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Video Resources

To locate videos in the NCU databases, see our Find a Video page.

Academic Earth - watch free lecture videos covering many disciplines from the world’s top universities.

Associated Press Archive - offers 1.7 million global news and entertainment video stories, which date back to 1895.

CNN Video and CNN Video Almanac – browse CNN video collections and watch live programming on CNN Video. CNN Almanac presents the best CNN video since 1980.

EduTube - educational video search platform that organizes the best free online educational videos, and make them easy for you to find, watch and download. Browse by category, type, educational level, length, top 100, or most popular.

Free Documentaries.org - site to stream (and sometimes download) many free, independently produced documentaries. Browse by title, topic, or region.

History Channel - includes streaming full-episode videos of many shows featured on the History channel.

Hulu Documentaries and Hulu News and Information - online video service that offers a selection of documentaries and news programming on the free, ad-supported Hulu.com service, and the subscription service Hulu Plus.

iTunes U - offers lectures from scholars at major universities around the world. Requires a free iTunes account.

Internet Moving Image Archive - digital movies uploaded by Archive users which range from classic full-length films, to daily alternative news broadcasts, to cartoons and concerts.

KnowledgeStream - online archive of free, video-on-demand multimedia resources for the public and for educators.

LearnersTV - comprehensive site providing thousands of free downloadable video lectures, video courses, science animations, lecture notes, lecture presentations and more.

PBS Frontline - Video subject categories include biography, business/economy, diversity, health/science/technology, foreign affairs/defense, government/public policy, media literacy, and religion.

Scripps Library and Multimedia Archive - includes White House recordings, presidential oral history interviews, and additional audio and video recordings and documents related to the executive branch of American government.

SnagFilms - offers high-quality video content from a collection of over 10,000 free independent movies and documentaries.

TED Talks and TED-Ed Videos - Ted Talks include over 17,000 short (3-18 minute long) conference-style presentation videos about a variety of topics. TED-Ed videos are short video lessons.

WGBH Forum Network - free online lecture videos from public media powerhouse WGBH.

WGBH Open Vault - online access to unique and historically important content produced by the public television and radio station WGBH. Contains video, audio, images, searchable transcripts, and resource management tools, all of which are available for individual and classroom learning.

UniversityVideos.org - academic videos from Univerisity YouTube channels, TED and TEDx talks, scientific and cultural institutions like NASA and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, hospitals, research institutions, and broadcast archives such as Nova, the Science Channel and the Discovery Channel.

YouTube: CSPAN - C-SPAN is a private, non-profit public service of the cable television industry.

YouTube United Nations - features videos on a wide range of global topics including current news, peace and security, social and economic development, human rights and climate change.

YouTube: US Government - official YouTube channel of the U.S. Government, linking you to videos across government.