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Videos: Video Collection

The Library's film collection, in DVD, Blu-Ray, and streaming video.

Search for our physical DVDs

NOTE: The Library catalog search box (above) will search only our DVD collection.

In addition to keyword searching, you can browse our physical DVD movies by subject. Use the Topic or Genre facets on the right side of the screen to narrow results.

You must collect the physical videos yourself from the shelves; no Holds may be placed.

Professors can request that our DVDs be streamed to classes; Blu-Ray discs are not possible, choose Software Type of ShareStream, and expect about a two-day turnaround time.


NOTE: see our list of Children's Films.

REMEMBER to search thousands of additional streaming videos below.

Streaming Video Search Tools

Click on the platform names below to search in our STREAMING VIDEO collections:

   NOTE: Subject browsing is found in the link at the bottom of each package description.

  • Academic Video Online
    • Academic Video Online (AVON) delivers more than 64,000 video titles spanning the widest range of subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film and more. AVON includes every kind of video material available with curricular relevance: documentaries, interviews, performances, news programs and newsreels, field recordings, commercials, and raw footage. Users will find thousands of award-winning films, including Academy®, Emmy®, and Peabody® winners as well as the most frequently used films for classroom instruction, plus newly released films and previously unavailable archival material.
    • By SUBJECT: see the subject categories
    • You can place the Embed/Link (found below the viewing box) directly into CANVAS as a media link.

  • Films on Demand
    • Films on Demand offers a large variety of curriculum-focused, streaming video titles from producers such as Films for the Humanities and Sciences, PBS, A&E, History, ABCNews, BBC, NBC News, Shopware, Biography, National Geographic and others.
    • By SUBJECT: the Films on Demand streaming video collections by subject headings.
    • You can place the Embed/Link (found at the bottom of the item record) directly into CANVAS as a media link. 

Browse our physical DVDs by subject

The options below provide selected subject categories for our physical DVD collection AND for the Films on Demand streaming videos.

These subject breakdowns do NOT search Academic Video Online titles -- you must search them from the link above

Use the Topic or Genre facets on the right side of the results screen to narrow results.




You can also browse a selection of SXU owned Silent Films.

Consider the free Internet Archive Moving Image Archive containing classic full-length films, daily alternative news broadcasts, and cartoons and concerts.

FILMSshort contains many free short films.

Prelinger Archives was founded in 1983 by Rick Prelinger in New York City. Over the next twenty years, it grew into a collection of over 60,000 "ephemeral" (advertising, educational, industrial, and amateur) films. In 2002, the film collection was acquired by the Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division. Prelinger Archives remains in existence, holding approximately 5,000 digitized and videotape titles (all originally derived from film) and a large collection of home movies, amateur and industrial films acquired since 2002.

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