Database Trial – World History in Video – Your input requested

DATABASE TRIALWorld History in Video is an online collection of streaming video that gives students, faculty, and history lovers access to critically acclaimed documentaries from filmmakers worldwide. GRCC’s Librarians are hosting this trial and WE NEED YOUR INPUT!

  • This trial is available on-campus only.  If GRCC licenses this product, it will be available both on- and off-campus.
  • The trial ends December 17.
  • There are two ways to connect to this database:
  • Faculty are asked to email comments to departmental library liaisons or Miriam Thompson before the trial ends.
  • Students are asked to email their comments to Nan Schichtel before the trial ends.


  1. Size: Upon completion, the World History in Video collection will include more than 1,750 documentaries.
  2. International Scope: World History in Video covers Africa and the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Oceania.
  3. Producers: Videos are from the BBC, PBS, and other leading independent providers worldwide.
  4. 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.
  5. Search: 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.
  6. Transcripts: Synchronized, searchable transcripts run alongside each video – a great feature for developmental & ESL learners.
  7. Blackboard Connectivity: Permanent URLs let you cite and share whole videos or custom clips and playlists; permissions for in-class, on-campus, and remote-access viewing are all included in the license terms.
  8. Cross-searchable with American History In Video which is already licensed by GRCC’s Library.

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