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Jessie Ball duPont Library

Streaming Video

Films on Demand

A comprehensive collection of high-quality educational videos in a wide range of subjects, licensed from a long-established educational media distributor.   Includes documentaries and performances from producers including A&E, PBS, BBC, National Geographic, ABC News, NBC News, CNBC, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, Open University, Bill Moyers, California Newsreel, TED, Films for the Humanities & Sciences, and more.

  • We have access to over 43,000 titles.
  • New titles are added nearly every month; once or twice a year expired titles are removed.
  • Most of the titles in this collection have records in TigerSearch.

Tools and Features:

  • Segmented into easy-to-use clips
  • Unlimited, simultaneous, 24/7 access, in class or off site
  • Ability to share, save, and organize videos and custom playlists
  • All titles in this collection have a distinct Playlist URL for linking in syllabi, course management shells (Blackboard), syllabi, or other web pages.  
  • Closed-captioning and interactive transcripts on many titles
  • Google Translate on every page
  • Dynamic citations in Chicago, MLA, and APA styles

The embedded playback function on the site automatically adjusts the stream to bandwidth available to the user.  The Video player supports iOS for Apple mobile devices. Complete tech specifications and additional help for Films on Demand are available here:  Films on Demand Support

Using third-party software to capture these video streams for playback outside of the Films on Demand interface is illegal and violates the Library's license for these videos.