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Available to students, faculty, and staff  (non-commercial use).  Available off campus to students, faculty, and staff by using your L number and myLane password.


Features over 26,000 documentaries and films.  Everything from theatrical releases to rare and obscure documentaries.

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Films on Demand

Films on Demand provides access to almost 20,000 full-length videos, as well as 240,000 short clips, in a wide range of academic disciplines. The collection also include videos and clips related to career and technical topics such as nursing, job search and careers, guidance and counseling, and technical and trade education. New content is added monthly. You can watch videos 24/7 from home, create custom segments, and share and save custom playlists.

National Geographic Video Collection (via Credo) 

From National Geographic, one of the most trusted names in education, this collection of 341 videos contains visually-rich and captioned short video clips covering a range of disciplines including Astronomy, Anthropology, Atmospheric Science, Botany, Chemistry, Geography, Zoology and more. Video

Get your free online subscription to The New York Times

From food to politics, The New York Times offers dozens of video channels.  Here's a sample:

PBS Television Streaming Video

The following websites are available to the public for non-commercial use through PBS.

Since 1983, FRONTLINE has served as American public television's flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its debut on PBS as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature over 27 seasons is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience.

American Experience 
Browse the entire American Experience series featuring over 200 films. Watch full films online, download teacher’s guides, go behind the scenes, and learn more about your favorite films. 

NOVA is the highest rated science series on television and the most watched documentary series on public television. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many times over. 

For more than a quarter-century, NATURE has brought the beauty and wonder of the natural world into American homes, becoming in the process the benchmark of natural history programs on American television. The series has won more than 450 honors from the television industry, the international wildlife film community, parent groups, and environmental organizations – including 10 Emmy Awards, three Peabody Awards, and the first honor ever given to a program by the Sierra Club.

Moyers & Company 
This series continues Moyers’ long-running conversation with the American public by offering a forum to poets, writers, artists, journalists, scientists, philosophers, and leading scholars.

Julia Child 
Julia Child revolutionized American cuisine through her French cooking school, award-winning cookbooks, and world-renowned television programs by presenting an approachable version of sophisticated French cooking to her eager audience for four decades.

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Other Streaming Video

Justice with Michael Sandel 
An introduction to critical thinking and moral reasoning about contemporary social issues, led by one of America's most prominent philosophers.  12 episodes, each about an hour. Produced jointly by Harvard and Boston's PBS affiliate.

Common Craft - Explanations in Plain English (on YouTube)
These are great little animated videos, mostly on web applications, that explain concepts like social networking, cloud computing, U.S. presidential elections, and compound interest in basic language.