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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 as well as the Business & Economics 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

Here are two ways to find videos:

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

Examples:

economics

free trade

2. Browse: Click on "Browse Subjects." Then click on "Business & Economics."

 

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

Creating FOD Accounts

First things first--you don't need to create an account to use Films on Demand (FOD).  You'll be prompted to log in using your RAM ID when accessing CCSF Library's FOD collection from off-campus. Once logged in, you'll have the option of creating a personal user account.  What are the benefits of doing this?

  • Allows you 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, click on My Films in upper right corner, and select Create Account from the dropdown menu. 

Streaming from Home

An active RAM ID (student ID number) and RAM ID password is required for off-campus access to Films on Demand and Kanopy. When accessing these resources from off-campus, users will be prompted to log in with RAM ID, then will be able to view resources as if they are on-campus.

Economics U$A (Annenberg Learner)

The Economics U$A video series explores macro, micro, and international economics topics, including the 2008 banking crisis and technology’s impact on the economy. Available at Annenberg Learner.

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 Economics.

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