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Master Academic Video Collection

Streaming Video Collection
  • 27,305Titles
  • 282,944Segmented Clips
  • 14,788Hours
  • 922Subject Categories
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About This Product

At Films On Demand, we know that content matters. Our video library has been assembled not just with a focus on volume, but also with a discerning eye for quality and relevance. It is the result of decades of careful curating with a single guiding principle: providing every academic department on campus with the most essential video titles for their field of study. Always on the cutting edge, Films On Demand’s platform provides users with the content, tools, speed, and performance that today’s online experience demands.

Collection Highlights:

  • Quality – From Oscar, Emmy, and Peabody award-winning documentaries to A-list performances spanning the arts, we bring you the best of what’s out there.
  • Breadth and Depth – We individually select titles from more than 800 international producers to bring a wide variety of the most relevant videos to suit the unique instructional needs of every subject.
  • Performance – Our platform features an advanced technical infrastructure, a fully responsive interface, and a powerful search engine and browse functions, making it fast and easy to use 24/7 on any Internet-enabled device.
  • Freshness – Our acquisition efforts are ongoing, and every day we add more to the collection.
  • Exclusivity – More than half of our titles cannot be found with any other academic distributor, thanks to exclusive agreements with hundreds of producers from around the world.
  • Top Producers – We work with the very best producers, including A&E, PBS, the BBC, National Geographic, ABC News, NBC News, CNBC, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, HBO Documentary Films, MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, Open University, Bill Moyers, California Newsreel, Annenberg Learner, TED, Films for the Humanities & Sciences, and more.
  • Curriculum Mapping – Working with an advisory board of education professionals, our content staff has created a subject-matter taxonomy of more than 700 distinct areas of study within more than 26 core subject areas designed to mirror the academic curriculum. We take pride in vetting every title before including it in the collection, and we think carefully about how many places to cross-list each title in the taxonomy.

SIIA CODiE Awards Finalist, “Best Education Reference Solution” category

Library Journal Best Databases Runner-Up, “Best in Media” category

University Business Readers’ Choice Top Product

“Faculty love the user-friendly searching and broad subject coverage. It’s a must-have resource.”
Danette R. Pachtner, Librarian for Film, Video, and Digital Media, Duke University

“Faculty…love the breadth and depth, the quality of films, the professionalism of the films, and the ability to supplement their lectures and classroom experiences…A very firm thumbs up!”
Ann Horan, Campus Librarian, Westwood College – O’Hare Campus

Films On Demand is the frontrunner in providing high-quality streaming educational video covering a broad range of subjects.”
The Charleston Advisor, Four-Star Review

“…the technology works flawlessly, and customer support is outstanding.”
Hazel Davis, Library Services Faculty Chair, Rio Salado College

“I love it more all the time!”
Trish Feeney, Media Resources Technician, Fleming College

“Access is easy…an outstanding value and highly recommended.”
Library Journal

“Faculty appreciate the wide variety of topics covered…as well as the advanced features…Films On Demand [is] an indispensable resource for our students and faculty.”
Elijah Scott, MA, MS, Director of Libraries, Georgia Highlands College

Films On Demand is terrific…I am a big fan.”
Patty Loughrey, Adjunct Faculty, Westwood College–Anaheim Campus

“Faculty at my college absolutely love Films On Demand! I haven’t seen this much excitement about a resource in the 14 years I have been at the college. It’s a great product and we are extremely grateful…”
Julie Humphrey, Assistant Director for Reference and Technical Services, Durham Technical Community College Library

Films On Demand was the crown jewel I was able to buy.”
Paul Kelsey, Head of Acquisitions, Sims Memorial Library, Southeastern Louisiana University

Films On Demand proved itself as the most comprehensive collection, with an amazing user-friendly platform…continuous addition of new titles, superb playlist options, citation capability and much more…Films On Demand has offered our college the highest quality video for a superb viewing experience….The individualized playlists available through Films On Demand are incredible! I strongly recommend Films On Demand as your primary streaming source. You won’t be disappointed!!”
John P. DeCaro, B.A., M.Ed., MLS, Library Services, St. Clair College of Applied Arts & Technology

“This is a wonderful tool, more reliable than YouTube since true closed captioning is included in all videos. I’m using it all the time, and the plug-in will make integrating a snap now.”
Gary Enns, Professor of English, Cerro Coso Community College

Below is a small selection of our featured content partners.

Films On Demand: February/March Programming Ideas—Women’s History and More

This month’s programming suggestions from Films On Demand can help students and researchers learn more about women’s history, the Spanish flu outbreak of 1918, and the My Lai massacre during the Vietnam War as well as celebrate the birthdays of famed artist Michelangelo and influential author Jack Kerouac. Subscribers can also explore the complete calendar (accessible via the menu in the header, top left of the platform) for the year’s milestones, holidays, and events—a handy source for ideas throughout the year. Read More ›

Films On Demand: Spotlight on How to Recognize Fake News

Think of fake news as a disease. Without knowing how to identify and stop its spread, information literacy is at risk, especially among audiences whose critical-thinking skills are vulnerable. Read More ›

Films On Demand: Spotlight on the University of North Carolina School of the Arts

The University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) in Winston-Salem, NC, is a Films On Demand subscriber. We recently talked with Susan Keely, reference and bibliographic instruction librarian at UNCSA’s Semans Library, about how her library handles technophobes, her favorite part of being a librarian, and what she thinks the library’s most important responsibility is. Read More ›

Films On Demand: New Producer—Bloomberg

More than 50 titles from Bloomberg, the global business and financial information and news leader, have been added to the Films On Demand streaming video platform. Read More ›

Films On Demand: January/February Programming Ideas—African American History and More

This month’s programming suggestions from Films On Demand can help students and researchers learn more about African American history and civil rights activist Rosa Parks, as well as the abortion debate, Russian filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein, and Britain’s great wartime leader, Winston Churchill. Read More ›

Films On Demand: Spotlight on Moberly Area Community College

Moberly Area Community College (MACC) in Moberly, MO, is a Films On Demand subscriber. We recently talked with Valerie Darst, director of library services at MACC, about how her library handles technophobes, encourages usage among researchers and faculty, and makes the most out of the library budget. Read More ›

Films On Demand: New Counseling & Social Work Video Collection

Infobase is proud to announce that a new Counseling & Social Work collection has been added to its acclaimed Films On Demand streaming video subscription. Read More ›

Films On Demand: December Programming Ideas—Human Rights Day and More

This month’s programming suggestions from Films On Demand can help students and researchers learn more about human rights issues and the controversial agreement NAFTA as well as post-Impressionist painter Georges Seurat and author Joseph Conrad. Read More ›

Films On Demand: Real-Life “Wonder” Kids Come to Life in New Facial Anomalies: Just Like You

Infobase is pleased to announce that Facial Anomalies, a new title from Just Like You Films, was just added to Films On Demand—a perfect complement to one of 2017’s most anticipated movies, Wonder. In Facial Anomalies: Just Like You, three boys and a girl are joined by their best friends. Read More ›

Films On Demand: Spotlight on Fox Valley Technical College

Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC) in Appleton, WI, is a Films On Demand subscriber. We recently talked with Valerie Magno, librarian at FVTC, about how her library handles technophobes, encourages usage among researchers, and makes the most out of the library budget. Read More ›

Films On Demand: October/November Programming Ideas—The Cuban Missile Crisis and More

This month’s programming suggestions from Films On Demand can help students and researchers brush up on their history—from the Cuban Missile Crisis to Prohibition to the Protestant Reformation—as well as celebrate Mexico’s Day of the Dead and learn more about health disorders such as diabetes and Alzheimer’s. Read More ›

Films On Demand: Spotlight on Lindell Library at Augsburg University

Augsburg University in Minneapolis, MN, is a Films On Demand subscriber. We recently talked with Ron Kurpiers, Collection Management Librarian at Augsburg’s Lindell Library, about his favorite part of being a librarian as well as how his library encourages usage and accommodates disabled students and faculty: Fall 2017 produced a number of celebratory events at the Augsburg campus. Read More ›

Films On Demand: September Programming Ideas—Hispanic Heritage Month and More

This month’s programming suggestions from Films On Demand can help students and researchers commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month and Breast Cancer Awareness Month as well as honor Mahatma Gandhi and learn more about the launch of Sputnik, the first artificial Earth satellite. Read More ›

Films On Demand: Spotlight on Delaware County Community College

Delaware County Community College, located in Media, PA, is a Films On Demand subscriber. We recently talked with Michael LaMagna, DCCC’s Information Literacy Program and Library Service Coordinator, Assistant Professor, and Reference Librarian, about his favorite part of being a librarian as well as how his library encourages usage and makes the most of its budget. Read More ›

Films On Demand: August Programming Ideas—The 1963 March on Washington and More

This month’s programming suggestions from Films On Demand can help students and researchers study the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963, where Martin Luther King Jr. Read More ›

Films On Demand: Helpful New Features

Infobase is pleased to announce that several helpful new features have been added to Films On Demand, including: New Preview Button: Users can now preview video content directly from search and browse results! Simply click on the Preview button that displays alongside the page tools, and a player will open up and play the particular title or segment. Read More ›

Films On Demand: Spotlight on West Virginia University

West Virginia University, located in Morgantown, WV, is a Films On Demand subscriber. We recently talked with Beth Jane Toren, WVU Libraries’ Media and Research Services Librarian, about how her library handles technophobes, accommodates disabled students and faculty, and encourages usage among researchers. Read More ›

Films On Demand: May Programming Ideas—Remembering D-Day and More

This month’s programming suggestions from Films On Demand can help students and researchers study the D-Day Allied invasion of Europe, Brown v. Read More ›

Films On Demand: April Programming Ideas—Earth Day and More

This month’s programming suggestions from Films On Demand can help students and researchers celebrate Earth Day and the birthdays of both Shakespeare and Machiavelli, as well as teach them about the deadly disease that claimed the life of baseball legend Lou Gehrig. Read More ›

Films On Demand: Spotlight on Troy University

Troy University, located in Troy, AL, is a Films On Demand subscriber. We recently talked with Christopher Shaffer, Troy University’s Dean of Library Services, about how his library makes the most of its budget, uses social media to connect with students and faculty, and encourages usage among researchers. Read More ›

Films On Demand: New Premium Add-On Collection—Allied Health

Infobase is proud to announce that a new add-on collection for Films On Demand—the Allied Health Collection—is now available. The new Allied Health Collection is designed to help prepare future allied health professionals for practice across a diverse range of health care settings, whether they are learning how to draw blood, administer medications, or help deliver a baby. Read More ›

Films On Demand: New Social Sharing Tools and More

Infobase is pleased to announce that several notable enhancements have just been made to Films On Demand, including: New Social Sharing Tools: With the enhanced “Share To” tab, users can now easily share the authenticated URLs for any video or playlist to popular sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Google+, and Tumblr. Read More ›

Films On Demand: March Programming Ideas—Autism Awareness and More

This month’s programming suggestions from Films On Demand can promote autism awareness as well as teach students and researchers about sexual harassment and its prevention, introduce them to a renowned American poet, and show them the often marvelous (and sometimes controversial) things robots can do today. Read More ›

Films On Demand: Spotlight on National Louis University

National Louis University (NLU) is a Films On Demand subscriber. We recently talked with Amy LeFager, Instruction & Electronic Resources Librarian at NLU’s Wheeling, IL, campus, about how her library makes the most of its budget, accommodates disabled students and faculty, and encourages usage among patrons, students, and researchers. Read More ›

Films On Demand: Spotlight on Shedding Light on Motion

Perfect for introductory classes in the physical sciences, the five-part Shedding Light on Motion series—available through Films On Demand—is a visual treasure trove of demonstrations, animations, and explanations of all things motion. Read More ›

Films On Demand: New Searchable Playlists

Playlists are a valuable tool that allows users to compile specific video segments into a custom viewing experience. Over the years, more than 90,000 Films On Demand playlists have been created by faculty and librarians to share with their students. Read More ›

Films On Demand: Library Spotlight—Monsignor William Barry Memorial Library at Barry University

The Monsignor William Barry Memorial Library at Barry University in Miami Shores, FL, is a Films On Demand subscriber. We recently talked with Merlene Nembhard, Barry University’s Electronic Resources Coordinator, about how her library handles technophobes, makes the most of its budget, and encourages usage among patrons, students, and researchers. Read More ›

Films On Demand: February Programming Ideas—Women’s History Month, Presidents’ Day, and More

This month’s programming suggestions from Films On Demand can help students and researchers celebrate the upcoming Women’s History Month, Presidents’ Day, and National Entrepreneurship Week, as well as honor the legacy of one of history’s most influential scientists. Read More ›

Films On Demand: Library Spotlight—Neosho County Community College

Neosho County Community College in Chanute, KS, is a Films On Demand subscriber. We recently talked with Todd Knispel, Coordinator for Library Services at NCCC’s Chapman Learning Center, about how his library promotes its resources, makes the most of its budget, and encourages usage among patrons, students, and researchers. Read More ›

Films On Demand: Spotlight on Putin’s Way

In the film Putin’s Way, available through Films On Demand, FRONTLINE and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation investigate Russian leader Vladimir Putin, his remarkable ascent from unemployed spy to modern-day czar, and the persistent accusations of criminality and corruption that have accompanied that rise. Read More ›

Films On Demand: January Programming Ideas—A Look Ahead to African American History Month and More

Films On Demand is your source for compelling programs on high-interest and core topics to educate and motivate students. This month’s programming ideas can help students honor the upcoming African-American History Month as well as the memory of a great leader, learn more about a historical landmark, watch what they eat, explore the life of a master of horror fiction, and learn more about an important and serious issue affecting the world today. Read More ›

Infobase Can Help Librarians Fight Fake News

There’s been a lot of buzz about fake news lately, from false versions of legitimate news sites to online publications that publish misleading or even fabricated stories. Read More ›

Films On Demand: Spotlight on The Great Greek Myths

New to Films On Demand, The Great Greek Myths series features 20 tales of love, sex, power, betrayal, heinous crimes, unbearable separations, atrocious revenge, and metamorphoses that use a dynamic blend of contemporary, original animation and paintings from art history to offer a new way to discover this fascinating tradition in our universal heritage. Read More ›

Films On Demand: December Programming Ideas—The Pearl Harbor Attack and More

As we near the end of the year, now is a good time to reflect on past accomplishments and events from this month in history. Films On Demand is your source for compelling programs on high-interest and core topics to educate and motivate students, such as the ones listed below. Read More ›

Films On Demand: Spotlight on American Umpire

New to Films On Demand, American Umpire is a thought-provoking and balanced documentary about U.S. foreign policy that chronicles how the U.S. Read More ›

Films On Demand: Library Spotlight—Reg Erhardt Library at Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) is a Films On Demand subscriber. We recently talked with AnneMarie deGroot, Coordinator of Technical Services & AV Services at SAIT’s Reg Erhardt Library, about how her library promotes its resources, makes the most of its budget, and encourages usage among patrons, students, and researchers. Read More ›

Films On Demand: November Programming Ideas—Native American Heritage and More

November brings with it thoughts of warm, festive dinners, football games, and celebrations with family, but there is also rich tradition and history to honor. Films On Demand is your source for compelling programs on high-interest and core topics, such as the ones listed below, that celebrate the rich history and culture of Native Americans, without whom we wouldn’t have a Thanksgiving. Read More ›

Films On Demand: Spotlight on the Films Community—NC LIVE

The North Carolina Libraries for Virtual Education (NC LIVE) is a cooperative library service that provides North Carolinians with access to licensed digital content, with the aim of supporting education, enhancing economic development, and improving quality of life. Read More ›

Films On Demand: October Programming Ideas: Cybersecurity, Immigration, and More

Are your students concerned about hackers, learning more about the immigrant experience, or doing a report on the works of Arthur Miller? Films On Demand is your source for compelling programs on high-interest and core topics, such as the ones listed below. Read More ›

Films On Demand: Find Relevant Content Quickly with New Keyword Tags

Users of Infobase’s Films On Demand streaming video service for colleges and universities now have another way to find relevant content—by seeing all the videos that share specific keyword “tags.” These tags, available below the video window for all video titles, identify key concepts in the content; users can click on any of the tags shown to see other videos that include the same tag. Read More ›

Films On Demand: Alexandra Pelosi Films Added

Intrepid, Emmy-nominated journalist/filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi has built an award-winning reputation with her playful, politically charged HBO Documentary Films focusing on the famous (George Bush, Ted Haggard, John McCain, Barack Obama) and not-so-famous (right-wing Republicans, Evangelicals, motel kids in California). Read More ›

Films On Demand: We the Voters Series Added

The 2016 U.S. presidential election is only weeks away, and it is shaping up to be the most ideologically extreme election ever. The We the Voters: A User’s Guide to Democracy series, from Cinetic Rights Management LLC, is a timely and important new addition to Films On Demand. Read More ›

Spotlight on Infobase’s Extensive Election-Related Content

The 2016 U.S. presidential election is inching closer, and Infobase’s databases and streaming video products provide essential coverage, background, and context on all aspects of the election and political process. Read More ›

Films On Demand: Library Spotlight—Garnett Library at Missouri State University–West Plains

Missouri State University–West Plains has been a Films On Demand customer since 2012. We recently talked with Sylvia Kuhlmeier, Director of Library Services at Missouri State University–West Plains’ Garnett Library, about how her library makes the most of its budget, handles technophobes, and encourages usage among patrons, students, and researchers. Read More ›

On Demand/Learn360 Platform: New Authentication Options

Infobase is pleased to announce that it has added Google Sign-In, a new and improved SSO, and LDAP as its newest authentication options that allow Learn360, Classroom Video On Demand, Access Video On Demand, and Films On Demand subscribers to seamlessly access those products’ digital content. Read More ›

On Demand Platform: Spotlight on #BLACKLIVESMATTER

Produced by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, #BLACKLIVESMATTER is a poignant look at the hashtag-turned-political movement. Reporter Sally Sara takes to the streets of Baltimore and Chicago to investigate a reawakened civil rights movement that’s fighting to stop the killing of black Americans. Read More ›

Films On Demand: Presidential Election Coverage and More

With the first U.S. presidential debates coming up very soon and Election Day rapidly approaching, many college and university students will have their eyes on the election over the coming months. Read More ›

New Preview Widget Added to On Demand/Learn360 Admin Portal

Infobase is pleased to announce that a new Preview Widget has been added to the Admin Portals for Films On Demand, Classroom Video On Demand, Access Video On Demand, and Learn360. Read More ›

New Citation Options Added to On Demand/Learn360 Platform

Infobase is pleased to announce that new citation options have been added to Films On Demand, Classroom Video On Demand, Access Video On Demand, and Learn360. Read More ›

Library Spotlight: McMorrough Library at Holmes Community College

Holmes Community College in Goodman, MS, has been a Films On Demand customer since 2012. We recently talked with James Thompson, Librarian at Holmes Community College, about how the McMorrough Library deals with technophobes, makes the most of its budget, and encourages usage among patrons, students, and researchers. Read More ›

The Real Olympics Documentary in Films On Demand and Access Video On Demand

The 2016 Summer Olympics is in full swing in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. If the excitement over records being broken and historic moments being made has left you curious to know more about the Olympic Games, check out The Real Olympics: A History of the Ancient and Modern Olympic Games in our Films On Demand and Access Video On Demand streaming video collections. Read More ›

Video Tutorials Give Helpful Tips and Overviews of On Demand Platform

Infobase offers a multitude of ways to get to know our streaming video collections and their valuable features. Live and archived webinars are available throughout the year to introduce users and prospective customers to all of our products, and each product’s Support Center provides a wealth of additional help tools for users, including clear, instructional articles; video tutorials; live help chat; and more. Read More ›

Google Sign-In and Share to Google Classroom Options Now Available for Selected Infobase Products

Infobase is pleased to announce that two new features have been added to its streaming video services and to selected databases: Google Sign-In and the option to share Infobase content to Google Classroom. Read More ›

Library Spotlight: AJ Eastwood Library

Limestone College’s AJ Eastwood Library in Gaffney, SC, has been a Films On Demand subscriber since February 2011. We talked to Christine McSwain and Janet S. Read More ›

New to On Demand/Learn360: HBO Documentary Films®

Infobase is pleased to announce that HBO Documentary Films® is the newest producer added to Films On Demand, Classroom Video On Demand, Access Video On Demand, and Learn360. Read More ›

On Demand/Learn360 Update—New & Notable Enhancements

Infobase is pleased to announce that Films On Demand, Classroom Video On Demand, Access Video On Demand, and Learn360 have received several new enhancements of note. Read More ›

On Demand/Learn360 Update: New Video Intro Feature for Playlists

Infobase is pleased to announce that Films On Demand, Classroom Video On Demand, Access Video On Demand, and Learn360 now have a new Video Intro feature for playlists. Read More ›

On Demand Platform: ISIS, Birth of a Terrorist State Now Available

ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, has established itself as the new brand of international jihad. How did it come to life? How is it financed? And how does one fight a structure that no longer depends on outside funding? In November 2014, Jérôme Fritel and Stephan Villeneuve spent a month in Iraq to investigate the financing and birth of this terrorist organization. Read More ›

On Demand Platform: Custom Content Upload Option Now Available

Infobase is pleased to announce that Films On Demand, Classroom Video On Demand, and Access Video On Demand account administrators can now add their own content to their On Demand subscriptions. Read More ›

On Demand Platform: Spotlight on New Presidential Debates Series

In 1960, when John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon met face to face in the first televised presidential debates in American history, a new era began in which on-camera personality, media exposure, and public image had major impacts on political campaigns. Fifty-six years later, televised presidential debates have become commonplace and even more critical to the outcome of presidential elections. Read More ›

Films On Demand Recognizes Arizona State University Libraries

Infobase is delighted to announce that it has honored Arizona State University Libraries for being the first institution to reach more than 2 million streaming video views through its Films On Demand subscription service. Read More ›

Update to the World Cinema Streaming Video Collection: New Captions and Transcripts

The 380+ classic and contemporary feature films in our World Cinema Streaming Video Collection are now more accessible than ever. Most films in the collection contain subtitles, and closed captions have been added to each film for which subtitles are not available. Read More ›

Films On Demand Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Films On Demand, the award-winning streaming video service from Infobase. Films On Demand currently serves more than 250 million educators, students, and librarians and is widely regarded as a frontrunner in the educational streaming video field. Read More ›

Infobase Wins Statewide Deal with North Carolina

Infobase Learning is pleased to announce that NC LIVE, North Carolina’s statewide public and academic library consortium, has just signed on as a subscriber to Films On Demand. Read More ›

Infobase Adds California Newsreel Films to Its Films On Demand Streaming Video Products!

Infobase Learning has announced the addition of California Newsreel films, some exclusively, to its award-winning Films On Demand family of streaming video subscription products—Films On Demand (for academic institutions), Classroom Video On Demand (for high schools), and Access Video On Demand (for public libraries). Read More ›

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