Academic Video Online offers a wide variety of videos, including movies, documentaries, interviews, performances, news programs and newsreels, field recordings, commercials, and raw footage. Videos are available for unlimited viewing and are licensed for classroom use.
Docuseek2 is a streaming video service that features documentaries on a wide range of topics, including many independent productions and films from major publishers such as Bullfrog Films and Icarus Films. Videos are available for unlimited viewing and are licensed for classroom use.
The Feature Films for Education Collection offers hundreds of full-length feature films for educational instructional purposes. This collection focuses on both current and hard-to-find titles, including dramas, literary adaptations, blockbusters, classics, science fiction, environmental titles, foreign films, social issues, animation studies, Academy Award® winners, and more.
Kanopy is an educational streaming video service that features documentaries, training films and theatrical releases on a wide range of topics. Videos may be licensed for classroom use, and instructors can create custom playlists.
A selection of films is available on demand: titles in the MEF Media Studies & Communication and California Newsreel collections have been licensed through June 1, 2022; films in the Criterion, A24, and FilmRise collections are available through June 30, 2021. Previously licensed videos in any Kanopy collection are available for one calendar year. Check OneSearch for availability and expiration date information.
Due to the high cost of this resource, access to the remaining video content must be requested by a faculty member. Requests will be considered and responded to within 3 working days. If approved, that video content will then be available to all Cal Poly students, faculty and staff for the term of the license (typically one year.)
BBC Shakespeare is a series of 37 television adaptations of the plays of William Shakespeare, originally aired between 1978 and 1985. The productions use traditional interpretations of the plays and feature many famous Shakespearean actors. All videos are licensed for classroom and educational use.
The video Archives records all three C-SPAN networks seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day, going back to 1987. Programs are extensively indexed making the database of C-SPAN programming a great chronological resource.