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Streaming Video

Streaming Video Databases

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You can choose from over 26,000 films from hundreds of popular producers such as The Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, The Media Education Foundation, and PBS, as well as thousands of independent filmmakers - on every topic imaginable. The complete Kanopy streaming catalog is available to search through the library's catalog.

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Swank is a service that provides streaming access to feature films for use by faculty in their courses. Almost all major studios are covered in Swank. Films available through Swank must be requested by faculty via our request form. Faculty should only request titles they are requiring all students in their course view outside of class time.

The library is licensing films for streaming on a title-by-title basis. If there is a film you would like to use in class, use the form below or contact your subject liaison and and we'll look into getting streaming access. The library prioritizes streaming video requests that are required viewing for distance/online classes or are required viewing outside of class. If you are offering a list of possible films for your students to view please ask your subject liaison to purchase DVDs of those titles. If you have any questions about this service please contact your subject liaison.


Use this form to request streaming access for your class. If you have questions please contact your subject liaison.

Logo - Kanopy

You can choose from over 26,000 films from hundreds of popular producers such as The Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, The Media Education Foundation, and PBS, as well as thousands of independent filmmakers - on every topic imaginable. The complete Kanopy streaming catalog is available to search through the library's catalog.

Logo - Swank

Swank is a service that provides streaming access to feature films for use by faculty in their courses. Almost all major studios are covered in Swank. Films available through Swank must be requested by faculty via our request form. Faculty should only request titles they are requiring all students in their course view outside of class time.

Other Streaming Media Collections

Films on Demand
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Films on Demand Films on Demand Master Academic Collection contains more than 10,000 high-quality educational streaming videos covering Humanities & Social Sciences, Business & Economics, Science, and Health. 

Medcom Video Training Programs Collection

This Nursing Video Training Series is a searchable collection of short streaming videos covering topics such as health care safety, emergency planning, checking vital signs and more. You can download videos or link to them directly.

Teaching Books

Features original streaming children’s and young adult author videos and audiobook excerpts, and guides to thousands of titles. Browse by grade level, subject, or genre. Additional content includes booklists, Common Core literacy connections, award lists, curricular applications, and more. After selecting a video, click on Share to access the direct link or to embed the content. 

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