Alexander Street Press (ProQuest)

Content Producer: 
Alexander Street Press

ProQuest took over distribution of Alexander Street Press products from Gibson Library Connections in January 2017. From the vendor:

Discover curated text, audio, video, and multi-format collections across many disciplines, such as history, health sciences, music, feature film, anthropology, business, and more.

For a complete list of the available collections, please see the vendor's "Products A-Z" page. Also see the PDF provided by the vendor below, which provides lists and descriptions of their collections as well as a breakdown of what smaller collections are included in larger collections.

Academic Video Online (AVON)

Many of the Alexander Street Press video collections can be subscribed to separately, but some are only available through a subscription to the larger AVON collection. From the vendor:

Academic Video Online is the most comprehensive video subscription available to libraries. It delivers more than 64,000 titles spanning the widest range of subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more. More than 17,000 titles are exclusive to Alexander Street, all with a predictable annual cost.

AVON is licensed on a subscribe-to-own model wherein, at the end of your subscription period each year, you can select some titles for perpetual access  ownership. Read more about the Build-by-Choice feature on the vendor's website, or see this slidedeck from the vendor:



Alexander Street Press

LMS Integration

Compatible with the IMS LTI standard for LMS integration. See "Guide to Alexander Street LTI Setup" in the ProQuest Support Center for details. Please contact the vendor directly for assistance with LTI setup. Contact information can be found in the Vendors directory in ERMA.

From the producer, about the platform:

Synchronous, searchable scrolling transcripts: Scan or keyword-search the full text of each video. Click any spot in the transcript to jump straight to that segment of the video. Many videos feature on-screen transcripts. *

Shareable playlists: Add all of your favorite films and clips into an online playlist. Then easily share the link, post to social, or embed seamlessly into any syllabus or LMS.

Clip-maker: Make a video clip with a single click. Drag the red and green time flags to set the start and end points of your clip, or use the time stamp tool to mark where you want your clip to start and end. [Watch the producer's video tutorial for details.]

JAWS compatibility: JAWS is the most widely-used screen reader software in the world. It provides speech and Braille outputs of website content to help those with visual impairments navigate through what they cannot see.

Permanent links: Pull a permalink to provide direct access to a particular video and slide it right into a syllabus or LMS.

* Note that, when new content is added, there may be approximately one-two months' delay time before transcripts are available.

Access Details: 
Unlimited Authorized Users, Unlimited Concurrent Access, IP Authentication, Remote Access
Content Types: 
Audio, Reference, Streaming Media, Video

Title Lists

Title lists ("bibliographies") are available for download from each of the product pages on the vendor's website. Visit the vendor's "Products A-Z" page to find the individual product pages.

When titles have to be removed due to licensing issues between the vendor and the producer, they are removed on a bi-yearly basis (in January and July). Occasionally, titles are removed outside of this timeframe as well. ProQuest alerts customers in advance about the removals. For more details, please contact the vendor directly. Contact information can be found din the Vendors directory in ERMA.

MARC Records

MARC Records: 

Records can be accessed via the Admin Portal. If you require assistance, please contact Alexander Street tech support directly, or review the documentation below. Contact information can be found in the Vendor directory in ERMA.

MARC Records FAQ (page on the Alexander Street website)

How to Access MARC Records (PDF on the Alexander Street website)

(Note that the old Alexander Street Discovery and MARC Records page, while still available on the vendor's website, has not necessarily been updated or maintained since June 2017. Subscribers are advised to use the Admin Portal instead.)

Usage Stats


Login into the Admin Portal using your individual credentials.  If you do not have an account or are experiencing access issues, please contact Alexander Street tech support directly. Contact information can be found in the Vendor directory in ERMA.

Stats for the old platform (which are not COUNTER compliant) can still be accessed at the Legacy Statistics Site.

For more information, please see the following documentation from the vendor:

New Interface (PDF)

Legacy Interface (PDF)

Quick Guide Comparison (PDF)