Streaming Video Collections

The Library's Streaming video collections include thousands of documentaries, news programs and news clips, instructional material, and selected feature films on many subjects. Many of our streaming video platforms provide closed captions / searchable transcripts, and allow instructors to annotate specific clips for student use. Only four of our largest streaming video collections and our local collections are highlighted on this page.  

In general, you should be able to use Quick Search to find individual streaming videos from these various platforms. You can also enter any one of the streaming video platforms directly and search/browse within them for videos of interest.

For more information, including a fuller list of the Library's many streaming video platforms, see our Streaming Videos Guide.  (For information about the Library's DVD and video collections, see Movies and TV.)

  • American History in Video (Alexander Street Press)
  • Filmakers Library Online (Alexander Street Press)
  • Films on Demand (Films Media Group)
  • ISU Streaming Videos - from ISU Library's Special Collections
    "Interested in streaming videos about ISU? Visit this link for titles, usage information, and links to other ISU streaming sites. Curated and managed by ISU Library's Special Collections. See also the Special Collections YouTube Channel."
  • Kanopy
    "Kanopy is the streaming platform for Media Education Foundation plus many other film distributors. ISU Library currently subscribes to the Media Education Foundation portion, specializing in documentaries on gender, health, politics, race, and commercialism."


-Excerpted from Streaming Videos Guide