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Film and Video Studies

This research guide contains recommended resources for Film and Video Studies (FAVS) majors and students beginning research on film and video topics.

Find Films in the Library Catalog

The library has access to tens of thousands of streaming videos and hosts a large collection of VHS and DVDs.

Simply search for a title, director, genre, or other keyterm in the Library Search and click "submit". After that, limit by Resource Type: Videos in the left column.

To narrow to streaming videos, limit to Availability: Online.

This will yield films that the library owns and streaming films from a few of our major databases (but not all!)

Our DVDS and VHS tapes are currently housed on the first floor of the Fenwick Library. Click here to learn about our media viewing spaces and equipment..

Click here for a tutorial on finding DVDs and VHS.

Find Streaming Media in Library Databases

Once you have used the Library Search to find films the library owns and streaming films from a few of our major databases, delve deeper by searching our databases one by one.

Below is a list of some of our major databases containing feature films, shorts, and documentaries. A comprehensive list can be found here.

Streaming Video for Course-Assigned Films

You might utilize these databases if your instructor assigns a particular film for a class.

Free Streaming Films Online