Films On Demand: Sociology Collection

Sociology Video Collection

3 Universities & Colleges

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The thousands of individual titles in this collection comprehensively cover the wide range of topics essential to the study of sociology. From poverty, gender inequality, and social justice to crime, prejudice, globalization, and so much more, key subjects in sociology are explored by in-depth documentaries and curriculum-focused instructional videos.

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

  • Up: The Classic Documentary Series – the longitudinal study documentary series that revisits the lives of the same people every seven years, from the age of seven to the present day. Aside from the core episodes from Michael Apted’s original U.K. series, the format was also extended to America, Japan, South Africa, and Russia/U.S.S.R. 20 programs.
  • Why Poverty? – the Peabody Award-winning PBS series that presents more than eight hours of moving and thought-provoking stories from around the globe, while asking difficult questions about why a billion people worldwide still live in poverty.
  • Racial Facial – short but powerful look at race in America. It provides a blur of fascinating images and video—historical and contemporary—depicting both the division and blending that has characterized the history and treatment of people of color in this country.
  • Understanding Sociology – a comprehensive seven-part series introducing sociology’s origins, core concepts, theory, research methods, applications, and more.
  • Numerous titles on women’s issues around the globe: Jihadi Brides; The Rise of Female Violence; Maids: Docile and Invisible—A Story on Domestic Workers; To End Honor Killing; Breaking the Wall of Gender Inequality: How Gender Balance Can Transform the Global Economy; and many others.
  • Race: The Power of an Illusion – the groundbreaking three-hour documentary series by California Newsreel that debunks the misconception that “race” is a physiologically accurate way to categorize human beings.
  • America in Black and White – a five-part ABC News Nightline series covering the wide-ranging issues of race relations in America and gun violence, including a unique look at traffic stops from the perspective of officers and civilians; gun safety for civilians; law enforcement training; and more.
  • Real People, Real Sex—Clinical Conversations for the Human Sexuality Classroom – each program in this eight-part series includes spontaneous, unrehearsed conversations with interviewees as they reflect on their personal experiences.
  • Institute of Art and Ideas: Cutting-Edge Debates and Talks from the World’s Leading Thinkers, Series 1 & 2  – from Europe’s leading forum for big ideas, boundary-pushing thinkers, and challenging debates comes this 95-part series offering unique access to the most brilliant minds working today in the fields of science, philosophy, politics, and art.
  • More than 80 documentaries and lectures on LGBTQ issues, including Suited and Fall to Gracefrom HBO®; How Gay Is Pakistan?; Sex Changes That Made History; Cold Fear: Gay Life in Russiafrom BBC; and many others.
  • More than 195 exclusive programs from The Bill Moyers Collection, including On Our Own Terms, his six-hour series on death and dying; Challenging Hispanic Stereotypes: Arturo Madrid; America’s Growing Economic Divide; Unequal Education; and more.
  • Ken Burns’s two-part series Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton andSusan B. Anthony, a Peabody, Emmy, and CINE Gold Eagle Award winner.
  • Documentaries on key figures who reshaped the social landscape or our view of it, including Margaret Sanger, Arturo Madrid, Jane Elliot, Paul Robeson, Susan B. Anthony, Alfred Kinsey, Sandra Laing, Martin Luther King Jr., Margaret Fuller, Paul Ehrlich, Sojourner Truth, Richard Rodriguez, William Julius Wilson, Gloria Steinem, Luis Valdez, and more.

This collection is a flexible, essential tool for any sociology educator. All titles are segmented into short, pedagogical clips, ideal for intermittent use during classroom lectures. For classwork viewing, students can choose to view the entire film without interruption. Titles 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: Psychology Collection

Psychology Video Collection

3 Universities & Colleges

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The breadth of this collection is unrivaled: reviews of classic studies; overviews of foundational and contemporary theories; case studies of psychological disorders; instructional titles on research methods and statistics; interviews with prominent psychologists; documentaries on topics such as personality, sexuality, aging, happiness, and intelligence; and more.

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

  • The Brain, with David Eagleman – six-part PBS series that explores the wonders of the human brain and reveals why we feel and think the things we do. This ambitious project blends science with innovative visual effects and compelling personal stories and addresses some big questions.
  • Into the Mind – the highly acclaimed three-hour BBC series that traces the history of experimental psychology, from dubious beginnings to the profound new understanding that neuroscience has revealed about emotions, free will, and the mind itself.
  • Right Between Your Ears – through the eyes of a group of people convinced that they knew the date of the end of the world, this program explores how people believe, how we turn beliefs into certainties, and how we then mistake them for the truth.
  • Films on leading psychologists and their experiments and theories—including Freud, Jung, Dewey, Piaget, Spock, Skinner, Milgram, Loftus, Bandura, Davidson, Ainsworth, and others.
  • Close to Home – Bill Moyers’s unforgettable five-hour series on addiction.
  • Forty titles by Davidson Films, including the 10-part Giants of Psychology series, plus titles on geriatric aging, childhood learning, and more.
  • Minds on the Edge: Facing Mental Illness—A Fred Friendly Seminar – multiple-award-winning seminar on the challenge of caring for America’s mentally ill, featuring prominent mental health professionals, policymakers, and legal luminaries.
  • More than 45 titles on addiction from Hazelden Publishing.
  • Animated Neuroscience and the Action of Nicotine, Cocaine, and Marijuana in the Brain – CINE Golden Eagle Award-winning program that takes viewers deep into the brain to study the effects of these three substances.
  • In the Shadow of Feeling – a powerful look at the factors that can transform a child into a psychopath. COMMFFEST Award winner.
  • Becoming Me: The Gender Within – Telly Award-winning documentary that profiles five transgendered individuals, two of whom are undergoing reassignment surgery.
  • Key Issues in Psychological Research – covers ethical guidelines for research and reasons for breaching those guidelines; how to address research justification, use of knowledge, and interpretation of findings in a socially sensitive research proposal; and how to be aware of social construction and possible ethnocentric biases.
  • Cutting-edge presentations on contemporary issues from the TED and Falling Walls series of scholarly talks, including Oliver Sacks (on hallucinations), Nancy Etcoff (on the science of happiness), V. S. Ramachandran (on brain anomalies), Antonio Damasio (on consciousness), Patricia Kuhl (on infant language learning), Paul Zak (on the biology of morality), Temple Grandin (on the value of autistic thinking), and more. (Exclusive academic distribution)

This collection is a flexible, essential tool for any psychology educator. 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: Political Science Collection

Political Science Video Collection

3 Universities & Colleges

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Whether the focus is American government or global politics, this vast collection is an invaluable asset for political science educators and students. From the basics of civics, American democracy, and other forms of government, to the major public policy issues of the day—immigration, globalization, national security, privacy—you will have at your fingertips a rich source of documentary and instructional content that adds context to every lesson.

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

  • U.S. Government: How It Works – a comprehensive six-part series that explores key aspects of U.S. government and public policy.
  • The Curse of Osama: Culture and Geopolitics in the Post-9/11 Age – a five-hour series that investigates the effect al Qaeda and its affiliates have had on the Islamic world, the global community, and millions of innocent people.
  • Poverty in America – a six-part series that combines scholarly analysis with a human-centered approach to look at the causes and effects of economic hardship in the U.S., while suggesting ways for society to combat the cycle of poverty.
  • Three Days of Terror: The Charlie Hebdo Attacks – from HBO®, a searing account of the horrific events when members of an Islamic terrorist group stormed into the Paris offices of the satiric weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo, killing 11 people and injuring 11 others before also killing a police officer.
  • Due Process: Understanding the U.S. Criminal Justice System – the essential introductory series that outlines the basics of crime, law, enforcement, and the court system.
  • More than 100 titles from The Bill Moyers Collection on topics such as gun control, drone wars, partisan politics, fiscal policy, and much more, such as the Emmy Award-winning Buying the War.
  • American Umpire – a thought-provoking documentary about U.S. foreign policy that chronicles how the United States became the world’s policeman and questions how long we must continue to play this role.
  • Immigration Battle – a PBS documentary examining the hard-fought battles and secret negotiations over immigration reform on Capitol Hill, including the Obama administration’s push for policy changes that could impact the fate of millions and define what it means to be American for decades to come.
  • What Are We Doing Here? Why Western Aid Hasn’t Helped Africa – multiple-award-winning documentary that follows four young Americans as they experience firsthand the scope and intractability of Africa’s suffering, while aid workers, government officials, and ordinary individuals explore why providing aid is no panacea.
  • Bitter Harvest: The War on Drugs Meets the War on Terror – a fascinating episode of the Wide Angle documentary series that examines the uneasy relationship between forces aligned against the Taliban and the drug lords who control cultivation of much of the world’s heroin.
  • Equal Justice Under Law: Landmark Cases in Supreme Court History – the classic six-part series that investigates the role of the Supreme Court by looking at landmark cases that set major precedents.

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: Philosophy & Religion Collection

Philosophy & Religion Video Collection

3 Universities & Colleges

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Ethics and morality. Logic and faith. The meaning of life and the afterlife. This wide-ranging collection covers the fundamental concepts of reality, epistemology, and value as well as the contrasting narratives, rituals, and beliefs of the world’s religions. From Aristotle to Zarathustra, atheism to Zen, these videos are certain to enlighten, challenge, and spark discussion.

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

  • Great Ideas of Philosophy I and II – ten hours in total, these critically acclaimed series from Films for the Humanities & Sciences investigate the core questions and concepts of philosophy—from ethics to aesthetics, metaphysics, logic, reason, and beyond.
  • Genius of the Modern World – Karl Marx, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Sigmund Freud—this three-part series discovers how these skeptical “masters of suspicion” created groundbreaking, penetrating ways of seeing the world that still shape how we make sense of our lives today.
  • Two Thousand Years: The History of Christianity – hosted by acclaimed writer Melvyn Bragg, this classic ten-part series charts the story of Christianity from its very beginnings to the second millennial anniversary of the birth of Jesus.
  • Great Philosophers – a 15-part series from the BBC that presents a comprehensive introduction to the concepts of Western philosophy through 15 of its greatest thinkers, presented by world-renowned philosophy scholar Bryan Magee.
  • Questioning Darwin – HBO® documentary that takes an in-depth look at the views of creationist Christians, who reject Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, while also examining how Darwin handled the question of God as he developed his theory of natural selection.
  • Great Thinkers: In Their Own Words – a three-hour series that looks at important thinkers of the 20th century—the new breed of social philosophers who were able to spread novel ideas and shape the ethos of the modern age via the advent of radio and TV.
  • Divine Women – a three-hour BBC series exploring the status of women in religion, from 10,000 BC to the contemporary era.
  • Beyond Theology – an ambitious 10-part series featuring the insights and experiences of respected theologians, scholars, and authors as they discuss the emergence of worldviews that integrate scientific inquiry and spiritual insights, while exploring the convergence of a wide range of religious traditions.
  • Genius of the Ancient World – examines the three giants of ancient philosophy: the Buddha, Socrates, and Confucius. All lived in the 6th–5th centuries BC—a period of unprecedented and intense intellectual development.
  • The Story of the Jews, with Simon Schama – an epic five-part PBS series exploring the extraordinary story of the Jewish experience from ancient times to the present day.
  • Sufi Soul: The Mystical Music of Islam – a personal journey into the traditions of Sufi music in Syria, Turkey, Pakistan, India, and Morocco.
  • The Holy Wars – from the medieval Crusaders to modern-day jihadists, this three-part series examines the historical relationship between militarism and strictly interpreted religion.
  • Essentials of Faith – a seven-part series that exposes the internal arguments and core beliefs of the world’s major religions.
  • Power and Piety – a five-part series investigating the destructive links between religion and conflict: Islamic extremism in the U.K. and Pakistan, right-wing Christianity in the U.S., Indonesia’s secular state, Hindu Nationalism in India, and Myanmar’s hardline Buddhists.

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: History Collection

History Video Collection

3 Universities & Colleges

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From America to Zimbabwe, from the ancient world to the present day, our collection of thousands of history titles brings to life the time and place your students are studying. This unparalleled collection of documentaries, educational videos, interviews, speeches, and newsreels can be put to work in countless ways.

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

  • Ken Burns’s award-winning documentaries and series, including The Civil War; Jazz; The War; The Roosevelts: An Intimate History; Prohibition; Thomas Jefferson; The Vietnam War; The Dust Bowl; and others.
  • Ancient Civilizations – a comprehensive seven-hour series.
  • More than 40 titles from the award-winning Bill Moyers Collection including A Walk through the 20th Century (16+ hours); Buying the War (Emmy Award winner); LBJ’s Road to War; Abraham Lincoln Revealed; Report from Philadelphia; and others.
  • California Newsreel titles on African-American history, including Goin’ to Chicago (a CINE Golden Eagle Award winner); Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North; The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow; Hoxie: The First Stand; and more.
  • The Silk Road: Where East Met West – the fascinating three-part story of the lucrative trade route which changed the course of civilization forever.
  • The Sand Creek Massacre: Seven Hours That Changed American History – a winner of multiple film festival awards that introduces the 1864 massacre of a peaceful Cheyenne and Arapaho camp in a way that written accounts and dramatizations cannot.
  • Twenty-six hours of PBS’s Empires series, including The Greeks: Crucible of Civilization; Egypt’s Golden Empire; The Roman Empire in the First Century; Martin Luther; and The Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance.
  • Lost Kingdoms of Africa – a four-hour series that guides viewers on a tour of discovery through the birthplace of humanity, and speaks with elders, artisans, and archaeologists to learn what made Africa’s kingdoms great.
  • Becoming American: The Chinese Experience – the six-hour series from Public Affairs Television.
  • Hundreds of historic speeches and newsreels.
  • Inside the Medieval Mind – a spellbinding four-hour series from the BBC that reveals the intellectual landscape of the Middle Ages in all its diversity, rigidity, ugliness, and beauty.
  • Greetings from Grozny: Inside the Chechen Conflict – CINE Gold Eagle Award-winning documentary from the Wide Angle series that reveals the human face of the then-ongoing Chechen conflict.
  • Counter Histories: Rock Hill – looks back to South Carolina in 1961 when African-American men who would become known as the Friendship 9 sat down at a lunch counter to protest for civil rights.
  • More than 450 top-rated titles from A&E, including critically acclaimed series such as America: The Story of Us; Engineering an Empire; Year by Year: 1929–1967; The Presidents; America: Promised Land; Roots; Blood and Glory: The Civil War in Color; Rome: Rise and Fall of an Empire; and more.

This collection is a flexible, essential tool for any history department. 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: Geography Collection

Geography Video Collection

3 Universities & Colleges

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Covering both physical and human geography, this vast collection covers the natural and social processes that pattern and change the earth’s surface. Students will find documentaries, presentations, and instructional titles that bridge social and natural sciences to address the major issues in geography: environmental change, transformation of economy and culture, urbanization, regional or global inequality, natural hazards, and more.

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

  • Great Cities: Rise of the Megalopolis – surveys the emergence and development of the megacity—both as an intellectual concept and as a physical phenomenon that is altering the face of the planet—and its association to poverty, unemployment, rampant crime, poor or nonexistent health care, and air and water pollution.
  • The Silk Road – explores the mythical network of trade routes that for centuries linked the Far East to the West, taking an extended trip through six countries and cultures and encountering specialists, historians, or just everyday people who will help viewers grasp the past and present identities of those countries.
  • The Explorers: Five Europeans Who Redrew the Map of the World – reconstructs European voyages of discovery that took place in the 15th through 18th centuries, and profiles the visionaries who led them, using sophisticated animation and expertise from modern scholars and archivists.
  • Mapping the World – a three-part series that tells the dramatic story of mapmaking—its origins, development, myriad uses, and ongoing potential, from prehistoric rock art to the globe-spanning visions of Google Earth.
  • Slum Cities – explores the tragedy of illegal slums filled with some of the poorest people in the world, lacking water, sanitation, and other resources needed to support exploding populations. Slum residents, as well as those who have broken out of the cycle of poverty, are interviewed in Mumbai, India, and Rio de Janeiro.
  • Journalist Simon Reeve investigates some of the most exotic and enticing locations on Earth in the series Australia; Caribbean; Greece; Indian Ocean; Ireland; and Sacred Rivers.
  • Wild Canada – a four-part series that captures the vast Canadian landscape in stunning, high-definition visuals.
  • The Power of Place: Geography for the 21st Century – a 26-part Annenberg Learner series teaching the geographic skills and concepts that are necessary to understand the world.
  • Strange Days on Planet Earth – an award-winning six-hour series hosted by Edward Norton that uses remarkable imagery to explore new discoveries about the health of planet Earth and how seemingly distant events are connected to human health and society.
  • Fighting the Tide: Developing Nations and Globalization – a 14-part series that documents how the consumption and spending habits of Western civilization affect people thousands of miles away, with each episode focusing on a different country.
  • Rivers and Life: How Waterways Cradle and Confound Human Society – a six-hour series that guides viewers through cultures and countries shaped by rivers, including the Amazon, Ganges, Mississippi, Nile, Rhine, and Yangtze.
  • Making North America – a spectacular PBS series that sets out to answer three fundamental questions: How was the continent built? How did life evolve here? And how has its spectacular landscape shaped human lives and destinies?
  • Terra Report: A World of Trouble – a series in five parts revealing the dangers threatening the natural world as well as specific socioeconomic factors intertwined with them—showcases the realities of environmental devastation, species extinction, famine, starvation, and political instability in Africa, Asia, and South America.

All titles are segmented into short, pedagogical clips, ideal for classroom use. 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: Communication Collection

Communication Video Collection

3 Universities & Colleges

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From rousing speeches and persuasive business proposals to engaging advertisements and heart-wrenching films, the ways in which we communicate—and why—are wide ranging, and every form of communication has its dos and don’ts. This collection covers both basic and advanced techniques of communicating across multiple mediums and varied settings. Instructional videos, documentary films, and expert presentations cover advertising, digital media, film, journalism, interpersonal communication, and more.

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

  • Communication Essentials – the popular four-part series by Films for the Humanities & Sciences featuring critical skills for listening, writing, speaking, and reading.
  • The CLIOs, 2000–2013 – thirteen years (and counting), totaling more than 35 hours of winning entries across all categories for this prestigious advertising awards program.
  • Barriers to Communication and How to Overcome Them – through expert interviews and creative vignettes, the video offers solutions to overcoming common communication problems.
  • Multiple, EXCLUSIVE titles from The Bill Moyers Collection, including Jon Stewart on Humor and an Informed Public; Media Consolidation and the Erosion of Democracy; Big Media, Big Money, Big Trouble; and more.
  • The Story of English and Do You Speak American? – Robert MacNeil’s Emmy Award-winning nine-hour PBS series on linguistics, and its three-hour follow-up (a CINE Golden Eagle Award winner) that focuses on American English and its regional dialects.
  • Sex, Censorship, and the Silver Screen – a four-hour series that uses film clips spanning the bulk of motion picture history to tell the story of the battle between artistic freedom and the heavy-handed restriction and piousness that risk-taking films have generated.
  • Digital Communication Skills: Dos and Don’ts – offers guidance on email, texting, videoconferencing, and using the phone for business calls or voice mail.
  • Internet Research: What’s Credible? – teaches strategies for narrowing down results and homing in on credible sources of information online.
  • The Public Mind – classic four-hour series that explores “image and reality in America”—or how public opinion is formed through the mingling of fact and fiction in a society saturated with images.
  • How to Make It in Film – extensive series that covers all aspects of the filmmaking process, from script writing to production.
  • Sexual and Racial Stereotypes in the Media – a two-part series from Films for the Humanities & Sciences that scrutinizes the media in order to both expose and understand common sources of bias and the intentions behind them.
  • The 5 Communication Secrets That Swept Obama to the Presidency – instructional program that reveals a set of methods and attitudes at the core of successful communication by studying the skills and tactics of one of its modern-day masters.
  • Mashed Media: The Changing Face of Journalism – a film shot over a two-year period that follows bloggers, hackers, independent publishers, and social media mavericks working at the forefront of digital media innovation.

All titles are segmented into short, pedagogical clips, ideal for classroom use. 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: Art & Architecture Collection

Art & Architecture Video Collection

3 Universities & Colleges

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This vibrant selection of documentaries, interviews, biographies, and how-to videos spans the visual arts—from sculpture, painting, and photography to history, theory, criticism, and appreciation—with enough range to suit the needs of both basic and advanced courses.

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

  • Photo – the 12-part series from Arte France that traces the adventure of photography as an art form, from its beginnings up through the 21st century, revealing the hidden stories and trade secrets concealed in a series of photographs.
  • Palettes: Great Artists and Their Paintings, along with Palettes II and III – the massive 50-part series from Arte France, featuring Louvre art historian and critic Alain Jaubert’s scrutinizing take on classic works.
  • Making Masterpieces series – both the original A History of Painting Technique and its follow-up, A History of Painting Concepts. Twelve parts total.
  • Heaven on Earth: Monuments to Belief – a six-part series documenting how religions have expressed their spiritual devotion through architecture and art.
  • Inside the Tate Modern: A Century of Modern Art – a five-part series showing, through the works of 35 modern masters, how art evolved in the 20th century.
  • Soup Cans and Superstars: How Pop Art Changed the World – a BBC film that takes a fresh look at one of the most important art movements of the 20th century.
  • Civilizations – a nine-part PBS series that reveals the role art and creative imagination have played in forging humanity and introduces viewers to works of beauty, ingenuity, and illumination across cultures.
  • Citizen Loewy—How a Frenchman Designed the American Dream – program about French designer Raymond Loewy, who was a star when the American way of life was at its flamboyant capitalist peak and who styled his own destiny as a Hollywood thriller with a tragic end.
  • Documenting the Face of America: Roy Stryker and the FSA/OWI Photographers – critically acclaimed documentary on the government photography project that captured the iconic images of the Great Depression.
  • Vertical City: Ten Skyscraper Case Studies and Vertical City 2 – a 22-part series that illuminates the design and building process behind the world’s tallest towers.
  • Realism: The Artistic Form of the Truth and Romanticism: Imagining Freedom – multiple-award winners by Films for the Humanities & Sciences.
  • The Art of Germany, Art of America, Art of Russia, Art of Spain, Art of China, and Art of Scandinavia – six series spanning more than fifteen hours of programming from the BBC.
  • Documentaries on the life and work of prominent artists and architects throughout history, including da Vinci, Noguchi, Kahlo, Bernini, Michelangelo, van Eyck, Warhol, Gehry, Duchamp, Hockney, Matisse, Serra, Lin, Chihuly, Goya, Libeskind, Dürer, Pollock, Kandinsky, and many others.
  • Images: 150 Years of Photography – a six-part series of film essays that looks at various aspects of photography throughout its history.
  • Smart Secrets of Great Paintings – ten 30-minute programs show how a painted image echoes the spirit of its time and relates to a particular historic event.

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: Area Studies Collection

Area Studies Video Collection

3 Universities & Colleges

About This Product

In an increasingly flat world, an understanding of the histories, politics, cultures, and economies of different countries and regions of the globe is becoming essential to more professions than ever before. This large collection contains critically acclaimed documentaries and feature programming on some of the world’s fastest-growing countries, such as China, India, Russia, and Brazil, as well as major regions including Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, and more.

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

  • Numerous timely documentaries on migration and refugee issues including Europe’s Border Crisis: The Long Road; Children of the Great Migration; Greece: Odyssey; A Requiem for Syrian Refugees; and others.
  • Fighting the Tide: Developing Nations and Globalization – a 22-part series that documents how the consumption and spending habits of Western civilization affect people thousands of miles away, with each episode focusing on a different country.
  • A South American Journey, with Jonathan Dimbleby and An African Journey, with Jonathan Dimbleby – two highly acclaimed BBC series, totaling six hours, featuring distinguished broadcaster and cultural ambassador Jonathan Dimbleby as he tours two of the world’s least understood continents.
  • China on China – an eight-part series offering a wide range of perspectives from inside China as it looks at culture, politics, and daily life.
  • Stephen Fry in Central America – a remarkable four-part road trip through this dangerous yet breathtakingly beautiful region.
  • The Story of India, with Michael Wood – a six-part series in which historian Michael Wood studies the intense drama of India’s past, the originality and continuing relevance of its ideas, and the richness and diversity of its peoples, cultures, and landscapes.
  • Multiple titles from National Geographic documenting how societies in different parts of the world approach common issues such as death, the role of the family, the role of women, body image, justice, and more.
  • Dishonorable Killings: Punishing the Innocent – documentary on the practice of “honor killing” that still prevails in many Middle Eastern and Central Asian countries.
  • Lost Children: Uganda’s Youngest Soldiers – a powerful, award-winning documentary that examines the tragic stories of two boys and two girls between the ages of eight and 14 who escaped their forced participation in the murderous Lord’s Resistance Army.
  • What Are We Doing Here? Why Western Aid Hasn’t Helped Africa – a multiple-award-winning documentary that follows four young Americans as they experience firsthand the scope and intractability of Africa’s suffering, while aid workers, government officials, and ordinary individuals explore why providing aid is no panacea.
  • Flowers of Rwanda: Making Peace with Genocide – winner of multiple film festival awards, this documentary looks at Rwanda 12 years post-genocide and asks whether killers and survivors can coexist.
  • Approach of Dawn: Forging Peace in Guatemala – award-winning documentary that profiles three Mayan women and their efforts on behalf of peace in the wake of the 36-year civil war that devastated Guatemalan families and culture.
  • China: Triumph and Turmoil – a three-part series in which Harvard University history professor Niall Ferguson contemplates the future of a country where a fifth of humanity lives under a Communist government with a capitalist economy.

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 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: Anthropology Collection

Anthropology Video Collection

3 Universities & Colleges

About This Product

Aside from fieldwork, a strong collection of anthropology videos is the best way to give students the opportunity to observe people and cultures from around the world. The titles in this collection reveal the vast diversity of humankind—with equal emphasis on traditional cultures and the effect that modernity has on them today.

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

  • Disappearing World from the Mursi nomads of Ethiopia and Asante market women of Ghana, to the Vlach Gypsies of Hungary and Sherpas of Nepal, this long-running series presents gripping footage shot between 1970 and 1991 of peoples, events, and places amid profound and irreversible change. Features leading authorities and anthropologists of the day. Thirty hours of programming.
  • Strangers Abroad – classic six-hour series documenting the first anthropologists to stop “armchair theorizing” and go live among the people they studied, including Margaret Mead, Sir Walter Spencer, Franz Boas, William Rivers, Bronislaw Malinowski, and Sir Edward Evans-Pritchard.
  • Neanderthal – a two-part series from PBS that suggests that Neanderthals were faster, smarter, better looking, and much more like us than we ever thought.
  • The Call of Africa: The Voice of a Continent a 13-hour ethnographic series on modern-day Africa.
  • Living Stones a 22-part archaeology series on daily life in some of the major civilizations that shaped history.
  • The Appalachians an acclaimed three-hour series illustrating the political, economic, musical, and spiritual history of the “mountain people” of America’s Appalachian region.
  • Dawn of HumanityNOVA and National Geographic offer exclusive access to an astounding discovery of ancient fossil human ancestors.
  • The Ascent of Woman: A 10,000 Year Story a four-part series examining the revolutionary women who have changed the course of human history from 10,000 BC to the present day.
  • Exclusive documentaries on the impact of modernity and the choices tribal people make that ultimately shape their destiny, including The Masai Today: Changing Traditions; Last of the Bushmen; The Last Hunter: Tanzania’s Hadzabe People; The Living Fire; Bridge the Gap: Mongolia; and others.
  • More than 40 hours of programming from National Geographic, including titles on indigenous peoples from around the world, cities and civilizations that are lost to time, and how different societies approach issues such as death, the role of the family, the role of women, body image, justice, and more.
  • Presentations from both TED and Falling Walls Foundation on contemporary issues in anthropology and related fields, including presentations from Wade Davis, Nina Jablonski, Elizabeth Lindsey, Michel Brunet, Rebecca Cassidy, Julie Livingston, Helen Fisher, and others.
  • Nanook of the North and Nanook Revisited – the 1920 film, considered the world’s first documentary, and 1990 follow-up raise many questions about truth, storytelling, and culture.

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 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

World Cinema Collection

World Cinema Collection

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Public Libraries

About This Product

This unique collection includes the best of the silent era, groundbreaking international directors, masterpieces from the mid-20th century, and contemporary films from around the world, including Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, and North America. The collection shines a light on the history of cinema while also providing a glimpse into the cultures and issues of countries worldwide—making it perfect for populations with diverse cultures and multicultural programs.

The World Cinema Collection is an exciting companion to Access Video On Demand—the ultimate streaming resource for your online community. Ask for a free trial of both today!

Some World Cinema titles contain mature themes or content; viewer discretion is advised.

  • German film – Fritz Lang’s Metropolis and M, Josef Von Sternberg’s The Blue Angel, Walter Ruttmann’s Berlin: Symphony of a Metropolis, multiple films by F. W. Murnau and G. W. Pabst (including Pandora’s Box and Diary of a Lost Girl), as well as films by Paul Leni, Robert Siodmak, and Robert Wiene.
  • French film – Georges Méliès’s seminal work A Trip to the Moon, as well as films by Jean Renoir (Rules of the Game and Diary of a Chambermaid), Luis Buñuel’s France-based work (including An Andalusian Dog, Tristana, and Age of Gold), and René Clair (The Million).
  • Japanese film – 16 films by Akira Kurosawa (including Rashomon, Drunken Angel, and Stray Dog), 21 films by Kenji Mizoguchi (including The Story of the Last Chrysanthemums, Sansho the Bailiff, and Ugetsu), 16 films by Yasujirō Ozu (including Tokyo Story; I Was Born, But…; and Late Spring), and films by contemporary directors such as Juzo Itami and Kazuyoshi Okuyama.
  • American film – multiple titles from Buster Keaton (including The General and Steamboat Bill Jr.), D. W. Griffith (including The Birth of a Nation and Intolerance), Charlie Chaplin, and others representing the best of early American cinema, plus films by Douglas Sirk, Alfred Hitchcock, Frank Capra, Ida Lupino, Orson Welles, Busby Berkeley, and more, covering the golden age of Hollywood.
  • Soviet, Eastern European, and Central Asian film – 10 films by Sergei Eisenstein (including Battleship Potemkin, October, Strike, and Ivan the Terrible), and award-winning contemporary films from Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Yugoslavia, Bosnia, Croatia, Albania, Serbia, Macedonia, and Georgia (including When Father Was Away on Business, Fine Dead Girls, and A Wonderful Night in Split).
  • British film – the pre-Hollywood work of major British directors like Alfred Hitchcock (including The 39 Steps, The Lady Vanishes, and The Man Who Knew Too Much) and Michael Anderson (1984and The Naked Edge).
  • African film – Cairo Station by Youssef Chahine, six films by Ousmane Sembène (including Black Girl a.k.a. La Noire de…, and The Curse a.k.a. Xala), two films by Flora Gomes (Those Whom Death Refused and Tree of Blood), and acclaimed contemporary films.
  • Italian film – classics from Vittorio De Sica (including The Bicycle Thief and Two Women), Federico Fellini (including La Dolce Vita and Variety Lights), and Roberto Rossellini (including Paisan; Rome, Open City; and Journey to Italy), as well as films by Luchino Visconti, Michelangelo Antonioni, and Giuseppe De Santis.
  • Indian film – 14 films by Satyajit Ray (including Pather Panchali, The World of Apu, Aparajito, and The Big City), as well as films by Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Partho Sen-Gupta, and Rajesh Shera.
  • Chinese-language film – the 1993 Cannes Palme d’Or winner Farewell My Concubine (Chen Kaige), Spring in a Small Town (Fei Mu), films by King Hu (Dragon Gate Inn, Touch of Zen, The Fate of Lee Khan, and Raining in the Mountain), Zhang Yimou’s most famous films (The Story of Qiu Ju, Red Sorghum, and Ju Dou), as well as films by Tsai Ming-Liang (The River and Vive L’Amour).
  • Latin American film – classics from Glauber Rocha (Black God, White Devil; Antonio das Mortes; and Entranced Earth), 12 of Luis Buñuel’s Mexico-based productions (including Cannes Palme d’Or winner Viridiana, The Exterminating Angel, and Simon of the Desert), and award-winning films by directors from Mexico, Brazil, Columbia, Argentina, Uruguay, Peru, Cuba, Chile, and Ecuador.
  • Turkish and Middle Eastern film – seven films by Turkish director Yılmaz Güney (including Cannes Palme d’Or winner The Way a.k.a. Yol, and Hope a.k.a. Umut) as well as award-winning films from Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt, Israel, and Palestine (including The Kite, The White Meadows, and Toll Booth).
  • Caribbean film – contemporary films from Curaçao, Cuba, Haiti, and Trinidad and Tobago distributed by ArtMattan Productions, a leading distributor of films from the African diaspora.

All foreign language films are accompanied by English subtitles. Using the Custom Segment tool, users may create customized segments of specific scenes from a film, which can be embedded, shared, and saved.

  • Unlimited access from any location—on-site or or off
  • Public performance rights and no copyright infringement worries
  • Includes masterpieces and award-winners directed by:
    • Fritz Lang
    • Georges Méliès
    • Jean Renoir
    • Luis Buñuel
    • Akira Kurosawa
    • Yasujirō Ozu
    • Sergei Eisenstein
    • Alfred Hitchcock
    • Ida Lupino
    • Mahamat Saleh Haroun
    • Dana Rotberg
    • Frank Capra
    • Michael Powell
    • Ousmane Sembène
    • Federico Fellini
    • Roberto Rossellini
    • Zhang Yimou
    • King Hu
    • Glauber Rocha
    • Yılmaz Güney
    • Satyajit Ray
    • Roy William Neill
    • …and many more!

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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.

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“…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.”

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