DVDs & Videos for Classroom Use
Kanopy - Streaming video database that offers a broad selection of over 25,000 films and documentaries, featuring such producers as Media Education Foundation, Criterion Collection, PBS, California Newsreel, HBO, Kino Lorber, and more.
- Kanopy Help Center has instructions on how to create a playlist of clips, share film clips and how to embed clips online (e.g., into Moodle).
- A free Kanopy account is required to create and share playlists.
Alexander Street Press Critical Video Editions - these streaming collections include subject specific content developed by the BBC, Creative Arts Television, ArtHaus Musik, Pennebaker, Hegedus Films, Insight Media, and many more. For more information about how to create film clips, please watch this short video. To see how to embed videos into Moodle, please watch this video.
Films on Demand: Psychology Video Collection - This collection contains reviews of classic studies; overviews of foundational and contemporary theories; case studies of psychological disorders; instructional titles on research methods and statistics; interviews with prominent psychologists; documentaries on topics such as personality, sexuality, aging, happiness, and intelligence; and more.
Open Access videos - check our Film Resources Research Guide for a listing of freely available streaming videos.
Ames Catalog - if you are looking for a title that is not available in our streaming collections check to see if we own the DVD.
Occasionally faculty will request access to films, documentaries, and original series that are only available as streamed content in Netflix, Amazon, or other subscription services. Unfortunately, these streaming video services do not provide a legal way for libraries to acquire and re-distribute their proprietary content, even for classroom use. Faculty should contact their library liaison to find alternative format or content.
These programs are designed for instructional purposes only and not intended for recreational or home use.