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Streaming Guide: Finding/Requesting Streamed Video

This guide will provide information about and resources for streamed video at Hodges Library

Requesting a Streamed Video

Your subject librarian is the first contact you should make when wanting to request that the digital rights be purchased for a video for your class.  Your subject librarian is also a wonderful resource for helping you find out what materials/programs are available for your field of study in a streaming format.

Click here to open the Subject Librarians page 


If you have questions on streaming in general or need help finding materials in our catalog or getting contact information about your subject librarian, please e-mail me at or call at 974 - 2647 and I'll be happy to help you!

Streamed Videos!

UT Faculty and Students can now view documentaries and feature films from any computer or mobile device with an internet connection.

The Libraries video streaming collections can be found at
 Video Streaming Collections.
Individual titles can be looked up in the Library Catalog

Faculty can embed most videos on their class's CANVAS site.



How to search the Library's catalog for streamed video.

Using the Library Catalog:
1.  Type in the title as you would a book's title and click "search"
2.  On the next page under Resource Type select "Streaming Media"

 If you are looking for videos in a paticular subject area, type in the subject rather than the title!

The result will bring up streamed titles/links to documentaries and plays from:

•  Alexander Street Press - Academic Video Online (AVON) and other videostreaming collections
•  Ambrose Digital
•  Bullfrog Films
•  Docuseek2
•  Facets
•  Film Ideas
•  Films Media Group - Films on Demand:  Master Academic Collection
•  Icarus Films
•  Ideas Roadshow
•  Insight Media
•  Kanopy
•  Kino Lorber
•  Media Education Foundation
•  New Day Digitals 
  PBS Digital
•  Ro*co
  Women Make Movies
  Zeitgeist Films

And also links to several government agencies' streamed videos including:

•  National Institutes of Health
•  Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Alexander Street Press

Alexander Street Press

Alexander Street Press consists of Academic Video Online (AVON), a large and comprehensive videostreaming collection and some smaller video streaming collections.

In addition to AVON, UT Libraries has the following collections from Alexander Street Press accessible through the AVON database (see link above) or you can search for individual titles in the Library's Catalog!  Entire videos can be added to your CANVAS page or clips from the videos can be created.

•  American History in Video
•  Areas Studies Video Online
•  Art and Architecture Video Online
•  Business and Economics Video Online
•  Counseling and Therapy in Video Volume I
•  Couuseling and Therapy in Video Volume II
•  Counseling and Therapy in Video Volume III
•  Couuseling and Therapy in Video Volume IV
•  Criminal Justice and Public Safety in Video
•  Dance in Video
•  Education in Video
•  Ethnographic Video Online
•  Filmakers Library
•  Health and Healthcare in Video
•  Humanities Video Online
•  The March of Time
•  Opera in Video
•  Philosophy and Religious Studies in Video
•  Politics and Current Affairs Video Online
•  Psychology Video Online
•  Science Video Online
•  Silent Film Online
•  Theatre in Video
•  Women's and Gender Studies Video Online
•  World History in Video
  World Languages and Literature in Video


Check out Music Online for audiofiles!

Films on Demand: Master Academic Collection


Films on Demand is a growing library of over 10,000 videos from the "Master Academic Collection" by Films Media Group.  Also add is the "FMG Film Archival & Newsreel Collection"

These videos cover the Humanities and Sciences.  In addition to the large Films for the Humanities collection it includes some videos from NOVA, PBS, BBC, and others.   You can add a the whole video to CANVAS or just a generated segment from the video. You can search through this database here:  Films on Demand

Soon we hope to have it searchable in the catalog.


Kanopy (click here for all access) is a collection of thousands of streaming videos. 

Kanopy's film collection inclused medi from Criterion Collection,  The Great Courses, New Day Films, California Newsreel, Kino Lorber, PBS, BBC, First Run Features, The Video Project, Film Ideas, and documentary education resources.  We also have the complete Media Education Foundation collection through Kanopy.  These can be added to CANVAS using the URL that is displayed at the top of the page the player opens.

  Media Education Foundation
Films encouraging critical thinking about the social, political, and cultural impact of America. With a special focus on representations of  gender and race, and the effects these representations have on identity  and culture. MEF films are especially well-suited for use in Women's  Studies, Sociology, Race Studies, Communication, Anthropology, Education  and Psychology courses.


Residence Life Cinema

Current theatrical films streamed on campus (only).  New Titles each month!

Just released Hollywood blockbusters and recent films along with some old classics.  Available anywhere on Campus!  Titles will change monthly. 

Will require "Widevine" video player download.  If you have problems with the Widevine download please go to the Technical Assistance page at

Now available to play on iPad and Android tablets with additional free app (users will be prompted)


Contact Information

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Steven Milewski
Hodges Library
University of Tennessee
1015 Volunteer Blvd
Knoxville, TN 37966

865 - 974 - 2647