Subscription Film Databases from SHSU
These films require an SHSU username and password to watch off-campus.
Free Websites: Multidisciplinary
Educational video programs with coordinated Web and print materials. Topics include history, science, art, literature, math, psychology, and more. Legal policy.
Site for researchers to share video clips for research and critical discussion purposes: "we only display media that is placed in a critical context that transforms and recontextualizes the media, adding value and significance to the original work" (FAQ). Add text or voice-over commentaries. Organize clips into lecture playlists.
Terms of service excerpt: "You may access the Critical Commons Website to view video, textual, and audio materials posted within a curricular context without the need of an account."
Stream videos for scholarly purposes. Embed films using tool provided. Includes the Academic Film Archive of North America, the Chicago Film Archives, the Timothy Leary Video Archive, Dorothy Fadiman's Social Documentaries, Vintage Educational Films, and more!
Free Websites: Discipline-Focused
History-based dramas, documentaries, and news programs. Early-20th century footage as well as modern film. Covers African American history, Native American history, immigration, colonial/Revolution, War of 1812, Civil War, American West, WWI, WWII, presidents, science, and more. Excerpt regarding use: "Movies available on this site are in the public domain in the United States."
Over 1,000 streaming videos on topics in the history and culture of Texas, including original primary-source video as well as secondary content. Click "Teach Texas" to find coordinated lesson plans, activities, etc. Excerpt regarding use: "All donations to the Archive Program must be free from copyright, or the donor must be willing to place the film in the public domain" -- therefore this material may be used without concern for copyright infringement.
Free Video Lectures and Courses from Universities