World History in Video:
(a global survey of human history from 8000 BCE to the late
1980s) is an online collection of streaming video that gives faculty,
students, and history lovers access to more than 1,750
important, critically acclaimed documentaries from
filmmakers worldwide. A rich survey of human history
from the earliest civilizations to the fall of the
Berlin Wall, World History in Video is truly global in
scope, covering Africa and the Americas, Asia, Europe,
the Middle East, and Oceania.
World History in Video System Requirements
to verify this resource can be accessed from your
Videos in this collection can
be embedded in D2L course content.
Please view this step-by-step
procedure for the recommended method to provide
access both on and off campus.
Access points for research and discover:
Browse historical eras, time
periods, historical events, places, political or
cultural groups, people (including historians,
speakers, filmmakers, and historical figures),
themes, and topics. Look at the videos by filmmaker,
country of origin, production date, producer, and
other features. Or discover relevant content by
clicking into the collection’s world map.
More than 15 combinable search fields let you
cross-search all video transcripts, liner notes,
bibliographic data (including producer, series, title,
country of origin, publication date, narrator,
production staff, and more), and many other indexed
fields, including person discussed, year discussed, and
all of the browse options listed above.
Functionality for scholarship and classroom use:
- Synchronized, searchable
transcripts run alongside each video. Move around in
the transcripts and the video catches up to that
- Rich playlist functionality lets users create and
annotate clips, and then organize them into playlists,
along with links to any other content on the Web.
- Permanent URLs let you cite and share whole videos or
your custom clips and playlists.
- Supplemental full-text resources, including filmmaker
biographies and discussion guides, accompany the videos.
World History in Video can be accessed from anywhere with a valid APSU ID.