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Streaming Media

Discover and access library-supported streaming media

Find Streaming Media

"Streaming media" refers to audiovisual content that can be accessed through computers or mobile devices with Internet capabilities. The University Libraries' streaming media collection offers a large selection of documentary, educational, and popular works. 

To find streaming video and audio:

You can find these resources through the Libraries' A-Z Databases & More page, which is available through the “Articles/Databases” tab on the Libraries’ webpage.

  1. Search box: If you know the name of a specific database, you can enter it in the search box. (ex. Kanopy)
  2. Subjects drop-down menu: This allows you to narrow resources by subject, then look for the streaming video or streaming audio icon in those subject-specific results (ex. Decision Sciences)
  3. Resource Type drop-down menu: This allows you to narrow down your list of resources to those which are only in streaming format.
  4. Resources Legend box: On the right-hand side, you will see a Resources Legend box. Click on the " Streaming Video"or " Streaming Audio" icons to see only those resources, or simply look for those icons as you use the databases page.

Please note: It is not necessary to download streaming video or audio files.

Access the Libraries' Collections

Current students, staff, and faculty may access the library’s collection of streaming video and audio on-campus or off-campus.

To do so, you will need:

  • A computer or mobile device with Internet capabilities
  • Your Adelphi username and password.

Having difficulty logging in with your Adelphi username and password? Please contact the IT Helpdesk. You must sign in to access streaming media content through the library databases

Do you need help selecting a resource to meet your needs? Please ask a librarian!

Resource Spotlight


The University Libraries provide access to Kanopy, an academic video streaming database with over 26,000 educational documentaries and feature films, including portions of The Criterion Collection.

 Academic Video Online (AVON)

AVON provides unlimited access to more than 63,000 videos all cross-searchable from a single platform. This interdisciplinary database includes scholarly video material and award-winning films.