Films

New Film Databases

The library now subscribes to two streaming media databases from Alexander Street Press, Silent Film Online and New World Cinema! The databases are available to library patrons from the alphabetic list of databases and the Film Studies page. Silent Film Online.

Films and Videos

The Video Collection at the SLU Libraries

St. Lawrence University Students, Faculty, Staff, and Emeriti can use the video collection. Associated College Faculty may also borrow videos. Faculty may also schedule a film for network broadcast.  Policies for borrowing videos are detailed for each group on the borrowing policies pages.

Where Are they?

Silent Film Online

Contains 250 streaming online titles and will more than double in size by completion. Together, these films represent the foundation of modern cinematic technique and film theory. Carefully curated by Alexander Street’s editors and Video Advisory Board, the collection covers silent feature films, serials, and shorts from the 1890s to the 1930s. It includes the most complete, authoritative versions of the highest quality from leading distributors.  The collection highlights works from legendary filmmakers such as Georges Méliès, Buster Keaton, Fritz Lang, Charles Chaplin, F.W.

New World Cinema

This online streaming video collection delivers approximately 200 full-length feature films from leading independent distributors such as Kino Lorber, First Run Features, Film Movement, MK2, and the Global Films Initiative, along with some fifty award-winning shorts.  Films are from more than sixty countries in forty different languages; non-English films are subtitled in English.  Detailed title-level indexing allows viewers immediately to identify films with social, cultural, or political dimensions.  New World Cinema comes with classroom performance rights.

WorldCat

All material cataloged by OCLC member libraries including: books, manuscripts, websites & internet resources, maps, computer programs, musical scores, films & slides, newspapers, journals, magazines, sound recordings, articles, chapters, papers, videotapes.  Over 179 million records representing materials from 1000 BCE to the present, many with online links to the fulltext.  Updated daily.

World Shakespeare Bibliography

The World Shakespeare Bibliography Online is a searchable electronic database consisting of the most comprehensive record of Shakespeare-related scholarship and theatrical productions published or produced worldwide between 1960 and 2013. Containing over 132,640 annotated entries, this collected information is an essential tool for anyone engaged in research on Shakespeare or early modern England.

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