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Media sources at Camosun Library: Streaming Video

 Access thousands of streaming documentaries, movies, and instructional films from our subscription databases and open content from select websites.

National Film Board of Canada Education (subscription)


Ed.Flicks Exchange Training Videos on Demand


You have several options to locate or link to videos in this collection. You can:

1. Go directly to the site to search for content by CBC show, collections or channels.

2. By Subject categories: Arts, Health, Math, science & technology, Business, etc.

3.By the 'News in Review series' for the classroom. Curio selects the top 4 news stories and crafts a 15-minute documentary for each -- drawing on news reports from recent months.

We recommend that you link to a video in D2L. You can also create video playlists by registering using the Camosun Access Code HJUV-MBFZ.  See PDF handout below for instructions.

Sport Medicine and Exercise Science in Video

Collection of streaming videos on fitness and health assessment, disease management, injury treatment, nutrition, medical fitness, sport science, work-site wellness, exercise adherence, and much more.


Our subscription to Kanopy includes an array of feature films, documentaries, and other instructional content. The option to purchase 1-year subscription access to additional media is also available.  'Free' content changes without warning

Please contact Ally Flynn, Media Librarian with any questions or to submit a request for purchase. 

Please note requests for additional media are:

  • limited due to budget constraints,
  • must be for instructional purchases (e.g., assigned course content)

Persistent links

Persistent links (also called permalinks, stable URLs, or document URLs) point to specific articles, journals, ebooks, or searches within library research databases. They allow authorized users to access licensed resources on or off campus. Persistent links can be used within teaching materials, SharePoint, D2L, email or reference lists. Open Access articles do NOT require the proxy prefix.


Camosun proxy prefix

Persistent links to Camosun's licensed e-resources should start with the following string of characters:

NOTE: Not all databases provide persistent links in the correct format. Be sure to TEST permalinks on and off campus before sharing them!  Please contact library staff or the Systems & Discovery Librarian if you have questions.

Prelinger Archives

Hosted by the Library of Congress (USA): Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division. Includes over 60,000 "ephemeral" films and 5,000 digitized titles, plus a large collection of home movies, amateur and industrial films acquired since 2002. Preligner Archives public domain streaming films are free to download, mashup, and reuse.

Films Media Group

         Films on Demand

A small streaming collection of films on the English Language, Autism & Inclusion purchased by Camosun Library.  

Credo Reference


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Links to a page of subject specific background information sources (reference ebooks) that contain video on diverse topics and areas of study.

Free Public Domain media

MIT Global Shakespeares


A collaborative project providing online access to performances  of Shakespeare from many parts of the world as well as essays  and metadata provided by scholars and educators in the field.