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Online Media: Find Online Media

Guide to UNT's online media resources

Find Online Media

UNT students, faculty and staff have access to nearly 8,000 online videos through subscription databases managed by the UNT Libraries.  The majority of these online videos can be found by searching the UNT Libraries Catalog. 

 

Quick & Basic Search

  1. From the UNT Libraries homepage, choose the Books & More tab 
  2. Enter the search topic  +  AND "online media"  Ex. Africa AND "online media" 
  3. Click Search
  4. Select the needed title from the list of search results
  5. Click "Connect to [Database Name]"  to connect to the online video. If you are off-campus, you may be asked to login with your EUID. 


 

Advanced Search

  1. Go to the library's Advanced Keyword Search page: http://iii.library.unt.edu/search/X 
  2. Enter the search terms. The advanced search allows for multiple search terms, including Keyword, Title, Author or Subject
  3. In the Video field, select "Online Media" from the dropdown
  4. Click Submit
  5. Select the needed title from the list of search results
  6. Click "Connect to [Database Name]"  to connect to the online video. If you are off-campus, you may be asked to login with your EUID. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Can't Find an Online Video?

While the majority of subscription online videos can be found by searching the library catalog, some films are not listed in the catalog. Reasons may include:

  • Access is restricted to students enrolled in a specific course
  • The film was very recently acquired and has not yet been cataloged. 
  • The subscription was canceled
  • The film is part of a collection that does not list individual video titles in the library catalog (Swank, JoVE, AccessScience, etc)

If you cannot find a particular film you have been assigned to view, please contact media.library@unt.edu

Faculty: Request New Content

UNT Faculty: Is there a film you need for online instruction that is not currently available online? To request that a new film be added to the collection, complete the Streaming Media Faculty Request Form.

Permission must be obtained from the rights holder in order to put a full video online. Obtaining this permission often takes several months, so please contact us at least one full semester in advance with your request. Contact us as early as possible when planning an online course that will include multiple online film components.

Not all films can be licensed for online use. In these situations, the Libraries will work with the instructor to find an alternative solution. 

Help and troublshooting

Problems accessing an online video? 

If an online video is not working properly, contact  the UNT Libraries Help Desk:

Accessing from off campus? 

When you are off campus and try to access licensed resources, you will be redirected to a log in page asking for your UNT EUID and password. If problems getting access persist, try logging in to the UNT virtual private network.

 

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