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TVHow would you like to be able to search a news archive for all the major news networks (and some smaller ones) at once? Now you can. Try out the Internet Archive TV News. Streaming Video (or, it says, you can “borrow” via DVD, but I haven’t explored that) results for keyword searches. It was originally set up for the 2012 U.S. presidential election, but they now describe themselves:

The Internet Archive works to preserve the published works of human kind. Inspired by Vanderbilt University’s Television News Archive project, the Internet Archive collects and preserves television news. Like library collections of books and newspapers, this accessible archive of TV news enables anyone to reference and compare statements from this influential medium.

The collection now contains 350,000 news programs collected over 3 years from national U.S. networks and stations in San Francisco and Washington D.C. The archive is updated with new broadcasts 24 hours after they are aired. Older materials are also being added.” –Internet Archive TV News (21 Feb., 2013)

Two recent resources have been added to the Library’s list of Indexes & Databases:

Music Online is a portal which provides access to all of UBC library’s Alexander Street Press music databases: Classical Music Library, Classical Reference Library, Classical Scores Library, Garland Encyclopedia of World Music, Opera in Video and Smithsonian Global Sound.

elementsdb catalogues comparably illustrated and measured examples of urban land uses. It is based on the concept that urban form is comprised of replicable elements (or cases)… and it was created by Cynthia Girling and Ronald Kellett, School of Architecture + Landscape Architecture at the University of British Columbia… and it’s FREE!

Naxos Video Library offers an extensive streaming video library of classical music performances, opera, ballet, live concerts and documentaries. Watch the world’s greatest opera houses, ballet companies, orchestras and artists perform on demand!

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Is it almost like being there? Check out American History in Video and World History in Video and see for yourself.

American History in Video provides the largest and richest collection of video available online for the study of American history, with 2,000 hours and more than 5,000 titles on completion.

World History in Video is a wide-ranging collection of critically acclaimed documentaries that allow students and researchers to explore human history from the earliest civilizations to the late twentieth century.

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Longwoods has some audio and video files related to the business and policy side of medicine. As a UBC person, you should be able to listen/view here, whether on or off campus.

HST_Logo“This collection of specially prepared animated audiovisual presentations with synchronized narration by world leading scientists is keeping researchers informed throughout the world.” -Henry Stewart Talks website

The audio visual presentations are organized into comprehensive series… from “Apoptosis” to “Epigenetics” to “Microarrays” to “Viruses and Viral Diseases” and much more.

Go to Henry Stewart Talks, plug in the headphones and soak it in.

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