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Lloyd Sealy Library
John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Media Collections at the Lloyd Sealy Library: Streaming Video

We stream feature films, documentaries, and much more from Films on Demand (Infobase) and  AVON / Academic Videos Online (ProQuest/Alexander Street).  We have documentaries and social issues films in the Docuseek2 Complete collection; lectures, documentaries, seminars, lectures, research talks and training films in  Sage Criminology and Criminal Justice videos; and a very few videos specifically requested by JJ professors on Kanopy.   Off-campus authentication is by way of John Jay email ID and password

Almost all our videos are discoverable with OneSearch - but there may be a lag period before the metadata catches up with vendor initiated content changes.  Search on the vendor platforms for greatest accuracy. 

The Library's collections include streaming video, streaming audio, DVDs, VHS, and CDs. Search our media collection here.

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Criminology & Criminal Justice Videos (Sage)

Do you have a Netflix account?

Netflix permits classroom instructors to show their students certain documentaries, free of additional charges.  (note Netflix does not provide institutional accounts).  The permission is provided on each title's page via the Media Center.  Here is a list from Netflix of those titles that are available for educational use, as of August 2018.

13TH

Audrie and Daisy

Chasing Coral

Cuba and the Camerman

Extremis

Five Came Back

Heroin(e)

Icarus

Into the Inferno

One of Us

Saving Capitalism

Strong Island

The Ivory Game

The White Helmets

Winter on Fire

Rotten

Seeing Allred

Take Your Pills

Mercury 13

Bobby Kennedy for President

End Game

Evil Genius

Explained

Recovery Boys

Follow This

Films On Demand (Infobase)

 

Over 7,000 documentaries, dramas, and newsreels from the world’s best producers including, Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, PBS, National Geographic, NOVA, BBC and more. Videos play best in the Chrome browser.  Content may change slightly from semester to semester: the vendor removes & adds some titles every quarter (there may be a lag time in updating catalog records). We license this collection on a year-by-year basis.

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Of special note

AVON Academic Video Online (Alexander Street/Proquest)

Alexander Street

About AVON ( Library news blog).

Most AVON titles are discoverable with  OneSearch.    We license this collection on a year-by-year basis.   AVON includes the content we formerly accessed as discrete collections, listed below.

 

Docuseek2

Docuseek 2

Kanopy

Kanopy

We provide access to Kanopy titles if needed by faculty for use in their classes.   Faculty may request the library purchase a 12 month long license to view a specific title by sending an email to the media librarian  Ellen Sexton  esexton at jjay.cuny.edu .
New York, Brooklyn & Queens Public Libraries ceased providing access to Kanopy on 1 July, 2019.  John Jay curtailed access to Kanopy services in  spring 2018, for financial reasons. Here is an overview of Kanopy's business model

Free Streaming Video on the Internet

Academic Conferences and Lectures:

Academic Earth features over 5,000 lectures from top rate Universities across the country on many topics and disciplines. Entire courses are offered as are playlists of videos on various topics.

iBioSeminars A project of the American Society for Cell Biology, this site features lecture-style videos reported by scientists and edited by science writers, which provide contemporary biological information and cutting edge developments.

MicrobeWorld created in response to public concerns about bioterrorism and other risks by the American Society for Microbiology, this site features podcasts and videos that teach microbiology and the impact of microorganisms on human culture.

 

Documentary, historic and art film archives:

ARTE  Cultural programming from Europe in English, French, German, Polish, Spanish and Italian.  Please note not all content will play in the U.S.

European Film Gateway  Historical footage from 38 film archives across Europe.  Notable for significant World War 1 footage. 

Europeana Collections  cultural heritage from European archives, libraries and museums. 

Folkstreams.  "The films on Folkstreams were produced by independent filmmakers. These documentaries focus on the culture, struggles, and arts of unnoticed Americans from many different kinds of communities".

Gif It Up   Winning art from an annual gif-making competition for the most creative reuse of digitised cultural heritage material.

Internet Archive  moving image collection contains thousands of digital movies, uploaded by Archive users, which range from classic full-length films, to daily alternative news broadcasts, cartoons and concerts.

Library of Congress films and videos.  Films from the 20th century, especially early films.  Incudes the National Screening Room titles. 

National Film Board of Canada has a large collection of full length documentary, educational and independent films.

PBS offers episodes from several of its popular series like NOVA, American Experience, and Masterpiece (selected episodes change from time to time so you can't assume they'll be available throughout a given semester).

Snag Films advertising-supported documentary and Independent films. 

TED Talks   short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less), devoted to spreading ideas.  

UbuWeb  Avant-garde performances, including visual, concrete and sound poetry,  film and sound art mp3 archives. 

WGBH Openvault  unique and historically important content produced by public television and radio.