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Video Resources

Locate a Specific Streaming Video

To locate a specific streaming video title, follow these two steps:

1) Search our library catalog.

  • Click on Advanced Search and enter relevant search terms (such as words from the title, names of the director or actors) in the search boxes at the top of the screen.
  • Scroll down to "AND have these attributes."
  • From the Access menu, select "Online" and from the Format menu, select "Video."
  • Click on the blue Search button.

Most of the library's streaming videos are described in the library catalog. If you don't find the video you need, continue to Step 2.

2) Search the Swank Motion Pictures catalog. Swank Motion Pictures distributes streaming versions of movies from major motion picture studios. The library catalog does not include descriptions of streaming videos supplied by Swank Motion Pictures, so we need to search their catalog separately.

 

Request a Streaming Video (for Instructors)

If you wish to teach with a video in streaming format and you are not able to locate it using the library catalog or the Swank Motion Pictures catalog, please contact your liaison librarian or send an email message to the Music & Media Center at musiccenter@psu.edu.

Your liaison librarian (your campus librarian or your subject specialist in the library) and the Music & Media Center will collaborate with the library’s Acquisitions Department to investigate the availability of the streaming video you need.