News Release

James McCloskey
Director & Associate Professor, Library
320 DuPont Highway
New Castle, DE 19720
(302) 356-6880

Tune in to a Wide Variety of Library Videos

TEDTalks are widely respected for bringing together some of the most fascinating and forward-thinking minds in areas from technology, science, and global issues to entertainment, design, and business. More than 360 titles* are available through the Library database, Films On Demand in a variety of subject areas, from anthropology to technical education.

Highlights among the TEDTalks titles include architect Daniel Libeskind; filmmaker Morgan Spurlock; religious scholar Karen Armstrong; inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil; physician and author Dean Ornish; theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking; climate change prophet Al Gore; behavioral economics founder Daniel Kahneman; writer Elizabeth Gilbert; positive psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi; tech visionary Nicholas Negroponte; singer-songwriter Andrew Bird; and ecology, biology, and history scholar Jared Diamond, to name just a few of the distinguished speakers. TEDTalks titles are easily accessible via the Special Collections tab on the top navigation bar.

Like many of the other videos in Films On Demand, TEDTalks titles are:

·         categorized by subject area

·         divided into predefined clips so users can find content more easily--perfect for in-class use

·         closed-captioned and feature interactive transcripts.

Check one out today!


The Films on Demand database may be accessed via the library homepage:

 Faculty may choose to create a free User Account to take advantage of the powerful tools that this database has to offer.

If you decide to setup a User Account, you will be able to create and share customized playlists, save your favorite videos for quick access, and set your default preferences.

Watch this video tutorial to learn more. Faculty may download this Quick Start Guide in PDF format as a tutorial on how to share videos and segments,

send a specific video via email, and create their own custom playlist.

If you need support using the Films on Demand database, please email  or call the Library at 1-800-451-5724.

Published: Thursday, October 25, 2012 - New Castle, DE