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Books We Read Online

The online version of Books We Read, a program at Chang to promote books, libraries, and information literacy through recreational reading.

How to find videos in QuickSearch

You can find videos in our collection by following these easy steps

  1. Visit the Rutgers University Libraries homepage
  2. Search for a topic of interest in the QuickSearch searchbox
  3. Filter by "Resource Type" on the left hand side of the page to "Video"
  4. Once you have found a title, click on "View Online
  5. Log in with your NetID to watch the selected video

Rutgers-restricted Databases

Rutgers subscribes to various databases that offer movies - for educational or individual use only. The following sources are restricted to Rutgers users. Please log in with your NetID when prompted.

Swank Digital Campus - With over 20,000 titles in its catalog, this is a large collection of Hollywood studio films and independent, international, and documentary titles. Rutgers has leases to many of popular movies in various categories in its browsable platform.

Academic Videos Online: Premium (AVON)  is a collection of more than 50,000 videos (ranging from the beginnings of cinema to the current day)

Kanopy has a selection of streaming video titles for educational purposes, including documentaries, independent and foreign films, classics, and feature films. 

Movies we have recently watched

George Orwell's futuristic, dystopian tale set in a post-atomic war London in which protagonist Winston Smith's job is to re-write history under the watchful gaze of "Big Brother" whose presence inhibits love and individualistic expression.

A Clockwork Orange

Stanley Kubrick's classic movie about an imprisoned sadistic gang leader, who participates in a behavior-modification program that works, leaving him helpless against his former victims. 


Made in 1942, this movie hasn't lost its magic and has a message in these days, too. Always on the top, the film has a special charm with its ingenious ambiguities, intricate love stories, and moral challenges. Casablanca is a must for every generation.

Dracula's Shadow: The Real Story of the Romanian Revolution 

A documentary on the 1989 Romanian Revolution, this one-hour film is a great example of 'living in a historical moment" - and looking back to it. How many of us realize these rare moments in our own lives?

Supersize Me
A documentary about the fast food industry on a social experiment attempting to survive on food from McDonald's for a month, of interest not only  to nutrition or food science students, but anyone with food anxiety.

Documentaries of Public Interest in March 2020


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