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  • Streaming Video
  • Streaming Music & Audio
  • DVDs & VHS

Streaming Video

Streaming Video

Below is a list of collections of streaming videos held by the library. Detailed information on the Library's policies about acquiring individual titles in streaming format can be found on the Collection Policies page.

  • Focuses on American history. Includes commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and documentaries.
  • Includes streaming video for all 37 of Shakespeare's plays.
  • Contains video recordings of classical music performances, including major orchestral performances, chamber music, oratorio, and solo performances. Also includes masterclasses and interviews with master teachers.
  • Collection of videos filmed between 1985 and 2010, providing a first-hand look at the realities of working with clients and the challenges associated with putting theoretical concepts into practice.
  • This collection provides streaming access to over 800 documentary films, from distributors that include Bullfrog Films, Collective Eye Films, Icarus Films, Kartemquin Films, KimStim, the National Film Board of Canada, and Terra Nova Films.
  • Includes teaching demonstration, lectures, documentaries, and footage of students and teachers in actual classrooms.
  • More than 800 videos on human culture and behavior, users can share via embeddable links, create playlists and clips, and annotate for course use.
  • This collection of award-winning documentaries includes content pertaining to a wide range of disciplines, including race and gender studies, human rights, global studies, criminal justice, environmental studies, health, political science, arts and literature. 
  • Lynda.com
    Access to a vast online library of instructional videos covering the latest software, creative, and business skills.

  • This collection was created for the education and training of nurses and other health care workers. All of the videos are regularly reviewed for accuracy and currency by agencies such as OSHA and CMS
  • Provides streaming video access to a collection of opera performances, captured on video through staged productings, interviews, and documentaries
  • This collection brings together films that represent the basis of modern cinematic technique and film theory. Covers silent features, serials, and shorts from the 1890s to the 1930s.
  • This is a collection of major motion pictures available for use for teaching at DePaul. It was compiled based on faculty requests and the particular titles included may change each year.
  • Supplies streaming video of the world's leading plays, with access to over 350 titles. Users can bookmark scenes and create playlists. 

Streaming Music & Audio

Streaming Music & Audio

  • L.A. Theatre Works Collection prov​ides streaming audio access to more than 300 dramatic works.
  • Provides streaming access, original liner notes, and essays from the New World, Composers Recordings, and other independent labels with an emphasis on American music.
  • Resource for research in ethnomusicology. Articles include detailed photographs that show musicians, musical instruments, and the cultural context of dances, rituals and ceremonies. Links are provided to audio examples.
  • Collection of streaming jazz music with thousands of artists, ensembles, and albums.
  • Cross-searchable platform for Alexander Street Press music databases, including The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online, Jazz Music Library, Opera in Video, and Smithsonian Global Sound. 
  • Streaming audio for over 500,000 tracks from Naxos and other lables. Includes a searchable and browsable catalog, liner notes, composer biographies, opera libretti and synopses, and pronunciation guide. Emphasis is on classical music with jazz and worl music represented. Access note: Limited to 15 simultaneous users.
  • Streaming audio access to the entire Smithsonian Folkways collecction along with partner archives; includes original liner notes. Search or browse by geographic area, mmusical instrument, or cultural group.

DVDs & VHS

DVDs & VHS

DePaul has a rich collection of DVD content, with over 6,000 titles in this format available for our users. DVDs are the preferred physical format for adding film content to the Library's collection, as the Library does not have equipment to play Blue-Ray content and technology for playing VHS tapes is becoming obsolete.

VHS tapes identified by library staff and faculty as having continuing value, based on circulation statistics, nature of the content or expected future use, will be replaced by DVDs when this format is available and will be maintained in the collection in VHS format if a DVD version is not available.

In terms of viewing VHS content, the Library plans to maintain the existing dual VHS/DVD players in both the John T. Richardson library and the Loop library. If you are a faculty member who wishes to show VHS content in your classroom, please request a VHS player by filling out and submitting IS's Technology Request form.

If you are a faculty member and you would like to suggest a purchase for the overall collection, please contact your liaison librarian. To request a DVD for reserves for a class, please submit a request via the Ares Courses form.

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