Films on Demand: a database of high-quality streaming videos now available

Films can be used effectively in classrooms to illustrate concepts, to spark debates and to frame discussions. UBC Library has recently purchased access to Films on Demand, a database of over 7,300 high quality streaming video titles suitable for both undergraduate and graduate level courses in a variety of disciplines within the arts, humanities, medicine, science and social sciences. Films on Demand contains over 680 titles in the areas of business & economics, including videos from PBS’s Frontline, the Clios, Open University, BBC, and Bill Moyers Journal. Business subjects covered include ethical markets, sustainable growth, advertising, consumer behaviour, jobs and careers, finance and investing, as well as profiles of global superpowers like India and China.

This digital delivery system makes it easy to bring video directly into the classroom. Videos can viewed in their entirety, or in selected segments. In addition to viewing the videos, more customizable tools are available via a free user account which enables viewers to create and share customized playlists, save favorite videos for quick access, and set default preferences.

Relevant business videos can be found in Films on Demand by browsing by subject collection or searching by keyword.

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