Digital Video Streaming with Films on Demand

The Library is pleased to announce the availability of Films on Demand, a new campus-wide digital video-streaming database. Films on Demand includes educational films from some of the best producers, including the BBC, MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, Open University, PBS, A&E, National Geographic, Bill Moyers, ABC, NBC, CNBC, California Newsreel, WNET/Thirteen, TED, Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and more. The films, which are broken into segments, can be embedded in webpages or Moodle. Playlists can be created using segments taken from any number of full-length videos. Our package includes 11,000 titles in the arts, humanities and social sciences and 4,000 titles from the Archival Films & Newsreel collection. Interactive transcripts and Closed Captioning are available for many of the videos.

To create playlists, faculty need to create an account from the Films on Demand home page, which can be accessed on the Library Databases A-Z list. It is recommended that a personal account be created so that all functionality is available when accessing Films on Demand from off-campus..

Quickstart guides can be found on the support center page.

Screenshot of Films on Demand main page

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