TCU is unable to place commercial video online due to copyright and encryption coding. If you normally use our DVD/Blu-Ray/VHS collection to supplement instruction and need a virtual (online) option, please consider the alternatives below.
If you're unsure where your movie is available, Google the film title and look to the right column.
Movie search results usually include availability via various streaming services, together with upcoming showings on cable or other network TV channels.
There's also the JustWatch website.
Here's a quick summary of the three major tools for finding material owned or subscribed to by the TCU Library.
|FrogScholar is a flexible, Google-like search tool available from the search box at library.tcu.edu, accessing everything that the catalog does, PLUS|
|most of TCU's databases, connecting you to books, articles, videos and more. Select Content Type "Video Recording" for video content.|
|The TCU Library catalog is a precision tool for obtaining information on books, DVDs, journals and more, with direct access to some online materials|
|like ebooks and streaming videos. The catalog is available from the library homepage or library.tcu.edu/catalog. For video select "Video..." from the Format drop-down box.|
|Databases are specialized online collections of materials such as journal articles, book chapters, images/music/videos, maps, reports, statistics|
|and much more. Each database vendor (for example, Alexander Street Press) has its own search interface. Find the databases from the center section at library.tcu.edu and from most of the Patron Services pages.|
I, Laura Ruede, am the TCU Library's Streaming Video Liaison, charged with promoting the use of the library's streaming video offerings and helping the TCU community find and use video materials. I am not an IT support person - nor do I play one on TV - but I do have a lively interest in video media and have become familiar with an array of options available through TCU and beyond. Feel free to contact me or come by my office in the Music/Media Library. If I don't have the answers you need I'll try and determine who does.
In addition you may wish to know Cari Alexander, Music/Media Librarian, who is also aware of the library's video and streaming video holdings. Cari sets up course reserves of DVD and VHS videos for multiple disciplines across the campus, upon request by faculty.