Finding and Using Streaming Video

How to locate on-demand and online videos and movies and provide easy access to it for your students..


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Requesting a Title

Subject Librarians will work with faculty and instructional staff to obtain video that is required for instructional use on a case by case basis.   

Please fill out a request form.

Finding Streaming Video in Databases

Binghamton University Libraries has access to thousands of streaming video titles that can be watched on personal devices, linked to in myCourses, and  viewed in classrooms.  Search the below databases, or keep scrolling to see how to locate individual titles in the Find it! and the Library Catalog.

Using Find it!

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Using the Library Catalog

DVDs and streaming video owned by the Libraries can be searched through the Libraries' catalog or through Find it!.

However, be aware that because of how quickly our streaming video providers update content, the most complete results will be found by searching databases directly (such as Kanopy )


  • Keep the search at 'Keyword" search to search for videos and DVDs by topic.
  • Change the "Search Type" field to Author to search for director, producer, and leading actors.
  • Change the "Search Type" field to Title Keywords if you are not sure of the title
  • Use the "Video/DVD" link in the top area of the catalog to produce a browse-able list of video and DVD titles.

Guide created and maintained by Sarah Maximiek