When it is chilly outside and you need to take a break from your studies, check out our streaming content that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own dorm room. If you find yourself snowed in and bored, then look to the Library's streaming and online services for books, films, and music to cure your cabin fever.
Winter is the perfect time to sit down in a big comfy chair by a fire (or space heater), sip some hot cocoa, and catch up on a couple of those great literary classics you've been meaning to get around to but just haven't had the time. This is just a small selection of the numerous titles available online.
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens [http://bit.ly/1ulgrHB]
Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley [http://bit.ly/14n6PSX]
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain [http://bit.ly/1wzv72p]
The Time Machine by H.G. Wells [http://bit.ly/1tRvC6f]
Some electronic resources are spinoffs from literary favorites, such as the …and Philosophy series.
Harry Potter and Philosophy: If Aristotle Ran Hogwarts edited by David Baggett and Shawn E. Klein [http://bit.ly/1xzHoHk]
The Hobbit and Philosophy: For When You've Lost Your Dwarves, Your Wizard, and Your Way edited by Gregory Bassham and Eric Bronson [http://bit.ly/14n9yvm]
The Catcher in the Rye and Philosophy: A Book for Bastards, Morons, and Madmen edited by Keith Dromm and Heather Salter [http://bit.ly/1GXeGFE]
Find more streaming videos in the numerous Media Service collections but here are some highlights not available on Netflix streaming.
It's a Wonderful Life (1946) [http://bit.ly/116UIaB]
This film originally bombed when it was released, making it cheap for TV stations to play during the holiday season and solidifying it as the Christmas classic we know today.
The Stranger (1946) [http://bit.ly/1ub7yid]
Directed by Orson Welles, this film follows a man of the War Crimes Commission seeking Franz Kindler, mastermind of the Holocaust, who has effectively erased his identity.
Sherlock Holmes in Washington (1942) [http://bit.ly/116VwMI]
You won't find Benedict Cumberbatch or Martin Freeman in this William Roy Neill directed film, but you will find a lot of classic local scenery as Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson travel to Washington D.C. in order to prevent a secret document from falling into enemy hands.
With Pandora, Spotify, and iTunes Radio, you have a lot of ways to listen to music. Why not explore a few different genres of ad-free music brought to you by the music library?
Jazz Library [http://bit.ly/1ulLxii]
Mix selection of Jazz legends and contemporary jazz.
American Song Library [http://bit.ly/1vdPiYq]
Music from America's past including songs by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers, and cowboys.
World Music Library [http://bit.ly/1xA0Qnm]
Take your ears on a global trip with sounds from nearly every genre and region of the world.