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Searching for Media
The Media Library has two primary types of videos:
- Physical videos: DVDs, as well as older formats such as VCR, videodisc, and 16 mm film
- Online videos:streaming videos that can be viewed online.
When searching for videos, you will find both in the UNT Library Catalog.
To search specifically for streaming videos in the UNT Libraries catalog, you may perform a basic keyword search using "online media" as a search term. For example:
aging and "online media"
To search for DVDs in the UNT Libraries catalog, use the Advanced Keyword Search:
- Any Field: the search term of your choice
- Video: select DVD
Any field: aging and Video: DVD
Browsing Online Video Collections
If you want to browse streaming video titles, you can access the following onine video collections and browse by discipline.
Docuseek 2 provides access to more than 400 streaming documentary films on a wide range of social science and humanities topics, with a strong focus on social issues, environmental studies and political science.
Academic video online
Contains streaming videos with content from various disciplines, including humanities, social sciences, art, and education.
Social Work Online
Social Work Online is structured around important topics in the social work curriculum including: children and families, diversity, school social work, older adults, substance abuse, criminal justice, mental health, health care, poverty, crisis and trauma, social welfare, and the history of social work. Videos and text address essential concepts while documentaries offer real, complex, and deepl personal experiences that are best understood through observation.
Titles not yet licensed can be requested by searching the Kanopy platform and filling out the form requesting access to the title that you need. Media Library staff will receive and process these requests as quickly as possible. The form requires your name, email address, and a brief explanation for your request. If you are selecting a film for a specific course please include when you will be teaching the course and whether or not the movie you need will continue to be assigned in future semesters. Most licenses on Kanopy expire after one year so future access will be contingent upon extending or renewing licenses.
Selected Streaming Videos
Selected DVDs at the UNT Libraries