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Streaming Video Resources: Open Access Streaming Video

Information on finding and using streaming video

Open Access Streaming Video

While not licensed by the library, the following sites provide access to free streaming video:

Collection of American public radio and television content dating back to the 1950s.

Short, health related videos from the Centers for Disease Control.

"Published at the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment, Ensia is a solutions-focused nonprofit media outlet reporting on our changing planet. [Ensia's] mission is to motivate and empower people around the world to create a more sustainable future by sharing stories and igniting conversations across sectors, geographies, ideologies and disciplines."

"A National Preserve of American Folklore Films. Folkstreams' mission is to find, preserve, contextualize, and stream documentary films on American folklife...These documentaries focus on the culture, struggles, and arts of unnoticed Americans from many different kinds of communities."

"Search millions of items in many formats and languages. Explore a growing treasury of digitized materials."

A subset of the Internet Archive; films are categorized by genre.

"a gateway to the best online resources related to film, television, and digital media."

"Documentaries with a social justice lens"., the National Film Board of Canada's award-winning online Screening Room, features over 3,000 productions. Films on this site can be streamed free of charge, or downloaded for your personal use for a small fee. The Collection includes documentaries, animations, experimental films, fiction and interactive works. showcases films that take a stand on issues of global importance that matter to Canadians—stories about the environment, human rights, international conflict, the arts and more. There is also a selection of animated films for both adults and children from talented filmmakers such as Cordell Barker, Chris Landreth, Ryan Larkin, Richard Condie, Ishu Patel, Caroline Leaf, and others.

Gateway to free films; content organized by genre.

"DOE ScienceCinema is a multimedia search tool provided by the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Scientific and Technical Information, with video and audio files produced by DOE National Laboratories, other DOE research facilities, and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)".

"TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less)."

"a collection of 77,283,799 freely usable media files to which anyone can contribute."

Public Library Resources

Xavier Faculty are eligible for a Cincinnati Public Library Educator Card. With an Educator Card, you may provide your students with access to digital resources available from the Cincinnati Public Library such as Hoopla and LinkedIn Learning. View the following PDF to learn more about this service and for details on how to apply: