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Streaming Media at APU

Provides descriptions and links to licensed and freely available internet streaming video resources

Streaming Video Databases

Academic Video Online Premium (AVON)

  • Academic Video Online is the most comprehensive video subscription available to libraries. It delivers over 70,000 titles spanning the widest range of subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more. More than 18,000* titles are exclusive to Alexander Street, all with a predictable annual cost. Curated for the educational experience, the massive depth of content and breadth of content-types (such as documentaries, films, demonstrations, etc.) in Academic Video Online makes it a useful resource for all types of patrons, giving libraries a high return on investment.

Swank Digital Campus

  • Swank's streaming platform provides non-theatrical title-by-title showings of content to students, faculty, & staff of Azusa Pacific University. All of the movies are protected to ensure the security of our studio's content while providing seamless audience access.
    Notes: Most desktop/laptop computers require Chrome or Firefox to view films. Mobile devices require Swank Media Player app. Other than classroom viewing on campus by enrolled APU students, public performance of these films is not permitted.
Access note: Temporarily available through June 30, 2022. Feedback Survey


  • Virtual Learning Resource Center (VLRC) offers an array of online multimedia resources for use in e-learning courses, as well as supplements for traditional courses, including short (25-45 minute) documentary videos on 28 prominent education nurse theorists and 3 education nursing theories. Note that APU has only subscribed to the Nurse Theorists components.
Instructors Guide


  • A video streaming solution for libraries offering a "Netflix-like" user experience and a broad selection of over 30,000 documentaries, feature films, and educational videos from thousands of producers. Touching on all topics, featured producers in Kanopy's collection include Criterion Collection, The Video Project, New Day Films, The Great Courses, California Newsreel, Kino Lorber, Media Education Foundation, and many more. Films can be watched from anywhere, anytime by all patrons.

Ambrose Digital Video Streaming

  • a collection of streaming video clips and programs, including award-winning materials in social studies, literature, fine arts, and the sciences. Highlighted collections include:BBC Shakespeare Plays, The Long Search, Complete History of U.S. Wars, Core Chemistry, Biology, Classic Physics and Modern Physics, First Amendment in the 21st Century, Great American Authors Since 1650, and many more.

  • Essential Collection is a set of 50+ videos offering excellent training in the fields of Psychotherapy, Counseling and Addiction Treatment, featuring leading experts conducting therapy demonstrating most major theoretical orientations: cognitive-behavioral, psychoanalytic/psycho-dynamic, family systems, existential-humanistic, motivational interviewing, and many others.

Credo Masterworks Collection

  • A rich collection of art history videos. Each short documentary showcases an artist and a key piece, illuminating the context and history of the work. These films provide a deeper insight into master works of painting. (part of Credo Reference)

Authentication Access

Please note: All streaming videos in APU Library's media collection are purchased or licensed content, limited to current authorized APU students, faculty, and staff. While film distributors use a variety of hosting systems and platforms, please realize that some distributors do not provide their own hosting options. If the distributor provides a streaming license option, the APU Library is unable to purchase and host the title internally.

All videos in collections licensed by APU Library can be used in APU course management shells (Canvas), syllabi, documents, and other web pages.

If you are unable to access a video, request help from Library systems support. Please indicate the specific video you are unable to access and include information on your operating platform/device (Mac, PC, tablet, etc.) and browser.