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Streaming Videos at Leeward CC: Academic Video Online (AVON)


Last week, we gave you an overview of the major streaming video platforms available to Leeward CC students, faculty and staff. This week, we will focus on our largest platform, Academic Video Online (AVON).

Academic Video Online banner with link to site.

AVON at a glance

  • Currently contains more than 79,000 videos.
  • New titles are added every month. Titles are also removed periodically.
  • Includes documentaries, instructional material, newsreels, performances, interviews, and other content types.
  • Covers a wide range of subject areas, including social sciences, history, business, education, and performing arts.
  • Provides content in dozens of languages, such as Dutch, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, and Korean.

Using AVON

To access AVON, start at our A-Z Databases page and select Academic Video Online (AVON) from the list. If you are off campus, you may be prompted to enter your UH Login first.

Use the search box in the top right corner to enter a video title or keywords and search the current channel.

Enter title or keywords in search box at top right of screen.

Click on the Filter icon to narrow your search results by subject, publisher, person, content type, language, or release date. Filters can be set before or after you enter your search term(s).

Filter button is in the middle of the page, above the videos.

Click on any video for more details, or to view, cite, or share it. You may click on the Transcript feature to read the transcript as you watch the video, or to skip to a section of interest.

Transcripts can be viewed alongside video and can be used for navigation.

Click on the Share icon to generate direct links to the video.

Direct links are accessed via the Share icon at the bottom right corner of the screen.
Permalink, embed, and social media sharing options are available.

Additional features are available. Watch these videos to learn more about using AVON:

For information on embedding videos in Laulima, please refer to this guide: Linking to Articles, E-Books, and Videos.

Ethnographic Video Online

Ethnographic Video Online, Vol. III: Indigenous Voices is a subset of AVON that focuses on films made by and for indigenous people and communities. The collection consists of 653 videos to which we have permanent access (unlike the vast majority of AVON content that is subscription-based). Ethnographic Video Online titles may be accessed within AVON or via the separate Ethnographic Video Online channel.

Screenshot of Ethnographic Video Online channel.

Hosted content

The library also uses AVON to host a limited number of videos that are not part of the AVON subscription. We currently have three titles available:

Hosted titles available via AVON.

Top 10 AVON videos at Leeward CC

What’s popular on AVON? Over the past 12 months, the following videos were the most viewed:

  1. Ahupua‘a, Fishponds and Lo‘i
  2. Nation Within
  3. Corridor Four
  4. Kumu Hina
  5. Conquest of Hawaii
  6. John Lewis: Good Trouble
  7. Flow: for Love of Water
  8. Hi-Ho Mistahey!
  9. American Experience: Eyes on the Prize, No Easy Walk (1961-1963)
  10. Terms and Conditions May Apply

We hope you’ve learned something new about AVON. Next week we’ll cover our resources for feature films, so stay tuned!

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