Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Films on Demand

The Library now provides online access to over 6,000 videos and 60,000 video segments in streaming video. The Films on Demand database is listed on the Library's Find Articles & More page > Databases A-Z page and may be freely used by BU students, staff and faculty for educational purposes. For more information, consult this FAQ. For help in using the films, consult these online tutorials.

Films on Demand includes films from producers like Films for the Humanities & Sciences, BBC, ABC News, Bill Moyers, Cambridge Educational, Clio Awards, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Information Television Network, Macneil Lehrer Productions, and Open University. Some of the following titles will give you an idea of the breadth of subjects included, covering virtually all disciplines taught at BU:
  • The Age of Walmart
  • Alternative Power Sources and Renewable Energy
  • American Writers on Writing
  • Apollo 11: The First Moon Landing
  • Aspects of MS
  • Business Communication: Listening
  • The Civil War: A Film by Ken Burns
  • Classical Greek Philosophers
  • Critical Guide to Shakespeare
  • Discovering Tchaikovsky's Romeo & Juliet
  • Dying to Leave: The Dark Business of Human Trafficking
  • Einstein Made Relatively Easy
  • Essen und Fahren: German Food and Fun
  • The Genocide Factor
  • Globalization at a Crossroads
  • Miss Julie by Strindberg
  • Psychology Media Suite (120 video clips)
  • Stories of Women in Kabul
  • Technology and Deaf Culture
To view a short promotional film explaining the services and benefits of Films On Demand, click here.

As always if you have any questions, please contact the Reference Desk at 570.389.4204 or your librarian liaison for assistance.

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