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.)
- 60 Minutes: 1997-2014
This online collection provides 350 hours of video from 17 years of broadcasts from this iconic news program. Accessibility: Films include closed captions and searchable transcripts.
- American History in Video
Provides a large and rich collection of online video for the study of American history, with 2,000 hours and more than 5,000 titles on completion. Includes commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries. Accessibility: Films include closed captions and searchable transcripts.
- Art and Architecture in Video
This streaming collection spans period and region, including coverage of the Renaissance, Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Modern, and Contemporary art. In addition to art history and theory, the collection addresses applied topics such as architectural and graphic design. Accessibility: Films include closed captions and searchable transcripts.
- Docuseek2 Complete Collection
Docuseek2 provides exclusive educational streaming access to content from Bullfrog Films, Icarus Films (including The Fanlight Collection and dGenerate Films), Kartemquin Films, MediaStorm, the National Film Board of Canada, Scorpion TV Sincerely Films, Terra Nova Films and Villon Films. Accessibility: Many films in this collection are subtitled in English, as the original film is not in English. A small percentage of films include closed captions.
- Filmakers Library Online
This streaming video collection provides more than 1000 award-winning documentaries in the social sciences, humanities, & sciences. Strong coverage for the social sciences, humanities, and some science content as well. Accessibility: Films include closed captions and searchable transcripts.
- Films on Demand
This streaming video collection provides hundreds of educational documentaries, television news programs, and more from the well-known Films for the Humanities & Sciences distribution group. Strong coverage for the social sciences, humanities, and some science content as well. Accessibility: Films include closed captions.
The Kanopy platform includes documentaries and films from Media Education Foundation and many other distributors. Strong focus on educational resources, social, political, and cultural issues, and numerous international film classics. Accessibility: Films include closed captions; in addition, films provide English-language subtitles when original film is not in English.
- LGBT Studies in Video
LGBT Studies in Video is a cinematic survey of the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people was well as the cultural and political evolution of the LGBT community. Accessibility: Films include closed captions and searchable transcripts.
- Theatre in Video
This unique resource contains performances of classic plays in streaming video format. What you'll find here are filmed performances of original theatrical productions, not feature film remakes. Users can browse by actor, director, and title, or search the database by using keywords. Accessibility: Films include closed captions and searchable transcripts.
- Veterinary Education in Video
Veterinary Education in Video gives faculty and students anytime, anywhere access to an encyclopedic resource on veterinary science and care. The collection explains more than 500 procedures and techniques across more than 600 titles, and covers clinical skills, explanations of conditions, and training on animal handling. Accessibility: Films include closed captions and searchable transcripts.
- 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. Films include closed captions.
- JoVE: Journal of Visualized Experiments
Includes useful short videos on biology, engineering, bioengineering, science education, developmental biology, chemistry, medicine, and other science areas. Accessibility: The majority of videos do not include closed captions.
-Excerpted from Streaming Videos Guide