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Video/Audio Resources

Provides basic information on video and audio resources available to WSU community

Streaming Video/Audio

WSU Libraries has many databases of streaming video and audio recordings which are listed by title and by subject in the tabs above. To begin searching for a streaming video on a particular topic, try one or more of the multidisciplinary databases listed below, and then move on to a subject-specific database if you want more options. If you are searching for a particular title, do a search in the library's Online Catalog (see box on left). 

AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES

ANTHROPOLOGY

ART AND ART HISTORY

EDUCATION

FILM

GLOBAL STUDIES

HISTORY

MULTIDISCIPLINARY 

MUSIC

NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES

NURSING

PERFORMING ARTS

PSYCHOLOGY

SOCIAL WORK

WOMEN AND GENDER STUDIES

Few feature film distributors offer streaming rights for films that faculty want to use for instruction. Without permission from the copyright holder, duplicating a film from a DVD is usually a violation of copyright law.

Some options for incorporating a feature film in a course are:

1. Showing DVDs in the classroom or placing them on course reserve.
2. Referring students to Pay-Per-View options through Netflix, Amazon, HuluPlus, or other vendors.
3. Applying fair use and the TEACH Act to use portions of films. (The TEACH Act box on left.) 
4. There are companies such as Swank Digital Campus that provides legal access by libraries to feature films for instructional use for a fee. WSU Libraries currently has a trial of 100 feature films available in Swank Digital Campus. See link above.

There are a number of openly accessible Internet sites that provide access to streaming videos. These sites may host content or merely point to content hosted elsewhere. Advertising supports some of these site. Some sites are the official sites of producers, distributors, etc. Content can change or be removed without notice.

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