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KanopyFeatureAccess more than 7,000 films through our new streaming video resource, KANOPY!

Search the film collections to find material related to your research interests, teaching material that could be used in the classroom and/or linked within Desire2Learn or Moodle, or material for personal interest.


Kanopy provides access to thousands of films from a wide range of distributors, including Criterion Collection/Janus Films, First Run Features, Green Planet Films, BBCActive, HBO, PBS, Cliofilm, and many others. Check out the full list of suppliers.

Database Features

  • More than 7,000 streaming videos
  • Films cover a wide range of subject areas
  • Flexible searching options–by keyword, title, exact phrase
  • Refine searches with the Boolean operator AND
  • Filter searches by category, producer, year of production, etc.
  • Intuitive search interface suggests related videos with pop-up synopses of films
  • Create a personal account to post reviews of film, manage playlists, and link to other accounts
  • Embed films or clips in Desire2Learn or Moodle
  • Instruction Manual to access the Playlist and Clip Creation Tool
  • Playlists can be shared, edited, or deleted
  • Unlimited simultaneous users

Subject Areas

  • The Arts
  • Business/Training
  • Health
  • Media/Communication
  • Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Education (K-12)
  • Charleston Virtual Film Festival

Sample Academic Disciplines & Topics

Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Economics
  • Film Studies
  • Geography
  • History (Ancient, Modern, Military)
  • Literature (Writers & Writing)
  • Music
  • Visual Art
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Religion
  • Philosophy
  • Human Rights
  • International, Social & Political Affairs
  • Global Studies
  • European/Baltic Studies
  • Gender/Race/Class Studies
  • Jewish Studies
  • African Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • North American Studies


  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Sustainability & Environmental Sciences


  • Business
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Nursing
  • Education (K-12, Teacher Education Development)

If you would like more information about Kanopy, please contact Marc Bragdon, Film Librarian at UNB Fredericton, (506-458-7741). Find additional film streaming databases in UNB Libraries’ Guide to Film Studies.


For additional help with using UNB Libraries’ resources, consult our online Research Help pages or contact the help desk of any library at UNB.

You can also Ask Us for help by email, by Instant Message, or by Text (506.800.9044).