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Browse Films:

Search for Films

  1. Go to our advanced catalog search
  2. In the Any Field box, type your title or keyword(s)
  3. Select VIDEO/FILM from the FORMAT drop-down menu
  4. Select Search

For entertainment/feature films, type Feature Films as the SUBJECT of your search along with a keyword, or browse all feature films.

Film Databases (streaming video)

Kanopy Streaming Video
More than 13,000 videos on a wide variety of subjects.

Films on Demand (Films Media Group)
Over 5,000 educational videos on a wide range of topics.

Filmakers Library Online
More than 1,100 award-winning documentaries.

Ethnographic Video Online
Over 800 videos, including classic and contemporary documentaries, previously unpublished footage from working anthropologists and ethnographers, and indigenous media.

Over 600 documentaries and social issues films.

Counseling and Therapy in Video
Therapy sessions, lectures, interviews, and consultations for the study of social work, psychotherapy, psychology, and psychiatric counseling.

Dance in Video
Dance productions and documentaries by the most influential performers and companies of the 20th century.

Opera in Video
250 of the most important opera performances.

Theater in Video
More than 500 documentaries, interviews, and performances of the world’s most important plays.

BBC Shakespeare Plays
Performances by Britain's most distinguished actors, including John Gielgud, Ben Kingsley, Patrick Stewart, Claire Bloom, Anthony Hopkins, Michael York, and Derek Jacobi.

Henry Stewart Talks
Online talks by leading experts in business, management, marketing, finance, and more.

Media Education Foundation Films
Over 130 streaming documentary films about the social, political, and cultural impact of American mass media, especially in relation to gender, race, class, health, and consumerism.

LGBT Studies in Video
Award-winning documentaries, interviews, archival footage, and feature films exploring LGBT issues.

American History in Video
Includes commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and documentaries.


Browse Films by Format or Location (Alphabetical)

Browse Films on the Virtual Shelf (Call Number Browsing)

You can electronically "browse" films by the call number order they are shelved, helping identify films in particular subject areas.

  1. Identify the call number of a title (of a book or a video) in the subject are you are interested in.
  2. Go to the Library of Congress Call Number search.
  3. Type the letters of the call number (such as "BP") and select Search.
  4. Click the Limit/Sort button
  5. Under Location select Media DVD/VHS (Main Library)
  6. Select Search

This will give you a shelf list of all the media titles in that call number range.

Browse Films in Foreign Languages

  1. Go to the advanced catalog search
  2. Type * in the Any Field search box
  3. Select VIDEO/FILM from the FORMAT drop-down menu
  4. Select the language within the Language drop-down menu
  5. Select Search

These lists may include films that only have sub-titles in the indicated language.

Browse Films by Major Distributor/Producer

Browse Films by Type


Not Finding What You Need?

Some of these lists are large and difficult to browse and/or incomplete. If you do not see a film you are looking for, Ask Us.

Any of the catalog searches can be modified by clicking the Modify Search button and adding a keyword, or by using one of the drop down menus to limit date, language, location, etc.

Last modified: October 21, 2015