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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.

Introducing Kanopy Streaming

Welcome to one of the most diverse and unique selections of educational streaming video content! Our newest streaming resource, Kanopy, is available both on and off-campus.Students and faculty can browse the thousands of films, create clips and playlists, and link to them from your courses’ eLearn pages.


Many of the documentaries included in Kanopy are award-winning films. The content is educational, and ranges from the very broad to the highly specialized; the collection contains about 6,000 videos.

Kanopy also provides the Stonehill Community with access to specialized films we typically would not have in our DVD collection, such as the recently viewed Etruscan Tombs of Volterra.

Watching the films is much more convenient than watching a DVD: films can be watched on almost any device, from both on and off-campus. For faculty, this means you can easily assign a video by linking to it from your class eLearn site (read more about linking to Stonehill College streaming content here[link to other blog post]); research shows that it is easier to ensure that all students watch video content for class when it is available in streaming format. For students, this means you don’t have to leave your dorm room or favorite study spot to watch video content for class!

To-date, the “top titles” viewed by the Stonehill Community include:

Codes of Gender (Abridged Version)
Google and the World Brain
Tough Guise 2: Violence, Manhood & American Culture
Killing Us Softly 4: Advertising’s Image of Women
Ethnic Notions
Stuart Hall: Representation & the Media
The Price of Pleasure (Edited Version)
Race, Power and American Sports
Jessica Valenti’s The Purity Myth
White Like Me: Race, Racism & White Privilege in America

These titles, and thousands of others, are available through both the Kanopy platform, and by searching in HillSearch. Any time you conduct a keyword search in Hillsearch, you will receive links to any available Kanopy videos in your search results. Simply click on “Access Online Video.”

Please note when viewing videos through Kanopy, the streaming content may take a moment to load; we also recommend using Firefox or Chrome, rather than Internet Explorer, as your browser. If you have any questions about Kanopy, or other streaming media services offered through the Library, please contact Heather Perry, 508-565-1538.