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University Libraries provides a wide variety of streaming video resources for students, faculty, and staff including two large streaming video databases of mostly documentaries, Academic Video Online and Films on Demand. We also provide access to individual documentaries and films not available in those databases, but requested and available on the Swank (movies) and Kanopy (documentaries) streaming platforms. Links to these four primary databases and platforms are provided in the tabs at the top of this page. The videos in these collections can be accessed both on- and off-campus and posted to Blackboard.
In addition, there are other videos available through multimedia collections, subject databases, and free websites. Go to the Video and Audio Resources library guide for information on all video and audio resources accessible to WSU students, faculty, and staff. These resources include licensed streaming collections, DVD/VHS collections, and videos freely available on the Internet. Learn about streaming video and copyright and how to embed and link videos in Blackboard.
University Libraries has access to Academic Video Online, a large database of streaming videos. It is one of the most comprehensive video collections available to libraries. It delivers more than 66,000 titles spanning the widest range of subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more. Includes films produced by Annenberg, ArtHaus Musik, BBC, Bloomberg, Filmakers Library, Medcom, PBS, Sony Pictures, and many others. More than 14,000 titles are exclusive to Alexander Street Press. Curated for the educational experience, the depth of content and breadth of content-types (such as documentaries, films, demonstrations, etc.) in Academic Video Online makes it a useful resource for all students, faculty, and staff. Click here for the list of "channels" in AVO that organize the videos by subject or provider.
University Libraries has access to Films on Demand, another very large database of streaming videos. The video library has been assembled not just with a focus on volume, but for quality and relevance. The goal of this database is to provide every academic department on campus with the most essential video titles for their field of study. Includes videos by over 1,200 producers including A&E, Annenberg, BBC, Films for the Humanities and Sciences, National Geographic, Open University, PBS, TED, and many others.
Kanopy is one of the best third-party video streaming services for quality, thoughtful entertainment and learning. Find movies, documentaries, foreign films, classic cinema, independent films and educational videos that inspire, enrich and entertain. Kanopy partners with public libraries and universities to provide an ad-free experience that can be enjoyed on any device: TV, mobile phone, tablets and online. University Libraries provides requested videos that support courses across the curriculum on the Kanopy platform; we now have over 40 titles available to faculty and students.
Swank Digital Campus provides colleges and universities with the largest academic streaming collection of its kind. With over 25,000 movies, documentaries and TV shows, Swank Digital Campus simplifies film distribution by providing faculty and students a legal streaming resource both on and off campus. University Libraries currently has a collection of 50 feature films with plans to expand the collection in the near future.
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