The Dalhousie Libraries’ Streaming Video Guide provides links to a variety of streaming video services, such as Criterion-on-Demand, Audio Cine, Films on Demand, and NFB Campus. The Libraries have subscribed to content packages that include thousands of feature films, documentaries, educational films, and video clips covering a wide range of subject matter and genre. The videos are accessible to Dalhousie faculty, students, and staff; for many selections, you will be prompted to enter your Dalhousie NetID and password to access the content. This guide also includes listings for a number of sources that are freely available on the internet.
To search for streaming video resources in Novanet:
1. Go to the Novanet Advanced Search page.
2. In Advanced Search, in the drop-down 'Search Scope' menu, select 'DAL Electronic Resources'.
3. In the drop-down, 'Resource Type' menu, select 'Audio Visual'.
4. Enter your search terms and click 'SEARCH'.
5. If there are streaming videos available they should appear in the results list.
Links to the Dalhousie Libraries' Media Resources in Health Sciences LibGuide which provides access to a range of health sciences video resources.
Many ProQuest databases contain streaming video resources. To search for video resources in individual ProQuest databases, go to 'Advanced Search'. Enter your search terms as usual in the search windows. In the 'Source Type' box on the left side of the page, select 'Audio and Video Works'. If videos are available they will appear in the results list.
You may also search all of the ProQuest databases simultaneously from the 'Advanced Search' page. The same method applies: enter search terms in the search windows and select 'Audio and Video Works' from the 'Source Type' box.
ASTM (formerly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials) has a number of technical standards available in video format. The videos are searchable by subject and title from the ASTM site. Users can find the link to the ASTM site below, along with a PDF index which is organized by subject and title. Access to the videos is available until September 14, 2022.
Copyright/Fair Dealing guidelines
Short film clips can be used in classrooms subject to fair dealing. It is important to note that the use of videos outside of secure online infrastructure like Panopto (e.g. Zoom) may pose issues for copyright, as fair dealing and other copyright exceptions are more likely to be applied if they are done using secure, password-protected sites, such as Panopto and Brightspace.
There are a few general guidelines that you should follow when making short clips:
Videos found on the open internet (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.)
With proper attribution/citation, you may link to legitimately posted works found on the Internet.
If you choose to use a video you find in services such as YouTube or Vimeo in your online course, you should be aware of these potential limitations:
Instructors are encouraged not to link to videos; however, if any of the following are evident:
Popular commercial video streaming services
In most cases, videos available on commercial services like Amazon Prime, Crave, HBO, Hulu, and Netflix are not available for use in online educational settings because the providers of these services base their service model on selling subscriptions directly to consumers.
Netflix does offer some films for online education use through their YouTube channel. Netflix also offers in-person classroom exceptions for educational screenings, but has not made it clear whether or not these exceptions would apply to online classroom settings.
Finally, videos in commercial streaming services are not available in all countries. Content available in Canadian Netflix, for example, may not be available in the United States. Similarly, videos available in other countries may not be available in Canada. Content may also be removed at the discretion of the commercial service without notice or recourse.