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Academic Video Online

Institutional login required to access this resource via a search engine when off-campus. If you are not sure what your University login is see Accessing e-resources for more information.

If you are trying to access this database via the ProQuest link, and are a University of Reading Malaysia student registered before 2017, please use this ProQuest username and password. You will need to enter your University username and password to access this information.


Academic Video Online is a comprehensive source of video material including 70,000 titles with curricular relevance: documentaries, interviews, performances, news programmes, newsreels and more. Use the Alexander Street link for the best browsing experience, and use ProQuest to cross-search content simultaneously across other ProQuest platforms. Academic Video Online comprises some of the following channels:

  • 60 Minutes: 1997-2014
  • American History
  • Black Studies
  • LGBT Studies
  • The March of Time
  • World History
  • World Newsreels Online 1929-1966

Some of subjects covered are:

  • Art & Architecture
  • Criminal Justice & Public Safety
  • Drama
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Studies
  • History
  • Literature
  • Politics & Current Affairs
  • Psychology
  • Science
  • Theatre

Help & guidance

How you may use the content


  • lecture presentations
  • Blackboard - embed the video in your module or link to it
  • student work

Tip! You may make clips and playlists with the videos

Not permitted

  • publicly available websites
  • public display in University
  • any alteration, adaption or modification the video

EndNote Info

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When viewing the full details of an item, select 'Cite' and then 'Export list'. Then choose the appropriate version of EndNote. You can also mark multiple items for export using the 'Select item' option.

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