Electronic resources - image & sound collections

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Image and sound collections

BFI Inview
British Film Institute's National Archive of non-fiction film and television titles from the 20th and early 21st century.
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Useful for: History

Box of Broadcasts National Use the Sign In option and select Newman University.
View, create clips and share TV and radio programmes from the BBC dating back to 2007.
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Useful for: All subjects

British Library Sounds
Downloadable material from the British Library Sound Archive collection, including music, oral histories and environmental sounds.
Useful for: History and Education

MediaPlus (on campus login)
MediaPlus (off campus login)
Videos, images, and sound recordings from sources such as ITN news and Teacher's TV.


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Academic Earth
Video lectures from the world's top scholars, including lecturers at Harvard and Yale.

BBC Shakespeare Archive resource
Search for BBC TV and radio programmes of Shakespeare plays, poems and sonnets. Sign in at the prompt which appears when you have found a resource you wish to view. It does not work on the sign in option.

British Cartoon Archive
More than 130,000 original cartoons, including work by Ralph Steadman, and Carl Giles, amongst many others. Images are subject to copyright - although they can be used in student essays, permission is needed for inclusion in "teaching packs".

Digital Collections Online
A resource of images from the Victorian era, made available for use by the University of Exeter with assistance from JISC. The images are free for use in teaching and learning.

Millions of digital items provided by Europe's museums and galleries, archives, libraries and audio-visual organisations.

Freeze Frame
Historic polar images. Over 20,000 images from 1845 to 1960, related to polar exploration.

Free high resolution digital photos.

New York Public Library Digital collections
Featuring a variety of material, including books, manuscripts, prints, maps and photographs from the New York Public Library.

World Digital Library
UNESCO has launched a website bringing together free digital maps, photographs, manuscripts and texts from all parts of the world.


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