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Media Resources — Streaming Media

Guide to video resources and streaming media

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.

Finding Streaming Media in the Library

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"

media search

Subscriptions to databases that stream video

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.