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The Henry Whittemore Library offers several video streaming options, AVON, Films on Demand (World Cinema Streaming Collection) and Kanopy. The streaming video platforms provide access to a select number of films that are part of the subscription. Contact Millie Gonzalez at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about the resources.
Academic Video Online (AVON) and Films on Demand
Academic Video Online
The database includes scholarly video material of virtually every video type: documentaries, interviews, performances, news programs and newsreels, field recordings, commercials, demonstrations, original and raw footage including tens of thousands of exclusive tiles. There are thousands of award-winning films, Academy,® Emmy,® and Peabody® winners along with the most frequently used films for classroom instruction, plus newly released films and previously unavailable archival material.
Films on Demand: World Cinema Streaming Collection
This unique collection includes the best of the silent era, groundbreaking international directors, American and European masterpieces from the mid-20th century, and award-winning contemporary films featured by Global Lens. The collection shines a light on the history of cinema while also providing a glimpse into the cultures and issues of countries around the world, making it useful beyond film studies departments by bringing value to programs in area studies, political science, history, world languages, and more. All foreign language films are accompanied by English.
You do not need to sign in or create an account to view the films. Once you gain access to the collection by selecting this link, you can browse the collection of 389 films by selecting "World Cinema" on the right hand side of the page under the "Browse" section.
Due to budget constraints, the library has a limited Kanopy subscription. If a video is available in Kanopy but not through our subscription plan, faculty can request the video only if the video will be used in class. These requests will be approved immediately. Faculty can request the film using the request form in Kanopy, or by emailing Millie Gonzalez at email@example.com.
If faculty would like to view films (available in Kanopy but not in our subscription plan) for research purposes, the library can facilitate the purchase of the films through their academic departments. The library is unable to process the student request at this time. We strongly recommend search the AVON film database first before requesting a film in Kanopy.
If you are planning on using a film that is currently available on Kanopy later in the semester or year, contact Millie Gonzalez to ensure the film will be available when you plan on showing or assigning it.
Stream documentaries and feature films.
Finding Films Elsewhere
Whittemore Library is a member of MLN, the Minuteman Library Network. You can search for books, films, and other multimedia materials in Whittemore Library only or you may search the whole network. With a Minuteman library card, you are able to request materials from any Minuteman library and may have them sent to Whittemore or any other member library for your convenience.
Search the Catalog
For films and other multimedia materials, go to, "Advanced Search." Search by Keyword, Title, Subject, or Author , then
under, "Library Catalog," use the "Format," limiter. Select: "DIGITAL VIDEO," or "DVD or VCD", or "VIDEO VHS."