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Religious Studies

Guide to key sources for research in Religion

Search for Videos (DVD and VHS) in Library Catalogue

Search for video (DVD & VHS) and a small portion of our streaming video collection

Online Video (UofC): Interdisciplinary

Ethnographic Video Online

  • Streaming video
  • Over 1300 hours of ethnographic videos 
  • resource for the study of culture and behavior

Films on Demand

  • Streaming video from Films Media Group
  • >4,600 videos on topics including religious studies
  • Special features: ability to organize and bookmark clips, share playlists...

National Film Board of Canada

  • We have a subscription which allows educational public performance rights, that is, classroom use of the films on the NFB web site for the University of Calgary.
  • Online NFB films are FREE for personal use.
  • The collection includes animation, documentaries, experimental films and alternative dramas.
    • Choose EXPLORE ALL FILMS tab across top to BROWSE by title, director or keyword or to SEARCH by Language, Genre, Year and Length
    • Choose PLAYLISTS to find playlists by invited experts and media personalities who make recommendations and provide their perspective on NFB films
    • Choose TRAILERS to discover and view new and upcoming releases from the NFB.

Online Video (UofC): Hum./Social Sci.

Ethnographic Video Online

  • Offers hundreds of the most frequently assigned films in anthropology, ethnography, and social psychology courses.
  • includes much for religious practices

Newly Added World History in Video

  • >1,750 English-language documentaries
  • Survey of human history from the earliest civilizations to the fall of the Berlin Wall
  • Global in scope: Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, Middle East and Oceania

Video (Web): Humanities/Social Sci.

Evia Digital Archive Project

  • A digital archive of ethnographic field video for use by scholars and instructors
  • Access for university community upon registration - a FREE, valuable resource
  • Browse by Category: Genres & Performance Types; Geography; Instruments; Languages; Social & Cultural Groupings; Venue Types...
  • Interface in English or Spanish
  • Video Stream Quality: High (2000 kbps) or Low (400 kbps)

  • Documentary films on American folk life including arts, crafts, costume, dance, drama, music and more

Latin American and Spanish Online Videos

  • An extensive guide to web resources

The Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive

  • More than 300 films available for Internet viewing

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