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Check the Catalog
- GEORGE, the Georgetown University catalog, includes records for the 14,000+ videos and films in our collection.
- To limit your search to videos, type in a search term, then select Material Type: Film and Video (or Location: LAU Gelardin New Media Center).
- The Language Learning Technology Center's collection of holdings is also searchable in GEORGE. Search by “title” or “keywords” and set limits to Location: LLT Library.
- Internet Movie Database (IMDB). Search for a movie that you like. Scroll down and look on the left for the Awards and Reviews section. Click on Recommendations and you will see a list of similar movies.
- Notable Videos for Adults. From the American Library Association's Video Round Table
- Educational Media Reviews Online
- Film Criticism and Reviews, Full-text Articles
- Film Criticism and Reviews, Periodical Indexes with Citations
- Internet Movie Database (IMDB)
- Movie Review Query Engine
- Video Librarian Online. Call the Reference desk for login and password: 202-687-7452.
- Awards and Events Browser
- Academy Awards Database
- Cannes Film Festival
- Film Festivals.com
- National Society of Film Critics Awards
- Video University's Film Fest list
- DocuSeek. Search the collections of eight leading distributors of independent documentary, social issue, and educational videos.
- Berkeley Media LLC
- Documentary Educational Resources
- Filmakers Library
- Films for the Humanities and Sciences
- Media Rights. Social-issue documentaries and shorts
- Video Distributor Database (from UC Berkeley Media Resource Center). Includes documentary, educational, performance video distributors/producers; studio producers/distributors of theatrical/feature films; distributors and wholesalers of theatrical/feature films; used/out of distribution video distributors.
- Amazon.com and IMDB.com (Internet Movie Database) are the best sites to try first. If you don't have luck with either of these, try the following:
- First Run Features
- Movies Unlimited
- Bullfrog Films
- New Yorker Films
- Third World Newsreel. Independent and social-issue media by and about people of color and from developing countries.
- Area Studies Videos at Georgetown
- Annenberg Media/Learner.org
- AtomFilms. Short documentaries, mostly popular.
- The Archaeology Channel
- Blip.TV. Open video network that hosts and distributes web-based TV shows and videoblogs created by independent producers around the world.
- EASE History. "A rich online environment that supports the learning and teaching of U.S. History."
- Frontline. PBS' flagship public affairs series.
- Library of Congress Webcasts
- The Living Room Candidate. Presidential campaign ads from 1952 to 2004.
- Media Burn "Independent Video Archive, the first website of its kind, created entirely from progressive nonfiction videos and television programs."
- National Geographic
- Pinewood Dialogues Online. An archive with downloadable audio and transcripts of talks with filmmakers and actors.
- ResearchChannel. "A nonprofit media and technology organization that connects a global audience with ... research and academic institutions."
- Sloan Science Cinematheque. "Enhances the public understanding of science and technology. View award-winning student films and discussion programs, and read original articles on science themes in cinema."
- Stanford's iTunes U
- Broadcast, Cable and Satellite Resources on the Internet (Northwestern University Library)
- News and Information via Streaming Audio & Video (Gary Price's ResourceShelf)
- Television and Radio Programs and Television Commercials (Berkeley)
- WAVE: Women's AudioVisuals in English (University of Wisconsin)
- Women Make Movies
- Women's Studies Database Film Reviews (University of Maryland)
- Moving Image Archive
- Stockfootage and News Footage
- WPA Film Library. See the Exhibits and Featured Clips sections for online video. Search the archive for footage.
- Video Distributor Database (U.C. Berkeley)
- Distribution Video and Audio. For out of print or hard to find material.
- Bowkers Complete Video Directory. Current edition available in Reference Stacks.
- eBay. Full-length videos or clips sometimes for sale.
- WRLC Media Share. Locate the item in the WRLC catalog and make sure it is available for loan. You can follow the directions to request through the Consortium Loan Service or go to the WRLC library to borrow the item directly. If your request comes back as unavailable, contact the Gelardin New Media Center.
- Interlibrary Loan. If the item isn't available from WRLC, check WorldCat and send in a request. If it is something you want to copy when it comes in (only if in public domain or you have permission to do so) you should borrow in your own name.
- Classroom Educational Technology Services (CETS). Occasionally CETS will borrow videos from a local rental store if they have a minimum of two days' notice and the item is not available through any other means.
- Blockbuster or Netflix
- Movie Licensing, USA (a Swank company)
201 South Jefferson Ave.
St.Louis. MO 63103