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Videos at JMU

Search JMU Library Catalog for DVD, VHS, Laser Disc, etc.


Video Programs
Computer Software
Online Video Programs
Audiovisual Media

Free Media for Creative Use

These sources contain material that is available under Creative Commons, Public Domain, or JMU license.

Online Videos

Narrow your search to online films and video clips in these collections. Most of these are educational rather than popular, and include many different subjects.

A growing collection of educational video programs in all subject areas, licensed by Media Resources and included in the Madison Digital Image Database (MDID). [more info]
A streaming video resource containing thousands of educational videos, archival films, and newsreels in 30 subject areas. [more info]
You will be asked to login with your JMU eid/password.

NJVID is a digital media repository hosting commercial streaming videos purchased by JMU Libraries. 
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Educational, online videos in many subjects. Select from the list and then look for the VoD (Video On Demand) icon for the free content. Free registration required. [more info]
Academic Video Online: Premium delivers more than 50,000 video titles spanning essential subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more. More than 12,000 titles are exclusive to Alexander Street.  [more info]
Over 50,000 K-12 web-based digital videos from Discovery Education. [more info]
Hulu is an online video service that offers hit TV shows, movies and clips at and other online destination sites, much of it or free. [more info]
Internet Archive's library of free movies, films, animations, and videos.  Uploaders designate whether or not an item has a Creative Commons License.  If they do so, the CC Logo will appear on the left hand side of the movie's detail page.  Click on this logo to see details about the specific type of license for each video. [more info]
You will be asked to log in with your eid and password. Find streaming video tutorials on over 2,000 courses in 3D animation, audio, business, CAD, design, development, photography, video creation, web design, and more. [more info]
Motion pictures in the American Memory project that document the American experience, from animation to Coca-Cola advertising. [more info]
More than 3,500 free, high-quality educational videos and streaming video on all topics. Content is now hosted on YouTube. [more info]
Collection of videos and talks from TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) Conferences.  Subject areas include Technology, Entertaiment, Design, Business, Science, and Global Issues.  Search by keyword, subject area, newest releases, favorites, and other searchable options.     
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YouTube is the world's most popular online video community, allowing millions of people to discover, watch and share originally-created videos. YouTube provides a forum for people to connect, inform, and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small. [more info]
The latest version of RealPlayer required to view videos.  Click here to download.
Streaming video of news from NBC (1968 to date) and CNN (1995 to date) plus indexing of television network news from all the major networks, 1968 to date.
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VideoBlocks provides members with unlimited downloads of library of stock video, after effects templates, and motion backgrounds [more info]

Videos at Other Libraries

Find online, VHS, and DVD videos available in libraries around the world.

Catalog of over 62 million titles cataloged by libraries worldwide ... [more info]

Film Guides

Use guides to identify films by subjects or personnel not included in the library and vendor catalogs. Many of these offer extensive information not found in other resources.

Search for a title to find links for more films with the same personnel, themes, moods or genre.  Also offers choices for browsing by decade and country. Also lists purchase information from a variety of online vendors, but the best feature of this source is the ability to find similar titles. [more info]
DVDs and videos listed for sale along with technical information, customer reviews, plot summaries, and cast lists. [more info]
The Internet movie database covers more than 115,000 movies and contains over 1,750,000 filmography... [more info]
Subscribe to NetFlix to get a steady supply of films. Browse the site for cast, awards, ratings, and film summaries.  [more info]

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