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Streaming video platform with content spanning all subjects, including the Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, Business, Economics and Health. All films have public performance rights.

A free Films on Demand app is available for both Android and Apple devices. Downloading one of these apps is not required, but they are available for those who prefer to use them.
«Before downloading one of these apps, go to the Films on Demand database using the link above first to create a personal profile, selecting a username and password. You will later use the username and password for this personal account to log in to the Films on Demand app once you have downloaded it.»

Select one of the links below to download the appropriate app for your device.

NewsBank's Access World News: Research Collection features content from thousands of U.S. and global news sources, many of which are available online exclusively through NewsBank. The included news resources support a wide range of academic disciplines, including political science, journalism, English, history, environmental studies, sociology, economics, education, business, health, social sciences and more.
Among the news sources available here are these Virginia newspapers:Virginian-Pilot, Daily Press (Newport News), and Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Also included are transcripts of selected stories from local broadcasters, including WVEC-ABC 13 (Norfolk-Portsmouth) and WTKR-CBS 3 (Norfolk-Portsmouth).
Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law from HeinOnline provides access to information about slavery and abolition movements in the United States, Great Britain, and throughout the English-speaking world. The collection includes colonial-era, federal, and state slavery statutes, pamphlets, and other historical documents, as well as scholarly articles, judicial cases, and selected publications from the University of North Carolina Press's slavery collection.
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