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Kanopy – HSSE Featured Database

October 14th, 2021

Humanities, Social Science and Education Library’s Featured Database will give you a very brief introduction to the basic features of one of our specialized subscription databases. This time we’re featuring Kanopy database, brought to you by Kanopy.


Access the databases off-campus with your Purdue login and password.

Focus: This database is offers over 50,000 films from thousands of leading producers. These titles include many genres, including documentaries, movies, and training videos.

Tutorial: Click here see the basics of using the Kanopy database.

Why you should know this database: This streaming service offers thousands of titles, including videos by PBS, Criterion, and Media Education Foundation. If our subscription does not offer access to title needed for a course or other learning opportunity, you can request that we gain access to that title. Also, there are many titles available through Kanopy that have public viewing rights.

Quick tip: Kanopy offers a list of related videos based on title you are viewing.

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Other databases you might want to explore are:

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