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Education, Music and Media Collections, Bracken Library

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The DVD collection contains a variety of titles ranging from educational, instructional titles to popular film and television shows. Choose international films, indie movies, or an old favorite. No need to pay to stream movies. Search OneSearch instead.

Click here to browse feature films on DVD!

Check out these Virtual DVD Shelves to see suggestions and real time availability of DVDs in the collection.

Streaming options for DVD and VHS recordings

In order to convert a DVD or VHS to a streaming format for use in an online course, there are steps and authorizations the University Libraries must follow to ensure the legality of sharing content that is protected by copyright.

To make films accessible to your students via Mediasite, complete the “Streaming Media Request Form.” 

Before you fill out the form, search for the title of the film in Kanopy Streaming Films, a database of films provided by the University Libraries.  If you find the film or one with similar content, you can add the link to the film to your Canvas course.  This is the most efficient way to provide streaming films to your students. 

For questions or assistance with Kanopy, contact Lisa Jarrell, Head of Education, Music and Media at 765-285-5333 or

 If there are no films in Kanopy that meet your course learning outcomes, please fill out the streaming request form as completely as possible. 

Considerations to keep in mind:

  • The film you request to stream must be a legally purchased copy (owned by you, your department, or the University Libraries). 
  •  If possible, please limit streaming content to clips most applicable to your instruction, assignments, or discussion.  If it is pedagogically necessary to stream the entire film, indicate that you intended to show the entire film in your in-person class, but that is no longer possible. 
  •  For all requests, including clips, be sure to describe how the film meets the outcomes of a specific lesson or the entire course.  This information should be entered in the last field on the form. Note: “Because the film is on the syllabus” does not answer how the film meets the educational outcomes.

 If you have any questions or concerns about copyright issues related to films in your course, contact Donald Williams, Copyright and Scholarly Communications Manager, at or at 765-285-5330.