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Liberal Studies Databases

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SWANK for Faculty

SWANK is for educational use and requests are mediated.

Using SWANK for Faculty




Kettering Library is proud to offer Swank, an option for streaming video, for in-class use! Using Swank, faculty are able to browse and submit requests for over 25,000 films, documentaries and shows. 




Faculty must first register as a user in order to view film availability and submit requests. To register, please click here. Select “Register as Instructor”, and use your Kettering email to create a login. 



Once logged in, select “Visit Content Catalog” from the top of the screen. Here, you will see any downloads already made, and you can choose to view those downloads (see below). 



This is also where you can choose to do an “Advanced Search” to look for other titles of interest. If you know the name of the title you are looking for, you can always put it into the “search” box as well.



From Advanced Search, you can search by "Subject or Theme", or put in the name of a specific title you are looking for. Please note the option for "Licensed" material. Some material is not currently licensed by Swank, and requires a processing time to digitize. Please keep in mind that it takes 4-6 weeks to process unlicensed material.



Once you select a title, the library will receive notification of your request. We verify these requests as quickly as possible, at which point you will immediately have access to the video (unless it is an unlicensed material). 


If you need any assistance with selecting materials or have any further questions, please feel free to email the library at 

About this Guide

Information for this guide provided courtesy of SWANK Motion Pictures, Inc. 

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