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VAST: Academic Video Online

This is a multidisciplinary collection of 20,000 streaming videos. Coverage is from the discovery of the Americas to the present. VAST is designed to bring the highest-quality video content to the broadest range of subject areas. Dozens of producers and distributors have contributed content to VAST, including BBC, PBS, Arthaus, CBS, Kino International, Documentary Educational Resources, California Newsreel, Opus Arte, Cinema Guild, Pennebaker Hegedus Films,, Zeitgeist, First Run Features, and many more. You’ll also find counseling and therapy training videos from Microtraining and issue-based documentaries from Filmakers Library.

Disciplines covered in this resource include:

  • American History
  • Area Studies
  • Art and Architecture
  • Business and Economics
  • Counseling and Therapy
  • Dance
  • Education
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Ethnography
  • Health
  • Humanities
  • Law and Criminal Justice
  • Opera
  • Politics and Current Affairs
  • Psychology
  • Religion and Philosophy
  • Science
  • Theatre
  • Women and Gender Studies
  • World History
  • World Language and Literature

Additional features:

  • Semantic facet browsing provides intelligent information that changes as users search, homing in on exactly what they’re seeking.
  • Users can precisely narrow searches by a range of criteria, including content type, date published, author, person discussed, and more.




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    VAST: Academic Video Online

    Search thousands of award-winning films from dozens of producers and distributors.


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