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Media Studies

A guide for research in media and film studies

Streaming Videos

The Streaming Collection
The library provides access to more than 100,000 licensed streaming titles. Most of these titles are for use by students, faculty, and staff only, usually because of licensing restrictions, and must be viewed via the UVa network. Off Grounds, you may be asked to sign in to Netbadge to go through the proxy server, or you may install UVaAnywhere-Lite VPN or UVa's  Virtual Private Network  to facilitate access.

Finding Streaming Videos in Virgo
Streaming videos may be found in Virgo, the library’s online catalog, by limiting the “Resource Type” facet on the left side of a catalog results page. First limit results to "Video," then limit that results page to an availability of "Online." Regular title or keyword searches or strings will then retrieve only streaming videos. Please also see the list of links below for quick access to streaming video portals.

Streaming Videos for Classes
Classes use streaming videos from several sources. Many videos required for courses are watchable through Virgo (look them up by title) or through the portals listed below. Access to other streaming videos may be provided through discrete URLs or in Canvas course sites. Please contact Leigh Rockey if you wish to make streaming videos available for your class.

Sharing Online Videos via Zoom: Proprietary streaming video providers, such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Swank, often will not work through Zoom screen share. 

Streaming Video Portals at U.Va. Library

Free Streaming Video Sites on the Internet

Video Lectures

University courses captured on video.