McCain Library recently subscribed to the Alexander Street Press database American History in Video. American History in Video provides the largest and richest collection of video available online for the study of American history, with 2,000 hours and more than 5,000 titles to be included on completion. The collection allows students and researchers to analyze historical events, and the presentation of historical events over time, through commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries. This release now includes over 1400 titles, equaling approximately 440 hours. Forthcoming are new videos from PBS, WGBH, and California Newsreel, plus additional years of Universal Newsreel.
The resource is accessible on the library’s A-Z Database List. Off-campus or on a personal laptop, you will be prompted to enter your name and ASC ID number.