Videos Online

Links to the library's subscription video services. Ask a librarian for assistance at any point.

Finding Videos at the SUNY Adirondack Library

To find videos, you can either:

  • search the video databases below, or 
  • search the "Start Your Research Here" search box (includes DVDs, as well as results from Films on Demand & AVON)

Films on Demand Video Database

Films on Demand offers more than 44,000 educational and documentary videos from the History Channel, BBC, Ken Burns, Modern Marvels, Royal Opera House, much more.

  • Advanced Search lets you search for specific subjects and closed-captioning.
  • Transcripts tab displays the video's script. 
  • This is a subscription database. If using from off-campus, log in with your SUNY Adirondack username and password when prompted.


To set up a playlist and other features, see:

AVON (Academic Video Online) Database

Academic Video Online is the most comprehensive video subscription available to libraries. It delivers almost 70,000 titles spanning the widest range of subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more. 

  • For tutorials: scroll down on their home page to the Alexander Street In-Depth section: how to create a playlist, make a clip, search tips, more. 

AVON database


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The library has purchased a small selection of films from the streaming video database, Kanopy. See the list at the bottom of this page.

"Kanopy is the best video streaming service for quality, thoughtful entertainment. Find movies, documentaries, foreign films, classic cinema, independent films and educational videos that inspire, enrich and entertain. We partner with public libraries and universities to bring you an ad-free experience that can be enjoyed on your TV, mobile phone, tablets and online."  -- From


if you are accessing Kanopy off-campus, you will be prompted to login with your SUNY Adirondack network ID & password.


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The library has purchased the film series, Confounding Father from the streaming video database, Docuseek. 

About the series (from Docuseek):

Confounding Father:  A Contrarian View of the U.S. Constitution is a classroom friendly documentary that tells the story of the constitutional convention from the contrarian viewpoint of anti-federalists. It serves as a timely reexamination of the U.S. political system and features Luther Martin, a Maryland delegate to the 1787 constitutional convention who:

  • Opposed the continuation of the slave trade and the three-fifths clause
  • Feared the unlimited taxing power of the national government
  • Thought many framers of the constitution were seeking an American empire
  • Drank too much, talked too much, and annoyed the famous founding fathers

Confounding Father series

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