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E-books and Streaming Video: Streaming Videos

A guide to help you find digital resources, like e-books and streaming videos, in the Library.

Streaming Videos

Library Resources

For more information about films see the Films Studies Guide

To look up DVDs, check the Online Catalog


 Academic Video Online (Alexander Street): The collections include a comprehensive offering of silent era films, which together represent the basis of modern cinematic technique and film theory. Additionally, the contemporary collection offers award winning selections from over 60 countries, providing a window into a wide range of cultures and sociological issues around the world.


   Access Medicine - (McGraw-Hill Medical) This collection helps residents, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants with instant access to videos, self-assessment, and leading medical textbooks that facilitate decision-making at the point-of-care. Click "Multimedia" to view video collection. 


   Bates Visual Guide to Physical Examination: Videos used for physical examinations and to prepare for the OSCEs (Objective Structured Clinical Examination) assessment. 


   Films on Demand: Collection of educational videos in dozens of subject areas.


   Digitalia Film Library: Wide range of cinema and documentary collections.


   Digital Theatre Plus: Live tapings of theatrical performances.


   Kanopy: A streaming service with hundreds of feature films and documentaries on every subject.


   Naxos Video Library: An extensive streaming video library of classical music performances, opera, ballet, live concerts and documentaries. Watch the world's greatest opera houses, ballet companies, orchestras and artists perform.


   Primal Pictures (Powering Anatomy.TV) - Primal Pictures provide the world’s most medically accurate and detailed 3D graphic rendering of human anatomy based on imaging data. Each 3-D model has video animations that demonstrate motion and biomechanics.


Subscription Services

Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime are the largest subscription services for streaming film if you're having trouble getting a film through the library.

Subscription Aggregators

Services such as Can I Stream.It? and GoWatchIt attempt to aggregate the content the major subscription services are serving. However, they are not always perfect, and it is best to double-check against the specific services as well.

In addition to these, IMDb will often list upcoming TV broadcasts of movies and shows, as well as provide links to content on Amazon (although that content is not guaranteed to be free for Prime customers).