Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Films at your fingertips

Direct link through Ripon College Lane Library
Need an academic or documentary style video clip for a presentation or class?  Looking for something interesting and educational to watch on your computer at home or in your dorm room?  We now offer thousands of possibilities to be found in the Films on Demand database.

Ripon College now has access to Films on Demand, the Humanities and Social Sciences collection.  This database provides streaming access to thousands of full length videos, and even more video clips from a wide variety of producers such as American Experience, BBC Films, Ken Burns, Nova and PBS among others.

Any Ripon College student, faculty or staff may access this online video collection on-campus or off-campus through this Films on Demand direct link and by using your MyRipon login and password when off-campus.  (This is the same information that you use to access any computer on campus.)  You can also access Films on Demand through the library's online database list under "databases and journals" at

Search by title or browse by subject or collection to find a video of interest for you.  Once you find a film, you may access it by segments or view the film in its entirety.  Searchable transcripts are also available for most films, as well as closed captioning/subtitles.

If you have any question on how to use this database, please ask one of your librarians or view one of the available tutorials or webinars from Films on Demand.

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