Welcome to Diamond’s Hidden Gems, a blog series in which I introduce you to the University of Central Florida’s library services that you may not know about!
The UCF Libraries is delighted to announce the latest addition to their streaming video offerings: PBS Videos via Alexander Street. As online instruction has become commonplace, so too has the demand for quality streaming videos. Access to academic videos supports faculty and students in teaching, completing assignments, or developing a better understanding of complex concepts. PBS Videos are a fantastic addition to the sources the UCF Library provides for educational videos!
PBS, short for the Public Broadcasting Service, is an American public broadcaster and non-commercial television network. PBS has a strong reputation for creating programming and content to educate, inspire, entertain, and express a diversity of perspectives. They are particularly well known for documentary-series such as NOVA, American Experience, FRONTLINE, and Ken Burns productions. PBS documentaries open new worlds, news programs that keep citizens informed on world events and cultures, family-friendly content that informs children, and programs about the worlds of music, theater, dance, and art.
Through UCF, you have access to the PBS Video Collection: Fourth Edition. This collection of more than 1,600 streaming videos provides an exceptional range of content: from science to history, art to Shakespeare, diversity to business & economics, and more. You can find a link to the PBS Video Collection on the Libraries’ Database List or can use this URL: https://guides.ucf.edu/database/PBSVideos4