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Google Media Library A to Z (available to faculty from HSU Google Share Drive)
A searchable video database is now available for all faculty and staff located in Google Share Drive. The database is called Google Media Library A to Z Captions Only, and it's a collection of captioned videos that have been digitized for use in coursework. The database can be accessed via the Canvas home page. A short tutorial can be found at

Kanopy Streaming
Titles streamed by Kanopy are available either directly from the library catalog or from the HSU Kanopy interface linked above. Some titles on the HSU Kanopy interface are not immediately available to HSU community for streaming. Those titles for which we do not hold streaming rights could be requested by filling in a request form. This form would appear on your screen and forwarded to a staff member for consideration. Given our limited funds, we emphasize study and research needs when making purchase decisions.
HSU Library subscribes to about 60 streaming videos currently.
Currently, Kanopy is making over 300 titles available for free through May 31, 2020.

Academic Video Online (free trial through April 22, 2020)
From Alexander Street/ProQuest, this is the most comprehensive video subscription available to libraries. It delivers ~68,000 titles spanning the widest range of subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more. More than 14,000 titles are exclusive to Alexander Street. Academic Video Online includes a variety of video material available with curricular relevance: documentaries, interviews, feature films, performances, news programs and newsreels, demonstrations, and raw footage.
Additional information at
End date: April 22, 2020

Humboldt Digital Scholar
Campus lectures by HSU faculty and visiting speakers are available: Sustainable Futures Speaker Series, Campus/Community Dialogue on Race keynote speakers, Kieval Lectures, and many others are available from this archival repository.

The American Archive of Public Broadcasting is a multi-station archive of a lot of PBS material from years back. It's a good place to start if you are looking for a streaming option for something you have on VHS.
PBS LearningMedia is a free streaming platform specifically for educators. There are many clips from a ton of programs. You might not find that full episode of NOVA but you might find the clip that you actually want to use.

Internet Archive
Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more. KEET-TV has numerous programs uploaded to this archive as well. For example you can watch Chinese Experience in Humboldt County.


Documentary Educational Resources DER
Watch any film below for free anytime between now and June 1st, 2020. Use the code: WFH2020
PLEASE NOTE: A Vimeo account is required. It is free to sign up.

New Day Films
To support educators who have moved to online teaching due to COVID-19, you may temporarily access a 14-day streaming license of many films at no cost.