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Biology: Videos

Attention Students:

Below you will see examples of videos available in the library's Films on Demand database, but you will need to explore further to find videos on your chosen topic.

Films on Demand

Films on Demand houses a collection of streaming video titles from both academic and mainstream producers such as Films for the Humanities and Sciences, PBS, A&E, History Channel, BBC, National Geographic, and others. Ranging in length from short clips to feature-length documentaries, this collection offers something for researchers in most academic programs and disciplines.

In-Depth with Cells Series 

This three-part series covers cell types, organelles, cell membranes, and more. 

Environmental Systems Series

This four-part series covers biochemical cycles and ecosystems, and more. 

How to Live Longer: The Big Think

We can now cure disease, replace failing body parts and even engineer our health on a genetic level. So are illness and death really inevitable, or can they be overcome? It’s a question Nobel Prize-winning biologist Paul Nurse has explored through his own research.

9 Months That Made You Series 

Follow the story of how, from a fertilized egg, you took on human form in the womb.

Genius By Stephen Hawking: What Are We? 

As his epic new series continues Stephen Hawking sets three ordinary people a series of fun challenges to try and get them to understand what they really are. In this episode the volunteers are led to an amazing realization about the nature of life itself.

Bacterial World: Microbes That Rule Our World 

 Are we aware that among the billions of bacteria that exist on earth, less than 1% of them are pathogenic? Recent discoveries reveal that bacteria are not only linked to the very origins of life on earth, but that they have become indispensible to the continuation of life.


This six-part series covers topics such as aging, artificial limbs and pacemakers, the human brain, pandemics, energy, and more. 


Topics covered in this video include: diversity of organisms, population ecology, communities and ecosystems, and global issues.

Teaching Systems Biology Series

This series covers topics such as molecules and cells, heredity and genetics, evolutionary biology, organisms and populations, human physiology and immune response, and ecology. 

Just the Facts Biology Classification Series 

This series features many videos that address classification in the biology field, ranging from the animal kingdom, plants, biodiversity, and more. 

The Human Microbiome

This program takes viewers on a journey through the vast universe of microscopic life that comprises more than 99 percent of the DNA and between 50 to 90 percent of the cells in our bodies. 

The Gene Code

This program looks at several ways in which genetic breakthroughs have improved health care technology and enriched the study of human physiology. 

Classification of Living Things

This program explores the realms of Monera, Protista, and Fungi, spotlighting representative classes and species along the way. This program also examines the similarities and differences between the denizens of the animal and plant kingdoms. 


The program illustrates how bacteria have learned to adapt to harsh environments and how they can be found in a vast array of human-made products and materials, including medicines, pesticides, plastics, solvents, and even electroacoustic speakers.

Introduction to Microorganisms

Despite being associated with disease, recent research shows that microbes are essential to all life forms. Bacteria inside us are useful for breathing, eating, and growth. Their study is revolutionizing our understanding of life, and could possibly revolutionize medicine.