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How to find streaming videos and DVDs, create playlists and clips, and more
Last Updated: Jun 24, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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This guide provides tips, tools, and techniques for finding videos, creating clips and playlists, and linking to videos.

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Is your work multi-disciplinary? Consult one of our other subject guides too.


Davidson Library WorldCat: Video Search

Start your search for videos here! Davidson Library WorldCat lists most of our DVD and streaming video titles.

You can also find videos that may be available through interlibrary loan; just change the drop-down menu to "Libraries Worldwide."

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Need help? See how to find videos in Davidson Library WorldCat [video tutorial].

More videos

  • Alexander Street Press  
    A collection of over 22,000 streaming videos. Interdisciplinary in scope.
    Note: for best results, use Chrome, Internet Explorer, or Safari..
  • Ambrose Video  
    Over 70 streaming videos. Includes the complete BBC Shakespeare Plays, The Ascent of Man, The Long Search, and Childhood.
  • Films on Demand: Master Academic Collection  
    Over 15,000 streaming videos with nearly 100,000 video clips; the titles are educational in nature and cover a wide variety of topics in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Also include over 680 archival films and newsreels.
  • NC LIVE Video Collection  
    A streaming video collection of over 500 educational and documentary programs produced for the Public Broadcasting Corporation (PBS). Includes selected episodes from "American Experience" and "Frontline," Ken Burns's "Civil War" and "Jazz," and much more.
  • TV News  
    (2009 to present) Indexes and provides short clips of over 350,000 news programs from national U.S. networks as well as television stations in San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Information and clips are added 24 hours after they are aired. From the Internet Archive.

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