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Database Trial: World History in Video - ends 12/19/2010

UMBC now has trial access to World History in Video. The trial runs through December 19, 2010.

World History in Video is an online collection of streaming video providing access to critically acclaimed documentaries from filmmakers worldwide. The collection includes documentaries offering 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.

Included in World History in Video are many of the documentaries most frequently used today in university-level classes teaching world history, ancient history, Western civilization, European history, regional history, and documentary film—videos from the BBC, PBS, and other leading independent providers worldwide.

Unfortunately there is a conflict between databases using Java or Flash and the Virtual Private Network (vpn) software needed for off-campus viewing, so this database must be viewed on campus. Any computer on campus or using the wifi connection on campus will have access.

Please let us know what you think. Leave a comment or send your comments to Drew Alfgren at alfgren@umbc.edu.