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Films on Demand


Films on Demand is a comprehensive collection of high-quality educational videos licensed from a long established educational media distributor (Films for the Humanities and Sciences).  Other content providers for Films on Demand include various Shakespeare productions, HBO Documentaries, Davidson Films, California Newsreel, PBS and many more.  Over 50,000 videos cover a wide range of topics organized into broad subjects. Individual segments subdivide each video into discrete shorter units.

The interface allows searching by title, by keywords in segments, browsing titles alphabetically, and browsing or searching within the subject area. Most of the titles in the collection have closed-captioning and many have interactive transcripts.  Use the Advanced Search function to limit search results to titles with closed-captioning and transcripts.

New Titles Added for April 2024

Films on Demand offers iOS and Android apps for mobile devices. 

Download the iOS app

Download the Android app

Share Content from Films on Demand

All video titles and individual segments of videos in Films On Demand have a persistent link that you can copy and paste into Canvas or other web resources. *Do not copy/paste the code in the address box on your browser. It will not work consistently!*

Link to videos in Films On Demand

Select Share icon, copy the link or code you wish to use. It will look something like this:

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