Films on Demand
Films on Demand is a comprehensive collection of thousands of high-quality streaming videos covering a wide range of subjects in the humanities, business, and sciences. Archival films and newsreel footage from events from 1919 to 1945 are also available. Currently enrolled students, faculty, and staff can access these videos both on and off campus. If you are off campus, you must access the collection through the RCC library link and log in with your RCC username and password. For helpful tips on how to create an account, add favorites, and link from Blackboard using this service, please click here.
A large percentage of the videos in Films on Demand include transcripts. This feature is located to the right of the video player window. Closed captioning is also provided for most videos and may be turned on or off using the CC button on the bar just under the video screen. If you need to create a citation for the video, below the player window is a button, “citation”, for producing citations in MLA, APA or Chicago format. Always proof-read your copied citations to make sure they adhere to the guidelines for the style you are using.
You can search for videos by segments, titles, or within the transcript. You can also conduct an advanced search and apply specific subject limiters or advanced filters.
Working with an advisory board of education professionals, our content staff has created a subject-matter taxonomy of more than 700 distinct areas of study within more than 25 core subject areas designed to mirror the academic curriculum. Content ranges from Oscar, Emmy, and Peabody award–winning documentaries to A-list performances spanning the arts
Features: 22,435 titles / 12,308 hours of programming / 844 categories
A rare view of what rush hour in London looked like in 1897. The dramatic and suspenseful newsreel announcing the crash of the Hindenburg zeppelin. President Ronald Reagan’s challenging speech at the Brandenburg Gate. Throughout modern history, cameras have recorded public events, wars, cultural phenomena, and government programs. This collection is a treasure trove of archival and historical films from multiple sources.
Features: 4,323 titles / 479 hours of programming / 189 categories
Instructors please note: Embedded videos do not work correctly in Blackboard; however, direct links to videos do work within Blackboard. Instructors should be on campus when selecting a video, to ensure the proper proxy link will be included in the URL.