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Streaming Video Access & Support

This guide highlights frequently used streaming video sources and available support for instructional use.

Locate Streaming Content

View the complete listing of 50+ licensed databases and notable open archives that contain streaming video content in the Library's Video A-Z Database List.

 UC Merced Resources


The UC Merced Library subscribes to a number of databases that contain streaming video and media, including clips, full theatrical releases and documentary films. Off-campus access will require a VPN connection. 

Library resources on this guide are marked with a closed lock icon: Subscription resource, must be on campus network

Free Online Resources


A number of websites and online archives provide streaming video. This content may be in the public domain, or released due to an agreement between the platform and the copyright holder.

When using freely available content, be aware: 

  • content may be supported by advertising.
  • registration may be required for complete access.
  • site-specific Terms & Conditions may apply; you may be automatically agreeing to usage terms when viewing content. 
  • content may change or be deleted without notice. 

Freely available resources listed on this guide are marked with an open lock icon: Freely available resource

Personal Subscriptions: Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime

Most major streaming services, including Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, etc., do not have institutional access account options. 

  • Netflix has made a small selection of educational documentaries (full features and full episodes) freely available on their YouTube channel.
  • Netflix content cannot be streamed over Zoom. Netflix does not support Zoom screen sharing and will present a black screen to participants, even though the meeting host can view content.

Locate DVDs

Search UC Library Search, the Library catalog, to locate UCM Library owned DVDs and DVDs to request via InterLibrary Loan (ILL). Search by title or director, and refine results by limiting Resource Type to Videos. Note that eVideos cannot be requested via ILL.