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Primary Sources

Streaming Videos

  • As a University of Akron patron you have access to free streaming motion pictures.
  • They are available to you wherever you have an internet connection, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • They can be downloaded to your computer or device (depending on the limits set by the provider) or read online.
  • They are available free to UA patrons by logging in with a UAnet ID and password.

Select Add Limits, under "Material Type" select Streaming Video.

Locating Videos in the Catalog

Search for audio visual materials to locate recordings of events, radio news events, speeches, recorded music, and interviews.

Many films, videos, TV programs, and digital recordings are considered to be primary sources.

Documentaries, feature films, and TV news broadcasts can provide insights into the world view, biases, political attitudes, and material culture of the times in which they were created.

In the University of Akron Libraries Catalog:

  • Select "Add Limit"
  • Under the Material Type Box Select: Video