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  • The 60 MINUTES: 1997–2014 collection grants unprecedented access to nearly two decades of television’s preeminent news program, including many episodes not widely seen since their original broadcast.

  • Academic Search Ultimate offers a comprehensive collection of peer-reviewed, full-text journals, including many journals indexed in leading citation indexes. Virtually every discipline is represented, ranging from astronomy, anthropology, biomedicine, engineering, health, law and literacy to mathematics, pharmacology, women’s studies, zoology and more.Academic Search Ultimate also includes more than 75,000 videos from the Associated Press. This collection of videos is updated monthly and includes footage from 1930 to the present.

  • Alexander Street Press is a publisher of award-winning online collections and videos for scholarly research, teaching, and learning. Content is carefully curated by expert editors around specific subjects and disciplines, sourced from producers and archives around the globe.

  • American History in Video includes 2,000 total hours of streaming video content. More than half is contemporaneous video from the 1890s to the 1980s. The early newsreels, including the complete series of United Newsreel and Universal Newsreel, available online in their entirety only in this collection, capture history as it was made and reported to viewers of the time. American History in Video also includes hundreds of the documentaries most frequently used in history classrooms, from leading video content producers such as PBS, California Newsreel, Bullfrog Films, Documentary Educational Resources, Pennebaker Hegedus Films, The History Channel®, and others

  • New!

    Art and Architecture in Video, an online streaming film collection, offers documentaries and interviews illustrating the theory and practice of a variety of art forms and providing the context necessary for critical analysis. Ideal for both undergraduate and graduate courses, the works within this collection offer a dynamic tool to enhance understanding of visual media.

  • ArtFilms

    ArtFilms is now Bloomsbury Video Library

  • New!

    This collection of 166 titles comprises a treasure trove of BBC productions of famous literary works, many that were buried in the BBC archive for the past few decades. From Dickens to Shakespeare, from Chekhov to Arthur Miller, from Jane Austen to Mary Shelley, a great breadth of works is included. Talent like Mark Rylance, John Gielgud, Ian McKellen, Colin Firth, and more make this product a must-have for theatre, drama, performing arts, and literature courses. In addition to actual performances, the product includes titles like Face to Face where actors and directors discuss their craft.

  • New!

    The Black Studies platform allows users to simultaneously search the databases African Diaspora, 1860-Present, Black Studies in Video, and Black Thought and Culture. These databases include full-text, audio and video, across a range of History, Literature, and Performing Arts content. 

  • New!

    Black Studies in Video is an award-winning black studies portfolio that brings together seminal documentaries, powerful interviews, and previously unavailable archival footage surveying the black experience. The collection contains 500 hours of film covering African American history, politics, art and culture, family structure, gender relationships, and social and economic issues.

  • New!

    Formerly known as ArtFilms

    Bloomsbury Video Library, formerly known as ArtFilms, features content from filmed performances and fiction films to documentaries and instructional video. It offers more than 2,000 films from top artists and independent filmmakers and contains an international range of content across the visual and performing arts, film, history, and more. The collection features exclusive indie films and shorts, avant-garde performances, interviews with renowned writers, artists, choreographers, performers and practitioners, documentaries on an international range of themes, traditions, and historical figures. Content originates from Australia, the UK, the USA, Germany, Denmark, France, Hungary, Canada, Switzerland, Pakistan, Indonesia, Africa, and Japan and covers such subject areas as Visual & Applied Arts, Film Studies, Media Studies, Music & Dance, History, and Philosophy. 


  • Business Source Ultimate offers a wealth of peer-reviewed, full-text journals and other resources that provide historical information and current trends in business. The database includes more than 27,000 videos from Harvard Business Publishing, IGI Global, Kiplinger Washington Editors, the Academy of Management and other top providers, as well as more than 75,000 videos from the Associated Press. The Company View feature allows users to view detailed company information on finances, subsidiaries, products, employees and industry specifics for more than 1.1 million of the world’s largest public and private companies. The Content in Context feature allows students to investigate a company through contextual access to related information including SWOT analyses, case studies, industry profiles, market research reports, and more.

  • New!

    Access to CNN’s specials and feature programming on business, economics, technology, environmental studies, health, women’s studies, and human rights. Highlights include: “We Will Rise: Michelle Obama's Mission to Educate Girls Around the World;” an interview series with female leaders including Beyonce, Sheryl Sandberg, Oprah, Tina Brown, Michelle Wie, Nancy Pelosi; series like “Future Finance”, “Passion to Portfolio”, “Eco Solutions;" specials on human trafficking, global poverty, and other human rights issues around the world; features on global cities, travel, world cultures, religion, food, and lifestyles outside the western hemisphere.

  • Videos on the topics including the realities of working with clients and the challenges associated with putting theoretical concepts into practice, grounding in dozens of therapeutic methods and diagnoses, contemporary topics, featuring world-renowned therapists demonstrating their methods and techniques, state of the art as of 2005 or later, documentaries providing insight into the human condition and training in skills such as reflection and empathy, focus on new and emerging areas (such as cyberbullying, mindfulness, and social media) and the current therapy environment (such as veterans, eating disorders, and autism). Includes access to Volume I, II and III.

  • A multimedia collection that addresses the current best practices for counseling and therapy. It includes transcripts of real therapy sessions, video presentations by practicing therapists as well as presentations and publications by renowned academic therapists. The collection directly discusses the CACREP 8 Core Areas required by many states for counselor certification as well as a wide range of contemporary issues from working with LGBT clients to helping clients suffering from PTSD. Contains 628 videos and 538 books & documents. Includes access to Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.

  • Part of Credo Reference, this online video library features clips about United States presidents, world leaders, food and cooking, art history, National Geographic, Ask the Doctor, science and more.

  • Dance in Video: Volume I lays the foundation for the study of dance in all its forms with 500 hours of content in modern dance, ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and more. Films feature many of the greatest dance companies and performers worldwide, including Agnes de Mille, Mark Morris, Lestor Horton, Anna Sokolow, Anthony Tudor, Jose Limon, Paul Draper, and Chuck Green. It also includes an array of rare and hard-to-find archival material, including footage from the George Balanchine Interpreters Archive and Archive of Lost Choreography, and historical footage from Creative Arts Television, featuring dance performances from 1950s and 1960s CBS television productions.

    Dance in Video: Volume II expands upon the foundation built in Volume I, providing 400 hours of video that showcase a new catalogue of dancers and partners including the Joffrey Ballet, John Jasperse Company, Cloud Gate Dance Theatre, Bavarian State Ballet, Royal Ballet of Cambodia, Kirov Ballet, and Compañía Nacional de Danza. Students seeking to fine-tune specific techniques can explore instructional materials from the George Balanchine Foundation covering basic and advanced ballet techniques, including jumps, turns, pirouettes, barre work, pointe technique, and more.

  • Digital Theatre Plus reveals the world of the rehearsal room, dressing room, backstage and beyond, through documentaries and interviews introduce theatre as a vibrant, exciting art form through a familiar and accessible medium. Contains carefully selected collection of full-length plays, supporting texts and teaching guides can be used for planning lessons, teaching in the classroom and for setting homework. Includes an extensive repertoire of award-winning, acclaimed theatre, music and dance performances. Interviews and  conversations with leading industry figures. Detailed historical, social and political context guides that encourage engagement with the language, form and structure of plays.

  • Essential documentary films for higher education, includes over 800 streaming video titles. Searchable, interactive transcripts. Videos can be linked to or embedded in Blackboard. Features exclusive educational streaming access to content from Bullfrog Films, Collective Eye Films, Icarus Films (including The Fanlight Collection and dGenerate Films), Kartemquin Films, the National Film Board of Canada, Scorpion TV Sincerely Films, Terra Nova Films and Villon Films.

  • Education in Video is an online collection of streaming videos developed specifically for training and developing teachers. The collection contains more than 4,000 video titles totaling 1,300 hours of teaching demonstrations, lectures, documentaries, and primary-source footage of students and teachers in actual classrooms. It will give education faculty, students, and in-service teachers a single source for the best research-based professional development video resources available. Includes access to Volume 1, Volume 2, and Volume 3 of the series.

  • Formerly named ProQuest Entrepreneurship.

    This database bridges theory with practice, covering a wide spectrum of resources useful to educators, researchers, students and practitioners. Content ranges from the scholarly - including journals, dissertations, working papers and conference proceedings - to a full toolkit of practical guides, templates, forms, sample business plans and tips from successful entrepreneur in a wide range of formats - from video to downloadable Word and Excel files, as well as traditional text and PDFs.

  • A comprehensive online resource for the visual study of human culture, behavior and society around the world. The collections contain over 1,300 hours of streaming video, including ethnographic films, documentaries, select feature films, and previously unpublished fieldwork. It’s also a resource for a study of the discipline itself: By placing examples of traditional ethnographic methodologies alongside indigenous-made films representing previously overlooked perspectives, scholars, teachers and students of anthropology can gain a sense of the discipline’s history and of its future direction. Includes access to Volumes 1 - 4.

  • You may experience issues when using Chrome or Safari. Please try using Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Edge instead. You may need to clear your browser history before playing films. Films will not play on mobile devices. 

    Over 500 feature films available to stream in a variety of genres. 

  • New!

    Film Platform is an innovative collaboration between leading filmmakers and film distributors from around the world bringing the finest documentary films to an academic audience. This global selection of films includes many Oscar nominated documentaries and film festival winners. These titles, chosen for their mastery of filmmaking, introduce new concepts, expose students to fresh perspectives, and enhance classroom discussions.

  • We now have access to the Second Edition of Filmakers Library Online.

    An essential film studies database, 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. It presents points of view and historical and current experiences from diverse cultures and traditions world-wide.

  • This collection provides over 23,000 high quality streaming videos on business & economics, health & medicine, humanities & social sciences, and science & mathematics, as well as travel and fitness programming, home and how-to videos, indie films, and popular music performances. The videos include BBC documentaries, Oscar, Emmy and Peabody award winning documentaries plus interviews, instructional and vocational training videos, historical speeches and newsreels. This resource combines the Films on Demand Master Academic Collection, Master Public Library Collection, and Master Career & Technical Education Collection, as well as specific titles subscribed to by UNCW, into one interface.

  • Seminar style audio-visual talks (over 1,000) presented by leading world experts on the latest developments in the study and understanding of neurodegenerative diseases. The talks will deal with the major neurodegenerative diseases notably Alzheimer's disease, frontotemporal dementia, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease and motor neurone disease.

  • This video database is designed to teach laboratory fundamentals through simple, easy to understand video demonstrations. This collection demonstrates how to execute basic techniques commonly used in cellular and molecular biology. To enhance your understanding of the methods each video is paired with additional video resources to show practical applications of the techniques and other complementary skills.

  • This video database is designed to teach laboratory fundamentals through simple, easy to understand video demonstrations. It shows how to use standard pieces of laboratory equipment essential in many experiments, as well as how to perform basic laboratory functions. Each video is paired with additional video resources for you to view practical applications of the technique and other complementary skills.

  • Authoritative medical information for professionals and consumers.

  • This comprehensive collection includes National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1888-1994, National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1995-Current, National Geographic: People, Animals, and the World, and National Geographic Kids, as well as a cross-searchable collection of National Geographic books, maps, images and videos.

  • NC Live Video Collection

    The NC Live Video Collection has migrated to Films on Demand.

  • Formerly named ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source

    This database offers comprehensive coverage of the fields of nursing, allied health, alternative and complementary medicine and more. Sources include journals, video, dissertations, reference books and more. Provides abstracting and indexing for more than 850 titles, with over 715 titles in full-text, plus more than 12,000 full text dissertations in nursing and related fields. Part of ProQuest Central.

  • Features over 240 videos of the most common mental health disorders nurses may encounter – whether in a primary care setting, emergency room, medical, psychiatric or other.

  • Nursing Assessment in Video is an online database that provides access to the assessment series of training videos from Medcom Trainex, provider of nursing education programs worldwide. Each title features leading industry experts providing hands-on demonstrations and step-by-step instructions in key assessment areas. All content was produced since 2012, so the collection delivers accurate, up-to-date information.

  • Nursing Education in Video: Third Edition is an up-to-date collection of demonstration and training videos designed to help students improve their clinical skills. This resource provides access to Medcom's complete collection of 300+ full-length training videos allowing for anytime, anywhere access to the latest resources available for nurse training. The third edition includes the videos available in the prior 2nd edition.

  • New!

    This collection of more than 1,200 streaming videos provides an exceptional range of content with the most valuable video documentaries and series from PBS. From science to history, art to Shakespeare, diversity to business & economics, and more, the PBS Video Collection: Fourth Edition gives users access to one of television’s most trusted networks.

  • New!

    Pediatric Care Online combines essential clinical information, such as the AAP Textbook of Pediatric Care and Bright Futures, with practical point-of-care resources, such as Multimedia (Visual Library, Videos, Webinars), Pediatric Drug Lookup, and Interactive Periodicity Schedule. In addition, Pediatric Care Online now provides complete access to Pediatric Patient Education, Red Book Online, and the complete Bright Futures, ADHD, and Autism Toolkits.

  • Performance Design Archive Online is the first comprehensive, international collection that covers all aspects of theater production design, from the 17th century through to the present day, including scenic and set design, lighting design, sound design, costume design, and makeup. Bringing together essential books and periodicals, archival material, and specially commissioned instructional videos, the collection will cover design concepts for a broad range of performance types, including dance, theatre, opera, and music.

  • ProQuest Research Companion contains more than 80 short videos are organized into nine Learning Modules that answer questions like "How do I choose a topic?" "Where do I find information?" and "How do I evaluate sources?" Different kinds of "pre" and "post" assessment questions make the viewing experience more interactive, while allowing educators to measure students’ learning and identify gaps in their understanding.

  • Contains more than 1000 books, reference works, journal articles, and instructional videos by world-leading academics from across the social sciences, including the largest collection of qualitative methods books available online from any scholarly publisher. The site is designed to guide users to the content they need to learn a little or a lot about their method. Supports research at all levels by providing material to guide users through every step of the research process. Access includes research methods case studies and datasets.

  • New!

    Sage's Business & Management video collection features more than 150 hours of video, including in-depth interviews with experts from across the globe on topics as varied as innovation management, corporate social responsibility and social media marketing. Lecturers from a multitude of different universities give short, clear tutorial videos on topics like product pricing strategies or team leadership essentials. Case study videos focus in on real world examples, such as the Rana Plaza factory collapse or the strategic alliance between Disney and Pixar, to encourage students to apply theory to practice and reflect on the issues raised.

    The Social Work collection features original and licensed video showcasing social work skills, practices, populations, challenges, and research. It aims to showcase the skills necessary to become a social worker; give insights into different client groups at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels; and elevate understanding of how theory and policy relate to practice. The collection includes global content and features tutorials, video case studies, interviews with practitioners, documentaries, and videos that show social work in action

  • New!

    Shakespeare's Globe 1 features 21 plays recorded live on the Globe stage from leading actors including Mark Rylance, Stephen Fry, and Roger Allam. Inspired and informed by the unique historic playing conditions of two beautiful iconic theatres, Shakespeare’s Globe’s diverse program of work harnesses the power of performance, cultivates intellectual curiosity, and excites learning to make Shakespeare accessible for all.

    Shakespeare's Globe 2 features 9 landmark productions from the theatre’s most recent seasons, including two productions from Emma Rice’s tenure as Artistic Director and the first production from the indoor Jacobean theatre, the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. These films showcase the Globe’s two unique playing spaces on Bankside and how different artists respond to them. Each performance transports viewers directly into the standing yard of the world famous Globe or the magical candlelit interior of the captivating new Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.

  • Social Work Online is a first-of-its-kind resource that pairs recently published social work textbooks along with compelling documentaries clinical demonstration videos, and engaging lectures that illustrate the complex and challenging realities social work students will face as practitioners. 

  • The largest electronic database of reproducible laboratory protocols in the Life and Biomedical Sciences, with content from Nature Methods, Nature Protocols, SpringerProtocols and Protocols Exchange. Includes video, peer-reviewed research papers, and recently published techniques.

  • Student Resources In Context offers cross-curricular content aligned to national and state curriculum standards and reinforces the development of skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, communication, collaboration, creativity, and innovation. Learners can access news content including full-text newspapers and periodicals like The Economist, The New York Times, National Geographic, Newsweek, Popular Science, Smithsonian, and more. The database includes hundreds of thousands of images, videos, and audio selections that include archival film clips, broadcast video, BBC News, New York Times video, and NPR.

  • You may be prompted to install a plugin to view the videos. Please follow the instructions as prompted by Swank.

    Errors have been reported when viewing videos in Safari or Internet Explorer. Please try Chrome, Edge, or FireFox.

    Streaming video library of over 300 feature films (comedy, drama, romance, documentary, thriller, crime etc.) through Swank. Allows students the flexibility to legally view course-assigned films outside the classroom. Films can be viewed by unlimited simultaneous users.

    Some titles including Disney and very new/popular titles are not findable in the Swank video library online, but you can watch them by clicking the direct watch link available in this spreadsheet:

    Swank Title List (XSLX)

    You can also find them by searching the catalog.


  • USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive allows users to search through and view more than 54,000 video testimonies of survivors and witnesses of genocide. Initially a repository of Holocaust testimony, the Visual History Archive has expanded to include testimonies from the Armenian Genocide that coincided with World War I, the 1937 Nanjing Massacre in China, the Cambodian Genocide of 1975-1979, the Guatemalan Genocide of 1978-1983, the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, and the ongoing conflicts in the Central African Republic and South Sudan, and anti-Rohingya mass violence. It also includes testimonies about contemporary acts of violence against Jews.

  • An essential resource for the study of popular art, art history, and entertainment in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Consists of four components: Spiritualism, Sensation and Magic; Circuses, Sideshows and Freaks; Music Hall, Theatre and Popular Entertainment; and Moving pictures, optical entertainments & the advent of cinema.

  • Includes over 5,000 interactive, medically accurate male and female anatomical structures— developed by medically trained medical illustrators and vetted by leading anatomists—covering systemic anatomy, regional anatomy, senses, muscle action, and 25 cross-sections.

  • Allows users to learn about muscles, their attachments, and their actions. Includes 3D versions of 20+ common pathologies, including sciatica, rotator cuff tear, shin splints, and more.

  • A comprehensive collection of nearly 70 high quality videos that illustrate and animate the core physiological processes of the human body.

  • Physiology & Pathology covers 48 physiology topics and 57 conditions, with 50 lessons, more than 5,800 3D models, 38 animations, 16 illustrations, and 26 quizzes. In this database users can

    • Compare 3D models of normal anatomy to models of common diseases and conditions
    • Set the heart rate and visualize conduction in a dissectable, beating 3D heart, and follow along on an ECG
    • Watch animations that present the physiological processes of gas exchange, pulmonary ventilation, fluid balance, peristalsis, and more
    • Walk through interactive lessons to understand the progression of atherosclerosis, kidney stones, lung cancer, and other common conditions
    • Test their knowledge of various physiological processes and pathologies with quizzes.
  • World History in Video includes more than 1,750 important, critically acclaimed documentaries from filmmakers worldwide. Videos are sourced from BBC, PBS and other sources, and document global history from earliest civilizations to the late twentieth century. 

Guide to Streaming Video

For more information about streaming video, please see the Streaming Video Guide.

Recently added Videos

NewFor updates on the library’s most recently added video titles, check out our New Titles lists, which include links to the catalog record for each item. 

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More about Finding Videos in the Library


Videos (VHS, DVDs and Streaming Media) are searchable in the Library Catalog. For best results, use the Advanced Search and limit your searches to a material type "VIDEORECORDING" and location to "Videos and Music" and "eVideos."


There are 6 locations ("neighborhoods") for videos both within VHS and DVDs. VHS tapes are located on the second floor, whereas DVDs are located on the first floor.

For Recreational and Foreign locations, use the Call # to find the Section

If your Location is Recreational AND your call # starts with... it's in this section:
PN1995.75 Silent films
PN1992.8 Television
PN1995.9.A3 Action/Adventure
PN1995.9.C44 Children's
PN1995.9.C55 Comedy
PN1995.9.D4 Detective/Mystery/Crime
PN1995.9.D7 Drama
PN1995.9.H6 Horror
PN1995.9.M86 Musical
PN1995.9.R43 Reality (Television programs only)
PN1995.9.S26 Science Fiction/Fantasy
PN1995.9.W3 War (Recreational)
PN1995.9.W4 Western (Recreational)
PN1995.75 Silent films
PN1997 Foreign feature film






If your Location is Foreign AND your call # starts with... it's in this section:
PN1997 .A5 Albanian
PN1997. A6 Amharic
PN1997 .A7 Amharic
PN1997 .A8 Armenian
PN1997 .B3 Bambara
PN1997 .B4 Bengali
PN1997 .B6 Bosnian
PN1997 .C5 Chinese
PN1997 .C7 Criolo
PN1997 .C9 Czech
PN1997 .D3 Danish
PN1997 .D8 Dutch
PN1997 .F5 Finnish
PN1997 .F7 French
PN1997 .G3 Georgian
PN1997 .G4 German
PN1997 .G8 Greek
PN1997 .H4 Hebrew
PN1997 .H5 Hindi
PN1997 .H9 Hungarian
PN1997 .I5 Inuktitut
PN1997 .I7 Italian
PN1997 .J3 Japanese
PN1997 .J8 Jula
PN1997 .K6 Korean
PN1997 .K8 Kurdish
PN1997 .L3 Lapp (Sami)
PN1997 .M6 Mongolian
PN1997 .M7 Mossi
PN1997 .N7 Norwegian
PN1997 .O5 Ojibwa (Chippewa)
PN1997 .P3 Pashtu
PN1997 .P4 Persian (Farsi)
PN1997 .P5 Polish
PN1997 .P6 Portuguese
PN1997 .R6 Romanian
PN1997 .R8 Russian
PN1997 .S4 Serbo-Croatian
PN1997 .S6 Spanish
PN1997 .39 Swedish
PN1997 .T3 Tagalog
PN1997 .T4 Tamil
PN1997 .T5 Thai
PN1997 .T8 Turkish
PN1997 .U4 Ukrainian
PN1997 .V5 Vietnamese
PN1997 .W6 Wolof
PN1997 .Y5 Yiddish
PN1997 .Y8 Yugoslav
PN1997 .Z8 Zulu (Tsotsitaal)