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 Anatomy| Astronomy | Audio Books & Poetry | Chemistry | Copyright | Film Studies | Foreign Languages | Geography |Image Collections | Historical Photos & Video Clips | Math & Science Videos | Music and Concerts | News | Physics |Political Science | Other Media Resources Lists | Religious Studies | Speeches | Streaming Video | Subtitling for videos | Video Courses| Women's Studies

An annotated list of resources that provide access to media resources available on the Internet.   
For lists of videos available through the Grossmont College Library, go to our Films By Subject.
Check back periodically to see updated information.

  

Anatomy and Physiology  

The Human Heart
http://www.animatedexplanations.com/Animation.aspx?animation=342
"This interactive infographic explains the anatomy and function of the human heart. Find out how the blood flows through the different chambers and valves, and visualize the blood flow using the scroll bar."

                                                                            

Astronomy

Astronomy Picture of the Day
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html
NASA provides each day a different image or photograph of our universe along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.  An archive of the pictures can be found at: http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/archivepix.html

NASA Photos and Videos
http://nasaimages.org/
When completed this site will contain a comprehensive web archive of space imagery and videos created in partnership between Internet Archive and NASA.

The National Archives on Google Video: NASA History of Space Flight Motion Pictures
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24v8zRaXLiY&list=PL0BB14FFB16E8F46A
A selection of films preserved in the National Archives that offer a visual record of the history of the U.S. Space program, providing coverage of such significant events as Dr. Robert Goddard's early rocket designs; astronaut John H. Glenn's first manned orbital space flight in the Friendship 7 spacecraft; the Apollo 11 lunar mission; the exploration of deep space and other planets; and the role of female astronauts in the 1970s and early 1980s. Several of the titles chosen have been cited at domestic and international film festivals or have received awards for excellence in photography and documentary filmmaking.   

Sixty Symbols
http://www.sixtysymbols.com/
Sixty Symbols is a collection of short YouTube videos created by the University of Nottingham's Physics Department about scientific symbols used in physics and astronomy. 

Sky in Google Earth 
http://earth.google.com/sky/skyedu.html

Watch this short video to learn how to use Google Earth to view the sky.  Download the free Google Earth software, and then click on the sky button to view the sky above your current location and to search for stars, planets, constellations and more.

Sky Map
http://www.sky-map.org/
A detailed sky map that is generated automatically using a database with the basic characteristics of space objects.  The collection contains images of galaxies, globular clusters, nebulas, clustered of galaxies, and quasars.  One can also see real photographs of the sky, by means of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey that provide detailed optical images.  New data is released annually.

WorldWide Telescope
http://www.worldwidetelescope.org/

The WorldWide Telescope is free desktop software that takes "millions of the best images captured by the world's greatest ground and space telescopes, like the Hubble, and morph them seamlessly to allow users to take interactive tours of space." (K. Zetter, Wired, 2-28-08).  Users can pan and zoom across the night sky in a virtual trip through the universe.  Created by Microsoft Research and released in May 2008, the virtual telescope has four modes:  Sky, Earth, Planets, and Panoramas. It also lets people call up related data, stories, or context about what they're seeing from sources online.

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Audio Books & Poetry

Internet Archive:  Free Audio Books & Poetry
http://www.archive.org/details/audio_bookspoetry
Listen to free audio books and poetry recordings.  This library of audio books and poetry features digital recordings and MP3's from the Naropa Poetics Audio Archive, LibriVox, Project Gutenberg, Maria Lectrix, and Internet Archive users.  The Internet Archive was founded to build an Internet library, with the purpose of offering permanent access for researchers, historians, and scholars to historical collections that exist in digital format. The Internet Archive includes texts, audio, moving images, and software as well as archived web pages.                                                                 top

Chemistry

The Periodic Table of Videos
http://www.periodicvideos.com/
The Periodic Table of Videos is a collection of short YouTube videos created by the University of Nottingham's Chemistry Department about each of the chemical elements in the Periodic Table. 

Copyright

Wanna Work Together?  (Creative Commons)
http://dotsub.com/films/wannawork_1/index.php?autostart=true&language_setting=en_768
A three minute, closed-captioned video explaining some differences between "All Rights Reserved" and "Creative Commons" copyright terms.

Film Studies

CinemaSports:  Internet Archive
http://www.archive.org/details/cinemasports

Cinemasports is the Iron Chef of Filmmaking. Teams have 10 hours to complete a movie with a list of ingredients. Finished movies screen the 11th hour, the very night they are created.  CinemaSports movies are available from the Internet Archive.  The Internet Archive was founded to build an Internet library, with the purpose of offering permanent access for researchers, historians, and scholars to historical collections that exist in digital format. The Internet Archive includes texts, audio, moving images, and software as well as archived web pages

IMDB (Internet Movie Database)
http://www.imdb.com/
IMDB is visited by over 57 million people each month.  Search for movies by titles, characters, quotes, plots, casts, and more.  You can also create movie lists and catalog your DVD collection.

New York Times Movie Reviews
http://www.nytimes.com/ref/movies/reviews/index.html
Browse or search 28,000 New York Times movie reviews. Included in the free review archive are all films reviewed since 1960, reviews of all Best Picture Academy Award winners, as well as The New York Times guide to the Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made.

Silent Era
http://www.silentera.com/PSFL/index.html
A free database of information on films produced in the silent era of world cinema.

   

Foreign Languages

Rocket Languages: Free Language Learning Resources
http://www.rocketlanguages.com/free-language-resources
Free language resources for Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish.  Included are lessons for learning words and phrases, grammar rules, English translations, and audio for pronunciation.

Geography

National Atlas
http://www.nationalatlas.gov
In the National Atlas Map Maker, you can choose layers of information to create maps and then print them.  Layers include Biology, Climate, Environment, Geology, History, Census, and Water. 
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Historical Photos & Video Clips

Google Earth:  Ancient Rome in 3D
http://www.google.com/earth/explore/products/
"A joint effort between Google, the Rome Reborn Project, and Past Perfect Productions, the new Ancient Rome 3D Layer in Google Earth allows users to view and explore over 6700 3D buildings as scholars determine they stood in 320 AD."--Google Teacher Center.

Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Reading Room
http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/catalog.html
You can find more than one million pictures among these digitized collections, ranging from
historical photographs and architectural drawings to advertising labels and posters from all over the world.  To see lists of images on popular topics--such as Architecture, History and Events, and People-- and focusing on images for which there are no known copyright restrictions, click here:  http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/list/listguid.html#related

National Archives on Google Video: United Newsreel Motion Pictures (1942-1945)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aL_zW83PUsE&list=PL8EDEDCA67EFA1174
During World War II, the United States Government financed its own newsreel for overseas viewers. This selection of government produced newsreels, deposited in the National Archives, averaged 10 minutes in length and consisted of several short stories concerning allied military operations in the various theatres of war, as well as stories of events taking place on the U. S. home front.  Note: Scroll down to get to the newsreels' section of the webpage.


Open Vault Historical News Videos
http://openvault.wgbh.org/
OpenVault, launched by public television station WGBH in Boston, offers access to video clips and interview transcripts drawn from programming created between 1968 and 1993. The archive is designed to encourage educators and scholars in higher education to incorporate these materials into classroom curricula and outside study.  Note: Video clips require QuickTime to run.                                                                                                 top

 Image Collections on the Internet

American Memory*
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html
"The Library of Congress' American Memory project is a free and open collection of written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document American history and creativity."

Artcyclopedia*
http://www.artcyclopedia.com/

"Artcyclopedia links users to online collections of museums from around the world, with the unique ability of allowing users to locate museums by the names of artists they have collected or specific titles of works of art owned by the museum."

Canadian Museum of Civilization*
http://www.civilization.ca/collect/csintroe.html
"Search or browse more than 200,000 digital images of cultural objects, porcelains, glass, and textiles."

Internet ArtResources
http://www.artresources.com/

A gateway to art and artists, galleries and exhibitions. Up-to-date information on current and future art shows, emerging artists and world-renowned masters in the fine arts as well as modern artisans working in every imaginable medium, including wood, glass, metal and stone.  Searchable image catalog has 11,000+ images in the archives.

Metropolitan Museum of Art*
http://www.metmuseum.org/Works_of_Art/
"The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has been around since 1870, and its permanent collection is comprised of more than 2 million works of art and cultural objects.  The online image collection is comprised of more than 6,500 important works, including the entire European Paintings and American Paintings and Sculpture collections.  The image collection is one of the most scholarly in existence, with extensive physical descriptions, provenance notes, and detailed views of signatures and inscriptions."                                          

National Gallery of Art*
http://www.nga.gov/collection/
"Search the National Gallery's extensive collection of paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, and works on paper that spans more than 600 years of history from the Middle Ages to the present day.  Bibliographies, exhibition histories, and provenance records are attached to many of the works."

New York Public Library Digital Gallery
http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/index.cfm
Provides free and open online access to over 550,000 images digitized from primary sources and printed rarities in the collections of The New York Public Library, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints and photographs, illustrated books, printed ephemera, and more.

Smithsonian Institution*
http://www.si.edu/
"Explore the world's largest complex of museums and other affiliated collections via the Smithsonian portal.  The Smithsonian collections own more than 136 million artworks, objects, and specimens, and each museum maintains its own Web site, usually comprised of thousands of online images and hundreds of educational materials."

Timeline of Art History*
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/
"The curatorial, conservation and education staff of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City produce the Timeline, which is an easy-to-use geographical, chronological, and thematic representation of art history.  Users can compare and contrast works of art from around the world, with accompanying thematic essays and maps, putting each work of art in cultural and historical context."

Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
A database of freely usable media files such as copyright-free photographs, diagrams, animations, music, spoken text, video clips and media of all sorts.

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Math and Science Videos

Khan Academy
http://www.khanacademy.org/
A popular site with students, Khan Academy offers over 600 videos that explain step-by-step how to solve a variety of math and physics problems.  Calculus, Trigonometry, Pre-calculus, Pre-algebra, Physics, Finance and Banking are just some of the categories available.  As one student put it, "It's like having my own personal math tutor available at any time."

The Periodic Table of Videos
http://www.periodicvideos.com/
The Periodic Table of Videos is a collection of short YouTube videos created by the University of Nottingham about each of the chemical elements in the Periodic Table. 

Sixty Symbols
http://www.sixtysymbols.com/
Sixty Symbols is a collection of short YouTube videos created by the University of Nottingham's Physics Department about scientific symbols used in physics and astronomy. 
 

Music and Concerts                                                                                                      

All Music Guide
http://www.allmusicguide.com/
Search for music by artist, album, song, or classical work.  Explore music by genre, such as pop/rock, jazz, R&B, Rap, World, Classical, and more.

Internet Archive:  Live Concerts
http://www.archive.org/details/etree
The Internet Archive has teamed up with etree.org to preserve and archive as many live concerts as possible for current and future generations to enjoy in a lossless, downloadable format.
The Internet Archive was founded to build an Internet library, with the purpose of offering permanent access for researchers, historians, and scholars to historical collections that exist in digital format. The Internet Archive includes texts, audio, moving images, and software as well as archived web pages.

News

CBS News on Customized DVDs
http://www.amazon.com/60minutes

Create a customized DVD from the CBS News archives, one of the world's largest repositories of news content and historical footage.  The archive includes some of the best reporting and footage from World War II, the Cold War, the Kennedy assassinations, the Civil Rights movement, the space program, the Vietnam War, Middle East conflicts, the 9/11 attacks, and other important news events.  Your compilation DVD will be produced on-demand and shipped to you. 

"The Mike Wallace Interview"
http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/collections/film/holdings/wallace/
Access over 60 editions of "The Mike Wallace Interview."  The University of Texas Austin makes these original ABC broadcasts free online with no sign-in required.  Wallace interviews personalities such as former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas,  labor leader Walter Reuther, former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt, and surrealist painter Salvador Dali.  There are links to the videos and to their transcripts.

Open Vault Historical News Videos
http://openvault.wgbh.org/
OpenVault, launched by public television station WGBH in Boston, offers access to video clips and interview transcripts drawn from programming created between 1968 and 1993. The archive is designed to encourage educators and scholars in higher education to incorporate these materials into classroom curricula and outside study.  Note: Video clips require QuickTime to run.   
         

 

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Physics

Sixty Symbols
http://www.sixtysymbols.com/
Sixty Symbols is a collection of short YouTube videos created by the University of Nottingham about scientific symbols used in physics and astronomy. 

 

Political Science

Electing a U.S. President
http://www.commoncraft.com/election
A short (3.43 min.) and simple guide to understanding the U.S. election process by the makers of the entertaining and educational "Videos in Plain English."

Other Media Resources Lists

Florida State University’s Multimedia Research Guide:  
http://guides.lib.fsu.edu/
A comprehensive list of online resources for video, audio and images.  Click on “Videos Online,” “Audio Online” or “Images Online.”

University of North Texas Online Media Resources
http://guides.library.unt.edu/onlinemedia
An annotated list of free online videos, arranged in alphabetical order.

Online College Classes and Academic Courses for Lifelong Learners
http://www.onlinecollegeclasses.com/
A compendium of educational multimedia content from around the web that are available for free to anyone.

Religious Studies

Internet Archive:  Spirituality & Religion
http://www.archive.org/details/audio_religion
Listen to sermons and lectures concerning religion and spirituality, such as Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures, The Bible Podcast, Sermons & Religious LecturesThe Internet Archive was founded to build an Internet library, with the purpose of offering permanent access for researchers, historians, and scholars to historical collections that exist in digital format. The Internet Archive includes texts, audio, moving images, and software as well as archived web pages.                                                                                                                                        top

Swami Vivekananda on Hinduism, 1893
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4W7MUCNQA8
This YouTube video provides the voice and text of a speech by Swami Vivekananda's on the topic of Hinduism given on September 11, 1893.

Speeches  

American Rhetoric
http://www.americanrhetoric.com/
Database of 5000+ full text, audio and video streaming versions of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates, interviews, other recorded media events.  Includes "Top 100" political speeches of the 20th century, movies speeches, and Rhetoric of 9-11.

Streaming Video--Free Sources

HippoCampus

HippoCampus is a project of the Monterey Institute for Technology and Education (MITE). The goal of HippoCampus is to provide high-quality, multimedia content on general education subjects to high school and college students free of charge.

History Channel
http://www.history.com/video.do?action=home
Free streaming video clips and episodes from the History Channel.

Hulu
http://www.hulu.com
Hulu is an online video service that offers hit TV shows, movies and clips from more than 100 content providers, including FOX, NBC Universal, MGM, Sony Pictures Television, Warner Bros. and more. Hulu is free and legal through an advertising supported model, and acquires the rights to distribute its videos, making them available to users legally.  Closed captioning is available for some of their videos. Some of the programs available are:  Nova, National Geographic Specials, Discovery, Biography, Empires, Carl Sagan's Cosmos, and Super Size Me.

National Film Board's Online Collection
  http://www.nfb.ca/
Watch trailers,full length documentaries and animated films from the growing collection in Canada’s National Film Board's online screening room.

PBS
http://video.pbs.org/
Some of the PBS series available are:  Nova, Nature, Masterpiece, American Masters, Bill Moyers, Frontline (see separate entry on PBS Frontline below).

PBS Frontline
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/view/  
PBS Frontline now offers 79 full programs that you can watch online, free. Each program is chaptered, making it easy to select and view particular segments. All programs provide a “Full Screen” viewing option, and many are closed captioned.  Some of the excellent programs available are:   “Dreams of Obama,”   “Inside the Meltdown,” and one of the most requested programs in Frontline history,  “A Class Divided.”

Subtitling for Videos

dotSUB
http://dotsub.com/
Free website that encourages users to add subtitles to video clips in English and other languages in order to make these videos accessible to the hearing impaired and speakers of foreign languages.  Offers a list of free videos that have been subtitled in various languages.

Hulu
http://www.hulu.com
Hulu is an online video service that offers hit TV shows, movies and clips from more than 100 content providers, including FOX, NBC Universal, MGM, Sony Pictures Television, Warner Bros. and more. Hulu is free and legal through an advertising supported model, and acquires the rights to distribute its videos, making them available to users legally.  Closed captioning is available for some of their videos.

Video Courses

Academic World
http://www.academicearth.org/
Free video courses from top scholars at Harvard, MIT, Princeton and Yale.  Transcripts of the video lectures are also available.  Subjects range from Astronomy and biology to mathematics and religion.  Academic World is an organization whose mission is to give "everyone on earth access to a world-class education."

Harvard University's Justice Series
http://justiceharvard.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=9&Itemid=5
Justice is co-produced by WGBH Boston and Harvard University.  From the Justice web site:  "Justice is one of the most popular courses in Harvard’s history.  Nearly one thousand students pack Harvard’s historic Sanders Theatre to hear Professor Sandel talk about justice, equality, democracy, and citizenship. Now it’s your turn to take the same journey in moral reflection that has captivated more than 14,000 students, as Harvard opens its classroom to the world. This course aims to help viewers become more critically minded thinkers about the moral decisions we all face in our everyday lives. In this 12-part series, Sandel challenges us with difficult moral dilemmas and asks our opinion about the right thing to do."


MIT Video Gateway
http://watch.mit.edu/
MIT's gateway to their free online video collections.  MIT OpenCourseware contain free and open course materials from MIT faculty in all subject areas. MIT World™ is a free and open site that provides on-demand video of public lectures and symposia at MIT.

Women's Studies

American Women Through Time
http://www.mtsu.edu/~kmiddlet/history/women/wh-timeline.html
A detailed timeline, from prehistory to the 20th century, that has about 800 links to relevant online sources, such as diaries and letters, photo collections, and lectures by historians.  Also includes links to other timelines on Women's History.


l text, audio, and video  database of the 100 most significant American political speeches of the 20th                                                                                                                                

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