Films On Demand: Technology & Society Collection

Technology & Society Video Collection

3 Universities & Colleges

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We may not live in a world of flying cars, humanoid robot assistants, and laser cannons, but technology has changed our lives in countless and often unpredictable ways. This collection looks at the history and current state of how technology has changed our lives. Can iPads harm toddlers’ development? Will human workers become obsolete? Are we more “connected” yet also more alone than ever?

This collection is available as a single-subject collection or as part of the Films On Demand Master Academic Video Package.

  • Disconnected: A Month without Computers – a film that asks the question: what happens when a group of college students undergo a forced “digital detox?” No e-mail, no Facebook, not even Google for researching term papers. The horror!
  • Nanotechnology: The Power of Small—A Fred Friendly Seminar – widely acclaimed three-part series hosted by Peabody Award-winning journalist John Hockenberry on the social, ethical, and personal implications of advances in nanotechnology.
  • Big Brother, Big Business: The Data-Mining and Surveillance Industries – a feature-length documentary on the rapidly growing data-mining and surveillance industries, offering case studies and examples of dubious and hurtful information sharing.
  • Deluged By Data: The Infobesity Epidemic – some experts think we all suffer from data overload and “infobesity” and need a “data diet.” Meet the data lovers and skeptics and wired, tired people who go ZERO TECH to escape being deluged by data.
  • The World According to Google, Google World, and In Google We Trust – a trio of independent documentaries, each with a different approach, that go behind the scenes at one of the world’s most influential technology companies.
  • Think b4 u Post: Your Reputation and Privacy on Social Networking Sites – a playful yet serious film that warns about unforeseen consequences of indiscriminate posting of pictures and personal details on social media sites.
  • Tomorrow’s Food – an eye-opening three-part BBC series that showcases amazing innovations and advances from around the world—from future-facing farms whose crops never see daylight to space-age supermarket aisles and restaurants staffed by robots.
  • Generation LikeFRONTLINE explores how the perennial teen’s quest for identity and connection has migrated to social media—and exposes the game of cat-and-mouse that corporations are playing with these young consumers.
  • A wealth of TED Talks on the effect of technology on our lives, including talks by Ray Kurzweil (singularity), Brenda Brathwaite (educational gaming), Tim Berners-Lee (open data), Stephen Wolfram (cataloging knowledge), Sherry Turkle (digital isolation), Jeff Bezos (innovation), and many more.
  • Making Stuff (Season 2)– four episodes that explore how materials changed history and are shaping the future, with regards to making “stuff” faster, wilder, colder, and safer.
  • Digital Side Effects: When Computers Think for Us – featuring psychologists, scientists, and professors from all over the globe, this documentary synthesizes theories, psychiatric evaluations, and quantitative evidence from studies on the brain that indicate a serious global epidemic of digital addiction.

All titles are segmented into short, pedagogical clips, ideal for intermittent use during classroom lectures. For classwork viewing, students can choose to watch an entire film without interruption. Titles within the collection are sorted across distinct, browsable subject categories, enabling refined searches for available titles in specific topic areas.

  • Unlimited access from your computer/laptop, tablet, or phone—on campus or off
  • Create and share playlists—use premade clips, full videos, or custom segments to engage students
  • Add a personalized video introduction to any playlist you create
  • Upload the proprietary digital video content you already own and use (like lectures, seminars, etc.) to the platform
  • Captions, interactive transcripts, citations, Google Translate, and more
  • New videos added at no additional cost
  • Videos can be easily added to LibGuides, distance education courses, social media platforms, and LMSs such as D2L, Canvas, Moodle, and others
  • Public performance rights and no copyright infringement
  • Keyword tags for all content, linking to related material

Films On Demand: Physical Science Collection

Physical Science Video Collection

3 Universities & Colleges

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Einstein’s theory of relativity, Newtonian physics, and Mendeleyev’s periodic table. Nanotechnology, quantum computing, and string theory. From the fundamental discoveries that changed history, to the science-fictionesque emerging fields of the present, this collection is filled with videos that highlight the most important topics in physics, chemistry, and astronomy.

This collection is available as a single-subject collection or as part of the Films On Demand Master Academic Video Package.

  • Essential Chemistry: Core Concepts Video Clip Collection – with 46 self-contained clips from three to six minutes each, this collection comprehensively covers the fundamentals of chemistry.
  • Welcome to the Nanoworld! – a four-hour documentary series on both the promise and risks of this fascinating new branch of science.
  • The Quantum Tamers: Revealing Our Weird and Wired Future – a highly visual program that takes viewers to the frontiers of quantum computation, with commentary from Stephen Hawking and 18 other quantum visionaries.
  • Physics in Action – a popular five-part series that presents the facts, formulas, and laws of physics with real-world examples, illustrative animations, and a down-to-earth host.
  • Elements: Making Sense of Matter – a three-hour BBC series that traces the evolution of chemistry through re-creations of pivotal experiments that bring out the inherent drama and spectacle of science.
  • Shedding Light on Motion – a four-part series that presents a visual treasure trove of demonstrations, animations, and explanations of all things motion.
  • Color: The Spectrum of Science – just 15 colors tell the entire story of Earth, life, and scientific discovery. This three-part BBC series explains how each of these colors occur, unlocking the mysteries of nature and the forces that underpin the Universe itself.
  • The Chem Lab: Safety in Every Step – an introduction to the chemistry laboratory and the proper safety measures to take.
  • Chemistry: Challenges and Solutions – an Annenberg Learner 13-part series that introduces students to cutting-edge applications of chemistry.
  • Light: Everything You Need to Know – a five-part series providing concrete ways to understand the difficult abstractions inherent in the study of light.
  • 400 Years of the Telescope: A Journey of Science, Technology, and Thought – the history of the telescope, from the days of Copernicus to recent findings from the Hubble Space Telescope.
  • Uranium: Twisting the Dragon’s Tail – a two-part PBS series that seeks to reveal the cultural, scientific, and natural history of the most wondrous and terrifying rock on Earth.
  • Electricity: A 3-D Animated Demonstration – a comprehensive eight-part series covering current and circuits, power and efficiency, magnetism, Ohm’s law, and more.
  • Science in Everyday Life: Physical Science Video Clips – a collection of 34 visually stunning video clips that explore the many facets of physics and the environment.

All titles are segmented into short, pedagogical clips, ideal for intermittent use during classroom lectures. For classwork viewing, students can choose to watch an entire film without interruption. Titles within the collection are sorted across distinct, browsable subject categories, enabling refined searches for available titles in specific topic areas.

  • Unlimited access from your computer/laptop, tablet, or phone—on campus or off
  • Create and share playlists—use premade clips, full videos, or custom segments to engage students
  • Add a personalized video introduction to any playlist you create
  • Upload the proprietary digital video content you already own and use (like lectures, seminars, etc.) to the platform
  • Captions, interactive transcripts, citations, Google Translate, and more
  • New videos added at no additional cost
  • Videos can be easily added to LibGuides, distance education courses, social media platforms, and LMSs such as D2L, Canvas, Moodle, and others
  • Public performance rights and no copyright infringement
  • Keyword tags for all content, linking to related material

Films On Demand: Mathematics Collection

Mathematics Video Collection

3 Universities & Colleges

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From business to the sciences to the trades, most students’ professions will inevitably involve mathematics. This collection aims to serve math’s cross-disciplinary nature, both with straightforward video lessons on branches from statistics to calculus, algebra, and geometry, as well as programming about applied math in accounting, psychology, construction, and more. Documentaries on advanced theories and the history and global impact of math round out the collection for more serious students.

This collection is available as a single-subject collection or as part of the Films On Demand Master Academic Video Package.

  • More than 260 short-form video exercises on mathematics and statistics from integral CALC.
  • Accounting Fundamentals – an exclusive four-part series that provides an overview of accounting practices and concepts.
  • Engaging video series from Annenberg Learner that help demystify math, including Mathematics Illuminated (13 parts) and Against All Odds: Inside Statistics (32 parts).
  • The Math Code – a three-hour series featuring Oxford University professor Marcus du Sautoy, bringing viewers on a quest to find the mathematical principles governing the natural world. From a Neolithic stone circle to Twitter, the series examines recurrent ratios and patterns and then asks if their existence makes it possible to predict future events.
  • Algebra Applications and Geometry Applications – 20 parts in total, these two series present an impressive array of real-world applications of algebra, covering the complete scope and sequence of both curricula.
  • The Story of Math – a landmark four-hour series that takes viewers on an entertaining and enlightening journey through the ages and around the world to trace the development of mathematics and to see how math has shaped human civilization.
  • Multiple TED Talks focusing on mathematics, including How Juries Are Fooled by Statistics; How Algorithms Shape Our World; The Surprising Math of Cities and Corporations; Debunking Third-World Myths with the Best Stats You’ve Ever Seen; and more.
  • The Secret Rules of Modern Living: Algorithms – examines the extraordinary impact of the use of algorithms and the collation of big data in society today.
  • The Story of 1: How a Single Digit Created Math and Changed the World – hosted by Terry Jones of Monty Python fame, this documentary tells the entire story of 1, how it has been the prime mover in creating the entire concept of mathematics, and, with 0, how it has come to dominate society through digital technology.
  • Math: Linear Functions, Pythagoras’ Theorem, and Ratio and Proportion – a three-part series that will help students get their heads around this trio of foundational mathematics.
  • Three smart and witty programs with engaging visual appeal: The Joy of Chance; The Joy of Stats; and The Joy of Logic.
  • Algebra Nspirations – a 10-part series in which internationally acclaimed mathematics educator Dr. Monica Neagoy explores specific problems through the use of graphing calculators, entertaining insight into general concepts, and colorful real-world examples.

All titles are segmented into short, pedagogical clips, ideal for intermittent use during classroom lectures. For classwork viewing, students can choose to watch an entire film without interruption. Titles within the collection are sorted across distinct, browsable subject categories, enabling refined searches for available titles in specific topic areas.

  • Unlimited access from your computer/laptop, tablet, or phone—on campus or off
  • Create and share playlists—use premade clips, full videos, or custom segments to engage students
  • Add a personalized video introduction to any playlist you create
  • Upload the proprietary digital video content you already own and use (like lectures, seminars, etc.) to the platform
  • Captions, interactive transcripts, citations, Google Translate, and more
  • New videos added at no additional cost
  • Videos can be easily added to LibGuides, distance education courses, social media platforms, and LMSs such as D2L, Canvas, Moodle, and others
  • Public performance rights and no copyright infringement
  • Keyword tags for all content, linking to related material

Films On Demand: Entertainment Collection

Entertainment Video Collection

3 Universities & Colleges

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Action! Horror! Comedy! Romance! The Entertainment Video Collection offers hundreds of films ranging from lighthearted popcorn flicks to thought-provoking dramas, providing Films On Demand subscribers access to movies intended to be viewed for pleasure and entertainment. Plus, students looking for entertaining movies while on summer or winter break can enjoy this commercial-free streaming video source from off campus, ensuring steady usage throughout the year.

This collection is available as a single-subject collection or as part of the Films On Demand Master Academic Video Package. Some Entertainment Video Collection titles contain mature themes or content; viewer discretion is advised.

  • Exciting, thoughtful dramas, including The Illusionist (with Edward Norton); The Lightkeepers (with Richard Dreyfuss, Blythe Danner, and Mamie Gummer); the Academy Award® nominated On Any Sunday; Sundance Award-winner This Is Martin Bonner; The Exonerated (with Brian Dennehy, Danny Glover, and Susan Sarandon); Lovely, Still (with Martin Landau and Ellen Burstyn); Gibsonburg (with Lili Reinhart); Ashanti (with Michael Caine); and the classic Jamaican film The Harder They Come.
  • Horror films both grisly and shocking, including Count Dracula (1970 adaptation with Christopher Lee and Klaus Kinski), Nosferatu In Venice, The Uncanny (with Peter Cushing and Donald Pleasance), Dark Web, Portmanteau, Chopping Block, Living Dark: The Story of Ted the Caver, andThere’s Something in the Pilliga.
  • Action and adventure films, including The Final Countdown (starting Martin Sheen and Kirk Douglas), Raven (starring Burt Reynolds), Circle of Iron (with David Carradine, Christopher Lee, and Roddy McDowall), Imperfect Quadrant (with Katherine Langford), and Revenge of the Samurai Cop, plus westerns including Apache Rifles (with Audie Murphy) and classic Universal Movie Studios serials including The Red Rider and Lost City of the Jungle.
  • A wide range of comedies, including Black to the Future (with stand-up comedian Lewis Black); No Pay, Nudity (with Gabriel Byrne and Nathan Lane); Mock & Roll; Mortal Fools; and I Am Battle Comic.
  • Plus, mysteries and thrillers, romances, sci-fi and fantasy, LGBTQ+ movies, holiday entertainment, and more!

  • Unlimited access from your computer/laptop, tablet, or phone—on campus or off
  • Captions, interactive transcripts, Google Translate, and more
  • New videos added at no additional cost
  • Public performance rights and no copyright infringement

Films On Demand: Engineering Collection

Engineering Video Collection

3 Universities & Colleges

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From massive public projects like the Hoover Dam to the incredibly small science of nanotechnology, this growing collection provides coverage of the widespread and interdisciplinary fields of engineering. Documentary films, scholarly presentations, and instructional videos cover chemical, civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering as well as bioengineering and materials science. This collection is available as a single-subject collection or as part of the Films On Demand Master Academic Video Package.

  • Blueprint Fundamentals – a no-nonsense overview of how to interpret and read blueprints across several disciplines.
  • Nanotechnology: The Power of Small—A Fred Friendly Seminar – a widely acclaimed three-part series, hosted by Peabody Award-winning journalist John Hockenberry, on the social, ethical, and personal implications of advances in nanotechnology.
  • Tomorrow’s World: A Horizon Special – from the entrepreneurs who are driving a new space race to the Nobel Prize-winning scientist leading a nanotech revolution, this BBC special is a tour of the people and ideas delivering the world of tomorrow, today.
  • More than 90 episodes of Modern Marvels, featuring the science and engineering behind the materials, structures, machines, and inventions that make up the modern world.
  • European Inventor Award 2017 – a 15-part series where inventors respond to the challenges of our time as well as contribute to social progress, economic growth, and prosperity with topics such as lab-grown human organs, a super sponge for oil spills, and more.
  • Understanding Electronics – a six-part series that helps develop hands-on knowledge and conceptual understanding in a variety of electronics fields (health care, communications, industry, transportation, environment, and computing) by using case studies, first-rate technical expertise, and high-energy video productions.
  • The Age of Robots – a six-part journey through the state of the art of robotics and artificial intelligence.
  • 2077—10 Seconds to the Future – with the aid of theoretical physicists, pathologists, and geopolitical forecasters, this four-part series connects the present with the past to show us how we can influence the future.
  • Multiple TED Talks focusing on the cutting edge of engineering, with presentations on robotics, artificial intelligence, wireless technology, bioengineering, and more.
  • How to Build… – three-part series that uses extraordinary access to some of the world’s most advanced and closely guarded engineering processes to reveal the beauty, ingenuity, and complexity of building high-performance vehicles.
  • Cyborgs: Human Machines – discusses the humans who are fusing their bodies with technology to increase their abilities and expand their senses: injecting magnets to sense electromagnetic fields, inserting chips under the skin to open doors, and implanting devices to sharpen their senses. Who are these people and what drives them?
  • Seeing Science: Engineering – eight visually spectacular shorts show frontline discoveries in engineering and the people who have helped make them happen.
  • City in the Sky – three-part series that takes viewers around the world to uncover the invisible global networks and complex logistics that make air travel possible. Discover how aircraft are prepared for takeoff, examine what happens in flight, and look at what it takes to bring flights safely back down to earth.
  • When a Bridge Falls – examines how, at the height of rush hour on August 1, 2007, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, a bridge carrying eight lanes of I-35W over the Mississippi River suddenly collapsed, sending cars and trucks plunging into the water below.

All titles are segmented into short, pedagogical clips, ideal for intermittent use during classroom lectures. For classwork viewing, students can choose to watch an entire film without interruption. Titles within the collection are sorted across distinct, browsable subject categories, enabling refined searches for available titles in specific topic areas.

  • Unlimited access from your computer/laptop, tablet, or phone—on campus or off
  • Create and share playlists—use premade clips, full videos, or custom segments to engage students
  • Add a personalized video introduction to any playlist you create
  • Upload the proprietary digital video content you already own and use (like lectures, seminars, etc.) to the platform
  • Captions, interactive transcripts, citations, Google Translate, and more
  • New videos added at no additional cost
  • Videos can be easily added to LibGuides, distance education courses, social media platforms, and LMSs such as D2L, Canvas, Moodle, and others
  • Public performance rights and no copyright infringement
  • Keyword tags for all content, linking to related material

Films On Demand: Earth Science Collection

Earth Science Video Collection

3 Universities & Colleges

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Earthquakes and volcanoes, ice ages and global warming, rainforests and hydrothermal vents. The Earth is as complex as it is beautiful, and this collection is filled with documentaries and educational titles that serve to unravel the complexity while highlighting the beauty. The next best thing to fieldwork, these videos will add context to what is taught in lectures and bring life to what is learned from textbooks.

This collection is available as a single-subject collection or as part of the Films On Demand Master Academic Video Package.

  • How the Earth Was Made – a mesmerizing 22-part series from A&E on the absolute beginning of Earth’s history, with in-depth looks at famous locales, including Yellowstone, the San Andreas Fault, the Ring of Fire, Death Valley, the Atacama Desert, Loch Ness, Krakatoa, and more.
  • Biomes of the Earth: Core Concepts Video Clip Collection – a comprehensive library of 50 segments—breathtakingly filmed in locations around the world—that will open viewers’ eyes as it covers key biological, environmental, and geological concepts associated with the ecological communities forming the biosphere. Ideal for intermittent classroom use.
  • How Earth Made Us: The Untold Story of History – a breathtaking five-hour BBC series that reveals the powerful influence of geology, geography, and climate on humanity’s development, from the birth of agriculture to the industrial revolution and beyond.
  • Cambridge Core Science Series: GeoBasics – an eight-part series, which made Science Books & Films’ annual “Best Films” list, providing a well-rounded overview of the study of the Earth, its systems, and humankind’s impact. Includes coverage of plate tectonics, rocks and minerals, oceans and seas, geocycles, energy and resources, and more.
  • Forces of Nature – a global tour in four themed episodes from PBS, answering the simplest questions about the complex forces that shape our planet. Discover what lies beneath Earth’s startling beauty as the secrets of our cosmos and the natural forces that govern everything within it are revealed.
  • Fierce Earth, Series 1 & 2 – a 20-part adventure, featuring footage from the BBC and other natural history archives, that examines the power of nature’s fury with jaw-dropping images.
  • The Arctic Circle – filmed in some of the Earth’s most beautiful and desolate locations, a two-part series that marries hard science with dramatic live-action footage and sophisticated computer graphics to tell the story of climate change at the top of the world.
  • Atlantic: Wildest Ocean on Earth – the Atlantic is an ocean everyone thinks they know, but what we see from the shore is only a fraction of the story as uncovered in this three-part series.
  • Voyage of the Continents, Series 1 & 2 – a 10-part look at how massive tectonic forces have sculpted and re-sculpted our world in a never-ending journey.
  • Global Reef Expedition – a six-part series that documents the beauty and fascination of one of Earth’s most critical habitats, giving viewers an unprecedented look at scientists in action and seeking to better understand the intimate workings of these endangered ecosystems.
  • The Once Good Earth: Understanding Soil – a program that takes viewers deep inside that unseen realm, focusing on the chemical and ecological complexity that enriches soil and sustains plant and animal life.

All titles are segmented into short, pedagogical clips, ideal for intermittent use during classroom lectures. For classwork viewing, students can choose to watch an entire film without interruption. Titles within the collection are sorted across distinct, browsable subject categories, enabling refined searches for available titles in specific topic areas.

  • Unlimited access from your computer/laptop, tablet, or phone—on campus or off
  • Create and share playlists—use premade clips, full videos, or custom segments to engage students
  • Add a personalized video introduction to any playlist you create
  • Upload the proprietary digital video content you already own and use (like lectures, seminars, etc.) to the platform
  • Captions, interactive transcripts, citations, Google Translate, and more
  • New videos added at no additional cost
  • Videos can be easily added to LibGuides, distance education courses, social media platforms, and LMSs such as D2L, Canvas, Moodle, and others
  • Public performance rights and no copyright infringement
  • Keyword tags for all content, linking to related material

Films On Demand: Criminal Justice & Law Collection

Criminal Justice & Law Video Collection

3 Universities & Colleges

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With several hundred titles spanning criminal investigation, legal studies, criminology, and the justice system, this collection covers the basics and also digs deep into the intricacies of topics such as forensic science, homeland security, police training, the criminal mind, juvenile justice, cybercrime, human rights, and more.

This collection is available as a single-subject collection or as part of the Films On Demand Master Academic Video Package.

  • Equal Justice Under Law: Landmark Cases in Supreme Court History – a classic six-part series that investigates the role of the Supreme Court by looking at landmark cases that set major precedents.
  • In the Line of Duty – more than 50 titles from this no-nonsense law enforcement training series. Topics include pat downs, street interrogation techniques, AMBER Alert pursuits, drug-related stops, terror-related scenarios, and much more.
  • Due Process: Understanding the U.S. Criminal Justice System – the essential introductory series that outlines the basics of crime, law, enforcement, evidence, forensics, and the court system.
  • Hours of documentaries on juvenile justice, including The Child Welfare System: In the Child’s Best Interest (Edward R. Murrow Award and multiple Emmys); From the Inside: Personal Challenges for Teens Reentering Society (Telly Award winner); Pendleton Juvenile Prison (three-part series); Cradle to Jail: The Kids of Lake County (11-part series); and more.
  • Death Sentence: The Story of Capital Punishment – a documentary that explores capital punishment through historical examples and interviews with legal scholars.
  • Witness to Execution: Capital Punishment – Emmy Award-winning program led by Ted Koppel.
  • Forensics School: Inside a Criminal Justice Training Center – a five-part series that goes inside the Forensic Science & Criminal Investigation program at the U.K.’s renowned University of Central Lancashire.
  • Scammed – a 13-part series revealing the most prevalent types of scam crimes in operation today, from identity theft and credit card skimming to elder fraud and more.
  • More than 25 contemporary and classic documentaries from HBO, including Homegrown: The Counter-Terror Dilemma; Heroin: Cape Cod, USA; Requiem for the Dead: American Spring 2014; Thought Crimes: The Case of the Cannibal Cop; Three Days of Terror: The Charlie Hebdo Attacks; 5 American Handguns—5 American Kids; The Iceman and the Psychiatrist; and more.
  • Eyewitness: Memory in Criminal Investigation – a three-hour series that reveals the science behind the role of memory in criminal investigation.
  • Cybercrime: World Wide War 3.0 – taking a global approach, this documentary examines several forms of cybercrime and their impact on law enforcement, national security, the corporate world, and society at large.
  • Mapping Murder: Investigative Psychology Meets Geographical Profiling – a six-part series that spotlights renowned investigative psychologist David Canter as he analyzes some of the most notorious crimes on record.
  • The Age of Terror: A Survey of Modern Terrorism – the acclaimed four-part series that provides unprecedented interviews with dozens of bombers, gunmen, hijackers, kidnappers, and radical leaders as it scrutinizes key terror campaigns that changed the course of modern history.
  • Welcome to Warren: Inmates and Guards on Life in Prison – featured at Sundance and winner of the Silverdocs Jury Award, this sobering documentary focuses not just on inmates but on guards as well.

All titles are segmented into short, pedagogical clips, ideal for intermittent use during classroom lectures. For classwork viewing, students can choose to watch an entire film without interruption. Titles within the collection are sorted across distinct, browsable subject categories, enabling refined searches for available titles in specific topic areas.

  • Unlimited access from your computer/laptop, tablet, or phone—on campus or off
  • Create and share playlists—use premade clips, full videos, or custom segments to engage students
  • Add a personalized video introduction to any playlist you create
  • Upload the proprietary digital video content you already own and use (like lectures, seminars, etc.) to the platform
  • Captions, interactive transcripts, citations, Google Translate, and more
  • New videos added at no additional cost
  • Videos can be easily added to LibGuides, distance education courses, social media platforms, and LMSs such as D2L, Canvas, Moodle, and others
  • Public performance rights and no copyright infringement
  • Keyword tags for all content, linking to related material

Films On Demand: Computer Science & Information Technology Collection

Computer Science and Information Technology Video Collection

3 Universities & Colleges

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Want to learn what it takes to develop a game-changing app? Study robots? Navigate the world of Big Data? The Computer Science and Information Technology Video Collection covers all of those things and more, with videos on IT, database management, programming, robots, networking and servers, and web development, including dozens of WatchIT professional education programs. This versatile collection features programs on the history of computers, and on sociological and cultural aspects of computing in addition to new programs that cover the core Computer Science and Information Technology curricula.

This collection is available as a single-subject collection or as part of the Films On Demand Master Career & Technical Education Video Package.

  • Database Management Systems & IT – learn more about business intelligence and data management with titles including Digital Memory Gatekeepers; Data Mining: Big Data’s Increasing Challenge and Payoff; Data: Ethical Use and Storage; and Joy of Data.
  • Information Technology – the ins and outs of IT, from hardware to security. Titles include Internet Security Specialist and Computer Systems Analyst from the exclusive Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight series; BBC’s Inside the Dark Web; WatchIT’s four-part Internet and Social Software: What You Need to Know series.
  • Programming – videos on developing apps, games, and software, as well as programming languages. Titles include the two-part Creating Mobile Apps series; Getting into Games, which ventures behind the scenes to explore the making of games as well as examining their uses in education and leisure; and Introduction to Programming: Unlocking the Secrets, which examines the basic steps involved in producing any piece of software, from identifying the goal to documentation.
  • Robotics – titles that provide in-depth insights into the future of robotics, including Squeeze Me: Robots in Dementia Therapy; Inside Science’s two-part Artificial Intelligence series; and Living with Robots, which introduces viewers to the world’s most advanced androids that look and talk like us, the world’s deadliest robots that kill for us, and the world’s smartest robots that learn from us.
  • Telecom, Networking & the Internet – find out more about networking, cloud computing, and web development with titles such as Developing a Website; Disconnected: A Month without Computers, and WatchIT’s three-part The Cloud Computing Landscape series.

Titles within the collection are segmented into short, pedagogical clips, ideal for intermittent use during classroom lectures. For classwork viewing, students can choose to watch an entire film without interruption. Titles within the collection are sorted across distinct, browsable subject categories, enabling refined searches for available titles in specific topic areas.

  • Unlimited access from your computer/laptop, tablet, or phone—on campus or off
  • Create and share playlists—use premade clips, full videos, or custom segments to engage students
  • Add a personalized video introduction to any playlist you create
  • Upload the proprietary digital video content you already own and use (like lectures, seminars, etc.) to the platform
  • Captions, interactive transcripts, citations, Google Translate, and more
  • New videos added at no additional cost
  • Videos can be easily added to LibGuides, distance education courses, social media platforms, and LMSs such as D2L, Canvas, Moodle, and others
  • Public performance rights and no copyright infringement
  • Keyword tags for all content, linking to related material

Films On Demand: Biology Collection

Biology Video Collection

3 Universities & Colleges

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From the fundamentals of cell division to the complexities of epigenetics, the vast field of biology is covered by this extensive collection of documentaries, educational videos, presentations, and interviews. Cells, genetics, and evolution. Human anatomy and physiology. Ecological diversity and change. All are brought to life for students in ways that only video can accomplish.

This collection is available as a single-subject collection or as part of the Films On Demand Master Academic Video Package.

  • The Human Body: How It Works – comprehensive nine-part series that details the inner and outer workings of the human machine.
  • Cell Biology: Structure, Function and Processes – no-nonsense four-part series that guides viewers through the essentials of cell biology: structure and function, metabolism and respiration, and division and growth, with a focus on stem cells, cellular differentiation, and genetics.
  • Heredity – a two-part series that investigates the cellular systems and processes involved in transmitting genetic material to new cells and offspring.
  • Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life – an eye-catching BBC special, hosted by David Attenborough, that travels the globe to show how Charles Darwin developed his theory of evolution and explore its ramifications today.
  • The Secret Life of Twins: Identity, Genetics, and Human Development and Secret Life of Twins (2015) – BBC series and updated program that investigate the nature-nurture debate and how twin studies are creating new avenues of research in medicine, genetics, and psychology.
  • Anatomy for Beginners – a four-part series in which the anatomist responsible for the world-renowned Body Worlds exhibit takes viewers on an anatomical tour that, despite the series’ name, will enlighten students from Biology 101 to the most advanced medical courses.
  • The Gene Code – a series that documents many of the strides made in biology, anthropology, and health care as a result of the extraordinary genetic discoveries of the past few decades.
  • Biotechnology in the 21st Century – from major advances to practical applications to ethical controversies, this four-part series introduces viewers to a field of science that is rapidly changing the world.
  • Plant Biology: Core Concepts Video Clip Library – filled with award-winning animation, this comprehensive clip library brings to life the intricate biology of plants.
  • Cousin Bonobo – fascinating documentary that investigates the genetics, biology, intelligence, sexual behavior, and matriarchal social organization of humankind’s closest relative.
  • Animated Neuroscience and the Action of Nicotine, Cocaine, and Marijuana in the Brain – CINE Golden Eagle Award-winning film that uses 3-D animation to take viewers on a journey deep into the brain to study the effects of these three substances.
  • Bacterial World: Microbes That Rule Our World – delves into this vast subject and explores a new vision of interdependence with bacteria.
  • Darwin’s Finches in Galápagos – six videos that illustrate not only an iconic example of contemporary evolution but also the way in which evolution is studied in a natural and challenging environment.

All titles are segmented into short, pedagogical clips, ideal for intermittent use during classroom lectures. For classwork viewing, students can choose to watch an entire film without interruption. Titles within the collection are sorted across distinct, browsable subject categories, enabling refined searched for available titles in specific topic areas.

  • Unlimited access from your computer/laptop, tablet, or phone—on campus or off
  • Create and share playlists—use premade clips, full videos, or custom segments to engage students
  • Add a personalized video introduction to any playlist you create
  • Upload the proprietary digital video content you already own and use (like lectures, seminars, etc.) to the platform
  • Captions, interactive transcripts, citations, Google Translate, and more
  • New videos added at no additional cost
  • Videos can be easily added to LibGuides, distance education courses, social media platforms, and LMSs such as D2L, Canvas, Moodle, and others
  • Public performance rights and no copyright infringement
  • Keyword tags for all content, linking to related material

Middle-High School eBook Collection

Middle - High School eBook Subscription

K-12 Schools & Districts

About This Product

Now with a fresh new look, expanded customization options, and even better functionality, Infobase’s Middle/High School eBook Collection gives you convenient access to more than 5,300 acclaimed eBooks from the award-winning Facts On File, Chelsea House, Ferguson’s, and Bloom’s imprints at a fraction of the cost of purchase. Easy to use and correlated to all major educational standards, the Middle/High School eBook Collection is a perfect fit for any classroom or library and an ideal way to grow your eBook collection. The collection includes a wide range of subjects—from ancient history and biographies, to mathematics, animals, nature, and more.

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  • Thousands of acclaimed titles
  • Supports 1:1 initiatives, flipped classrooms, blended instruction, and project-based learning
  • Exclusive, unlimited, simultaneous use, on-site or off—no check-in/checkout
  • New and updated titles added automatically at no additional cost
  • User-friendly interface and a robust platform with the speed, flexibility, and functionality that today’s online experience demands
  • Mobile app for Apple iOS and Android
  • Correlated to Common Core, state, national, provincial, International Baccalaureate Organization, C3 Framework for Social Studies, College Board AP, national STEM, and Next Generation Science standards
  • Google Sign-In allows users to easily access the eBook Collection with their Google credentials
  • Share content to Google Classroom
  • Save selected chapters or copied text passages to Google Drive
  • Print selected chapters or text
  • Powerful browse and search options, with dynamic filters; plus, users can browse the full list of available subjects right from the home page and link directly to the areas that interest them
  • “Did You Mean…?” search feature
  • eBook Reader with embedded tool options that allow users to search within the eBook and control the display
  • Custom home page sliders—create your own sliders that feature the Infobase eBooks of your choice
  • Page Links on Subject and Series pages can be used to direct other authenticated users to that particular page
  • Dictionary tool, with word pronunciation and related words
  • Uses HTTPS, a requirement for many new browser features, to help protect the security and privacy of our users
  • Dynamic citations available in MLA, Chicago, APA, and Harvard formats, with EasyBib, NoodleTools, and RefWorks export functionality
  • Easy integration into any online catalog via free MARC records
  • “Take a tour” option that guides readers through the Infobase eBooks platform
  • Comprehensive admin portal, with COUNTER 5 reporting, SUSHI exporting, and suppression rule options
  • Searchable Support Center with valuable help materials, how-to tips, tutorials, and live help chat
  • Bookmark tool.

Middle-High School eBook Subscription: Now a Google for Education Partner!

Infobase is proud to announce that the Infobase eBooks platform is now a Google for Education partner. As a partner, the Middle/High School eBook Collection supports the following Google integrations: Google Sign-In, which allows users to easily access the eBook Collection with their Google credenti…read more →

Middle-High School eBook Subscription: New, Improved Platform!

Infobase is delighted to announce that we have relaunched the new and improved Infobase eBooks platform with a fresh new look, expanded customization options, and improved functionality that will enrich the experience of the researchers who use it. HIGHLIGHTS of the key enhancements: All-new, robus…read more →

Middle-High School eBook Subscription: More New and Updated Titles Added

Dozens of new and updated eBooks have been added to Infobase’s Middle-High School eBook Subscription across a wide range of subject areas, making the eBook collection more comprehensive and current than ever. All eBook titles in the Middle-High School eBook Subscription, including these new title…read more →

Middle-High School eBook Subscription: Search Enhancements Made to Platform

Infobase is delighted to announce that a host of navigation and search enhancements have been made to the Middle-High School eBook Subscription platform. The modifications made to the overall navigation—including the search and browse results, the eBook reader, and the search technology—improve …read more →

Middle-High School eBook Subscription: New and Updated Titles Added

New and updated eBooks have been added to Infobase’s Middle-High School eBook Subscription across a wide range of subject areas, making the eBook collection more comprehensive and current than ever—with 670+ titles with 2017 and 2018 copyright dates! All eBook titles in the Middle-High School eB…read more →

Middle-High School eBook Subscription: New and Improved eBook Platform

Infobase is pleased to announce that many exciting new enhancements were just made to the Middle-High School eBook Subscription platform. Users will find a fresh new look, a wealth of new and updated titles, redesigned search and browse pages, a new subject list, and more—all creating a richer, i…read more →

Best Reference Source

Library Journal

Education Software Review Award (EDDIES), “Multi-Level Online eBook Collection” category

The ComputED Gazette

“…this single act of subscribing to the Middle/High School eBook Collection has been the best money I’ve ever spent in my 31 years as a Librarian at St. Catherine’s! I’ve been beyond pleased with the wide scope of coverage offered in the collection… My students have been thrilled to be able to access these books online 24/7/365, with an emphasis on the “24” (given so many are doing homework at 11pm and later)… [The Middle/High School eBook Collection is] what I would describe as an indispensible package of eBooks.”

Laura McCutcheon, Director of Library Services, St. Catherine’s School, Richmond, VA

“It is refreshing to find an extensive online collection tailored to the academic needs of middle and high school students. And what a collection Middle/High School eBook Collection is… the content is comprehensive and well-thought-out… deserves a place in every school library.”

The ComputED Gazette

Technology Essentials Collection

Technology Essentials Collection

3 Universities & Colleges

About This Product:

This fast-moving field can be one of the most challenging to keep up with when it comes to scholarly reference titles. Our expertly curated and seamlessly updated Essentials Collection offers a simple and effective way for librarians to maintain currency and authority for users researching trends in social media, cyberbullying, nanotechnology, and more.

Credo Essentials Collections offer access to award-winning, notable, and peer-acclaimed reference content. Available collections cover dozens of in-demand subjects and are curated by Credo. Each are seamlessly updated as new editions publish and new content is licensed. Content is regularly refreshed to ensure continued relevance. Credo Essentials Collections are full text and searchable alongside the content on the Credo research platform.

  • Content updates: Technology Essentials Collection titles are seamlessly updated and weeded for your convenience.
  • Citation management: With the Technology Essentials Collection, users can conveniently cite entries in MLA, Chicago, APA, and Harvard formats.
  • Embeds: The Technology Essentials Collection allows users to embed entries in their school’s learning management system, virtual learning environment or other guides/websites. Any entry may be embedded, including those with images, audio, or videos.
  • Permalinks: The Technology Essentials Collection’s record URLs make it easy for researchers to return to previously viewed pages, and allow users to create “custom collections on the fly.”
  • Integration options: Technology Essentials Collection content can be embedded into LibGuides or any LMS that supports iFrame, including Canvas, D2L, Moodle, and Blackboard.
  • Google Drive integration: Users can save Technology Essentials Collection entries to Google Docs via Google Authenticator or through their personal Gmail accounts.
  • Export entries: Users can print, save as a PDF, or email Technology Essentials Collection entries simply and conveniently.
  • Responsive design: The Technology Essentials Collection’s platform ensures a smooth user experience on any type of device.
  • Accessible content: Audio files and dictation of text content (downloadable in MP3 format) improve accessibility and provide different avenues for students to absorb information.
  • Translations: Text content is translated into 60+ languages.

  • Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
  • Computer Architecture
  • Cyber Bullying
  • Digital Warfare
  • Hacking
  • Hardware
  • Information Science
  • Internet
  • IT Administration
  • Nanotechnology
  • Online Education
  • Privacy
  • Social Media
  • Software
  • Telecommunications
  • Web Design

In an effort to curate the very best content for each collection, notable awards and recommendations are used to guide our selection process. Several titles in each collection have been distinguished in the following lists:

  • Booklist Editors’ Choice
  • Choice Community College Recommendation
  • Choice Community College Top 75
  • Choice Outstanding Academic Title (OAT)
  • Library Journal Best Reference
  • Resources for College Libraries (RCL) 
  • Reference & User Services Association (RUSA)

Science Essentials Collection

Science Essentials Collection

3 Universities & Colleges

About This Product:

With titles from renowned publishers such as Elsevier Science & Technology, Facts On File, and Wiley, researchers exploring the sciences will find much useful information in this collection. Topics covered include genetics, evolution, ecology, and more.

Credo Essentials Collections offer access to award-winning, notable, and peer-acclaimed reference content. Available collections cover dozens of in-demand subjects and are curated by Credo. Each are seamlessly updated as new editions publish and new content is licensed. Content is regularly refreshed to ensure continued relevance. Credo Essentials Collections are full text and searchable alongside the content on the Credo research platform.

  • Content updates: Science Essentials Collection titles are seamlessly updated and weeded for your convenience.
  • Citation management: With the Science Essentials Collection, users can conveniently cite entries in MLA, Chicago, APA, and Harvard formats.
  • Embeds: The Science Essentials Collection allows users to embed entries in their school’s learning management system, virtual learning environment or other guides/websites. Any entry may be embedded, including those with images, audio, or videos.
  • Permalinks: The Science Essentials Collection’s record URLs make it easy for researchers to return to previously viewed pages, and allow users to create “custom collections on the fly.”
  • Integration options: Science Essentials Collection content can be embedded into LibGuides or any LMS that supports iFrame, including Canvas, D2L, Moodle, and Blackboard.
  • Google Drive integration: Users can save Science Essentials Collection entries to Google Docs via Google Authenticator or through their personal Gmail accounts.
  • Export entries: Users can print, save as a PDF, or email Science Essentials Collection entries simply and conveniently.
  • Responsive design: The Science Essentials Collection’s platform ensures a smooth user experience on any type of device.
  • Accessible content: Audio files and dictation of text content (downloadable in MP3 format) improve accessibility and provide different avenues for students to absorb information.
  • Translations: Text content is translated into 60+ languages.

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Contemporary Science
  • Ecology
  • Evolution
  • History of Science
  • Life Sciences
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Plant Science
  • Science
  • Science and Politics
  • Scientists

In an effort to curate the very best content for each collection, notable awards and recommendations are used to guide our selection process. Several titles in each collection have been distinguished in the following lists:

  • Booklist Editors’ Choice
  • Choice Community College Recommendation
  • Choice Community College Top 75
  • Choice Outstanding Academic Title (OAT)
  • Library Journal Best Reference
  • Resources for College Libraries (RCL) 
  • Reference & User Services Association (RUSA)