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Creative Commons Search
Access a number of Creative Commons search engines. For video, try Blip.tv and SpinXpress, listed in the top tabs. Check the individual videos to see what type of license they have.
"The web's largest collection of unmediated video drawn from live events, lectures, and debates going on all the time at the world's top universities, think tanks and conferences." Focused on current events. Some pay content.
Internet Archive | Moving Images
"Library of free movies, films, and videos ... from classic full-length films, to daily alternative news broadcasts, to cartoons and concerts."
Howcast | How To Videos
Thousands of how to and do-it-yourself videos; everything from using the latest technology, to how to cook or have a conversation, along with other really random topics.
Videos featuring "innovators together from many different fields—science, technology, design, corporate and civic leadership, public health, social and ecological innovation, and the arts and humanities ..."
TED | Technology, Entertainment, Design
"Ideas worth spreading." Non-profit dedicated to bringing people and ideas together and sharing them across the world. All TEDTalks are published with a Creative Commons license.
Learn how to get more mileage out of videos ... TED Ed shows you how to add quizzes and other adjunct material to already-stimulating material.
United Nations University
The UNU Video Portal aims to provide one-stop access to the University's media assets as comprehensively as possible.
Thousands of amateur and professional videos organized by broad category, including Art, Music, Science & Tech, Travel and Everyday Life. Check for any additional copyright restrictions.
Education-focused version of Youtube. Only accepted educational institutions (mostly American universities but a few Canadian) can post to this search engine. You can link or embed any video, but you must include a link back to Youtube Education on any webpage/Moodle page with an embedded video.
National Geographic Video
View free videos from National Geographic, featuring animal videos, science and space videos, shark videos, lion videos and other popular video content.
Library of Congress YouTube Channel
Timeless treasures and contemporary presentations from the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.
"Our goal is to bring the best content together in one place and create an environment in which that content is remarkably easy to use." Online courses and videos from leading universities. Individual videos will have a Creative Commons license listed.
Health Streaming Video Library | University of Arizona College of Nursing
Videos from Arizona's College of Nursing. Includes research seminars, presentations, practice inquiries and dissertation defenses.
Justice, with Michael Sandel
Video lectures featuring Michael Sandel, Harvard University. Justice is one of the most popular courses in Harvard's history. This course aims to help viewers become more critically minded thinkers about the moral decisions we all face in our everyday lives. 12 parts.
Non-profit organization dedicated to "providing a free world-class education to anyone anywhere." The materials and resources on the website are available free of charge. There are over 3,100 videos on everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history, with hundreds of skills to practice.
Medline Plus Videos and Cool Tools
Links to online tutorials and streaming videos from Medline Plus, the US National Library of Medicine consumer health portal. Anatomy and surgical videos, and tutorials on diseases, tests and diagnostic procedures.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology was a leader in academic streaming. There site has videos, online lecture and courses. Much of it is also available through Youtube and iTunesU.
U.S. National Library of Medicine's Youtube Channel
Links to videos from a variety of U.S. health agencies.
"Remarkable speakers, researchers and scholars present revolutionary thoughts and discoveries on ResearchChannel." Individual materials may have different usage rights, including Creative Commons licenses.
Stanford Health Video Library
"Features prominent doctors presenting the latest health research."
Medical videos created by physicians for physicians and their patients.
Thousands of downloadable video lectures in the fields of Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering, Medicine, Management and Accounting, Dentistry, Nursing, Psychology, History, Language Training, Literature, etc.
Providing online access to performances of Shakespeare from many parts of the world as well as essays and metadata by scholars and educators in the field.
BBC News Video and Audio Archive
Archived news from the British Broadcasting Corporation.
A treasure-trove of Canadian history, news, current events and lifestyle.
CBC - The National
Stream the CBC evening news
New York Times Video
American newspaper's video site, organized by typical newspaper categories (World, Opinion, Style, etc.).
PBS Video Online
American public television featuring numerous award-winning news and documentary programs. Organized by program.
Frontline | Current Events. "Explores and illuminates the critical issues of our times."
NOVA | Science and Technology. "Explores innovations and discoveries from the world of science and technology while highlighting the human side of science."
PBS NewsHour | Nightly news.
DocZone | "CBC's flagship documentary series presents a sweeping panoramic view of what matters most to Canadians."
Nature of Things | Environment, science and technology. "Canada's longest running documentary series ... cuts through the hype to bring you the latest stories from the frontlines of science and the environment."
Passionate Eye | Politics and current events. "Provocative political and point-of-view documentaries that will inform, sometimes outrage, and always entertain you."
"We strongly believe that in order to have a true democracy, there has to be a free flow of easily accessible information." Independent, less mainstream documentaries. Check the home websites for individual documentaries for any copyright restrictions.
Full-length documentaries and dramas online, from B.C.'s public educational broadcaster. No restrictions on classroom use.
NFB Online | National Film Board of Canada
Stream NFB films on your computer and in the classroom
The WGBH Media Library and Archives - public television and radio station in the United States. Historically important video and audio (often with transcripts), particularly on the 1960s and 1970s in the U.S. Free registration required.
POV: Documentaries with a point of view
PBS television show. "Longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films ... known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues."
Online library of documentary and lecture streams. "A collection of informative, revealing, interesting, mind-boggling and above all scientific documentaries and lectures ..."
SnagFilms is an ambitious project that is making hundreds of documentary films available for viewing on the web at no charge. The documentaries included represent a range of more than 30 years of filmmaking. An icon shows whether the film is available for viewing worldwide or limited to specific countries (usually USA only). The content is excellent, although heavily supported by advertising.
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