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What is Films on Demand?

Films on Demand is an online library of streaming videos, covering a wide range of topics.

CCSF's subscription includes the general academic and nursing collections.  There are approximately 15,000 films.

You can access Films on Demand from the library website's Articles and Databases page.

Links to individual film titles and segments can be shared with your students via Insight, email or your personal website.  Off-campus users will be prompted to login (see getting started video to the right)

You can also created customized lists of films, and organize favorites into folders.

Questions? Contact the library.

Films on Demand

There are a few ways to find videos:

1. Search by keyword: In the search box, type your search terms.

Examples:

birth order

gender child psychology

2. Browse: Click on "Collections." Then click on Psychology. "Child and Adolescent Development" can be found in this collection under Developmental Psychology.

If viewing this guide from off-campus, you will see a login screen instead of video below. In order to access video, see how to create an account below.

Creating FOD Accounts

Go to Films on Demand. Once you've logged in with your ID barcode (if off-campus) or access FOD (if on campus), you have the option of creating a personal user account.  What are the benefits of doing this?

  • Allows you to tag and save favorites for easy recall
  • Lets you curate your own lists of films and segments, that can be shared with your students
  • Gives you control of user settings including playback rate and automatic startup of close captioning

To create an account, simply locate the "create account" screen in the upper right corner of the screen.  

Streaming from Home

When you are not on campus, you will need to enter the barcode number on your student/staff ID in order to access Films on Demand.

student id showing barcode number

TED Talks

View short and engaging videos on a variety of topics offered at TED Talks. Search by keyword or by topic. You can also search by topic. A number of talks can be found under Psychology. 

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