Streaming video or audio files allows the content to be viewed or listened to on a personal computer via an Internet connection.
In accordance with the Collection Development Policy, as a general rule, the Library does not acquire the following:
Streaming or Physical Media that:
Searching Library collections
Using the Advanced Search in the Library's General Search, set the Search Scope to "Search for: Library Catalog" and Material Type to "Audio Visual"
Enter keywords or change search parameter from "Any field " to "Title" or "Subject"
Refine search results to online videos only by choosing "Full Text Online"
Subscriptions to databases that stream video
If you intend to use feature films in your class, you might consider asking your students to pay for content from a streaming service such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, among others. Many distributors and filmmakers also make their titles freely-available on Vimeo, YouTube, and other sites.
Aggregators can make finding movies and shows online easier. Not every aggregator has listings from all the different providers (Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, Vudu, ABC, Fox, etc.) so it is useful to check several when you are looking for a particular title.
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