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A guide to Brockport's digital and multimedia resources, plus additional sites with recommended resources.
Last Updated: Oct 8, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Documentary Collections -- Library Subscriptions

  • FMG Films On Demand  
    Thousands of streaming documentaries in all subjects from Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, & Shopware. Works best with Firefox.
  • Dance in Video  
    Dance productions and documentaries by the most influential performers and companies of the 20th century. Selections cover ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance, as well as forerunners of the forms and the pioneers of modern concert dance.
  • iTunesU at Brockport  
    Access 22 author videos from the Writers Forum.
  • Kanopy Streaming - TRIAL  Icon
    Referred to as the "Netflix of the Education sector" and contains video in many different subject areas including education, dance, earth sciences and psychology.

eVideos in the Library's Catalog

To limit your search to eVideos, add format:evideo to the end of your search query (e.g. health format:evideo)

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INSTRUCTIONS for FMG Films on Demand

Free Online Classic Movies

  • Public Domain Movie Torrents
    Movies available in a variety of formats: PDa sized, iPod, PSP/ZUNe, or GoogleVideo. Browse by topic (no Search function).
  • Classic Movies
    "Everything for the fan of classic Hollywood." A-Z list, or Search.
  • Movies and Films in The Moving Image Archive
    Browse by subject, keywords, language, or sub-collections, or Search.
  • Movieflix
    Provides access to 4,000 full-length movies, short films, independent films, documentaries, television shows, and documentary clips. Requires free registration (some programs only available by subscription).

Free Online Documentaries -- Clips Only

  • History Channel Videos
    Short (1-4 min.) clips from their shows and documentaries.
  • National Geographic Video
    Hundreds of short clips (most under 5 min.), plus a handful of longer videos.
  • Discovery Channel Videos
    Searchable, or browse by topic or show. Mostly clips, but a very few full episodes (designated by an FE icon).
  • A & E TV
    10-15 full episodes of many series, including: Case Case Files ; Crime 360 ; The First 48 ; Fugitive Chronicles ; Heavy ; Intervention ; Jacked: Auto Theft Task Force ; Runaway Squad.
  • Biography (A&E)
    Hundreds of short clips, plus 50 full episodes.

Free Online Documentary Collections

  • PBS Video  Icon
    Hundreds of documentaries and show episodes. Programs covered include: Frontline, American Experience, Nature, Nova, Great Performances... Browse by program, topic, or collection, or Search.
  • National Film Board of Canada  Icon
    Watch thousands of documentaries, animations, alternative dramas, and interactive productions on the web, on your personalized home page, or on your iPhone.
  • Moving Image Archive at Internet Archive
    Thousands of advertising, educational, industrial, and amateur films, many available for free. Browse by topics (sub-collections), or Search.
  • Snag Films
    More than 2500 award-winning independent titles from some of the greatest names in film, free and on-demand. "We are honored to share so many artists’ films with you, because we believe good films deserve the widest-possible audience. And we’re proud to share our advertising revenue with these filmmakers, and give you in-depth information, including interviews, about the filmmakers and their films." Searchable, or browse by topic.
  • National Geographic Video
    Click on "Nat Geo TV/Full episodes" in left-hand column. Includes episodes from several series: Alaska State Troopers ; Border Wars ; Dog Whisperer ; Explorer ; Fight Science ; Hard Time ; Locked Up Abroad ; Mysteries of the Bible; Naked Science ; Remembering 9/11 ; Shark Men ; Ultimate Factories ; World's Toughest Fixes.
  • Vanderbilt Television News Archive
    Searchable archive of abstracts of news broadcasts from 1968 to present (ABC, CBS, NBC), 1995 to present (CNN), selected content from PBS and FOX News. The world's most extensive and complete archive of television news: recording, preserving and providing access to television news broadcasts of the national networks since August 5, 1968.
  • Documentary Educational Resources
    Free previews of most of their over 400 film and video titles which include some of the most historically important resources of ethnographic film in the world today, with series on the Kalahari Bushman, the Yanomamo, and Alaskan natives, among others. Some titles can be streamed for free (i.e.: Abstinence in Albuquerque), but these are not identified until you click on the title.
  • Hulu Documentary Television Programs
    Current News -- Documentary and Biography -- Live Events and Specials -- Politics -- Science and Technology.
  • Movieflix
    Provides access to 4,000 full-length movies, short films, independent films, documentaries (many from the 1940s), television shows, and documentary clips. Requires free registration (some programs only available by subscription).
  • FedFlix
    Features the best movies of the United States Government. Sample topics include: training films to historical films, from our national parks to the U.S. Fire Academy and the Postal Inspectors. Great 'camp' value!

Sites Collecting (Supposedly) Freely Available Online Documentaries

NOTE: Some of the documentaries on these sites may be there illegally. The links are to embedded documentaries which are assumed to be publicly available, coming from a variety of video hosting servers including, but not limited to, YouTube, YouKu, Mega Video, Google Videos, etc. The listed sites all have a disclaimer such as: "All issues concerning copyright violations should be aimed at the sites hosting the material. We do not own or imply ownership of any of the documentaries. All are assumed to be either in the public domain or uploaded with the consent of their copyright owners."

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