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WKU Libraries Streaming Media

Streaming Videos

Apart from the DVD movie collection, WKU Libraries also has a large collection of streaming videos from subscribed databases. You may be able to locate them through our One-Search Box or separately from our online catalog TOPCAT, but certainly you'll find the following highlights convenient:

  • American History in Video
    American History in Video provides the largest and richest collection of video available online for the study of American history.  This release now provides 5,864 titles, equaling approximately 1,529 hours with recent additions. The collection allows students and researchers to analyze historical events, and their presentation over time, through commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries.
    "Perhaps most fascinating are the Rediscovery Productions films. These documentaries highlight major, often overlooked contributions of African Americans to social movements, technological progress and the arts."  
  • Dance in Video
    Dance in Video will contain five hundred hours of dance productions and documentaries by the most influential performers and companies of the 20th century. Selections cover ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance, as well as forerunners of the forms and the pioneers of modern concert dance. This release includes 600 works, equaling 365 hours.

Streaming Audios

  • Naxos Music Library
    Naxos Music Library is a comprehensive collection of online classical music. It includes the complete Naxos, Marco Polo and Dacapo catalogues of over 85,000 tracks, including Classical music, Jazz, World, Folk and Chinese music. Naxos also includes notes on the works being played as well as biographical information on composers and artists. Naxos has iPhone and Android apps available. 
  • National Jukebox (free)
    The Library of Congress presents the National Jukebox, which makes historical sound recordings available to the public free of charge. The Jukebox includes recordings from the extraordinary collections of the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation and other contributing libraries and archives.
  • WKU Libraries Podcast (free)
    WKU Libraries organizes a number of literary and community events such as Far Away Places and Kentucky Live! talk series, SOKY Book Fest and its affiliated programs. Many of the events have been recorded and podcast  with speakers' permission. You are welcome to sync to our podcast audios and listen to them on the go. 

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 Last Modified 9/24/14