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SJU Library Streaming Video Resources: Ambrose Digital Streaming Video

Overview of the streaming video content providers currently available for SJU campus members through the library.

Content & Transcripts

We currently have access to small group of streaming videos through Ambrose Digital Streaming Video, notably the BBC Shakespeare Plays collection.

Ambrose Video provides time stamped transcripts that are keyword searchable.  Users can click on the hyperlinked text of the transcripts to jump to the associated section of the program.  There are also links to specific sections of videos, especially useful for focusing on specific acts of the Shakespeare plays.

Technical Requirements

Ambrose Digital Streaming Video does not list any specific browser or operating system requirements.  It is noted that users need to have high-speed internet access for watching videos (no dial-up connections). 

Have Questions?

If you experience any technical issues or have questions about using this content, please contact Daniel Holden, Serials & Electronic Resources Librarian (

Using The Site & Adding Content To Canvas

Browsing & Searching

You can browse our licensed content on Ambrose Digital Streaming Video from the title library on the database landing page.  There is also a search box available for keyword searching program titles.

Click on the "Reset Search" button to return to the video library list.  Clicking on the Ambrose logo will take you to the vendor's homepage and away from our licensed content.


User Accounts

You do not need to create a personal user account to view content on this platform.  There are no additional features on this platform that require a personal account for setup or use.


Making Clips & Sharing Content

Ambrose does not provide an option for making clips of larger videos.  However, there are subsections available by clicking on the "Chapters" tab in the group of option to the right of the video player.


To view searchable, hyperlinked, time stamped transcripts that accompany the video, click on the "Transcripts" tab.

You must begin viewing a video in order to see options display on the player for enabling closed captioning and resizing the player.

To access citations and permanent links to specific videos for sharing, please use the options visible beneath the video player:


These options also provide access to supplemental information Ambrose may include for the program and citations in several styles, including MLA, APA, and Chicago.

Click on the "Links & Embedding" tab to access the permanent URL you can use for sharing this video with other SJU campus members or for linking to content from Canvas. You will want to copy the Direct Link that displays.  This URL already includes information necessary for access from off-campus.


Adding Content To Canvas

Use the Direct Link that displays when you click on the "Links & Embedding" tab beneath the video for adding videos to Canvas for use in your courses. 

To link to out to videos on this platform, add the Direct Link URL as either a hyperlink to one of your Canvas pages or add it to a Canvas module as an External URL.  This link already includes the required information needed to allow off-campus users to access the content.