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Academic Video Online (AVON)

Overview of the database featuring subject breakdown of the collection.

General Overview

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Academic Video Online (AVON) provides unlimited remote access to more than 63,000* (and growing) videos all cross-searchable from a single platform. 

The database includes scholarly video material of virtually every video type: documentaries, interviews, performances, news programs and newsreels, field recordings, commercials, demonstrations, original and raw footage including tens of thousands of exclusive tiles. There are thousands of award-winning films,  Academy,® Emmy,® and Peabody® winners along with the most frequently used films for classroom instruction, plus newly released films and previously unavailable archival material.  

The embeddable video player with keyword-searchable transcripts allows users to browse and refine with intuitive facets and then create and share custom clips and playlists.

*territorial restrictions apply


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The Green Prince Cover

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Deportation of Innocence

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Carbon For Water

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Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story

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Taming the Quantum World

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