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" box for a broad, shallow search across 100 databases including some video databases, as described in the YouTube video below.

Films on Demand Video Database

Films on Demand offers more than 38,000 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.

Faculty: 

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

Kanopy

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NEW DATABASE!

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 https://www.kanopy.com/

 

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

MedCom Nursing Video Database

This database offers nursing education videos online. Log in if prompted, from off-campus. Includes many human anatomy and physiology videos.

Videos available on Kanopy

Food, Inc.

Food, Inc.

Food Inc. reveals surprising - and often shocking - truths about what we eat, how it's produced, and who we have become as a nation.

I Am Not Your Negro: James Baldwin and Race in America

I Am Not Your Negro: James Baldwin and Race in America

An Oscar-nominated documentary narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO explores the continued peril America faces from institutionalized racism.

Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

A stunning sensory experience and cinematic meditation on humanity's massive reengineering of the planet, ANTHROPOCENE: THE HUMAN EPOCH is a years-in-the-making feature documentary from the award-winning team behind Manufactured Landscapes and Watermark and is narrated by Alicia Vikander. The film follows the research of an international body of scientists, the Anthropocene Working Group who, after nearly 10 years of research, argue that the Holocene Epoch gave way to the ANTHROPOCENE EPOCH in the mid-twentieth century as a result of profound and lasting human changes to the Earth.

Juice: How Electricity Explains the World

Juice: How Electricity Explains the World

Over a three year period, we traveled 60,000 miles to interview 40 people from seven countries on five continents to tell the human story of electricity and explain why power equals power.

Trust Me

Trust Me

TRUST ME is a feature-length documentary exploring human nature, information technology, and the need for media literacy to help people trust one another, bring them together and create a more resilient population.

Seed: The Untold Story

Seed: The Untold Story

SEED: THE UNTOLD STORY follows passionate seed-keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. These farmers, scientists, lawyers and indigenous people are fighting a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story, these heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds.

The Pollinators

The Pollinators

THE POLLINATORS is a cinematic journey around the United States following migratory beekeepers and their truckloads of honey bees as they pollinate the flowers that become the fruits, nuts and vegetables we all eat. The many challenges the beekeepers and their bees face en route reveal flaws to our simplified chemically dependent agriculture system. We talk to farmers, scientists, chefs and academics along the way to give a broad perspective about the threats to honey bees, what it means to our food security and how we can improve it.