Western Libraries


Resources available for researchers in the Dance subject area.

Streaming Video

Current Western students, staff and faculty have access to quality, professional productions via the licensed resources below. These resources include movies, documentaries and more.

Streaming Video for Music

The following resources include streaming video of operas, concerts and dance performances. See the generic streaming video resources for musicals and documentaries.

Video Recordings

To search for video recordings (e.g., DVD, Blu-ray, VHS), use the Advanced Search in the library catalogue.

Do one of the following:

  • Include the following keywords: videorecording OR video*
  • Set Resource Type to: Video/Film (Note: some of the search results may be online.)

Include one or more of the following:

  • Unique or distinctive word(s) from the title or subject
  • Director's, writer's or (in the case of musical performances) composer's surname, if applicable
  • Actor's or performer's name (e.g., Bernstein), if applicable

Note re. Music Library video recordings

  • Call numbers for all VHS tapes in the Music Library begin with the prefix MVD.
  • Call numbers for all DVDs in the Music Library begin with the prefix MDVD.
  • You may browse these using the Call Number field in the Advanced Search in the library catalogue.

Note to course instructors:

  • Physical items can be booked and held at the D.B. Weldon Library or King's University College Library to ensure that they are available for your class date and time.
  • Search the Media Catalogue to find and borrow (free of charge) videos owned by other Ontario Universities. Western Libraries is a member of the Interfilm Group, an informal association of 20 Ontario universities with film and video collections.
  • Recommend a purchase of a film of interest that is not currently in Western Libraries' collection.