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Alexander Street Press (ASP) pairs exclusive content with the latest technology to deliver customizable products and services to libraries and their patrons worldwide. ASP blends video, audio, and text with cutting-edge online tools to transform the way people research, learn, and teach in virtually every discipline. Through partnerships with thousands of the world’s leading content providers, ASP provides high-quality resources in disciplines including history, literature, music, health sciences, business, social sciences, and engineering.

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For the first time ever, nearly two decades of television’s most preeminent program are available online in one expansive streaming video resource. The 60 MINUTES: 1997–2014 collection from Alexander Street grants unprecedented access to the CBS News archives from this period, including many episodes not widely seen since their original broadcast. This entire collection is only available from Alexander Street for the library market.
Academic Video Online: Premium is Alexander Street’s most comprehensive video subscription, an ever-growing resource that comprises content from 26 full video collections and 8 bonus discipline clusters.
African-American Music Reference is a comprehensive reference database that chronicles the rich history of African-American music through 1970.
The American Civil War Research Database™ is the definitive online resource for researching the individuals, regiments, and battles of the American Civil War, with indexed, searchable information on 4.3 million soldiers and thousands of battles, together with 16,000 photographs.
American Civil War: Letters and Diaries brings together 400 sources and 100,000 pages of text that give access to thousands of views on the war. It includes more than 4,000 pages of previously unpublished manuscripts.
American Film Scripts Online provides authorized scripts of silent films, contemporary films and films through the decades. This is an unprecedented collection for studying film history, pop culture, American and world history, ethnic and diversity issues, writing, the business of movies and more.
This history video product is an excellent value! Users experience hundreds of hours of streaming video right from their desktop. Video descriptions and transcripts are searchable, and the collection is priced at a fraction of what it would cost to buy the videos individually.
American Song is a historic collection containing 50,000 songs that users listen to over the Internet.
Alexander Street Press Anthropology Online brings together a wide range of written ethnographies, field notes, seminal texts, memoirs, and contemporary studies, covering human behavior the world over. It will grow to become the most comprehensive resource for the study of social and cultural life yet created. Cross-searchable with Ethnographic Video Online, Alexander Street’s collection of classic and contemporary films for the anthropology classroom, Anthropology Online provides sociologists, anthropologists, cultural historians, and others with complete works of the key practitioners and theorists alike throughout the discipline.
Asian-American Drama brings together more than 250 plays beginning with the works of Sadakichi Hartmann in the late 19th century and progressing to the writings of contemporary playwrights, along with related biographical, production and theatrical information.
Audio Drama: The L.A. Theatre Works Collection delivers, for the first time online, hundreds of important dramatic works in streaming audio from the curated archive of the nation’s premiere radio theatre company. The plays—which include some of the most significant dramatic literature of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries—are performed by leading actors from around the world and recorded specifically for online listening.
Black Drama is a collection of 1,450 plays from the mid-1800s to present day by more than 150 playwrights from North America, Africa and the Caribbean.
Black Short Fiction brings an estimated 8,000 works together with 100,000 pages produced by writers from Africa.
Black Studies in Video brings together seminal documentaries, powerful interviews, and previously unavailable archival footage surveying the black experience.
Black Thought and Culture is an electronic collection of nearly 100,000 pages of non-fiction writings by major American black leaders.
Black Women Writers presents 100,000 pages of literature and essays by African authors documenting the effort of black women to create their own identity while facing sexism and racism.
British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries spans more than 400 years of personal writings by women from England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. The collection contains nearly 100,000 pages from bibliographies and new research.
Africans, along with many Indians and South Asians, were brought to the Caribbean between the 15th and 19th centuries. Today, their descendants are active in literature and the arts, producing literature with strong and direct ties to traditional African expressions.
Classical Music in Video will be the definitive online collection for the study of classical music in video format.
Classical Music Library (CML) is the first and largest online database of classical music recordings. CML features performers from more than 32 major and independent labels, including BMG and EMI Classics.
Classical Music Reference Library will bring together more than 40,000 pages of essential reference materials, spanning the entire history of Western classical music, in a unified online collection.
Classical Scores Library will contain 400,000 pages of the most important classical music scores, manuscripts, and previously unpublished material, allowing for the study and analysis of more than 8,000 musical scores.
Through music we understand the history, customs, politics, personalities, celebrations, struggles, and joys of diverse peoples and cultures.
Counseling and Psychotherapy Transcripts, Client Narratives, and Reference Works is a landmark database containing more than 2,000 transcripts of actual therapy sessions—almost 40,000 pages of first-person accounts, together with 25,000 pages of major reference works.
Counseling and Therapy in Video is the most comprehensive collection of counseling and therapy training videos ever assembled, streamed to your desktop.
The second volume of Alexander Street Press’s award-winning Counseling and Therapy in Video will contain more than 300 additional hours of training videos, reenactments, and footage of actual therapy sessions conducted by renowned psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers.
The third volume of Alexander Street Press’ award-winning Counseling and Therapy in Video series features more than 300 additional hours of training videos, reenactments, and actual therapy sessions conducted by renowned counselors, psychologists, psychiatrists, and clinicians.
Criminal Justice and Public Safety in Video is a landmark collection that illustrates the strategies, techniques, and experiences of professionals serving on the front lines of justice and public safety. From law enforcement and corrections personnel, to first responders and victims’ advocates, this compilation of documentaries, training videos, and interviews visually depicts the theoretical principles and practical application of criminal justice and emergency response. At completion, the collection will offer 500 hours of high quality content essential to the core curriculum. The wide range of topics covered includes international coverage, allowing for a comparative view of criminal justice systems.
Dance in Video will contain 250 dance productions and documentaries by the most influential performers and companies of the 20th century. Selections cover ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance, as well as forerunners of the forms and the pioneers of modern concert dance.
The Digital Library of Classic Protestant Texts brings together an enormous collection of Christian texts from the Reformation and post-Reformation eras.
The Digital Library of the Catholic Reformation gathers a vast treasury of published documents from the Catholic Church into a single, full-text and fully searchable database.
Early Encounters in North America: Peoples, Cultures and the Environment documents the relationships among groups in North America from 1534 to 1865.
Education in Video is the first online collection of streaming video developed specifically for training and developing teachers.
Environmental Studies in Video is an online collection designed to address the needs of one of the fastest growing academic fields. The collection directly confronts the most compelling questions faced in contemporary society by bringing together seminal documentary films and powerful footage from diverse sources around the globe.
Alexander Street Press Ethnographic Video Online brings together 1,750 hours of documentaries, primary-source footage, and select feature films for the visual study of human culture and behavior, all in one user-friendly online interface.
Fashion Studies Online: The Videofashion Library brings together 1,200 hours of vivid video capturing the many faces of fashion—including nearly 40 years of worldwide fashion shows, designer profiles, documentary segments, and more—into one convenient online learning interface.
Explore video in six distinct areas—corporate training, case studies, executive interviews, expert lectures, instructional films, and documentaries. The 500 hours of applied video in this online streaming collection complement the business classroom by illustrating practical, real-life applications for relevant topic and skills.
Human Rights Studies Online is a research and learning database that provides comprehensive, comparative documentation, analysis, and interpretation of major human rights violations and atrocity crimes worldwide. The collection is growing to include more than 75,000 pages of text and 150 hours of video that add new dimensions of understanding to the events of the past century.
Illustrated Civil War Newspapers and Magazines: Important and Rare Periodicals from Confederate, Union, Abolitionist, and British Presses is the definitive online Civil War media resource.
Irish Women Poets of the Romantic Period corrects a glaring omission in the literary history of the British Isles—and of Romanticism generally.
Alexander Street Press Jazz Music Library This product is now part of Alexander Street Press Music Online Premium and can no longer be acquired separately.
Latin American Women Writers is a collection of literature by Latin American women from the colonial period to the present.
Latino Literature delivers approximately 200 novels, hundreds of short stories, more than 450 plays and 20,000 pages of poetry primarily in English, with selected works presented in Spanish.
Alexander Street Literature offers hundreds of thousands of pages of poetry, short stories, novels, non-fiction, plays, and essays of Alexander Street’s 14 individual literature collections.
Alexander Street’s Manuscript Women’s Letters and Diaries from the American Antiquarian Society brings together 100,000 pages of the personal writings of women of the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries, displayed as high-quality images of the original manuscripts, extensively indexed and online for the first time.
Medical Imaging in Video gives students and practitioners a clear, direct way to observe highly technical imaging procedures before practicing them in a clinical setting. Available for the first time in one comprehensive online interface, this resource includes 125 hours of training videos covering key topics in patient diagnosis and treatment.
Alexander Street's Music collections offer the most comprehensive set of online music materials to support teaching and research in music and related disciplines.
Music Online brings you more than 110,000 tracks of music, and offers you the ideal combination of reference materials for music research, with more than 400,000 pages at completion.
Nearly two hundred full-length feature films and fifty shorts were hand-selected to comprise New World Cinema.
North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries, and Oral Histories provides more than 100,000 pages of personal narratives on what it means to immigrate to America and Canada.
North American Indian Thought and Culture brings together more than 100,000 pages of Indian publications that include autobiographies, biographies, oral histories, personal writings, photographs, drawings and audio files for the first time.
North American Theatre Online is the largest reference initiative ever undertaken in this subject area, a major reference tool containing tens of thousands of pages of key, in-copyright reference works available electronically for the first time.
North American Theatre Online is tens of thousands of pages of key, in-copyright reference works available electronically for the first time and the tool for cross-searching all the Alexander Street Press full-text drama collections available in your library.
North American Women's Drama delivers 1,500 plays by women from the United States and Canada. Presenting the complete works of leading and lesser-known playwrights, many of the plays are rare, hard to find or out of print.
North American Women's Letters and Diaries is the largest electronic collection of women’s diaries and correspondence ever assembled. The collection contains more than 150,000 pages of women’s writings from Colonial times to 1950, including 7,000 pages of previously unpublished manuscripts.
Students in nursing assistant programs are often faced with the challenge of using a textbook to learn intricate skills, such as how to lift and turn a fragile patient or conduct CPR on a young child. Imagine trying to master how to measure vital signs without any examples of precisely how a healthy heartbeat should sound. To truly excel, nursing assistants need training resources that address the nuances of their role.
The result of Alexander Street’s partnership with Medcom-Trainex, one of the largest providers of nursing education video programs worldwide, Nursing Education in Video gives faculty and students anywhere-anytime access to Medcom’s highly regarded library of full-length training programs—online in streaming video—with all of the search power and advanced functionality that Alexander Street’s video collections deliver.
Opera in Video will contain 250 of the most important opera performances, captured on video through staged productions, interviews, and documentaries.
Oral History Online provides in-depth indexing to more than 2,700 collections of Oral History in English from around the world.
Psychological Experiments Online is a multimedia online resource that synthesizes the most important psychological experiments of the 20th and 21st centuries, fostering deeper levels of understanding for students and scholars alike.
Public Library Video Online is a streaming video collection that answers the needs of today’s public library patrons. With thousands of titles and more added regularly, it provides a one-stop shop where unlimited users can access the most interesting and informative videos any time from their library or home computer.
Rehabilitation Therapy in Video is a groundbreaking collection of more than 750 hours of streaming video focused on the physical treatment of patients with congenital disorders, chronic health issues, and traumatic injuries.
Scottish Women Poets of the Romantic Period is an electronic collection of more than 60 volumes of lyric poetry by Scottish women. This large body of poetry includes editorial selections as well as entire volumes that were written between 1789 and 1832.
Smithsonian Global Sound® is a virtual encyclopedia of the world's musical and aural traditions and produced in partnership with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.
Alexander Street’s social and cultural history projects offer something entirely new and critically important—personal, contemporaneous, and first-person accounts, history as experienced by the individuals who lived through and created it.
Social Theory is a comprehensive database with more than 150,000 fully-searchable pages.
South and Southeast Asian Literature displays the literary imagination and linguistic inventiveness of writers who are negotiating life in a transnational world and multiple cultural identities.
Sports Medicine and Exercise Science in Video is the most extensive video collection ever assembled on the study of disease management, injury treatment, nutrition, special populations, fitness and health assessment, medical fitness, exercise adherence, sport science, worksite wellness, and much more.
Immigration and migration, racism and civil rights, labor and industry, women and universal suffrage, American Indians, and the environment are just a few of the issues that came to the fore during the Gilded Age.
From 1935–1967, American theatergoers and television watchers were witness to Time Inc.’s unique and controversial film series, The March of Time®. Now, for the first time, this groundbreaking series is available in online streaming video in a single, cross-searchable collection designed specifically to meet the needs of researchers, teaching faculty, and students.
The Sixties: Primary Documents and Personal Narratives, 1960 to 1974 documents the key events, trends, and movements in 1960s America— vividly conveying the zeitgeist of the decade and its effects into the middle of the next.
Theatre in Video contains more than 250 of the world’s most important plays, together with more than 100 video documentaries, online in streaming video—more than 500 hours in all.
Rapid and drastic changes in cultural values and behaviors touched nearly every aspect of American life in the twentieth century. Conduct, behavioral, advice, and etiquette literature reveal how society grappled with these changes.
This comprehensive database contains 2,000 plays that offer a unique window into the economic, historical, social and political psyche of the United States and Canada.
VAST: Academic Video Online is Alexander Street’s flagship video subscription, bringing together thousands of video titles in a wide range of disciplines.
Women and Social Movements in the United States brings together books, images, documents, scholarly essays, commentaries, and bibliographies that document the multiplicity of women’s reform activities in the U.S. from 1600 to 2000.
This online collection of streaming video gives faculty, students, and history lovers access to more than 1,750 important, critically acclaimed documentaries from filmmakers worldwide.