Professional Development and Faculty Assistance

Need academic articles, streaming video, or other online materials to support your professional development or personal growth? 
Email the K12 eResource Librarian.

For all other services and materials, check with your divisional libraries.


Our Resources

Check out our step by step guides to using the below resources and their apps

Guides to Using Specific Databases

General Research

  • We have a Research Guide to help find USIC's online resources.
  • We have a Search Guide to help students use USIC default search and EDS.

Contact us about visiting the library class visits, specialized resource guides for your courses, and teaching research skills for your students.  We might have a useful resource for your departments. Just ask! We are here to answer any of your questions.

    Streaming Content for Teachers

    Need to show a particular movie in your class? Buy the DVD from your department's budget. Purchasing a DVD allows for legal screening for educational purposes. EdTech lends out DVD players. We know it the procedure seems arcane, but streaming agreements for HBO, Disney+, etc. allow personal use only.

    Can't find movies or shorts about a topic you're teaching? Check out the resouces below and/or ask us! We will search for appropriate educational streaming videos. 

    Streaming Resources Licensed by the USIC

    • Alexander Street  Alexander Street has some decent educational content with documentaries, speech recordings, movies & news. (Video quality varies.)
    • Digital Theatre +  Videos, insightful essays, and guides for a broad range of theatre, dance productions & performances as well as accessible, peer-reviewed resources.
    • Kanopy - Stream Classic Cinema, Indie Film, and Top Documentaries Once you select a film to view, the entire school has rights for you and students to watch the film remotely or in school for the entire year. Guide to using Kanopy
    • Safari Educational Videos
    • Indigenous Taiwan links (includes videos)

    Free Online Videos for Instruction
    The below educational sites permit streaming in the classroom.

    Indigenous People of Taiwan TV




    Note about Netflix Documentaries

    • Netflix does allow for educational screenings of certain documentaries. Check Educational Screenings of Documentaries ( for more information.
    • Netflix "...will permit one-time educational screenings." One-time screening means that you can't hold screenings several times in one day or one week, but you may show the titles once a semester over multiple semesters.


    Information about streaming from HBO, Disney+, etc. is summarized nicely by the University of Michigan. (It is not legal to screen with your personal account in the classroom.)  
    Netflix, Disney, HBO, and other mainstream entertainment streaming services, do not offer subscriptions to libraries. For more information about this, contact the USIC eResource librarian.

    Find more streaming options including well-known documentaries check here. (Not all these sources have videos that are verified as in the public domain.)