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Images, Video & More in Research

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Find Streaming Video, DVDs and more in the Library's Collections

Our collection includes academic titles, Hollywood feature films, independent films, documentaries and television series.

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Finding Streaming Media

Try these streaming media sources:

On the Web

For film websites, see our Film, Television and Media Arts Research Guide. Click on the websites tab for international and U.S.-based choices.


There is a mountain of streaming video content on the Internet.  Here a few popular and a few less popular, but quality choices:

  • YouTube
    Broadcast yourself.  No longer allowing videos over ten (10) minutes in length, many longer programs are broken into segments on the world's most popular site for video.
  • Google Video
    Search and watch millions of videos. Includes forum and personalized recommendations.
  • C-Span Video Library
    Archive of government programs covering Capital Hill, The White House and U.S. politics for over 20 years.
  • Frontline (PBS)
    Thought provoking journalism from PBS now offers their archive streaming online.
  • Moving Image Archive
    The folks at Internet Archive bring you access to free movies, films and videos.
  • The Open Video Project
    A shared digital video collection from UNC Chapel Hill's School of Information, most with Creative Commons licensing.
  • Charlie Rose
    searchable database spanning the career of Charlie Rose

Scott Spicer from University of Minnesota created a guide at ALA (American Library Association) Connect of open video collection websitesClick here to access his extensive list (originally culled by deg farrelly at Arizona State University).

For Faculty

Learn about getting streaming videos for your courses

Can't Find What You Need?

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The library may be able to obtain DVDs for you through Interlibrary loan.

Motion Picture Film Slate Clapper. 2011. openclipart. Web. 24 February 2015 Accessed.

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