Locate key business information resources for academic research.

Finding Films or Streamed Media

Use the Advanced Search in the JHU libraries' catalog, Catalyst, to identify films or streamed media by title or topic.  Use the request link  to select a pick-up location for circulating films.  For non-circulating "A-V Reference" materials, please consult the Viewing Business Videos box below for options.

Videostreaming Collections

Search within these videostreaming collections or Catalyst to obtain instantaneous, online access to films related to business, management, finance, marketing, information technology, economics, career planning and other topics. The library's course readings service can configure links to desired films, segments or clips to embed in your course sites.

Swank Digital Campus: Feature Films for Instruction

Consider Swank's Digital Campus videostreaming collection to show feature films in your classroom or online course.  "The Insider" and "Twelve O'Clock High" are two popular titles used.

Follow these steps to place requests for class viewings.

  1. Go to the Digital Campus website.  Use the keyword search box or the topic guides to identify available titles.
  2. If you find an appropriate title, contact Reserves at with your request.  Staff will evaluate each request individually.  Candidates for consideration are titles used by multiple sections of a course, more than one instructor or more than one location.
  3. After weighing the pros and cons of a streaming license versus other means of availability, Reserves staff will coordinate the arrangements on your behalf.

Viewing Business DVDs

Business "reference" films are non-circulating due to their high cost, high demand and shared use by multiple campuses.  Individuals may view them in the Eisenhower Library's Audio-Visual Center. 

Options for Faculty Preview or Classroom Use:
  • Reserve an Audio-Visual viewing room in the Eisenhower Library for your class.
  • Through your campus librarian or the course reserves service, request a film for classroom viewing at a Johns Hopkins campus on a particular date. Films are checked out to the campus libraries for a two-week period to accommodate the show date and transportation to and from the center. Please make arrangements several weeks ahead to ensure availability by the desired date.

  • Faculty can check out a film for three days for course planning purposes or classroom use at another Johns Hopkins campus.