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Locating and using streaming and physical media (films, music, etc.).

Physical Media

The Library collects physical media for curricular use. Search our catalog for DVDs and CDs.

Please complete the appropriate form if you wish to recommend a collection addition or place an item on Course Reserve.

Streaming Media

Streaming Video

We are working with two of the biggest streaming video vendors which together offer close to 60,000 films from the latest blockbusters to highly specialized documentaries.

We are extremely excited about this program, as faculty members can embed video links, clips, and playlists directly into Blackboard, making course assignments convenient and accessible for all. 

Swank (  

We have purchased a package of 30 one-year licenses from Swank. We will be licensing films for curricular use on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Currently available for Fall  2021:

  1. Bowling for Columbine
  2. Chicken Run
  3. Citizen Kane
  4. City of God
  5. The Dark Knight
  6. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
  7. Do the Right Thing
  8. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  9. Get Out
  10. The Godfather
  11. Lady Bird
  12. Ocean's 11 (2001)
  13. On the Waterfront
  14. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
  15. The Shining
  16. Singin’ in the Rain
  17. Some Like it Hot
  18. A Streetcar Named Desire
  19. Sunset Boulevard
  20. Winter's Bone
  21. Y Tu Mama Tambien

In order to ensure your film is available at the start of the Spring 2022 semester, please navigate to the site and register as an instructor. From there, search and request any film(s) of interest by January 28, 2022. In your request, be sure to detail the intended use of the film, including the course name and anticipated enrollment. 

Kanopy (

Kanopy works slightly differently-- we have allocated funds to license a limited number of titles this year, so feel free to search for and assign titles. Either request the film through Kanopy or send an email to your faculty librarian liaison. In order to ensure students have access to a film, please let us know what film(s) you are assigning for Spring 2022.

Currently available for Fall 2021:

  • Breathless
  • City Lights
  • Daughters of Dust
  • Grey Gardens
  • Hitchcock/Truffaut - The Timeless Legacy of Alfred Hitchcock
  • Hoop Dreams
  • I am not you Negro-James Baldwin and Race in America
  • Jeanne Dielman, 23 Commerce Quay, 1080 Brussels
  • Jens Jensen: the Living Green
  • Killing Us Softly- Advertising's image of women
  • Memento
  • Meshes in the Afternoon
  • Miss Representation
  • Passion of Joan of Arc
  • Playtime
  • Seventh Seal
  • Stonewall Uprising
  • Symphony of the Soil
  • Why Anthropology Matters
Academic Video Online is a NEW steaming media resource for Fall 2021. Unlike Swank or Kanopy it is a set collection of films.  It delivers over 70,000 titles spanning the widest range of subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more. It includes films from FILM PLATFORM, PBS, BBC, and many others. For a full list check out the resource or contact the library ( for a full list.

Streaming Music

Naxos (

The Library is pleased to offer Naxos Music Library, a new addition to our collection.

The world's largest online classical music library offers streaming access to more than 135,000 CDs with more than two million tracks of both standard and rare repertoire. 

We want your feedback!

We want to hear from you! Please provide your feedback on our media offerings or speak with your Subject Liaison.