Database of the Week: Streaming films available from the library

Did you know that the library subscribes to many different streaming video services? The library's film collection includes feature films, documentaries, animation, and more. 

To watch a movie (or read a journal article or listen to a music file) in the library's online collection, you must first visit the library's website and click its link on the library's webpages (e.g., Database A-Z list or a subject guide). The links in this email will also work. 

  • Feature Films for Education focuses on full-length feature films from 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight, including dramas, blockbusters, classics, science fiction, foreign films, social issues, animation studies, Academy Award winners, and more.
  • National Film Board of Canada is Canada’s public film producer and distributor, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) creates social-issue documentaries, auteur animation, and digital content, providing the world with a unique Canadian perspective. *You will need to create a free account to access streaming content*
  • Socialism on Film documents the communist world, from the Russian Revolution to the end of the Cold War. This unique collection of documentary films, features, and newsreels reveals all aspects of life behind the Iron Curtain, as seen by filmmakers from the USSR, Vietnam, Cuba, China, East Germany, Eastern Europe and more. Providing a counterpoint to Western perceptions of communist states and their actions, the films illuminate how socialist countries saw themselves and the world around them during the major political & social events of the time.
  • World Cinema Collection (Films on Demand) is a streaming video collection from Films on Demand which provides a broad and deep range of academic streaming content for educators and students. Subject areas include: Anthropology, Archival Films, Area Studies, Art & Architecture, Biology, Business & Economics, Communication, Computers & Technology, Criminal Justice, Earth Science, Education, English & Language Arts, Environmental Science, Geography, Health & Medicine, History, Mathematics, Music & Dance, Philosophy & Religion, Physical Science, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and World Languages.
Here is a full list of streaming video resources available from the library:

NOTE: When you are off campus, you will need to login with your Kenyon username/password and DUO to access the library's online resources
. For more information on off-campus access, please watch our video on Off-Campus Login and Linking to Full-Text, one of the Middle Path Minute videos in the library's tutorial series on YouTube. 

To find any of the 460 databases available in the library's online collection, go to The library's entire collection of research databases may be found in this alphabetized list. Databases can help you find journal articles, video, audio, current & historical news, and much more.

If you ever have any questions about using any of the library's databases or on how to find more library resources, don't hesitate to contact the library's Research & Reference Desk or email a librarian

We are available to help you, wherever you are. The Research & Reference Desk is open Sunday through Friday (hours vary each day) via chat, text (740-444-4031), and email ( You may also make an appointment with a librarian for one-on-one help.