New media resources

Stylised image of filme reelThe Bodleian Libraries subscribe to a wide range of electronic resources for the University. We’ve recently started trialling two new media resources which add to our collection of resources. University members have access to films, documentaries, TV programmes and other selected broadcasts through our media resources.

New resources on trial

Bodleian Libraries are trialling the following resources, with a view to setting up a subscription if there is enough interest. Take a look and please send any feedback to by 31 October 2016:

  • Box of Broadcasts [available until 31 October]
  • An on-demand TV and radio service for education. It allows members of subscribing institutions to search an archive of over 2 million broadcasts, record programmes from over 65 free-to-air channels, and create their own playlists and clip compilations.  Content includes BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Four, ITV, Channel 4, Film4, 10 foreign language channels and more.
  • Kanopy [available until 13 November]
  • Online access to a large collection of films, including feature films and films on topics in the visual arts, education, sciences and social sciences.

Our new resources also include:

  • World News Connection Archive 1995-2013
  • This is an extensive collection of newspaper articles, broadcast transcripts and datelines from around the world, translated into English by the US government.

This complements two other online news resources provided by Bodleian Libraries:



Telegraph Historical Archive

Stack of newspapers with headline old news

The Telegraph Historical Archive, 1855-2000, is now available until 31 May 2016. You can access it via SOLO.

This is a fully searchable digital archive of what was once the world’s largest selling newspaper. You can search across 1 million pages of the newspaper’s backfile from its first issue to the end of 2000, including issues of the Sunday Telegraph from 1961. The newspaper was aimed  at a wealthy, educated readership. It is commonly associated with traditional Toryism, despite its more ‘liberal’ beginnings, especially in regard to foreign policy. The paper published widely on foreign affairs and foreign cultures.

Please send feedback to or

UN iLibrary trial

un-ilibrary logoThe Bodleian libraries will be trialling a new eResource until 1 July 2016: the UN i-Library.

The United Nations iLibrary includes publications, journals and series comprising facts and expertise on international peace and security, human rights, economic and social development, climate change, international law, governance, public health, and statistics. In future releases, the platform will also provide access to other resources such as working papers series and statistical databases.

Content can be searched by year from 2007, although some pre-2007 publications are available.  The i-Library gives access to all United Nations sales publications dating from 2013. The content of the United Nations iLibrary will be regularly updated with approximately 500 new titles published every year on the key topics reflecting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations.

As this is a trial, feedback on any aspect of the service such as content or usability would be greatly appreciated, so we can decide whether to keep it. You can e-mail  feedback to  would be greatly feedback to

If you are using a library PC you can access the library directly on the University network, go via the link provided at OxLIP+ or SOLO

e-Resource trial reminder: Europa World Year Book and Europa Regional Surveys of the World (Trial until 5 March 2015)


If you haven’t yet done so already you may want to take a look at this new e-Resource that we currently have on trial until the 5th March.

First published in 1926, the Europa World Year Book delivers impartial economic, political and geographical background information and statistical data for more than 250 countries, and includes thousands of directory contact details and a comprehensive listing of more than 2,000 international organisations. The nine Europa Regional Surveys of the World offer expert analysis at regional, sub-regional and country level.

A direct link to this resource is available with further access information at

We would be very interested to receive feedback from you before we commit to a long term subscription: Is the resource a) useful to you; b) unique; c) user-friendly?

Please send feedback to

e-Resources trials: US magazine archives

Magazine covers

There are currently three e-resources trials running for the archives of the magazines The Nation, National Review and New Republic.

The Nation

The Nation Digital Archive is a fully searchable electronic version of the American magazine’s complete backfile, offering a 145-year archive of reporting opinion and criticism. The archive contains thousands of historic articles, editorials, letters, reviews, poems, and puzzles dating back to 1865.

National Review

National Review has been an important American journal of opinion since its inception in 1955 by William F. Buckley Jr. This database offers complete indexing, abstracting, and full text coverage for all issues of the journal back to the first issue in 1955 through the present.

New Republic

The New Republic Digital Archive provides access to the complete archive of the American magazine from 1914 to the present.

Access is available via OxLIP+ until 24th November 2014. Please send comments and feedback to

New e-Resource: World Politics Review (Trial until 20th February)

Following a request from the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies (SIAS) we have arranged trial access to World Politics Review. This unique database covers topics of key relevance to foreign policy, international politics and foreign affairs. Its original articles are written by contributors from around the world, including experts from journalism, research organizations, academia, and government.

Subjects covered include:

  • Aid and Development
  • Crime
  • Domestic Politics
  • Economics and Business
  • International Law
  • Political Theory
  • U.S. Foreign Policy
  • War and Conflict

The World Politics Review is available until 20 February 2014. Direct links to both the web version and the EBSCOhost version are available with further access information at

Before we commit to the subscription we would be very grateful if you could let us know your thoughts, particularly on the following:

1)      Is the resource useful to you, would you recommend it?

2)      Does the resource offer anything new?

3)      Is it easy to navigate?

4)      Are there any benefits to accessing the World Politics Review via the EBSCOhost interface?

Please send feedback on the trial to