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CMTH 220: Introduction to Film: DVD & Online Video

This guide will help you find film criticism, biographies of directors, definitions of film genres, and information about the Library's DVD collection.

Online Video Databases

These streaming video databases contain both historic and current documentaries, newsreels, nonfiction television programs, interviews, and more.

Films on Demand ― Contains film clips and full program episodes from a variety of nonfiction film and television producers, including the BBC, California Newsreel, Films for the Humanities & Sciences, History Channel, Ken Burns, National Geographic, and PBS Video, among others. Fiction and feature films include indie film shorts, classic adventure serials, and foreign-language films with English subtitles.

Kanopy Streaming -- Contains a selection of documentaries from Media Education Foundation, Kino Lorber, New Day Films, and more.

Borrow DVDs with Library to Go!

Good news!

Even though both NCC Libraries are open again, you can still borrow books and other materials remotely by using our Library to Go service. You can choose quick pickup on campus, or free delivery to your home.

Use Library to Go PLUS to request:

  • Access to materials that your instructor has put on electronic reserve in Blackboard;
  • Scanned pages from reference books like encyclopedias;
  • Scanned articles from print journals in the Library's Periodicals Tower.