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 our wonderful online resources.
  • We have a Search Guide to help students use our default search and EDS.

Please contact us about visiting the library class visits, specialized resource guides for your courses, and teaching research skills for your students. We love demonstrating useful products to your departments. We are also interested in brainstorming collaboration ideas with you and here to answer any of your questions.

    Professional Development Resources
    Can't Find What You Need?

    We have access to 1000s of journals. Check our journal finder and search for a journal by title.

    Request articles or books from the link under our Services menu, or link to the form here.

    Email us if you'd like us to have more resources on a particular topic @ usic@tas.edu.tw.

    Streaming Content for Teachers

    If you are looking for educational streaming videos on a particular topic, the USIC is happy to find options for you either in our streaming resources or via free resources that can be shown without copyright infringement.

    Streaming Resources Licensed by the USIC

    • Kanopy - Stream Classic Cinema, Indie Film, and Top Documentaries Kanopy charges us $50.00 a movie; however, you and your class can watch the film remotely or in school for the entire year once you select a movie. And $50.00 is very reasonable compared to streaming popular content. Guide to using Kanopy
    • Alexander Street Alexander Street has some good 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 from key practitioners and scholars.

    Netflix Documentaries

    • Netflix does allow for educational screenings of certain documentaries. Check Educational Screenings of Documentaries (netflix.com) 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 if, for example, you're an educator who wants to show the titles once a semester over multiple semesters, that's okay. 
    • Like Disney, HBO, and other entertainment streaming services, Netflix does not offer subscriptions to libraries or institutions.

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






    Please note: To show major motion pictures or series from Netflix, Disney, HBO etc. for entertainment, you need to pay a fee to both the studio and to the Taiwanese government and negotiate with the studio who made the content. Unless you have purchased a DVD, you will also need to secure permission from the studio to show an item for educational use if it is not in our licensed resources or available through reliable online distributors of educational video in public domain (above). It is out of the scope of library services to negotiate legal agreements with studios to show movies/series, but we are more than happy to try to find alternatives for your class.

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