Portland State University

Streaming Film & Music Resources

Recommended Resources

View BBC productions of William Shakespeare's 37 plays delivered via streaming and downloadable media files. The plays can be viewed in full or in act length segments. Includes closed caption.

Offers videos for the study of social work, psychotherapy, psychology, and psychiatric counseling. Includes counseling cessions and demonstrations, consultations, lectures, presentations, and interviews.

Includes dance productions and documentaries by the most influential performers and companies from the 1950s to the present.

Comprised of streaming videos of live teaching on various educational topics.

Provides videos on the visual study of human culture and behavior. Contains classic and contemporary documentaries produced by leading video producers in anthropology.

Maintains a collection of streaming videos, educational films, and video segments in the humanities & social sciences, business & economics, science & mathematics, health & medicine, technical education, family & consumer sciences, careers & job searching, and guidance & counseling. Closed captions are available.

Maintains a comprehensive online collection of jazz recordings by renowned artists, performances, and record labels.

Maintains a peer reviewed, PubMed-indexed journal that publishes biological, medical, chemical, and physical research in a video format.

Contains CDs and tracks of music reflecting the standard as well as specialized repertoire. Music is available from leading independent labels. Includes opera synopses and libretti as well as composer and artist biographies.

Features important opera performances, captured on streaming video through staged productions, interviews, and documentaries.

Archives individual network evening news broadcasts from the major U.S. national broadcast networks: ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN. Includes special news-related programming such as ABC's Nightline since 1989.

Other Resources

Consists of the archive of the British Pathe news corporation from 1896 to 1970. The archive covers history, social history, sports, news, and entertainment.

Provides access to academic or scholarly documentaries, social issues films, and videos.

Provides full text magazines and scholarly journals in the fine arts and music.

Provides a free digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form.

A video classical music concert service, Medici.tv offers streaming programs from Video on Demand. Offers filmed concerts, an archive of movies on dance and opera, documentaries on performers and composers as well as educational programs and master classes. Presents free live concerts, operas, and ballets that are available for a limited time.

Includes full text of the 29-volume New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2nd edition.

Provides 245 films curated from PBS created content.

Contains streaming online titles in an expanding collection of silent films tha represent the foundation of modern cinematic technique and film theory. Curated by Alexander Street’s editors and Video Advisory Board, the collection covers silent feature films, serials, and shorts from the 1890s to the 1930s. 

Features videos and  full runs of many of the key international newsreels produced during the early twentieth century.