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Video Resources

To better support the instructional, informational, and entertainment needs of its students and faculty, the Lane Community College Library actively collects video recordings covering a broad range of subjects and genres.  Our collection consists of more than 4,000 video recordings in VHS and DVD formats, and includes documentaries, study aids, how-to videos, fitness programs, culinary programs, television programs, and feature films.

Streaming Video Databases

Available to students, faculty, and staff (non-commercial use).

National Geographic Video Collection (via Credo)
From National Geographic, one of the most trusted names in education, this collection of 341 videos contains visually-rich and captioned short video clips covering a range of disciplines including Astronomy, Anthropology, Atmospheric Science, Botany, Chemistry, Geography, Zoology and more.
Available off campus to students, faculty, and staff by using your L number and myLane password.

The Civil War: A Film by Ken Burns (via Films on Demand)
Available off campus to students, faculty, and staff by using your L number and myLane password.

the civil war


PBS Television Streaming Video

The following websites are available to the public for non-commercial use through PBS.

Since 1983, FRONTLINE has served as American public television's flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its debut on PBS as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature over 27 seasons is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience.

American Experience
Browse the entire American Experience series featuring over 200 films. Watch full films online, download teacher’s guides, go behind the scenes, and learn more about your favorite films.

NOVA is the highest rated science series on television and the most watched documentary series on public television. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many times over.

For more than a quarter-century, NATURE has brought the beauty and wonder of the natural world into American homes, becoming in the process the benchmark of natural history programs on American television. The series has won more than 450 honors from the television industry, the international wildlife film community, parent groups, and environmental organizations – including 10 Emmy Awards, three Peabody Awards, and the first honor ever given to a program by the Sierra Club.

Moyer's & Company
This series continues Moyers’ long-running conversation with the American public by offering a forum to poets, writers, artists, journalists, scientists, philosophers, and leading scholars.

Julia Child
Julia Child revolutionized American cuisine through her French cooking school, award-winning cookbooks, and world-renowned television programs by presenting an approachable version of sophisticated French cooking to her eager audience for four decades.

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Other Streaming Video

Justice with Michael Sandel
An introduction to critical thinking and moral reasoning about contemporary social issues, led by one of America's most prominent philosophers.  12 episodes, each about an hour. Produced jointly by Harvard and Boston's PBS affiliate.

Common Craft - Explanations in Plain English (on YouTube)
These are great little animated videos, mostly on web applications, that explain concepts like social networking, cloud computing, U.S. presidential elections, and compound interest in basic language.