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The Academic Library

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  • Subject coverage: Culture and media studies e-books published by Pluto Press
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  • Type of content: e-books in PDF format
  • Level of access: Full text.

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Academic Search Ultimate

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  • Subject coverage: Science; social science; education; psychology; language and linguistics; arts and literature
  • Size/scope: over 17,000 titles
  • Type of content: journal articles, book reviews, conference proceedings
  • Level of access: Full text of over 10,000 titles.

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Art & Architecture Complete

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  • Subject coverage: art, architecture, design
  • Size/scope: over 1,000 titles
  • Type of content: journal articles, books, images
  • Level of access: full text of over 600 titles.
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BFI Player

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  • Subject coverage: National and regional archives of the BFI, including 120 years of Britain on film, capturing our lives and our stories
  • Type of content: thousands of preserved short films and features.

BoB

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  • Subject coverage: access TV and radio programmes from over 65 'free-to-air' channels using a programme guide and a search option. Option to schedule recordings up to seven days in advance and request programmes broadcast over the previous 30 days.  Search BoB to access other users' recorded programmes. Permanent archive of all broadcast content from nine channels: BBC1 London / BBC2 / BBC4 / ITV London / Channel 4 / More4 / Channel 5 / BBC Radio 4 / BBC Radio 4 Extra. Content plays in your web browser with access available both on and off campus. 
  • Type of content: TV and radio programmes
  • Date range: 2007 to present
  • Level of access: BU staff/student login required; registration required on first use. Available off-campus, but not outside the UK.

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British Library Sounds

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  • Subject coverage: Archival recordings from the British Library, National Sound Archive of interview and conversations with leading British cultural figures, African music and writing and sound
  • Type of content: audiovisual material.

British Pathe

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  • Subject coverage: News, sport, social history and entertainment
  • Size/scope: 3500 hours
  • Type of content: Archive of moving images
  • Date range: 1896 to 1970.

NB: Set up a personal account by using the "Join" button at the top right of the British Pathe page. This will allow you to view the films but not to buy stills.

Communication Source

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  • Subject coverage: communication studies, mass media, journalism
  • Size/scope: over 1000 journal titles
  • Type of content: journal articles, encyclopaedias, handbooks
  • Level of access: full text of over 600 journals.

Communcation Source replaces Communication and Mass Media Complete (CMMC)

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Ebook Central Academic Complete

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  • Subject coverage: multidisciplinary database of ebooks
  • Size/scope: 146,000 e-books covering all academic subjects including: business and economics; computers, engineering and applied science; education; humanities; science, medicine and allied health; social sciences
  • Type of content: academic books
  • Level of access: full text.

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Gale Reference Complete

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  • Subject coverage: multidisciplinary with collections focused on journalism, history and English literature
  • Size/Scope: over 28,000 journals, 1,700 e-book editions, 13 million pages of historical primary sources and 1.5 million items of literature criticism and full-text literary works
  • Type of content: major daily and regional newspapers (Gale OneFile News), multidisciplinary journals (Gale Academic OneFile), reference works (Gale eBooks) and primary historical (Archives Unbound) and literary (Gale Literary Sources) archives
  • Date range: archival sources from 13th century onwards
  • Level of access: mixture of abstract and full-text access.

Hermes

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  • Subject coverage: Multidisciplinary listing of dvds
  • Size/scope: 26,000 titles either currently or once in distribution
  • Type of content: dvds
  • Date range: 1896 onwards
  • Level of access: bibliographic.

International Film Archive

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  • Subject coverage: Film and television
  • Type of content: journal articles
  • Date range: 1966 onwards
  • Level of access: Some full text available.

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Kanopy

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  • Subject coverage: multi-disciplinary database of educational films
  • Size/scope: 1,930 videos
  • Type of content: online streaming audio-visual.

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News on Screen

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  • Subject coverage: Newsreels and cinemagazines
  • Size/scope: 160,000 records
  • Type of content: newsreels, cinemagazines, production documents, and archive footage
  • Date range: 1910-1979
  • Level of access: moving image and full text

Access is restricted to ac.uk domains. To access complete the simple registration form supplying name and e-mail address.

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ScreenOnline

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  • Subject coverage: Film and TV history
  • Size/scope: The British Film Institute's [BFI] definitive guide to Britain's film and TV history.
  • Type of content: Mixed media.

Note: Film and television clips can be viewed on campus only

Simply Scripts

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  • Subject coverage: Scripts, screenplays and transcripts
  • Size/scope: Movie scripts, television teleplays, radio transcripts from the golden age of radio, anime scripts and transcripts and plays.
  • Type of content: Scripts
  • Level of access: Full text available.

Television and Radio Index for Learning and Teaching (TRILT)

>> Go to Television and Radio Index for Learning and Teaching (TRILT)

  • Subject coverage: television and radio station programme listings
  • Size/scope: listings service covering around 300 UK television and radio stations. Includes terrestrial, cable and satellite television (and regional variations), all national and many local radio stations, Asian-language, Irish, Scottish Gaelic and Welsh television and radio. Data is available at least five days in advance of transmission enabling you to identify forthcoming broadcasts for Off-Air Recording
  • Type of content: programme listings
  • Date range: 1995.

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