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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Alexander Street Press

Illinois subscribes to Alexander Street Press's award-winning online collections, including streaming video, audio, and other multimedia for scholarly research, teaching, and learning.


Welcome to the Library's Alexander Street Press Collections, with streaming video, audio, & more!

Databases from the vendor Alexander Street Press offer access to over 40 discipline-specific primary source collections with audio, text, and streaming video, including thousands of full-length films.  You can explore this content by topic or explore across disciplines through the Academic Video Online (AVON) database. 

Students, faculty, and staff have unlimited remote access to video and audio content, rich clip-making and playlist functionality, an embeddable video player for easy course management integration, and keyword-searchable transcripts for most collections.

In addition to AVON, the UIUC Library subscribes to unique collections such as:

  • African American Music Reference
  • Broadway HD
  • Human Rights Studies Online
  • North American Women's Letters and Diaries
  • Silent Film Online
  • Underground and Independent Comics
  • World Newsreels in Video

...and many more!  Please explore this guide for assistance on using these collections to support your teaching and research.

Access to Alexander Street Press

What Alexander Street Press Can Do for You

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