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.  For information about how to add Kanopy content to create and share film clips, please see the guide.

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.  

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.