The following links provide general information regarding copyright and intellectual property, as well as information specific to media.
If you are an instructor who is interested in incorporating streaming media into your online courses, please explore the documentaries and programs available within the databases found on this page. The majority of these films are available by searching DELCAT Discovery using the eVideo format limiter as well. These databases provide features that are helpful in online courses, such as the ability to share videos via Course Management Systems, create custom playlists, and utilize clip-making tools. You may also find many videos freely available using the subject area tabs above.
The following resources may be useful as well:
FAQ: Library Resources in Distance Classes
International students who are having difficulties accessing Library-provided materials (including media) may try using the University of Delaware's full tunnel VPN (Virtual Private Network). UD IT provides information on full tunnel VPN.
If you are seeking information about the Library's Film & Video Collection, such as how to access the physical collection or for information about media scheduling, please visit the Film & Video Collection webpage. The Media Research Guide is a guide to media content available online, and does not include information about video and gaming content available in physical format to Library patrons on Blu-ray, DVD, VHS, film, game disc or cartridge, etc. You may search for both Library-licensed eVideos and physical media content via DELCAT Discovery.
The subject pages linked via the blue tabs to the left are freely available via the Internet, and do not require University of Delaware affiliation for access.
Below is information about subscription media databases available to current UD students, staff and faculty. These require UD user authentication. Please note: many of the resources in these databases are also accessible via DELCAT Discovery. When using these links, you may be prompted for your UDel NetID and password. If you encounter problems accessing Library databases, e-journals, or e-books, please visit the How to Connect to the University of Delaware Library page or use the Ask the Library service for assistance.
If you are an instructor seeking information about incorporating streaming media into a course, please visit Teaching Online with Media Content via Film & Video or use the Email Me button in the box to your left for assistance.
Alexander Street Press (ASP) databases allow users to create playlists of videos within the database, or clips from videos, which can be shared with others. Users can create playlists containing various types of documents, images, whole videos, tracks, segments (clips) and/or other items such as links to any URL. Playlists can be annotated, edited, copied, shared, and all playlists contain their own unique static URL which can be incorporated into course management systems. Playlists can be used as lists of personal favorites, class viewing/listening assignments, or as a teaching resource for in-class use.
Kanopy titles are licensed for 1- or 3-year increments, and occasionally in perpetuity. To see when licenses are set to expire for eVideo content, you may search DELCAT Discovery for the title and scroll down to the 'Access Online' section of the record. Click 'Access Online' and 'Notes & License Terms' to view the title's expiration date (reach out to the Film & Video Collection Librarian if your class requires an extension):