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Streaming Video: Streaming Video

Do we have the film? Can we get it?

If you have a film in mind, look in APPsearch or in our catalog. 

If a search shows we do not have it, ask us for it.  John Wiswell,, or contact your subject librarian.  I check the Library catalog, check Swank, Kanopy, and Docuseek2 (see below), and then do a web search on: "movie title" streaming.  Sometimes it's easy and inexpensive to get a library version.  Other times, the movie is available streaming to individuals, but not for libraries.

Requesting Films

Usually our streaming videos are available when you need them, just as our other electronic resources (databases, journals, ebooks) are. 

Three exceptions are Swank, Kanopy, and Docuseek2 collections.  Swank movies must be requested by faculty and are then available for students through specific AsUlearn courses only.  Kanopy and Docuseek2 films are usually requested by faculty (and could be added to AsULearn).  See the box below for more details on Docuseek2.

We will also consider buying streaming rights for other films, usually to support online classes.  However, many films are not available in a format friendly to libraries.

Contact John Wiswell,, or your subject librarian.

Docuseek2 Currently Licensed Films

These can be accessed through the Library catalog or through AppSearch.

They can also be accessed here, or on the page for "databases" that start with the letter D.

Bitter Seeds
Valentino's Ghost
Which Way Home
Age of Stupid
Fierce Green Fire
Branding Illness
Extreme by Design
King Corn
Lost Rivers
A Natural History of Laughter
Post Carbon Futures
The Spectre of Hope
Toward Daylight
Tunisia, Year Zero
War in the Mind
Who's Counting?
Dirt! The Movie
Big or Small?
Old or New?
Food or Fuel?
Fat or Skinny?
Near or Far?
Stay or Go?
We Are Not Ghosts
Another World is Possible
Black Diamonds
Metal and Melancholy
Our Daily Bread

Video Collections -- Available for Immediate Viewing

Streaming Documentaries -- Docuseek2

We now have another source for streaming documentaries, Docuseek2. Docuseek2 provides exclusive educational streaming access to content from Bullfrog Films, Collective Eye Films, Icarus Films (including The Fanlight Collection and dGenerate Films), Kartemquin Films, Sincerely Films, Terra Nova Films and Villon Films.

If Docuseek2 has a film you would like to make available for your students, contact us and we will get it set up.  The Docuseek2 films do not have to be restricted for use only through AsULearn (in the way that Swank streaming is).  They can be available to the entire ASU community in the same way our other e-resources (journals, databases, e-books) are.  The link will be available for one year from the time we set it up.

These may be used in the classroom, through AsULearn, or just for individual viewing.

Available now

Docuseek2 catalog -- browse or search, then request from librarian

Contact -- John Wiswell

John Wiswell  
Collection Management Services
Belk Library 225   262-7853
Contact me about setting up licenses or if you just need more information.

Also see the guide for Swank feature films

These must be requested by faculty for viewing through AsULearn.

From workshops on Streaming Video for your Classes