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Accessing Streaming Video

The WSU Libraries currently offer streaming video through Kanopy PDA (Patron Driven Acquisition).

Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video service for educational institutions that works directly with filmmakers and film distribution companies to offer thousands of award-winning documentaries, training films and theatrical releases across diverse subjects and disciplines. 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.


Browsing Kanopy Titles

From the Kanopy interface at, you can browse films by subject using the drop-down menu, or use the search box to perform a search using your search terms. A keyword search will display a list of  titles based on relevance, and title searches can also be used.

For more information on searching, sharing, embedding, and closed captions, please visit the Kanopy Help Pages.

Viewing an embedded film

Once a film or clip is embedded into a course space, students will be able to click on the play button to view the material, as in the example above.


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Holland and Terrell Libraries, 120-G,
Spring 2018 Terrell Reference Desk Hours: Wednesday: 1-3:30
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