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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.  

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.

The U of I 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