Monday, April 20, 2015

New Database: Films on Demand

Films on Demand (FOD) is a comprehensive collection of high-quality educational videos. The Sawyer Library has unlimited access to over 17,000 videos covering a wide range of topics. Featured producers include American Experience, BBC, Films for the Humanities and Science, Ken Burns, Frontline, PBS, NOVA, Meridian, Royal Opera House, TED, and much more.

Individual segments subdivide each video creating separate shorter units. Films may be searched by title or by keywords in segments. In addition, the user may browse titles alphabetically or browse or search within subject areas. Films on Demand offers closed captioning in many videos.

Users can create custom playlists of selected clips and share them or embed playlist URLs in Blackboard or syllabi. In addition, users can create personal accounts and save films or segments in folders for easy access and organization.

All films have public performance rights and no copyright infringement worries. Proper citation formats are provided with each video so that students can cite correctly.

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