F&M College Library

Media Collections


Academic Video Online delivers more than 64,000 titles spanning the widest range of subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more. More than 17,000 titles are exclusive to Alexander Street. Curated for the educational experience, the massive depth of content and breadth of content-types (such as documentaries, films, demonstrations, etc.) in Academic Video Online makes it a useful resource.


All films available in AVON are licensed with Public Performance Rights. Films and videos can be embedded into Canvas and users can create clips and playlists

Finding & Viewing Films

Look up individual titles in Discover to find out if they are licensed in AVON. Or, browse the AVON website here. For example, a search for "American History" brings up 24550 videos that can be filtered in many ways (see image below). 

Why Not Mediated?

AVON is a subscription database. This means that all content has been licensed for one annual fee. Every film & video is available for immediate viewing.

Embedding AVON films into Canvas