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Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resources

A guide to resources available with credible information on the novel coronavirus and COVID-19.

What is Films on Demand?

Films on Demand is an online library of streaming videos, covering a wide range of topics. CCSF Library's subscription includes the general academic and nursing collections. There are approximately 15,000 films.

You can access Films on Demand from the library website's Articles and Databases page or search from within OneSearch.

Films on Demand

-If viewing this guide from off-campus, you will see a login screen instead of the video example below. 

There are a few ways to find videos in Films on Demand:

Search by Keyword

In the search box, type your search term(s). For example, you might try covid-19, coronavirus, or pandemic.

Browse by Subject

Click on Menu, then "Browse Videos." Scan the page for Health & Medicine → Public Health → Epidemiology to see a selection of videos on pandemics.



You can view one of these videos by clicking on the picture below. Note: you'll need to authenticate with your RAM ID and password to see it.


This video is called Family of Us: A PBS American Portrait. See true stories of families from across the U.S. as they deal with the pandemic.


Creating FOD Accounts

Navigate to Films on Demand. Once logged in with RAM ID (if off-campus), students, faculty and staff have the option of creating a personal user account directly with Infobase (the company that owns Films on Demand). 

What are the benefits of doing this?

  • Allows tagging and saving favorites for easy recall
  • Allows curation of lists of films and segments that can be shared with other users
  • Gives control of user settings, including playback rate and automatic startup of closed captioning

To create an account, simply locate "Your Profile" in the upper right corner of the screen. Then, click "New user? Sign up."

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