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TV, Film and Music


MediaPlus provides access to news, film and images from high profile collections such as:

MediaPlus is a valuable resource for those studying 20th century British social, political & cultural history. You can cross-search MediaPlus or browse content by subject or collection. Subjects include:

Tip: Use the advanced search to filter results to news-reel/news story.

EbscoHost Databases

When searching Academic Search Complete or Business Source Complete a carousel of videos from the Associated Press (AP) may display on your search results page.

Browsing AP Videos

  1. Open either Academic Search Complete or Business Source Complete and enter your keywordsAcademic Search Complete search interface, searching keywords "gun violence in America" publication type "all".
  2. Use the arrows on the right to scroll through the AP Videos carousel, or click the View All link to see all videos related to your search. The Associated Press Video carousel and "view all" link appears in the results screen.
  3. From the Video Results page, you can sort results by Relevance, Oldest or Newest video using the drop-down menu on the right. Results will update automatically.
    Video results page sorted by newest first.
  4. Click the video title or the thumbnail to view the video and detailed record.Record for "To NRA, Trump Again Calls for Armed Teachers" showing detailed metadata and storyline.
    The detailed record page includes details about the video, citation information, as well as a story line, shot list and transcript when available.
    Note: Only text associated with the Video Detail Record can be printed, emailed or saved. The video itself cannot be emailed, saved or shared. Persistent links to videos are not available at this time.
  5. If closed captioning is available, an icon will display in the upper left corner of the video. To enable closed captioning, click the "CC" icon.The Captions Control (CC) panel where you can modify font, position, size and colour of captions.
    To search within the video, click the magnifying glass icon, type in a search term, and press enter on your keyboard. The white vertical lines in video timeline (blue bar in example below) show where the search term can be found within the video.

BFI Inview

BFI Inview gives you access to  2,000 non-fiction film and television titles from the 20th century to the early 21st.  Each video is accompanied by an introductory essay by a historian. 

Videos are arranged by six key themes; education, health, UK Industry and economy, law and order, environment, immigration, race and equality. 

The videos can be downloaded or watched online.

                                                          BFI Inview webpage for Theme: Immigration, Race and Equality, Race, Identity and Difference.

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