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Educational Films Collection

Thomas Cooper Library Room 302
Phone: (803) 777-2858

The Educational Films Collection at Thomas Cooper Library houses and circulates an extensive collection of DVDs, videotapes, and 16mm films for classroom and educational uses. We also have several streaming databases which allow faculty to link to films in Blackboard.  This collection includes materials suitable for many subject areas, including Anthropology, Humanities, History, Film Studies, Psychology, Sociology, English, Business, etc. The Educational Films staff is available to take reservation requests, check out films, and help our patrons choose films that fit their educational needs.

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Streaming Video Options

  • Licensed Streaming Film Sources
    • A list of Streaming Film Sources that are licensed by the library to be used in class or Blackboard that include Alexander Street Press, Docuseek2, and Kanopy.
  • Free Online Streaming Film Sources
    • A list of the Streaming Video Options that includes freestreaming web sites such as various PBS series, the Civil Rights Digital Library, and Annenberg Media.

Educational Films Database
The Educational Films Database was created to provide a methodfor film patrons to search for films by genre, production date and director. It includes film-specific genres such as “Feature Documentary”, “Academy Award Winner” and “Comedy”.

Library Catalog
The Library Catalog allows you to search for a film by author, title, subject or keyword.

Browsing Collection
A collection of feature films, documentaries, and TV shows that span various genres such as action, comedy, drama, award winners, classics, and more.  Found on the Main Floor, these films can be checked out from the Circulation Department when it is open.