DVDs and Videos


WOMEN’S AUDIOVISUALS IN ENGLISH (WAVE) is a database we maintain that lists documentary, experimental, and feature film and video productions by and about women. The information has been drawn entirely from distributors’ and producers’ catalogs and websites, reviews in periodicals, filmographies, reference works, and library catalogs; in most cases we have not examined the materials themselves. WAVE is NOT a record of the holdings of the University of Wisconsin libraries, nor are we a distributor for any material listed.

Videos in the Library Catalog

Videos in UW-Madison campus libraries are cataloged in the Library Catalog. Simply search the title in the search box on the library’s homepage¬†or use the Advanced Search to enter keywords to search and check the box for Videos, Slides, Films.

Here’s a search set of all DVDs with the subject word “women,” “feminist,” “feminism,” or “lesbian.” Here are just those in English-language.

Streaming Video

UW Madison community members can access several streaming video databases, including Kanopy, Docuseek2, and Films on Demand. The holdings of these streaming video databases are also included in the library catalog, so you can search for a title in the catalog and if we have it in one of our streaming video databases, it will be listed in the record. For a more complete listing, please see the Audio/Video Databases page.