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Media Resources

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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.

Using Media for Courses

Photo of Film & Video Viewing Room

Please note:

  • Streaming media is best used for flipped education scenarios and individual, asynchronous viewing.  Streaming titles should be checked to verify availability prior to syllabus finalization, especially if the syllabus was created during a prior semester.  (Licensing terms for most streaming media is only available on a temporary basis.  Expiration dates are included in DELCAT Discovery records when applicable.)
  • Use of longform streaming media for in-person classroom screenings is generally 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.  Please test for quality prior to in-person classroom screenings.
  • Physical media is generally the most reliable option for classroom screenings, provided playback equipment is available. You may make prior arrangements to schedule media for future use.
  • The Library's DVD / Blu-ray / eVideo etc. collection is searchable via DELCAT Discovery.  You can search for physical media and Library-licensed eVideos via the Film & Video Collection homepage.
  • If you are an instructor seeking more information about incorporating streaming media into a course, please visit Teaching Online with Media Content via Film & Video or contact Film & Video for assistance.
  • If the Library does not own the film you wish to screen, please contact Film & Video and the Film & Video Librarian will research its availability.  Allowing as much time as possible for this process increases the likelihood of success.

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

Media Database: Docuseek Complete Collection (Docuseek platform)

Portion of the Docuseek collection page featuring cover images of selected included films

Docuseek2 Essential video for higher ed

Media Database: Global Environmental Justice Collection

Portion of the Global Environmental Justice Collection's search page, featuring cover images of selected included films

Media Database: JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments)

Media Database: Kanopy Collection

Kanopy streaming media vendor logo

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):

Screen clip of a DELCAT Discovery record with eVideo expiration date circled in red

Media Database: Media Education Foundation

Media Database: SAGE Research Methods

Publicity image for Sage Research Methods database

Media Database: Swank Digital Campus

Swank Digital Campus Logo with blue and black graphic of a filmstrip

Media Database: Videatives

Photo of two children looking at materials on a desk

Media Databases: Nursing and Mental Health in Video / Nursing Education in Video

Image of three patients (a young black man, a young woman with light skin and long brown hair, and an older woman with short gray hair) and a doctor with long brown hair in a white coat surrounding the image of a waiting roomA black woman wearing scrubs and a stethoscope stands behind an elderly white man.  They are looking at each other and smiling.