For more information about University Libraries' audio and video collections, see our Video/Audio Resources Guide.
Streaming videos purchased by University Libraries are licensed content and are limited to current authorized WSU students, faculty, and staff. Purchased and licensed videos can be used in Blackboard, syllabi, documents, and other webpages. These videos include:
In addition, the Libraries provides access to many other licensed collections that are listed under the By Title and By Subject tabs at the top. Many of these collections are provided by Alexander Street Press, the producer of Academic Video Online.
AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES
ART AND ART HISTORY
NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
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. Below are links to some licensed and free resources that provide access to feature films including Swank Digital Campus -- a major source of feature films for libraries. The library can add individual films to our subscription for a fee. If available on Swank, faculty can request that a film needed for classroom use be added to the library's subscription.
There are a number of open access Internet sites that link to streaming videos. These sites may host content or merely point to content hosted elsewhere. Advertising supports some of these sites. Some sites are the official sites of producers, distributors, etc. Content can change or be removed without notice.
These guides allow you to identify which commercial pay-per-view services provide access to a particular film or TV show at any given time. They also provide a way to compare pricing.
Most of these services offers subscriptions as well as the rental and purchase of individual films. An exception is Netflix which is solely subscription-based.
For links to other resources for listening online, go to the library guide for Music Audio and Video at https://libraries.wichita.edu/music/musicmedia.
The Kansas State Library provides free access to CloudLibrary, a source of fiction and popular nonfiction eAudiobooks and eBooks. These eAudiobooks are available to Kansas residents with a Kansas Library eCard. (Kansas Library eCards can be obtained from any library in Kansas. (For instructions on how to get an eCard at University Libraries, see our Community User Services Guide.)