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Streaming Media

The Pollak Library offers thousands of streaming videos on several platforms.

Find a Specific Title 

Type your title in the OneSearch box and limit the scope to “Books & Media (CSUF).” 

Find Videos by Topic 

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You can browse the collection by entering your keywords into OneSearch and refining the results to Resource Type: “Video” while limiting the scope to “Books & Media (CSUF).”

The library’s three main streaming media platforms can all be browsed by subject:

  • Academic Video Online (Alexander Street): Click “Browse or Search Academic Video Online” from the landing page. You can then filter within the platform to browse by subject, content type, or more.
  • Kanopy: Click Browse at the top of the platform to browse by subject headings.
  • Docuseek: Click Browse to search by keywords or click Subjects to browse by subject headings.

For Titles Not Found in the Library Catalog 

Faculty may use the Materials Request Form to submit their requests for specific titles. The Collection Development Librarian or Acquisitions will contact you letting you know the options available to the library.

Making Clips and Playlists

All of the above platforms allow faculty to create custom playlists and clips that can be shared with students.


The Library digitizes clips of films that can be made available on ShareStream for enrolled students to access; FDC Canvas Consultants can assist with the ShareStream platform. Clips should be limited to three or less per film of no more than ten minutes per clip. The DVD must be owned by the library or faculty may supply a personally owned copy. Digitization request form.

Please visit the Faculty Streaming Media LibGuide for more information on the above topics. 


For any questions, please contact