The Pollak Library offers thousands of streaming videos on several platforms.
To find a video by title: Type your title in the OneSearch box and limit scope to Books & Media at CSUF. If that video is part of the collection, the access link will be found in the search results. If the video does not appear in the results, it is not in our collection.
To find videos by topic: Our different platforms offer different methods for browsing titles. Navigate to the databases and browse within the different platforms:
What if the Library doesn't have the streaming video you want? Due to the high cost of streaming resources, requests for videos are currently only accepted by faculty request for required course viewings. Faculty may use the Materials Request Form to submit their requests.
Many public libraries have free streaming video collections, so consult your local public library. Los Angeles Public Library offers cards to all residents of California and expanded access to Kanopy.
Alexander Street offers thousands of videos of all types: documentaries, instructional videos, feature films, recorded performing arts, etc., from many suppliers: PBS, BBC, A&E, and more.
Searching for videos: search for Alexander Street videos via the Library's OneSearch catalog or search the Alexander Street website directly: http://search.alexanderstreet.com. Browse disciplines by pulling-down the "Disciplines" or "My Collections" menus.
ALL DISCIPLINES: Academic Videos Online
ART: Art & Architecture, Fashion Studies
DIVERSITY: Asian Studies, Black Studies, LGBT Studies, Women's Studies
HEALTH SCIENCE: Counseling & Therapy, Health Policy, Nursing, Sports Medicine & Exercise Science
HISTORY: American History, Letters/Diaries, Newsreels, American Civil War, Women & Social Movements, World History
LANGUAGE/LITERATURE: Language, Literature, Film scripts & Drama scripts
PERFORMING ARTS: American Music, Classical Music, Dance, Film, Jazz, Popular Music, Theater, World Music
PSYCHOLOGY: Counseling & Therapy, Psychology, Social Work
SCIENCES: Sciences, Engineering
SOCIAL SCIENCES: Anthropology, Business/Economics, Criminal Justice, Education, Enviro Studies, Global Studies, Media Studies, Poly Sci, Religion
DIVERSITY: African Diaspora, Ethnographic Video Online, Disability Studies
HISTORY: American History in Video, Border & Migration Studies
PERFORMING ARTS: Dance Online, Music Online, Music Online World
Kanopy is a large streaming video vendor of documentaries and feature films. Faculty may request ordering non-subscribed videos by completing the Materials Request Form.
Searching for videos: search or browse for Kanopy videos via the Library's OneSearch catalog or from the Kanopy website directly: https://fullerton.kanopy.com.
MOVIES (FEATURE FILMS): Independent Cinema, World Cinema, Classic Cinema, Drama, Comedy, War/Action,
Romance, Horror/Thriller, Science Fiction & Fantasy, LGBTQ Cinema, Early Film, Short Film, TV Series
ARTS: Architecture, Dance, Design, Experimental/Alternative Media, Fashion, Film Studies,
Literature, Music, Performing Arts, Photography, Visual Art
BUSINESS: Economics & Globalization
EDUCATION: Teacher Development, Education Documentary
ETHNIC STUDIES & LANGUAGES: African Studies , Asian Studies , ESL & Languages, European Studies,
Indigenous Studies, Latin American Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, North American Studies
HEALTH: Child Health, Health, Medicine, Mental Health, Nursing, Sports & Fitness
MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS: Journalism, Marketing, Advertising, & PR, Media Studies
SCIENCES: Agriculture & Geology, Astronomy, Biology, Computer Science & Technology, Engineering,
Environmental Science, Zoology
SOCIAL SCIENCES: Anthropology, Gender Studies, History-Ancient, -Military, -Modern, Human Rights, Jewish Studies,
Law & Criminal Justice, LGBT, Political Science, Psychology, Race & Class Studies, Religion & Philosophy, Sociology
INSTRUCTIONAL FILMS: Food Technology, Hair & Beauty, Travel & Tourism, K-12 Lessons
PBS DOCUMENTARIES: All disciplines
Docuseek2 is the new academic streaming source for the best in social issue and documentary film, with hundreds of titles in all major disciplines, including access to the entire GOOD DOCS collection.
ARTS: Art and Architecture, Art History, Dance, Drama and Theater
BUSINESS: Business, Business Ethics, Capitalism, Economics, Labor Studies
EDUCATION: Education, Bilingual Education, Early Childhood Education
ETHNIC STUDIES: African-American Studies, Asian-American Studies, Indigenous Studies, Race and Racism, Civil Rights
HEALTH: Aging and Geriatrics; Child Development, Public Health, Social Work, Health, Healthcare, Medicine and Nursing
MEDIA & COMMUNICATION: Communication and Media Studies, Advertising, Film and Video Studies, Film History
SCIENCE: Biology, Earth Science, Engineering
SOCIAL SCIENCE: Gender and Sexuality, Social Studies, History, Women's Studies,Languages and Literature