ProQuest Alexander Street VAST: Academic Video Online

Vendor: ProQuest

VAST: Academic Video Online is Alexander Street’s flagship video subscription, bringing together thousands of video titles in a wide range of disciplines.

VAST is designed to bring the highest-quality video content to the broadest range of subject areas. It is the most cost-effective way to bring video to your patrons. Faculty and students will find content in VAST to meet their learning, teaching, and research interest in the following areas and more: art, architecture, business, counseling and therapy, dance, economics, education, ethnic studies, ethnography, gay and lesbian studies, health, history, humanities, law and public safety, literature, opera, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion, science, theatre, and women’s studies.

All titles in the following collections are included in VAST:

American History in Video
World HIstory in Video
Counseling and Therapy in Video
Education in Video
Ethnographic Video
Opera in Video
Dance in Video
Theatre in Video
Health and Policy in VIdeo
LGBT Studies in Video
Art and Architecture in Video
Criminal Justice and Public Safety in Video
Filmakers Library Online

Platform Functionality:

Create and share custom clips and playlists
Speed-browse video with a visual TOC
View synchronized scrolling transcripts alongside the videos, search the transcript while watching, and jump forward and backward to your selection
Cite whole videos or just your individual custom clips using permanent URLs
Email, share, and embed links in your coursepack, LibGuide, and LMS
Access the videos with your mobile device (iPhone, iPad, Android)
View and download free MARC records

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