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Streaming Video

This guide provides resources for finding and using streaming video material, from both the Oviatt Library and around the web.


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What is Streaming Video?

Streaming video is content delivered to a computer via an internet connection. Unlike video downloads, streaming video plays almost immediately after the viewer hits "play", and doesn't require a copy of the file to be downloaded.

The Oviatt Library provides access to many streaming video collections on a wide variety of topics. These videos can be viewed by CSUN students, faculty, and staff, on campus and at home.

Using Kanopy through LAPL

Sample Kanopy screenshot (The Bicycle Thief)

More than 30,000 films are available to stream on Kanopy through Los Angeles Public Library.

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