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Guides Related to Media

Using Streaming Media

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Please note:

  • Streaming media is best used for distance education scenarios or for individual viewing.   Streaming titles should be checked prior to syllabus finalization, especially if it was created during a prior semester.  (Licensing terms for most streaming media is only available on a temporary basis.)
  • Use of longform streaming media for in-person classroom screenings is NOT recommended.  Network issues and other technological variables can lead to inconsistent playback, and resizing the image to fit a large screen can cause image degradation. 
  • Physical media is generally the most reliable option for classroom screenings. 
  • The Library's DVD / Blu-ray / eVideo etc. collection is searchable via DELCAT Discovery.  You can search for and schedule media for future use by visiting the Film & Video Collection homepage.
  • If the Library does not own the film you wish to screen, please contact Film & Video and the Library will research its availability.  Please allow as much time as possible for this process.

Media & Copyright

Copyright Highlight

The following links provide general information regarding copyright and intellectual property, as well as information specific to media.

Media Database: Videatives

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Media Database: SAGE Research Methods

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Media Resources

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If you are seeking information about the Library's Film & Video Collection, please visit the F&V Collection webpage and / or the Film Studies LibGuide.  The Media LibGuide is intended to serve as a guide to media content available via the Web, and does not include information about video content available in hard copy format to Library users on Blu-ray, DVD, VHS, film, etc. 

The subject pages linked via the tabs above are freely available via the Internet, and do not require a University of Delaware login for access.

Below are links to subscription media databases which require UD user authentication.  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.

Media Database: JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments)

Media Database: Kanopy Collection

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Kanopy titles are licensed for 1- or (in rare instances) 3-year increments.  To see when licenses are set to expire for Kanopy content, you may search DELCAT Discovery for the title and check the Notes field:

Example of where to find content expiration dates in DELCAT Discovery

Media Databases: Alexander Street Press

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, such as Sakai. Playlists can be used as lists of personal favorites, class viewing/listening assignments, or as a teaching resource for in-class use.

Film & Video Librarian

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Meghann Matwichuk
Librarian, Film & Video Collection
(302) 831-1475

Media in Distance Classes

If you are an instructor who is interested in incorporating streaming media into your distance education courses, please explore the documentaries and programs available within the databases found on this page.  These databases provide features that are helpful in distance education settings, 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.

You may also be interested in the following resources:

FAQ: Library Resources in Distance Classes

Library Services for Online Distance Learning

Streaming Media Meta-Search

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Media Database: Swank Digital Campus

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Media Database: Media Education Foundation

Media Database: BBC Shakespeare Plays

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