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SJU Library Streaming Video Resources: Films On Demand (Infobase)

Overview of the streaming video content providers currently available for SJU campus members through the library.

Content & Transcripts

Films On Demand (Infobase) provides streaming video access to documentaries, programs, performances, and other educational content from hundreds of content producers. Films on Demand content supports a wide range of subject areas and academic disciplines.

Films On Demand pairs videos with both a hyperlinked program segment list and time stamped transcripts that are keyword searchable.  Users can click on the hyperlinked text of the transcripts to jump to the associated section of the program.  Video players can be resized and include closed captioning for accessibility.

Technical Requirements

Films On Demand provides access to content on both PC and Apple devices.  While you may use any internet browser for access, the vendor recommends using Chrome and Safari.

Users can also access content on their Apple, Android, and Windows mobile devices when using the database link.

Have Questions?

If you experience any technical issues or have questions about using this content, please contact Daniel Holden, Serials & Electronic Resources Librarian (

Using The Site & Adding Content To Canvas

Browsing & Searching

You can browse for video content using the links on the database landing page and through the hyperlinked subject index.

Use the search box at the top of all pages to search by keyword or known video titles.


User Accounts

You do not need to create a personal user account to view content on this platform.  However, you will need to create an account to save search results and create playlists. 

To create a user account, click on profile link and register as a new user.


Making Clips & Sharing Content

Every video that loads will have two sets of links for tools and options that you can use.  For example:

Use these options to enable closed captioning and expand the size of the video player. 

Click on the "Share" link to generate permanent URL's that you can use for sharing videos with other members of the SJU campus or for adding content to your Canvas pages (see section below for more detail). 

The "Add to" link adds the video to your personal playlist if you are logged into your personal user account. 

A citation tool is available to generate citations for videos in MLA, APA, Chicago, and Harvard styles.

If you are logged into your personal user account, you can use the "Segment" link to create shortened clips of the video.


Adding Content To Canvas

Click on the "Share" link to open a window that includes options for e-mailing video links as well as generating permanent URL's for linking back to either the entire video or the specific segment you selected.  Click on the "Embed/Link" tab to view the permanent URL's that you can use.


To link out to videos on this platform, select the Record URL or the Segment URL and add this as either a hyperlink to one of your Canvas pages or add it to a Canvas module as an External URLThis link already includes the required information needed to allow off-campus users to access the content.