Streaming Videos Galore

Streaming Videos Galore

By Terri Robar, Special to Library News

Streaming Videos Galore

By Terri Robar, Special to Library News
UM Libraries provides access to over 100,000 streaming videos, including documentaries, movies, news clips, performances, and much more.

University of Miami Libraries (UML) subscribes to several large streaming video services (as well as, many smaller, specialized ones) that offer content available for viewing in classrooms or any other gathering of University faculty, staff, and students—all of which are accessible for watching personally, too.

Academic Video Online and Films on Demand contain films from PBS, BBC, National Geographic, and many other production companies. They also have movies including foreign and silent films going as far back as the 1890s. Feature Films for Education has hundreds of movies both new and old. And Kanopy and Swank have both documentaries and films that you can request as needed. Whether you are looking for a way to help students feel the passion of the Civil Rights Movement, or understand the grandeur that was Rome, or simply find a way to relax at the end of the day by watching a comedy or a ballet performance, UML’s many video streaming options have you covered. The complete list of streaming services can be seen here.

UML also houses a DVD collection of several thousand titles including nearly all the Academy Award winners. You can search for DVDs using the library catalog along with many (but by no means all) of the streaming titles.

If you are a faculty member, you can borrow the DVDs, or you can put them on course reserves for your classes. Your students and you can view the streaming videos from on or off campus. We can also add links to the individual streaming titles on a particular Blackboard course page for easy access.

For more information or to ask about specific films, please contact the Media Librarian, Terri Robar.