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Laulima Library Toolkit

Streaming Video

The Libraries provide access to thousands of streaming videos covering all kinds of subjects, including some feature films, through a number of licensed collections. Instructors can  link to these videos in their Laulima courses.

Link Video to Laulima (handout)

Searching With OneSearch

view video on searching with OneSearch here:

You can use a catalog keyword search to find videos on various topics. For example, combine the phrase "streaming video" with a word or phrase.

Other Sources

In addition to searching the catalog, you can directly visit the video collection websites to browse or search for titles.

  • Kanopy provides access to thousands of videos in the areas of the arts, humanities, business, sciences, media/communications, education and more. Users can create playlists and clips (pdf) from Kanopy's content without registering for an account, but accounts make it easier to manage the clips and playlists you create.
  • Films On Demand features thousands of full-length videos covering the humanities & social sciences, science, business & economics, health, archival films & newsreels. Users who create their own optional accounts can make and share playlists from video segments.
    view video tutorial on using Films on Demand:

Copying the correct URL

Do not copy video URLs from your browser's address bar and try to share them. Right-click and copy the link from the library catalog record or the persistent link in a video collection description. Make sure the URL looks something like this :

For more information on these and other streaming video options, see the Online Video Resources guide.

And also check out the Media/Streaming Reserves for more information on requests for streaming videos.