Q: Does the library have any databases with videos or movies?


You can find videos included in SuperSearch on our homepage! Simply put in your search keywords, and SuperSearch will search transcripts of videos. If there is a match, a Video Recording icon will appear next to the resource. You can also limit by source type buy using the limiters on the left side of the page, choosing videos. Unfortunately, we don't usually have many popular movies -- no Marvel movies!

The library offers several databases geared toward videos that are more academic in nature. You can find all of these in alphabetical order under the Find a Database under the SuperSearch box on the library homepage. This is only a small selection.  A larger list can be found in the Databases by Subject & Type list (choose Multimedia) under the SuperSearch box.

  • Films on Demand
    Films on Demand (Master Academic Collection) consists of 7,000 video titles (77,000 segments) in Humanities & Social Sciences, Business & Economics, Health, and Science. Also included is the new collection of United Newsreels which includes an additional 260 titles (1,250 segments).

    You can access to more than 1,000 TED Talks through the database Films on Demand. These videos can be viewed on or off campus. If you are accessing Films on Demand from off-campus, you will need to log in with your NetID and password. 

    How to Use Films on Demand?

    1. If you know the name of the video you want to view, search for it in the search bar.
    2. To see a list of all the TED Talks in the database, use the Menu in the top-left corner to open “Browse Videos” and click “By Producer.”
    3. Find TED in the list of producers
    4. Locate the video you want to watch

    The videos in Films on Demand are more geared towards academic topics, so not all TED Talks will be available through this database. TED Talks that are more entertaining in nature, and the most recent TED Talks, are not in the database. If you need to watch a TED Talk that isn’t in Films on Demand, you can find it on either the TED website or on the TED YouTube channel.

  • Alexander Street Press
    This database contains content that is carefully curated by expert editors around specific subjects and disciplines, sourced from producers and archives around the globe. It contains more than 80 collections with sheet music, audio tracks, and images, as well as videos.
  • Consumer Health Complete   
    This database contains over 845 videos concerning diseases, conditions & procedures. Choose the "Videos and Animation" option to search for videos.
  • C-SPAN Video Library     
    The C-SPAN Video Library includes over 160,000 hours of coverage of C-SPAN programs since 1987. Contains many videos relating to mental health and public policy.
  • American History in Video    
    American History in Video provides the largest and richest collection of video available online for the study of American history, with 2,000 hours and more than 5,000 titles. The collection allows students and researchers to analyze historical events, and their presentation over time, through commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries. This release now provides 4,848 titles, equaling approximately 1,215 hours.
  • Theater in Video  
    Contains more than 250 definitive performances of the world's leading plays, together with more than 100 film documentaries, online in streaming video.

Foreign Language Films

We have access to a small number of foreign-language films through the database Films on Demand. You can get to them by following these steps:

  1. On the Library Homepage, click "Find a Database" below the SuperSearch bar.
  2. On the list of databases, click "F" to find Films on Demand.
  3. On the Films on Demand homepage, hover your mouse over the "Menu" icon in the top-left corner.
  4. Click "Browse Videos."
  5. On the Browse Videos page, you can browse videos by their subject. Scroll to the very bottom of the page to find the "World Languages" category.
  6. Click the language you are looking for to browse all the videos in that language. You can narrow down your results using the filters on the right side of the search results page if necessary.

The KSU Library System only has a few audiovisual materials, but the Foreign Language Resource Center has a large selection of foreign language DVDs. Use the links below to learn more about the FLRC.

For more information

For more help, email the Research and Instructional Services department, or call or visit one of our Research Help Desks:

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Johnson Library at Marietta: First Floor, Room C-125, 470-578-7471


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