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Finding Videos for Teaching and Research

Check the catalog | Recommendations | Reviews | Awards & Film Fests | Documentaries | Feature Films | International Films| Jewish films | Middle Eastern | Spanish | Online Video Search Engines | Online Video Selected Sites| Television, Radio and News | Women's Issues | Metasites for film and video | Stock footage and Image Archives | 16mm rentals | Where else to look | Can't Find it in time . . . | Public Performance Licensing

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


Awards & Film Fests


Feature Films

International Films


Middle Eastern

Spanish Films

Online Video

Large Sites/Search Engines

Selected Online Sources

Television, Radio and News

Women's Issues


Stock Footage and Image Archives

16mm Rentals

Where Else to Look

When You Can't Purchase in Time . . .

  • 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

Public Performance Licensing

  • Movie Licensing, USA (a Swank company)
    201 South Jefferson Ave.
    St.Louis. MO 63103

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