Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Streaming videos at CSU Library

Did you know that you can access a range of online video collections through the Library?

Whether you’re a lecturer looking for video content for your subject or a student looking for a movie to watch on a Friday night, the Library’s streaming video collections have something for you!

The three major online video collections are Informit EduTV, Informit TVNews and Alexander Street Press. All of these collections are searchable, you can provide links to other CSU users and you can create shorter clips from videos in some of the collections.

Informit EduTV

The big news for this database is that it now allows CSU users to register with any email address to create playlists, clips and favourites and share links to clips with other CSU users, all with the click or two of a button.

The collection includes archive content back to 2006 of shows that have been aired on Australian television. You’ll find all sorts of things, from the latest episode of the ABC’s Foreign Correspondent to episodes of Foxtel’s Grand Designs Australia; television series like Yes Minister & Deadwood; children’s movies Wreck it Ralph & How to Train Your Dragon as well as movie classics like West Side Story & The Wizard of Oz. There’s something for everyone!

The database is searchable and the videos are streamed so you can find and watch the content instantly. For instructions on how to share links videos and clips with other CSU users, check out the creating links instructions.

Informit TVNews

Missed the news last night? You can watch it today using the TVNews database. The database uses the familiar Informit search platform and contains Australian television news, current affairs, and selected documentaries from the free-to-air networks with links to the digitised video content in a compressed format.

The videos are downloadable so you can watch them later, you can also browse the “publication” list and find all of the videos from a particular news service. For instructions on how to share links videos with other CSU users, have a look at out our creating links instructions.

Alexander Street Press Video Collection 

Looking for something for your subject?  Perhaps an introduction to the respiratory system or an introduction to cognitive behaviour therapy? Then Alexander Street Press might be the database for you!

Unlike the other two databases, Alexander Street Press is a collection of a number of smaller video databases focusing on specialised topics, such as:
Users can view the collections separately or in one collection. All of the videos are streamed so you are able to watch them instantly. For instructions on how to share links videos with other CSU users, check out the creating links instructions.

Need more information or help creating a clip? Ask us!

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