Posts Tagged ‘Films on Demand’

Database of the Week – Films on Demand

Films on DemandI can’t say enough good things about Films on Demand (FOD), our streaming video database. If you’re not already using it, start today.

Film is a wonderful medium for teaching and learning. FOD includes films on most anything you can think of (currently, 52,308 titles with new content added frequently) from a wide range of producers. To see the subject areas and the number of films available in each area, click here. To zero in on the producers (A&E, BBC, History Education, Frontline, HBO, and Ted, to name only a few), click here.

Watch the films, or segments of films (with or without the transcripts); embed them in presentations; set up your own folder; create playlists; and enjoy!

Find the link to Films on Demand on our databases page. [Scroll down to Video & Film or choose from the A to Z list.]

FOD is available 24/7 to current BSC students, faculty, and staff. Enjoy!



Opioids on Films on Demand

Want to know more about opioids?

Films on Demand has a selection of hard-hitting documentaries that examine the opioid epidemic.

Among the relevant titles are:

  • Warning: This Drug May Kill You
  • Oxyana
  • The Severe Dangers of Opioid Panikller Fentanyl
  • Chasing Heroin
  • Breaking Point: Heroin in America
  • Heroin: Cape Cod, USA
  • Hooked on Painkillers

Find Films on Demand on our databases page. Log in today!

World Cinema on Films on Demand

fod-logoExplore the world via our Films on Demand

World Cinema Collection!

This collection includes the best of the silent era, groundbreaking international directors, American and European masterpieces from the mid-20th century, and award-winning contemporary films. The collection shines a light on the history of cinema and provides a glimpse into the cultures and issues of countries around the world, making it useful in many disciplines from political science to history, world languages, and more. All foreign language films include English subtitles.

Your road map:

To access this or any of our other databases from home, log in with your NDUS credentials. For more information about remote access, check the guide.

US Presidential Election Debates on Films on Demand

Films on DemandInterested in presidential debates? Check out the Library’s Films on Demand database.


US Presidential Election Debates

This series includes 29 televised presidential debates from 1960 (Kennedy & Nixon) to 2012 (Obama & Romney).

How do you get there?

  • From the BSC Library website, choose “Journals, Magazines, eBooks, & More
  • Choose “Video & Film” near the bottom of the subject list
  • Choose “Films on Demand
  • Enter search terms: US Presidential Election Debates

Watch & Enjoy!

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TedTalks Now Available on Films on Demand

Guess what!  TEDTalks have now been added to our Films on Demand streaming video database. You’ll find more than 200 new TEDTalks this month, with hundreds more to be added by the end of the year.

What is TED?

TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design.

TEDTalks are renowned for bringing together some of the most fascinating and inspiring voices in areas from technology, science, and global issues to entertainment, design, and business.

Get Fit! Reading Is a Workout for Your Brain

Why read?  Check out this video from the Library’s “Films on Demand” collection:

Why Reading Matters: a Holistic Study for the Digital Age

“… this program studies the brain’s role in the process of reading and what we gain from reading, especially of fiction … Tracing the brain’s adaptation to reading historically and through modern medical imaging technology, the film shows us how the brain reacts to words … fiction may provide the brain’s most cerebral workout; more significant, fiction provides us with the ability to develop empathy.” — from a review by Ernest Jaeger in Library Journal (September 15, 2011, p. 45)

Library Subscribing to Films on Demand

Good news!  Due to the overwhelmingly positive response to the Films on Demand database, we have decided to subscribe to this resource.

The trial period was due to end on Sunday, September 26, but access will now continue uninterrupted.

Thanks for your feedback and enjoy using this great resource!