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Kanopy A streaming video platform providing access to thousands of videos, mostly documentary in nature. Among the collections are the Criterion/Janus Films Collection, First Run Features, PBS, HBO, Kino Lorber, California Newsreel, Media Education Foundation, and many more.

Feature Films

The library uses Swank Digital Campus to license feature films for streaming for online use – it does not provide public viewing rights. You may search their catalog here, but must work through the library director (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to license the film. Click here if you want to see what is already licensed. If you choose to use a film that is already licensed, check the license expiration date to be sure the film won’t disappear during the semester.

Other sources

A number of the library’s database include videos:

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Business Source Complete. Indexes and abstracts some 5,000 business-related publications. Provides full-text to more than 4,000 periodicals. Coverage of important scholarly journals goes back to the first issue (or back to 1886 in the most extreme case). Also includes financial data, industry reports, company profiles, SWOT analyses, market research reports, and more.

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Small Business Reference Center. Periodicals, e-books, and videos on how to start and manage a small business. Includes start up kids, state specific information, demographic data, and more. 


American Newsreels in Video. In the years between the World Wars, every feature film in a theater started with a newsreel covering the week’s news.  Covers the years 1929 to 1946.  Transcripts are provided for most of the videos.


Disability in the Modern World: History of a Social Movement. Includes books, book chapters, articles, essays, and video, along with other primary sources.  Covers issues such as accessibility, advocacy, rights, education, legislation and politics, technology, and more.


Human Rights Studies Online. Provides comparative documentation, analysis, and interpretation of major human rights violations and atrocity crimes worldwide from 1900 to 2010. The collection includes primary and secondary materials across multiple media formats including books, essays, articles, personal accounts, television broadcasts, videos, and more.


Sixties in Video Online. Contains some fifty hours of primary footage and secondary documentaries that explore the key events of the sixties and early seventies.  This is a great video complement to The Sixties: Primary Documents and Personal Narratives 1960-1974.

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