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January 2014

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New at the Library: Academic Video Online Streaming Video

VAST-Academic Video Online posterThe Library now subscribes to over 12,000 streaming videos from the Alexander Street Press Academic Video Online collection.  In addition to the popular counseling/therapy and education videos, this collection also covers art and architecture, diversity studies, health sciences, history, literature, music/performing arts, business, politics, and criminal justice.

With such a wide array of subject areas, anyone at Wheelock can find something they’d like to see or share.  Faculty members, consider looking here for videos before requesting DVDs for your courses.  These streaming videos are much more convenient to access than physical DVD copies.  Students, include these videos in your research papers.  Use them for professional development.  All of them have transcripts available and there is a clips feature to create short clips from the videos.  For more information on how to do this, ask us at the Library!

You can access these videos by going to the Library homepage at > Databases A-Z tab > Academic Video Online.  You may also search the library catalog for specific ones.

In this blog entry, I’ve decided to highlight 10 videos, which, with so many videos available, is barely a drop in the bucket.

49 Up
This is the 7th installment of the Up Series, which has followed the lives of 14 socioeconomically diverse British children since 1964.  Every 7 years, the participants are revisited and interviewed as to the progression of their lives.  49 Up documents their lives at age 49 in 2005.   42 Up, which revisits their life at age 42, is also available .

Bridges to independence: Guided reading with nonfiction
Bridges to Independence documents the Manhattan New School’s experience with guided reading instruction, especially using a variety of informational/nonfiction texts.  The video is broken up into early emergent, developing and fluent readers.

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Building Literacy Competencies in Early Childhood
The video focuses on some of the social, emotional, linguistic, physical, and cognitive competencies that help lay the foundation for literacy.

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Essentials of Play Therapy with Abused Children
A popular videotape at Wheelock, now available on streaming video.  This video discusses the impact of abuse on children, shows how to create a healing environment to establish rapport, and demonstrates several play therapy methods and techniques.  If you’re interested in this video, also check out Play Therapy for Severe Psychological Trauma.

Gothic Cathedrals
This documentary explains the message behind Gothic cathedrals, their characteristics, what went into making them, and what made them so awe-inspiring.  This video looks at three Gothic cathedrals: Notre Dame in Paris, Chartres Cathedral in the French countryside, and the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.

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Lost for Life
A powerful and emotional documentary about juvenile offenders who have been sentenced to life without parole, their families, and their victims’ families.

Mary Ainsworth: Attachment and the Growth of Love
This documentary introduces the influences on Mary Ainsworth’s work, the methodologies she developed in analyzing attachment behaviors, and the patterns she discovered – all of which have inspired new research, interventions, and public policy changes.

Covers of Mary AInsworth and Much Ado About NothingMuch Ado About Nothing
Academic Video Online has productions of various Shakespeare plays.   My favorite discovery is this charming version of Much Ado About Nothing.  Set at the end of the 19th century, a young Sam Waterson (aka Jack McCoy from Law & Order) plays the irascible bachelor, Benedick.

Negroes with Guns: Rob Williams and Black Power
This documentary follows the life of influential civil rights activist, Robert F. Williams – from his childhood in Monroe, North Carolina to his self-exile and eventual return to the U.S.

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Four young adolescent women in different parts of the world where women are very limited in their opportunities and more vulnerable to abuse tell their coming of age stories.

Just a reminder, the Wheelock College Library also subscribes to the following streaming video collections: MediaEd Streaming, Films on Demand, and Videatives.  Like Academic Video Online, they can be accessed from the Databases A-Z tab on the Library homepage. Everything except Videatives can also be searched in the catalog.