The Kanopy database is a dynamic resource that is updated regularly to improve usability. Screen shots are provided to give an overview. The interface you access may be slightly different from the images provided in this guide. In those cases, look for similar labels to achieve your desired goal.
Enter your search term (either keyword or specific title) in the search box at the top of the homepage.
Before you hit Enter, a short list of results will show up on your screen. You can select one of those titles or modify your search by Subject. You can see the entire results list by hitting enter or clicking on View All Results.
After you choose View All Results, you will be able to narrow your search further by using filters on the left. You can change the sort option from Most Relevant to other options, including Most Popular and Most Recently Added. Other filters include Supplier, Closed Captioning, and Year of Production.
The Kanopy homepage allows you to browse featured collections including Popular Documentaries, The Criterion Collection, and more. Click on the section title to view all the films available in that collection.
The Browse arrow to the right of the search box also allows you to browse by collection.
If we already own the film there will not be a request form when you click on the title. Please see the other tabs in this guide for how to embed your film in Kanopy, etc.
If you do not see the film you are looking for under the “videos you can request for your library” heading, then it is likely that Kanopy does not have a license agreement with the production company/vendor.
Requests will not monitored during inter-sessions and summer.