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  • Digital Theatre Plus — High quality theatrical productions, interviews, analyses of play texts and other resources for educators, students and theatre professionals.
  • Films on Demand Streaming Videos — Educational videos covering art and architecture, criminal justice, business and economics, literature, philosophy and religion, psychology, science, sociology and more.

Alexander Street

  • Deviance and Social Control - Explores the theory regarding behavior which violates well-established social norms.
  • Gender - Sociologists discuss how social expectations influence the behaviors associated with gender.
  • Quiet Rage: The Stanford Prison Experiment - In the summer of 1971, Philip Zimbardo, Craig Haney, and Curtis Banks carried out a psychological experiment to test a simple question: What happens when you put good people in an evil place -- does humanity win over evil, or does evil triumph?
  • Socialization - Explains the significance of the socialization process to social development.

Kanopy

  • Aging in America: The Years Ahead - A groundbreaking work on what it means to grow older.
  • Art & Copy - I Want My MTV. Think Small. Just Do It. Got Milk? Where do these phrases come from? This video introduces the cultural visionaries who revolutionized advertising during the industry's golden age by creating slogans to live by and ads we all remember.
  • Between Two Worlds - This two-part series looks at four young single native moms and their struggle to find support.
  • Brooklyn Farmer: The Worlds Largest Rooftop Farm - Explores the unique challenges facing Brooklyn Grange, a group of urban farmers who endeavor to run a commercially viable farm within the landscape of New York City.
  • Changing Our Minds: The Story of Dr. Evelyn Hooker - The life and work of the woman who undertook the groundbreaking research that led to the radical discovery that homosexuals were not, by definition, "sick," sending shock waves through the psychiatric community and culminating in a major victory for gay rights.
  • Coming of Age in Aging America - Explores the social impacts of an aging population.
  • Constructing the Terrorist Threat: Islamophobia, the Media & the War on Terror - A leading scholar on Islamophobia argues that U.S. media have turned Arabs and Muslims into the new face of terror.
  • Drew: The Man Behind the Poster — Highlights the career of poster artist Drew Struzan, whose most popular works include the "Indiana Jones," "Back to the Future" and "Star Wars" movie posters.
  • Drokpa - A portrait of the lives and struggles of Tibetan nomads whose life is on the cusp of irreversible change as once lush grasslands are rapidly turning into deserts.
  • How Difficult Can This Be? F.A.T. City — "This unique program lets viewers experience the frustration, anxiety, and tension faced by children with learning disabilities."
  • How Jack Became Black -  A multiracial father is stunned when his mixed race son is denied enrollment to an elementary school for refusing to check a "race box." Why did race matter so much? To find out, the father journeys into uncharted territory to take on identity politics and the result is an emotional, unbiased look at race.
  • Little White Lie: Family Secrets, Dual Identity & the Power of Telling the Truth — Watch a film about dual identity, race and family secrets.
  • More Than a Word: Native American-Based Sports Mascots - An exploration of Native American-based mascots, especially the Washington R_dskins, and their impact on real-life attitudes, issues, and policies.
  • A New Kind of Listening: Disability Rights and the Power of Inclusive Arts — Follows the collaborative efforts of the Community Inclusive Theater Group as its director inspires cast members—some with disabilities and unable to speak—to be poets, actors and dancers.
  • Proportion: Alberti’s Velo - Learn about a key discovery of 15th century European art, the velo, a gridded device that allows you to create a convincing depiction of a figure, landscape, or other subject.
  • The Raising of America: Early Childhood and the Future of Our Nation — A five-part documentary series that explores the question: Why are so many children in America faring so poorly? What are the consequences for the nation’s future? How might we, as a nation, do better?
  • Seven Samurai, Part 1 - Tells the story of a sixteenth-century village whose desperate inhabitants hire samurai warriors to protect them from invading bandits.
  • Tough Guise 2: Violence, Manhood & American Culture — Anti-violence educator and cultural theorist Jackson Katz argues that the ongoing epidemic of men's violence in America is rooted in our inability as a society to move beyond outmoded ideals of manhood.
  • Trans  — Shows a journey into the transgender world through the memorable stories and the unusual lives of a remarkable cast of characters.
  • The Watermelon Woman - A romantic comedy-drama about a twenty-something black lesbian struggling to make a documentary about Fae Richards, a beautiful and elusive 1930s black film actress popularly known as "The Watermelon Woman."
  • White Like Me: Race, Racism & White Privilege in America - Explores race and racism in the U.S. through the lens of whiteness and white privilege.

New Day Films

  • I Was Born in Mexico, But… - A young woman struggles to hold onto her American dream after finding out she is undocumented.
  • America; I Too - Three arrested and detained undocumented immigrants must navigate the system to fight impending deportation.

Swank Digital Campus

  • A Doll's House - Ibsen's classic about a repressed wife. Starring Claire Bloom, Anthony Hopkins, Ralph Richardson, Denholm Elliott, and Anna Massey (MGM, 1973).

Tugg Films

  • Beyond Standing Rock - Takes a close-up look at the controversy on the front lines of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The film investigates the collision of energy development and tribal rights/sovereignty.
  • Dawnland - For most of the 20th century, government agents systematically forced Native American children from their homes and placed them with white families. Now, for the first time, they are being asked to share their stories.
  • Graphic Means - Explores the methods, tools, and evolving social roles that gave rise to the graphic design industry as we know it today.
  • I am Evidence - Exposes the shocking number of untested rape kits in the United States today. Despite the power of DNA to solve and prevent crimes, hundreds of thousands of kits containing potentially crucial DNA evidence languish untested in police evidence storage rooms across the country.

Videos Available on MyWay

NOTE: Click on a video link to open a My Way login screen, which will take you to the library's My Way site. Once there, click on the video link again to watch it.

  • ADHD Not Just for Kids - It used to be just for kids, but not anymore. ADHD: Not Just For Kids aims to dispel the myths and stigmas about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, a condition that many people, kids and adults alike, often live with for years, unrecognized or misdiagnosed.
  • American Textures — Follows six creative individuals of Black, White and Latino origin on a journey through diverse communities in the southern United States. The journey pushes them to risk sharing their own stories, struggles and dreams.
  • Beautiful Losers — Follows the lives and careers of a group of artists and designers who inadvertently affected the art world.
  • Carry the Tune — Shares the stories of people who have discovered musical opportunities in college and beyond and how music provides a vital sense of balance in their lives.
  • Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare — Examines the U.S. health care system designed to profit from disease not health, reward quantity over quality, and promote high-tech over high-touch. It interweaves dramatic personal stories with the efforts of leaders battling to transform health care at the highest levels of medicine, industry, government and even the U.S. military.
  • For the Love of Liberty: the Story of America's Black Patriots — Gain an unprecedented look at the experiences and accomplishments of African Americans in the military, and learn why such a group of heroic men and women would fight for the freedom of others that they themselves weren't able to enjoy.
  • Harvest of Empire — "Exposes the direct connection between the long history of U.S. intervention in Latin America and the immigration crisis we face today."
  • How to Read a Textbook — Introduces students to the SQ3R system of reading comprehension — Survey, Question, Read, Recite and Review. The program demonstrates how and why each is important in increasing reading efficiency.
  • Life: The Story So Far — Examines whether the globalized economy is now running out of control, or whether ordinary people can still hope to share in its wealth. Although most people today are better fed, clothed and educated than ever before, there are also millions more now living in absolute poverty.
  • Objectified — A feature-length documentary about our complex relationship with manufactured objects and, by extension, the people who design them.
  • Ọya: Something Happened on the Way to West Africa! — Queer gender-non-conforming Nigerian media artist Seyi Adebanjo tells a tale not often heard about gender and indigenous Yorùbá sprituality.
  • Unseen Life on Earth - Peer into the microbial world with this comprehensive microbiology series. This series helps students understand microbial functions and how microorganisms affect everything from medicine to environmental issues to global politics.
    • Part 1, The Microbial Universe — The world of microorganisms is a dynamic one, and all other life forms depend on microbial metabolic activity. Recent genetic research has uncovered only about one percent of the microbes that remain to be discovered.
    • Part 2, The Unity of Living Systems — All cellular organisms — prokaryotic and eukaryotic — share basic chemical similarities. Out of these similarities, however, emerge diverse patterns of cell assembly. Students encounter the tools to understand various cell types and their relationship to noncell entities such as viruses.
    • Part 3, Metabolism — The metabolic pathways that produce energy create important environmental transformations. Although living organisms have diverse ways of meeting their energy needs, there is an amazing similarity between all life forms as they carry out metabolism directed to the construction and use of necessary biological molecules.
    • Part 4, Reading the Code of Life — DNA is central to cell activity, replicating with great fidelity and carrying the information for all proteins. Organisms also regulate the products made from genes in an effort to conserve energy and adapt to new environments.
    • Part 5, Genetic Transfer — Microbial populations achieve genetic diversity through horizontal gene transfer. Bacteria may transfer genes from one to another by conjugation, transformation, or transduction. Scientists often exploit these processes through recombinant DNA.
    • Part 6, Microbial Evolution — Recent genetic techniques have led to new theories of evolution and the relationships between organisms. Students examine this "evolution revolution," using molecular sequences to trace the phylogenetic relationships of microbial life. Both the big picture of microbial evolution and the methods necessary for determining molecular phylogenies are examined.
    • Part 7, Microbial Diversity — What is the relationship between the bacteria, archaea, and eukaryote branches of the tree of life, with their startling variety of organisms? Students see comparisons of organisms in their natural habitats and examine ways of studying these organisms in those habitats and in the laboratory.
    • Part 8, Microbial Ecology - Humans and all life forms depend on microorganisms as the essential processors of oxygen, mineral nutrients for plant growth, and waste materials. Here we investigate some of the important environments dominated by microbes and how their presence is essential for human life.
    • Part 9, Microbial Control - In certain situations, microbial control is a necessity. For instance, our food system requires sanitary conditions and hospitals require sterilization techniques. Here we see the options available for various levels of microbial control.
    • Part 10, Microbial Interactions - There are many symbiotic relationships among microbes and between microbes and higher organisms. Microorganisms have developed mechanisms to defeat animals' defenses against disease. Examples of beneficial and harmful symbiotic relationships are examined here.
    • Part 11, Human Defenses - Both nonspecific and specific defense strategies can defeat the invasion of microbial pathogens. Students learn about the coordinated defense system of humans through visual analogy, animation, and examples of specific diseases.
    • Part 12, Microbes and Human Diseases — How microbes come into contact with humans, and the many factors leading to disease outbreaks around the globe, are examined here. Students learn about current efforts to track infectious diseases and the considerations necessary to control disease worldwide.
  • The Voiceless (Screening Version) - Features the stories of five men and their experiences with sexual violence. Discusses the intersectionality between culture, masculinity, taboos and the impact that sexual violence has on men.

Free Web Resources

  • Academic Earth — More than 1,500 videos of courses and guest lectures from six top-rated universities.
  • American Memory Collection — Early motion pictures from the Library of Congress.
  • American Rhetoric Online Speech Bank — Audio and video of hundreds of speeches given by politicians and other public figures.
  • Annenberg Learner Videos — Approximately 100 videos covering the arts, foreign languages, literature, math, science, social studies and history.
  • The Archaeology Channel — Short documentaries about peoples and sites around the world.
  • Archive of American Television — More than 800 oral interviews with the legends of television.
  • Crash Course — Features short lectures about anatomy & physiology, astronomy, biology, chemistry, history, political science and psychology.
  • Documentary Lovers — Free documentary films.
  • FRONTLINE — Documentaries from the PBS news program.
  • Khan Academy — Math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics and more.
  • Moving Image Archive — Classic full-length films, daily alternative news broadcasts, cartoons and concerts and more.
  • Nature Online Streaming Video Archive — Videos summaries of selected articles published in "Nature" featuring interviews with the scientists who conducted the research.
  • NOVA Education — Offers a variety of resources in anthropology, archaeology, geography, health science, history, science and technology.
  • Open Culture — Watch 700 movies free online. Includes classics, indies, film noir, documentaries and other films, created by some of our greatest actors, actresses and directors.
  • Open Vault — Online access to unique and historically important content produced by the public television and radio station WGBH.
  • PBS LearningMedia — Thousands of classroom-ready, curriculum-targeted digital resources.
  • Smithsonian Videos — Videos offered by experts in art, design, history, culture, science and technology.
  • SnagFilms — More than 5,000 movies, TV show episodes, eye-opening documentaries and exclusive original comedy shorts.
  • Science Channel — Sponsored by Discovery Communications' Science Channel.
  • The Science Channel — Sponsored by Science TV.
  • Steven Spielberg Film and Video Archive — Features films related to the Holocaust and World War II from the The Steven Spielberg Film and Video Archive at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
  • TED-Ed — Carefully curated educational videos, many of which represent collaborations between talented educators and animators nominated through the TED-Ed platform.
  • Videolectures.Net — Open-access video lectures by distinguished scholars and scientists.
  • YouTube Education — Features some of the most popular educational videos across YouTube.