BBC video streaming collection now available through the Library

25 August 2015

Alexander Street Press recently announced the release of a new video streaming collection to add to their growing database – the BBC Video Collection.

This collection contains 700 of the best videos from the British Broadcasting Corporation! This database has 528 hours of video content from the BBC and covers a little bit of everything: history, business, science & engineering, health & psychology, art, and music. The collection consists mostly of documentaries –636 documentaries—but also contains 43 performances, and 21 instructional videos.​

We have a short trial of this video collection available on our database trials page


The trial expires on 13 Sept 2015


Please have a look and fill out the Database Evaluation Form –

Example titles include:

  • International Terrorism Since 1945″ this 2009 series, investigates the motives, morals and methods of some of the most infamous attacks of recent times..
  • “The Food Factory: Supersized” series from 2012
  • “The Royal Opera House” is a performance series from 2001-2003
  • “The Tool-Kit to Communicating” is an instructional video series from 2003

Topic breakdown:

  • 306 History
  • 92 Science
  • 71 Business
  • 60 Art
  • 50 Music
  • 29 Engineering
  • 26 Health
  • 23 Politics
  • 12 Criminal justice
  • 11 Psychology
  • 10 Religion
  • 7 Miscellaneous/Other

Further information here.
Download the full bibliography here.