Film and television

Key subject resources

  • Box of Broadcasts (BoB) National - enables staff and students to record and watch whole broadcasts, create clips from new and archived TV and radio broadcasts, and embed them into Blackboard/ presentations. Please note: it is each user’s responsibility to ensure that the materials made available are used strictly within the terms and conditions of the licence.
  • FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals - an index of journal articles on film and related subjects from 1972 onwards.
  • JSTOR - digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources, primarily in the humanities and social sciences.
  • Kanopy - Award-winning documentaries, classic and indie films.
  • Luxonline - a website dedicated to British video and film art. The site contains an archive of works by film and video artists, including synopses, artist biographies, stills and streamed clips where available together with a section on the history of British film and video art, a glossary of terms, links to relevant web resources and reading material, and step-by-step guides on the techniques and processes in film and video art production.
  • Television and Radio Index for Learning and Teaching (TRILT) - a database of UK television and radio programmes including terrestrial, cable, and satellite television (with regional variations); all national and many local radio stations; with data available at least 10 days before transmission.

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Skills and training

Your subject librarian will provide a programme of lectures and training on library and information skills, in consultation with your department or school.

A number of guides and video tutorials on searching databases will be available soon. In the meantime please contact your subject librarian if you require any help.


  • Study support
  • Library video tutorials - topics include: how to locate books and journals; understanding references on reading lists.
  • Finding and using information - covering key aspects of information skills, including: researching a topic; effective use of Google; evaluating your search results; avoiding plagiarism.
  • Referencing using EndNote

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New resources

Kanopy - award-winning documentaries, classic and indie films

New York Times Archive - coverage from 1851 to four years ago

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