Film and Video Guide
by Michael Pasqualoni, Librarian for Newhouse School of Public Communications
The Libraries collects video content to support the teaching, research, and creative needs of the campus community. These span many topics, disciplines, and genres, including but not limited to:
- Documentaries, lectures, interviews, and educational films for any and all disciplines
- Case studies and technical instructional videos for a variety of professional skills, including counseling and therapy, acting and music masterclasses, lab procedures and techniques, architectural and engineering design, software skills, and more
- Newsreels, advertisements, and other mass communications media
- Feature films, art films, and television series for cultural study, design study, and critique
- Stage works and musical performances, such as operas, plays, concerts, and dance works
- Unique institutional, corporate, and personal recordings within archival manuscript collections
We’ve updated our Film and Video Guide to provide users with help and key starting points for accessing film and video at SU Libraries, searching for content (streaming and physical formats), accessing media equipment for playback, advice on use and rights within both classroom and non-classroom situations, and some promotion and access points for our expanding array of licensed streaming video packages.
Our collections have grown over many decades and include:
- 30+ databases with streaming video content, totaling nearly 100,000 titles, accessible from both on and off campus
- 16,000+ physical recordings in our circulating collection, held on Blu-ray, DVD, and VHS
- Archival recordings on film and magnetic media, held in our Special Collections Research Center
You can also access film and video through other SU Libraries research guide categories, such as Video, Communication, Film Studies, Humanities, and Social Sciences.