U of T Media Commons

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U of T Media Commons: Streaming Film & Video from Home features dozens of streaming platforms accessible via UTORid login. Includes blockbuster feature films, documentaries, and educational videos.

Sites of special interest for IRHR researchers include:

  • Docuseek

    "Docuseek streams essential independent, social-issue and environmental films to colleges and universities, providing exclusive access to content from renowned leaders in documentary film distribution." Features a wide variety of documentaries on topics including: Labor History, Labor Studies, Business and Economics, Corporate Social Responsibility, Trade Unions, and more.

  • The Film Platform

    "An innovative collaboration between leading filmmakers and film distributors from around the world bringing the finest documentary films to an academic audience. Our global selection of films includes many Oscar nominated documentaries and film festival winners." Includes titles such as "Inequality for All" (2013), "Poverty, Inc" (2014), "Food Chains" (2014), and "CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap" (2015).

  • Alexander Street - Academic Video Online

    Pro-Quest service featuring dozens of film and documentary collections. Collections of note for IRHR researchers include: American History, World History, Border and Migration Studies, Business Education, and Environmental Issues.

  • Kanopy

    "We stream thoughtful entertainment to your preferred device with no fees and no commercials by partnering with public libraries and universities." Includes feature films as well as documentaries. Subject collections with IRHR titles include: Business, Human Rights, Modern History, Politics & Current Affairs.

  • Socialism on Film

    "This collection of films from the communist world reveals war, history, current affairs, culture and society as seen through the socialist lens. It spans most of the twentieth century and covers countries such as the USSR, Vietnam, China, Korea, much of Eastern Europe, the GDR, Britain and Cuba." This collection features a sub-section dedicated to Work & Industry in 20th century socialist countries.

  • Sage Video

    "SAGE Video showcases highly relevant educational video across key social, behavioral, and health science disciplines. Each collection includes a breadth of video types to support diverse learning and research needs. All videos are fully citeable with searchable transcripts, custom clip creation, embedding, and include other video player features that make implementing video into the classroom and for independent use, user-friendly and easily accessible." Sub-collections include: Business & Management, Leadership, Political Science & International Relations.