WSU Libraries’ patrons now have access to a new video database, ProQuest’s Academic Video Online (AVON), offering 71,000 titles spanning such subject areas as anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music and more. The database was recently made available to member institutions of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, which includes WSU.

AVON provides a variety of video material with curricular relevance: documentaries, interviews, feature films, performances, news programs and newsreels, demonstrations and raw footage. The database features award-winning films, including Academy®, Emmy® and Peabody® winners. Academic institutions will find the most frequently used films for classroom instruction, plus newly released films and previously unavailable archival material.

“The WSU Libraries are excited that faculty and students will have access to this large video-streaming database,” said WSU Head of Collection Development Joel Cummings. “It will provide a tremendous variety of video materials that faculty have shown great interest in. This database also will be a much more affordable method of providing large amounts of video materials to the WSU community.”

Faculty who wish to use the database for their classes are encouraged to contact their liaison librarian or Christy Zlatos for support. For other questions about the database, post them at the Ask Us link.