Answered By: Colin Magee
Last Updated: Jul 09, 2020     Views: 142

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Alexander Street Press's AVON: Academic Video Online is one of the library’s streaming video databases, consisting of over 60,000 educational films.

AVON specializes in educational films and videos.  Use it to find:
-Educational films and videos



Use the search box to conduct a basic search.  Additionally, you can access a list of different academic subjects by clicking on the “Filter your results” button below the search box.  You can browse different academic subjects.



Search results are sorted by relevance.  The database will try and find films or clips from films that contain your search terms in the films’ titles.  You can apply additional filters, such as content type (documentary, performance, etc), and release date.


Clicking on a film or a clip will open it in the video player.  At the top, you can access clips from the film (if those exist).  Also, most of the time there will be a transcript of the audio that you can view.  Additionally, most of the films will be close captioned as well.  This meets ADA requirements to provide an audio-free experience for students who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Click on “Cite” above the video player to access your bibliographic citation for the article.  You would cite the article using MLA if it is for English 101 or English 102, and you would cite the article using APA for other classes.


Teachers might be interested in embedding AVON content right into Blackboard like you can do with YouTube.  Unfortunately, there’s no good way to embed AVON content into Blackboard right now.  Instead, simply click “Share” above the video player and then copy the permalinnk, which contains the library’s proxy login url, and paste that into Blackboard.  Students will be able to link out of Blackboard and into the video player in AVON and watch the video there.


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