Streaming Media & eBooks in eLearn

The Library has a significant number of electronic resources available for use in your courses. This includes our ebook collection through ebrary, as well as streaming videos available through resources such as Kanopy, Films Media Group, JoVE, Naxos, and others. Read more here about the streaming video and music collections available through the Library. Our electronic resources are included in HillSearch; once you have conducted a search for your desired topic, you can use the links on the left-hand side of the page (pictured below) to limit your search by “Format,” and select “online video” or “ebooks.” In your search results, you will also see links to access any electronic items directly from your results list (pictured below).




In addition to accessing these items through HillSearch, Faculty can provide links to ebooks and streaming videos within their eLearn course sites. If you are interested in linking to Library electronic resources, please read our instructions below.


Linking to ebooks and streaming videos in eLearn

For many videos available through popular websites such as YouTube, you can directly embed videos into your eLearn course sites. However, for streaming videos and ebooks available as subscription resources through the Library, Faculty will need to link to the HillSearch record. Linking to the HillSearch record provides access to the item for students on-campus, and directs students from off-campus to the appropriate authentication page.


In the record for the streaming video or ebook you have selected, you will see the following:




The persistent link for each record is located below the basic bibliographic information for the item. This is the link you should always use, both in eLearn and when sending information about the title to students.


The Library’s rich collection of electronic books and videos is available for students and faculty both on- and off-campus. For more information on accessing Library materials from off-campus, please visit our Off Campus Access page.


If you have any questions about our streaming video resources, or about incorporating streaming media and ebooks into your eLearn sites, please contact Heather Perry, 508-565-1538.