Many more films to stream!

August 31st, 2016
List of streaming video databases

UW-Madison Libraries has subscribed to two more streaming video databases, vastly increasing your options for viewing films online. These two databases are inclusive of all subject areas, including a variety of options in music and other performing arts.

Docuseek2 database logo

Docuseek2 is a collection of over 800 films and documentaries from a variety of distributors, including Bullfrog, Collective Eye and Icarus Films. Use the keyword search on the site for titles, or search Library Catalog. Curious to know more about Beethoven? Watch Beethoven’s Hair!

Beethoven's Hair documentary descriptionInterested in seeing and hearing examples of the system for organizing improvised sound Lawrence D. “Butch” Morris created and named Conduction? Watch Black February!

Black February documentary description

Register at the site to create your own account. Docuseek2 works for both desktop and mobile devices.

Kanopy database logo

Kanopy provides access to more than 26,000 films and documentaries from a variety of independent filmmakers and distributors, including the BBC, PBS and the Criterion Collection. Use the keyword search on the site for titles, or search Library Catalog. Kanopy offers 460 titles under Music, from Bach in Auschwitz to Wild Style.

Kanopy Classical film selections kanopy_hiphop

When you create a user account, you can create clips and playlists. Add films to your watchlist, and view your viewing history. It’s a lot like Netflix. Kanopy works for both desktop and mobile devices.

As is the case with all licensed resources, current students, faculty, and staff may use these databases both on and off campus. Access for community users is limited to in-library use only. View for research, add clips to course reserves, or simply watch for pleasure!

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