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Film and Media Studies

This guide provides an introduction to resources that support research in film and media studies, primarily through a humanities lens. It includes links and tools for articles, books, films, dissertations, and more!

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How to Watch When You're Off Campus

If you're on campus and logged in through the campus WiFi network then you can just click on any of these links and stream anything you want.

If you're off campus then you need make sure you're logged in through the campus VPN. There are multiple options, but for streaming media, it's always best to use the Desktop/Software VPN for the best viewing experience. More information can be found by clicking here.

Need Research Help?

You can always make an appointment the visual arts librarian (Jenna Dufour) by clicking here. Appointments can be made virtually or in-person. I'm here to help!

Streaming Media Resources at UCI Libraries

This page lists the largest streaming collections that the UCI Libraries provides access to. To consult the full list of streaming resources available for you to access as a UCI affiliate, visit the Streaming Media Library Guide which brings together both video and audio resources into one guide.

Search Tips

If you have a specific film title you want to watch or an album you want to listen to, then you should use UC Library Search to begin your hunt. UC Library Search is the library catalog and discovery system that will show you if we have access to something, and if so, which database has it. 

Extra Tip: Limit your search to "Library Catalog" and the Material Type to either "Video/Film" or "Sound Recordings" to narrow your initial search down. You can then specifically find streaming media by adding on the "Available online" limiter on the left side of the page***