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Library Streaming Video Databases
The films in these streaming databases provided by the library can be shown in your classroom or assigned to students to view outside of the classroom.
Ambrose Video Ambrose Video, a leading producer of educational documentaries, offers an extensive library of award-winning materials in social studies, literature, fine arts, and the sciences. The Rohrbach Library is pleased to offer institutional access to 200 titles from this collection. Examples from the Rohrbach Library's Ambrose collection include classics such as The Ascent of Man, The BBC Shakespeare Plays, The Miracle of the Human Body, and Turning Points in History.
Films on Demand Films on Demand includes over 30,000 streamed videos from Films for the Humanities & Sciences, ABC News, NBC News, PBS, BBC, National Geographic, The News Hour with Jim Lehrer, Bill Moyers, Shopware, The Open University, A&E, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Fred Friendly Seminars, Cambridge Educational, and many more. Create a personal account to save to Playlists or Favorites. Links to individual videos or segments can be emailed or posted in D2L.
Kanopy Streaming Service Provides access to over 26,000 videos from major educational film producers and distributors in a wide variety of subject areas. Collections include the Criterion Collection, PBS, BBC Active, California Newsreel, Green Planet Films, First Run Features, Kino Lorber Edu, Learning Zone Express, Media Education Foundation, Symptom Media, and PsychoTherapy.net.
Swank Digital Campus Swank Digital Campus provides access to course assigned streaming feature films. Films can be shown in classes only, not for public viewings.
Showing Movies in a Classroom
Any legal copy of a movie (from the library, purchased or rental) can be shown in face-to-face classroom instruction by a faculty member. The movies can be shown during class time or outside the normal class period (at night for example). However, the movie showing must only be used for those students who are registered for the class. The movie must be shown in spaces that are designated for instruction--not residence halls or the student center.