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Database Help & Tutorials

Help and tutorials for specific library databases.

About Streaming Video

Streaming videos are transferred over high-speed computer network for immediate watch. You may need one of the following video players: Windows Media, RealVideo, QuickTime, or Flash. 

To access AML streaming video databases off-campus you will need to login with your NDUS username and password. Click here for instructions on how to access library eresources off-campus.


Films on Demand - Student Help

Films on Demand [FOD] is a web-based digital video delivery service that allows you to view streaming videos from Films Media Group anytime, anywhere, 24/7! Films on Demand can deliver high-quality digital video ideal for students and faculty through online catalogs, distance learning courses and learning management systems.

On-campus access: No login required, you should be able to access our Films on Demand collection. 

Off-campus access is authenticated by your NDUS Login (see screen on the left below). 

NOTE: If you are following a link from Blackboard and see any other kind of login screen (even a FOD one), you’re going to have trouble. But, you can always find the film you need through Films on Demand on the Library’s website.

Your instructor has to provide a link that routes you through
"Off Campus VCSU Library User Login" authentication page.                                 

Use your NDUS login.




You may come across another login screen with FOD logo. 
If you see the screen below go to our library database for Films on Demand and search the video or segment.





Technical Issues

Here are some technical pointers for using Films On Demand:

  1. Use your NDUS Login to access Films on Demand if you are off-campus. 

  2. When sharing a video use the permalink under the video description. Select and copy the URL under Record URL. (DON'T use the url link in your web browser's address bar).

  3. To access a video on campus, click on the link. Or copy and paste the Record URL in your web browser's address bar. If you are on-campus at the time, you should come directly to the page with the video. As always contact us if you have any issues accessing FOD videos.

  4. To access a video off-campus, you will be brought to a screen with a "Off Campus VCSU Library User Login" banner. Use your NDUS username and password to log in. Once you do so, you will come to the page with the video. As always contact us if you have any issues accessing FOD videos.

  5. You will only need to be authenticated once per session with your NDUS login.

  6. Troubleshooting Video Playback Problems
  7. Remember, if you have trouble accessing databases contact us at or call 701-845-7276 or Chat