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Media Resources — Streaming Media

Guide to video resources and streaming media

Finding Streaming Media in the Library

Searching Library collections

In the library search box,,  type streaming and a subject word or words

library search for streaming

Use Refine my results to choose Availability = Full Text Online and Resource Type = Video

limit search by full text online

streaming search limit by resource type

Subscriptions to databases that stream video

Requesting New Streams for Purchase

Streaming video or audio files allows the content to be viewed or listened to on a personal computer via an Internet connection.

 UConn Library Purchase Request Form

In accordance with the Collection Development Policy, as a general rule, the Library does not acquire the following:

Streaming or Physical Media that:

  • Is readily available from a mass market retailer;
  • Lacks enduring value in support of the research and learning needs of the UConn community; and/or
  • Does not include rights for access in perpetuity.

Other Streaming Resources

Streaming Services

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.


Streaming Aggregators

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.