DVDs/Live Streaming at Waikato

The University of Waikato DVD Collection is located on Level 2 of the Central Library.

Video and DVD players are available on Level 2 of the Central Library and most items may be borrowed for use outside the Library.  See Lending policy for borrowing conditions and Finding Videos for general information on finding videos and DVDs in the Library collection.
*Note that DVD Feature films are shelved according to the first three letters of the title.


Anne Ferrier-Watson
(07) 837-9130

I have office hours in FASS (I4.14) Wednesday 10.30-12. Please come in and ask for help, no question is too big or too small. If the door is shut I am probably in the Library and you need to contact me for an appointment. :)

Resources List


Coverage: 1975 to present (Some full text)
Offers information from journals and ebooks in nearly every area of academic study.
Coverage: Coverage varies (Full text).
This database offers full-text academic literature on Asian social sciences, business, economic development and current affairs. 53 countries are covered.
Coverage: Coverage varies (Index)
Abstracts of articles and books published in the primary professional literature of the communications field. Provided by the Communication Institute for Online Scholarship.
Coverage: Coverage varies (Some full text)
A resource for students, researchers and educators interested in any and all aspects of communication and mass media. CMMC offers indexing and abstracts for more than 570 journals, plus selected coverage of nearly 200 more titles. This database also includes full text for over 450 journals.

eTV has over 20,000 TV and Library recordings and is growing daily. University of Waikato staff can request any show broadcast within the last 14 days to be archived and added to the eTV library. Teaching staff can embed recordings in Learning Management Systems such as Moodle.

Coverage: Coverage varies (Full text)
Access to archival issues of journals with coverage usually ending three to five years before present. Back issues of over 1500 journals in the arts, humanities, science, and social sciences with links to current issues available in Project Muse.
Kanopy offers a broad collection of streaming videos from producers such as BBC Active, Media Education Foundation, Ronin Films, and more. Films include theatrical releases, documentaries, training films, and art cinema. Users can create their own accounts to comment on videos, manage playlists, create clips and review viewing history.
Coverage: 1926 to present (Index)
Produced by the Modern Language Association. Provides access to scholarly research in over 7,000 journals and series as well as monographs, working papers, proceedings, bibliographies etc in the fields of literature, language, linguistics, and folklore. Limited to four simultaneous users.
Coverage: 1965 to present (Index)
Web of Science Core Collection allows you to search more than 12,000 journals across the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities. Combines Science Citation, Social Sciences Citation and Arts and Humanities Citation Indexes and includes ISI Proceedings. To access personalised features, such as 'My Citation Alerts', remember to sign in first.
When doing a search, make sure the citation database, "Arts & Humanities Citation Index" is selected.


This dictionary provides essential facts and descriptive evaluation of Hong Kong filmmaking and filmmaking community.


This volume is a valuable source of information on directors, genres, themes, and actors from mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Also available in print.
See Screen and Media subject portal for general film studies dictionaries and encyclopedias.


Coverage: 1905 - present
The Chinese Movie website covers Chinese movies made in mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and other countries/regions, from the first Chinese movie made in 1905 to the ones currently shown in theatres.
Searchable website of information about movies produced in Hong Kong.
This site seeks to create a deeper awareness and understanding of Asian and Pacific Island film cultures by providing immediate and comprehensive information about contemporary feature films from these areas.