 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.
|Ethnographic 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 and II.
|Gale Interactive: Chemistry (Gale Cengage)
This database includes interactive 3-D models that allow students to explore elements, reactions, crystals, molecules, and compounds. Explore 3-D models by zooming in, rotating, and dissecting them.
|Gale Interactive: Human Anatomy (Gale Cengage)
This database includes interactive 3-D models that allow students to deep dive into specific systems or regions of the body. Users can explore 3-D models by zooming in, rotating, and dissecting them.
|Health Sciences (Alexander Street)
A 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.
|History (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.
|IMDb: 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.
The Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) is an online journal publishing visualized (video-based) biological research studies. The Library's subscription includes the following video collections: Biology, Neuroscience, Immunology & Infection, Medicine, and Behavior. Users need to create an account using their @otago.ac.nz or @student.otago.ac.nz email.
The JSTOR Sustainability collection includes a wide range of journals, ebooks, and more than 5,400 Open Access research reports in the field of sustainability. The subjects of resilience and sustainability are explored broadly, covering research on environmental stresses and their impact on society.
|LGBT 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.
|Literature & 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.
|March 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.
|Mosfilm 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.
|Music & 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.
|Politics & 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.
|Psychology & 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.
|Rehabilitation 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.
|Religion & Thought (Alexander Street)
A collection of documentary videos covering topics relating to religious beliefs and religious practices.
|Science & 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.
|Sports 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.
|Theatre (Alexander Street)
An online video collection of the world's leading plays and documentaries, representing hundreds of leading playwrights, actors and directors.
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.
|World 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.