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John M. Flaxman Library SAIC School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Where to Find Resources (by type)

Where to Find Videos (DVD, VHS, 16mm, and Streaming)

The Library Search is a Great Starting Point for Videos!

Use the search box below to search almost everything the library has to offer, or visit the library homepage. The library has DVD and 16mm film  collections available, the Film, Video, New Media and Animation (FVNMA) Archive, and streaming video collections. Checkout the How to Find Videos [link to guide page] page in this guide for step-by-step directions!

Consider these preset search parameters for DVDs and Audio:
Finding DVDS: By Year (newest first)  |  Documentary Films  |  Feature Films

Finding Audiovisual Archive Materials: 16 mm Films |  Film, Video, New Media and Animation (FVNMA) Archive

Finding Audio: Popular Music (newest first)  |  Avant-garde Music (newest first)  |  Audio books (newest first)

Streaming Video Databases

You can locate streaming video in the Flaxman catalog, but there are other Databases in the library or free streaming sites you may consider searching which can be found on the Streaming Videos page and linked below. Most on this require an ARTIC login and are available only to active students, faculty and staff.

Free Streaming Video Websites

For a list of many free options, see the Open Access Streaming Videos page linked here.

Film & Cinema Archives, Distributors, etc.