New(s) @ Axe

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Monday, April 13, 2009

Now Available: American History in Video

History buffs, scholars, students or anyone interested in American history and life now have available over 1200 videos available covering the 16th century to the 20th century. This new collection, added to the Axe databases in March, will grow to 5000 titles in a few years.

American History in Video includes public affairs videos from CBS’ Longlines Chronoscope, documentaries from A&E Television network’s History Channel and Biography and movie theatre newsreels from the 40s to the 60s covering war, politics, fashion, sports and more. Contents can be browsed by historical event, titles, newsreels, historical era, places, and more or searched by keyword.

Alexander Street Press has added value to the American History in Video collection with a variety of searching capabilities. In addition to multiple ways to browse, features include an advanced search, ability to view thumbnail images, do transcript searching, and create embeddable links, user-created playlists and clips. All tracks, clips, playlists, videos, web pages, etc. have permanent URLs to allow for emailing, bookmarking, hyperlinks in web pages, and more.

The added value makes American History in Video equally useful for research, classroom lectures, and multi-media presentations. For a list of currently available titles, go to: .

Take a look at “Forces of Darkness” (part of the series, The Men Who Killed Kennedy) .

Or, a video on Charles Lindbergh’s life .

Locate the American History in Video collection from the Library homepage ( by clicking on “Databases by Title”.

If you would like more information, of if you have questions about this, or any one of our online databases, please call the Axe Reference Desk at ext. 4894.

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