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How do I find an online video?

Learn how to access thousands of online documentaries and movies.

Need Help?

Ask a Librarian @
Betty Sue Jessup Library

501 College Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Find an online video

Step 1:

Search QuickSearch. Filter by the resource type "Audio Visual."



Step 2:

Look for the results labeled "video" and not "audio CD."
video results


Step 3:

Click the "View Online" link to watch the video.


Step 4:

If you're off-campus, you'll be prompted to login. Enter your myPVCC username and password.

VCCS login screen


Step 5:

Watch the video. All of our videos come from the following databases. You are welcome to go directly to the website and search there.  



  • Having trouble accessing an online video? Ask a librarian.
  • Prefer to limit your search in the catalog to only DVDs? Search QuickSearch and limit to "Audio Visual," but also select "On Shelf."  This will pull up a list of DVDs available for checkout.  Please note that students may only watch these DVDs in the library.
    on shelf