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Streaming Film Databases

Revised and expanded explanations of how to make our streaming film options work for you!

Streaming film databases

Yes, we have streaming film options!

We have a robust DVD film collection, and we welcome any additional purchase requests, but sometimes a streaming film option is more desirable. Here is an overview of our streaming film options as of Fall 2021:

AVON (Academic Video Online):

  • This is largely documentary and nonfiction films; everything in this database should be accessible as soon as you click on it.
  • See the embedding page on this guide for embed instructions.

Kanopy and Swank

  • These two databases provide access to feature films, both fiction and documentary, and their selections are almost entirely unique from each other. For example, Kanopy has 400+ Criterion films, while Swank has the full Hitchcock catalog.
  • Because these two databases do not currently have the most ideal searching and requesting abilities, feel free to email your streaming film requests directly to jill.westen@wartburg.edu. If you would like to climb the small learning curve and search and request on your own, follow the steps on the pages on this guide.

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