Streaming Video Collection
Starting July 2014, the staff of the Media Commons in the Undergraduate Library is handling all aspects of media ordering and the streaming video collection. These pages will move later this summer.
About the Collection
We have an ever-growing collection of full-length films as streaming video. The films, both documentaries and a select list of feature films, cover a wide range of subject areas.
Information about the Streaming Media Collection
Accessing the Streaming Video Collection
Unfortunately, there is no single search that will display all streaming video in the online catalog. This is because some streaming video is hosted on campus and some is hosted remotely.
However, if you search the online catalog by title, subject, etc., all matching streaming videos will show up. You can use the facets in the right column to limit your results:
- Location = UIUC Online Collection
- Format = Film or Video
If you have difficulties accessing streaming media content from the online catalog, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- BBC Shakespeare Plays We have all of Shakespeare's plays, unabridged, with closed captions for the hearing-impaired.
- Raw footage of state of Illinois: Discover America This footage may freely be reused, modified, incorporated, etc. for any non-commercial use, such as student projects.
- Alexander Street Press Video Portal Thanks to a cooperative acquisition initiative of the libraries of SIUC, NIU, UIC, and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, all faculty, students, and staff now have 24/7, online access to 12 discipline-specific, streaming video collections, which together include more than 10,000 full-length films—all cross-searchable from a single interface.
Suggestions for the Streaming Media Collection
If you would like the Library to consider acquiring specific media in streaming format, please email email@example.com. For more information, see our Media Ordering page.
Most Hollywood productions cannot be acquired by the Library in streaming format, but departments can license them through Swank Digital Campus.