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Library Resources as Course Materials

Finding Streaming Media

VCU Libraries also subscribes to a number of streaming media databases which can be used as course content. These databases provide video or audio, both popular and educational, in a variety of disciplines, including: 

  • Art
  • Clinical physical examinations
  • African American Studies
  • Counseling and Therapy
  • Education
  • Film studies
  • History
  • Music
  • pyschotherapy
  • Theater

A full list of streaming video databases in included on our website: 

Requesting Film Streaming Licenses

In order to stream entire films in your online course, you may need to request a streaming license. For more information on when licenses are needed, please visit our Teaching and Copyright guide.

For films available through Kanopy, please use the request form available through the Kanopy website. These films must be requested one week prior to the time of instruction. 

If you need a streaming license for a physical DVD, the film is not available through Kanopy, or you are unsure of where to find a streaming version of a film, please use the form below.  Please note that you will need to be logged into a VCU gmail account in order to access the form. While VCU Libraries will do our best to accommodate streaming requests, some films may not be available for remote streaming or available copies do not meet university accessibility guidelines (e.g. include closed captioning).