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This guide collects library resources on streaming video databases, video searches, citing resources for moving images, and links to free video websites.

Online Streaming Video Databases


Alexander Street Press and Films on Demand provide an extensive collection of streaming videos on a variety of topics and disciplines, available from the library's website at . Many of these videos are available to watch on your desktop or your mobile device; can be embedded in coursework pages or Blackboard; or sections of video trimmed to specific segments. 

Alexander Street Press offers a cross-search for all of the video published by ASP, or search by subject including:

American History in Video
American History in Video includes approximately 1,000 hours of newsreels from the late 1890s to the 1980s. Beginning with the Spanish American War, the early films provide documentary footage of actual people, places, and events together with interviews and other broadcast content from the period. 

Counseling and Therapy in Video
Over 280 streaming videos that support the study of social work, psychotherapy and psychology.

Dance Online: Dance in Video
Over 1200 dance productions and documentaries by the most influential performers and companies of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Education in Video
The first online collection of streaming video developed specifically for training and developing teachers.

Ethnographic Video Online and Anthropology Collection
A comprehensive resource for the study of human culture and behavior.

Filmakers Library Online
Filmakers Library Online provides award-winning documentaries with relevance across the curriculum—race and gender studies, human rights, globalization and global studies, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more.

Theatre in Video

Streaming recordings of thousands of original plays. Contains more than 250 of the world’s most important plays, together with more than 100 video documentaries, online in streaming video—more than 500 hours in all. 

World History in Video
Documentaries that explore human history from the earliest civilizations to the late twentieth century.

Opera in Video
Selections represent the world’s best performers, conductors, and opera houses and are based on a work’s importance to the operatic canon.

Films On Demand
Over 6000+ videos in 28 subjects areas. These include many of Films Media Group’s best selling and most popular titles in the areas of Anthropology, World Languages, History, Mathematics, Criminal Justice, Business and Economics, Psychology, and many more.

Other Licensed Video Streaming Sources

​Kanopy and Swank

Albertsons Library licenses films from vendors like Kanopy and Swank which provide access to streaming films for distinct periods of time. To license via Kanopy, we utilize a mediated method for access, where instructors who are interested in unlicensed titles will be prompted to request access via email or directly through the Kanopy platform. The form on Kanopy’s site is routed to Library staff and we work with the instructor directly to get more information about their request and to talk about licensing options.

VHS/DVDs at Albertsons Library

The Media Collection includes DVDs, VHS cassettes and other recorded media. It is located on the 3rd floor of the library on the shorter shelving near the stairs and elevators. The Recorded Music Room, room 302, includes listening and viewing equipment. Items from this collection may also be checked out.

Campus Resources


World Languages Resource Center

Located on the first floor of the Albertsons Library building, West-side, L-144.

Language-learning videos: Arabic, Basque, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, and Turkish.


Idaho RADAR Network Center

2103 University Drive

Boise, ID 83706

(208) 426-3471


Videos & resource materials about substance abuse.