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Streaming Media

How to find and use streaming media for your teaching, learning, and research needs.

Films on Demand


A comprehensive collection of high-quality educational videos licensed from a long-established educational media distributor.  Thousands of videos cover a wide range of topics organized into multiple broad subjects. These subjects are then further divided into narrower subjects.  Individual segments subdivide each video into discrete shorter units.

Logos of different video producers such as PBS and BBC.

Finding Videos
In addition to the search interface which allows searching by title, or by keywords in segments, browsing is available by subject area or producer.  Most of the titles in this collection also have records in McQuade's online catalog.
Closed Captioning and Transcripts
Nearly all titles in the collection have closed-captioning.  Toggle on/off closed captioning using the CC symbol in the lower right corner of the video player window.  Most titles in Films on Demand have accompanying scrolling transcripts displayed in a sidebar to the video window.  
Creating a My Films Account
Creating a ‘My Films’ Account allows much more flexibility and functionality as well as maintaining personal preferences, such as Saved Searches, Playlists, and Closed Caption Settings.
Help for Advanced Features
Information on advanced features - creating playlists, segment lists, etc. can be found here.