Online Media Resources Outside of UC Berkeley

Metasites and Search Engines

Movies Online
Overview article in Salon ("Beyond the Multiplex", June 17, 2009) about current online internet movie site

Online Media Resources
A collection of resources that provide access to free online video and multimedia. (List via University of North Texas)

AOL Video (audio and video search engine)

Audio and video search engine, includes international news and entertainment sites

Google Video
Audio and video search engine

Yahoo media search engine

Alta Vista media search engine

Listing of online audio and video sites (via Digital Librarian)

The Amazing Picture Machine: Index to Graphical Resources on the Internet

Listing of online audio sites (via Virtual Library)

Current Awareness Resources via Internet Audio & Video (compiled by librarian Gary Price) -- MP3 Search Engine

Video search engine

Worldwide internet television

Wikipedia article on internet television (with links)
Worldwide internet television


The library subscribes to a number of online video databases from Alexander Street Press. These databases are available to UC Berkeley users only. For a listing, SEE The Media Resource Center Online Media listing

Documentary/Educational Videos

Annenberg Media
A collection of videos covering a wide variety of disciplines intended to help teachers increase their expertise in their fields and assist them in improving their teaching methods. Many programs are also intended for students in the classroom and viewers at home. All Annenberg Media videos exemplify excellent teaching.

BBC Archive
Selected programs from the archives of the British Broadcasting Corporation

Frontline (PBS)
Archive of past PBS/Frontline shows

Folkstreams has two goals. One is to build a national preserve of hard-to-find documentary films about American folk or roots cultures. The other is to give them renewed life by streaming them on the internet. The films were produced by independent filmmakers in a golden age that began in the 1960s and was made possible by the development first of portable cameras and then capacity for synch sound. Their films focus on the culture, struggles, and arts of unnoticed Americans from many different regions and communities.

P.O.V. Video (PBS)
Selected documentary films and shorts featured on the PBS program

WGBH Open Vault
Selected film excerpts and transcripts from the WGBH archives.

Commercial Video Download Sites

AOL Video

The Auteurs
"An online movie theater and gathering place for film"


Commercial-supported streaming video of TV shows and movies from NBC, Fox and many other networks and studios.


Veoh An Internet Television service allowing users to find and watch major studio content, independent productions and user-generated material.

International Cinema and Performance/Art Films

Europa Film Treasures
Films from the archives of notable European film archives

UbuWeb was founded in November of 1996, initially as a repository for visual, concrete and, later, sound poetry. Over the years, UbuWeb has embraced all forms of the avant-garde and beyond. Its parameters continue to expand in all directions.

Mosfilms Online
A collection of full-length feature films produced by Mosfilm, the leading state-owned film studio in Russia.


Newsfilm Library (University of South Carolina)
Includes RealVideo clips of Movietone newsreels

CNN Video Vault
Video clips from current news events

Primary Source Archives

American Memory Project (Library of Congress)
A gateway to primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States. The site offers more than 7 million digital items from more than 100 historical collections. Includes a sampling of early American films, including works by the Edison Company, recordings of vaudeville and other popular entertainments, early animated films; recordings of early 20th Century presidents, and scenes of American work and leisure, 1894-1915.

British Pathé (1896-1970)
A digital news archive that allows users to preview items from the entire 3500 hour British Pathe Film Archive which covers news, sport, social history and entertainment from 1896 to 1970.

BUND: British Universities Newsreel Database
Contains 170,000 records of British newsreel and cinemagazine production and a large collection of digitized documents related to newsreel productions.

Internet Moving Images Archive: Movie Collection
This library contains thousands of digital movies uploaded by Archive users which range from classic full-length films, to daily alternative news broadcasts, to cartoons and concerts. Many of these videos are available for free download.

Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonials
The Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies is a collection of over 4,300 videotaped interviews with witnesses and survivors of the Holocaust. Part of Yale University's department of Manuscripts and Archives, the archive is located at Sterling Memorial Library, Yale University

Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive

Museum of Broadcast Communications
Includes historic audio and video primary source recordings, such as

Trailers and Feature Film Excepts

Yahoo Movies: Trailers and clips

Internet Movie Database: Trailers

Apple QuickTime Movie Trailers




Web-Radio - directory of online radio stations

Radio Locator

Radio Online

Radio Tower
Gateway to online international radio programming

Open Directory of Web Radio and Related sites

Real Radio

ABC Radio News

British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC) World Service

CNN Interactive

C-SPAN Online

Fox News

National Public Radio

Pacifica Radio

Classic Radio Shows

Orson Welles/Mercury Theatre Web site
Includes streamed audio of complete productions

Radio Days
Features text and RealAudio clips of classic radio drama, news, comedies, and mysteries

Reel Top 40 Radio Repository
An index to personal collections of classic radio airchecks and other historic top 40's broadcasting

Audio Archives, Historical Recordings

US Politics sound recording listing

Historic Audio Archives
Recordings include: Rogues 'n' Heroes at the RealAudio Gallery. (RealAudio from some of the most interesting people of our time); The Richard Nixon Audio Archive; Neville Chamberlain and Adolf Hitler, Fall, 1938 (Also includes WWII clips from Churchill and FDR); Voices of the Civil Rights Era (JFK, MLK and Malcolm X); More Historic Sound Clips (Clinton, Bush, Liddy, Quayle and more)

National Galley of the Spoken Word (Michigan State University)
Includes online recordings of Supreme Court decisions, recordings of famous politicans, recordings related to American history and life.

History & Politics Out Loud (Northwestern University)
is a searchable multimedia database documenting and delivering authoritative audio relevant to American history and politics. This project is supported by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities Teaching With Technology Program in collaboration with Michigan State University and the National Gallery of the Spoken Word. Other website support from Northwestern University Library, School of Speech, Office of the Provost, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, and the Department of Political Science.

History Channel Speech Archives

Library of American Broadcasting (University of Maryland)
Includes bibliographies, sound bites, and other information related to the history of broadcasting.

Lannan Foundation Audio Archives
Interviews and readings by notable poets and writers

Online Speech Bank
An index to and growing database of 5000+ full text, audio and video (streaming) versions of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates, interviews, other recorded media events, and a declaration or two.

Vincent Voice Library (Michigan State University)
Selected items from the Vincent Library of taped utterances (speeches, performances, lectures, interviews, broadcasts, etc.) by over 50,000 persons from all walks of life recorded over 100 years. Includes clips from historic presidential speeches and campaigns

Webcasting and other audio sites

Free Speech TV
Progressive slant on world news and culture.

On The Air
Gate way to a large variety of Web radio programming, web cams, and more.

Internet Talk Radio
"Internet Talk Radio started broadcasting in 1993 as the first radio station on the Internet. As part of the effort to rescue some of our past work, we're also maintaining archives of early programs in their original state. Over time, we hope to go back and rescue these archives, but for now we offer them to you the way they looked in the early days of the web. You may find some broken links and some musty audio formats, but we hope you'll find some use for the data in the state they are in until we get around to refurbishing them."

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