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Streaming Media: Alexander Street

Alexander Street

Alexander Street contains videos across a variety of disciplines. Titles can be found by

Within a video landing page, you can:

  • Read an abstract of the film along with other information
  • Find out how to cite the video
  • Email a link to the video
  • Share the video through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Google Bookmark
  • Get a code to embed or link the video
  • Send the video to your mobile device 

By creating a personal account, you can also do the following:

  • Create clips from the video
  • Bookmark your current place in the video
  • View an on-screen transcript

Creating a Profile

To create an account:

  1. Go to Alexander Street
  2. Click on the profile icon at the top right
  3. Choose Create New Account.


Alexander Street content can be discovered by:

  • Searching SOUTHcat
  • Browsing content at Alexander Street
  • Searching Alexander Street using either the basic or advanced searching options.

Basic Searching

Search by keywords, subjects, and titles.

Alexander Street Basic Search

Advanced Searching

Using the Advanced search allows you to focus your search in a variety of ways.

You can search by:

  • Words anywhere (keyword)
  • Fulltext/Transcripts
  • Title and series
  • Author/Creator
  • Speaker/Performer
  • Subject
    • Person discussed
    • Historical event
    • Place discussed
  • Publisher

Searches can also be narrowed by:

  • Discipline
  • Format
  • Content type
  • Language of edition
  • Date published/Released
  • Date published/Recorded
  • Place published/Released
  • Place published/Recorded

Creating Play Lists

To create a playlist, you must be logged into a personal Alexander Street account.  If you've never created a playlist in Alexander Street before, they must be created from an individual video's landing page. To create one:

  1. Find a video you are interested in.
  2. Under the title information, click on Playlist
  3. You'll be taken to a page with the video and a pop-up with Add To/Create Playlist.
  4. In the box, name your playlist.
  5. You will then be taken to your new playlist where you can set the following options for it:
    1. Hide meta data in player
    2. Add a web link
    3. Visibility options where you control who can see the playlist

Once you've created a playlist, adding videos to it is as simple as clicking on the playlist button for a video and choosing the playlist name.

Creating Clips

To make clips, you must be logged into a personal Alexander Street account. To create an account:

  1. Go to Alexander Street
  2. Click on the profile icon at the top right
  3. Choose Create New Account.

Making Clips

  1. Login to your personal account.
  2. Go to the landing page of the video you are interested in.
  3. From the tools at the bottom of the video, choose the pair of scissors
  4. Name your clip in the area that opens up
  5. Share options are here as well. You can choose not to share or to share with everyone in your institution or with everyone.
  6. Click Save to save your clip.