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Library Research Guides

Library Digital Films Service - Streaming video for instructors

The University Library provides a service to deliver streaming video of films on CTools class websites. This guide also provides information about streaming video databases to which the Library subscribes that are available to the UM community.

The Alexander Street Databases

The Alexander Street Databases licensed by the University Libraries offer access to streaming video across a wide variety of subjects and disciplines. These databases offer links to specific programs that instructors can add to CTools course sites for student access. Users can create playlists of whole videos, film clips, and Web content that can be saved and shared. Video from Alexander Street Press databases can be viewed alongside synchronized transcripts and can be downloaded to Apple or Android phone (good for 48 hours).

All of these streaming databases can be located by searching for the titles above in the search box on the Library’s homepage: A list with database descriptions and links can be found here.

The Library will consider purchasing access to additional streaming film sources. Please contact the Askwith Media Library at to make your recommendation

Alexander Street Press website.

Flint users can access the ASP collections through the Online Resources list or the Film: Online Resources list.