Skip to Main Content
Skip to Library Help widget

CTVA 100: Intro to Mass Communication


Profile Photo
Lindsay Hansen Brown

Streaming databases

Whenever you use a streaming database, make sure to start at the library homepage and then log in.

If you have any problems logging in, ask a librarian!


Find screenplays and scripts

To search for a script or screenplay, use the library catalog and search by author of the writer, or name of the film. The University Library has a fraction of the scripts available through the CTVA department due to copyright and publishing restrictions.

Citing your sources (MLA and Chicago)

Databases (find articles)

Using Kanopy through your public library

You can get a card for checking out items, or you can get an e-card, which allows you to stream films, borrow e-books, and listen to music. If you live in Los Angeles County, you may get an LAPL e-card. During normal operating procedures, anyone in the State of CA may get an LAPL card. You can have multiple accounts/memberships with Kanopy, such as LAPL plus CSUN or LA County Library plus CSUN. Please see this guide for more info.

Sample Kanopy screenshot (The Bicycle Thief)

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

Live within LA County but outside the City of Los Angeles? Sign up for an LA County Library card.

If you live in Ventura, Orange, or LA County, you can sign up for a Beverly Hills Public Library card. 

The City of Orange Public Library offers e-cards to California residents.

Newport Beach Public Library also offers e-cards to California residents.

Berkeley Public Library offers e-cards to California residents.

Riverside County Library System has Kanopy and is available for all California residents.

Fresno County Library offers Kanopy to its residents, with instant e-cards.

San Joaquin Valley Library System (7 counties including Madera, Stanislaus, and Merced) offers Kanopy plus instant e-cards.

Sonoma County Library offers e-cards for residents of the County.

Report ADA Problems with Library Services and Resources