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Film @ Georgia Tech: Faculty Resources Page

An overview of film resources available through the Georgia Tech library.

Getting popular films via Swank

Swank can used to order Popular titles. They have many current popular titles as well as older popular movies (i.e. Alfred Hitchcock films).  Check the Library's catalog to be sure the film isn't held in a subscription database. 

To Browse the Swank Catalog, register as an Instructor.  This allows:

  • Browsing entire catalog of swank content
  • Requesting new titles for licensing (DDA)
  •  Access to watch links for Disney titles

See the links below to:

  • Access Swank
  • Find directions for Requesting Titles Online
  • Registering
  • Information and How-to videos. 
  • Access subscription streaming media resources.

Academic Video Online (AVON)

Resources specific to Academic Video Online.

Films on Demand

Here you'll find resources specific to using Films on Demand. 

Amazon (Prime) & Netflix

Amazon allows for discounts for students and faculty under their Amazon Education program.  This includes a six (6) month trial for Prime and a reduced yearly price for students.  More information can be found at their site (link below).

Netflix allows for select films to have one-time educational screenings.  Additional information can be found using the below link. 


Embedding Video in Canvas

Using Permalinks

You can either embed video content or provide a permalink to the content, either in the library catalog or the database. A permalink is a hyperlink that is specific to a resource in either the library catalog or a database. To ensure easy access off-campus, it is recommended to use permalinks from the library catalog rather than the database or other resource, when available.

To get a permalink:

1.  Locate the item in the database you are interested in. 

2. For most resources, the permalink information is clearly marked.

3. Search the library catalog for the resource.  The permalink will be found under the "Send To" section.  The attached document shows an example.