Streaming Media via UD
The Media Research Guide contains links to media content available via the Web, both freely and via UD subscription.
- Streaming media is best used for distance education scenarios or for individual viewing.
- Use of streaming media for classroom screenings is NOT recommended. Network issues and other technological variables can lead to inconsistent playback, and resizing the image to fit a large screen can cause image degradation.
- Physical media is generally the most reliable option for classroom screenings.
- The Library’s DVD / Blu-ray / etc. collection is searchable via DELCAT Discovery. You can search for and schedule media for future use by visiting the Film & Video Collection homepage.
- If the Library does not own the film you wish to screen, please contact Film & Video and the Library will research its availability. Please allow as much time as possible for this process.
The following streaming media resources are available to current UD faculty, students, and staff:
Kanopy Streaming Video: For more information about this database, click here. Kanopy provides access to videos from major educational film producers and distributors in a wide variety of subject areas. Includes classic films, The Great Courses, PBS, indie films and world cinema from award-winning filmmakers.
Media Education Foundation Collection: For more information about this database, click here. Films in the Media Education Foundation (MEF) Collection encourage critical thinking about the social, political, and cultural impact of American mass media with a special focus on representations of gender and race, and the effect these representations have on identity and culture.
Alexander Street Press databases:
** The above databases allow users to create playlists of videos within the database, or clips from videos, which can be shared with others. Users can create playlists containing various types of documents, images, whole videos, tracks, segments (clips) and/or other items such as links to any URL. Playlists can be annotated, edited, copied, shared, and all playlists contain their own unique static URL which can be incorporated into course management systems, such as Sakai. Playlists can be used as lists of personal favorites, class viewing/listening assignments, or as a teaching resource for in-class use.
Media & Copyright
The Film & Video Collection is not able to grant permissions to digitize, stream, cablecast or give public performances of moving image materials that have been purchased by the University of Delaware Library. All such rights are the property of the copyright owner(s). The Library is granted public performance rights at the time of purchase for some materials; this information is included in the item’s DELCAT record notes field as “Includes public performance rights”. These materials may be shown to a non-classroom audience without additional permissions provided attendees are not required to pay admission.
For information on copyright issues and other resources concerning current copyright law, go to the Copyright Research Guide and the University of Delaware Copyright Guidelines. For information on copyright issues as they pertain to media resources, please see Media & Copyright (In a Nutshell).
The Film & Video Collection is not able to conduct copyright searches or obtain permissions from copyright owners to use copyrighted works, but may provide basic distributor information for films and videos.