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The Library's many audio visual resources can be searched for on the catalogue.

Kanopy

Desktop DJ

Recommended resource: Box of Broadcasts

Box of Broadcasts (BoB) is an online TV and radio recording service. You can opt to record programmes from over 65 TV and radio channels, and access a growing media archive of more than 2,000,000 programmes.

Points to note when using BoB:

  • It is best accessed using Google Chrome
  • It can be accessed using your standard Leeds Beckett username and password
  • Due to licensing restrictions, it can only be accessed from the UK

We also have access to Leeds Beckett TV, an on-demand media recording service for Leeds Beckett staff. Content includes recordings of recent and historic film and television broadcasts, as well as in-house content such as inaugural lectures and graduation ceremonies.

Key news sources

PressReader has over 5000 publications from over 100 countries. Issues of magazines and newspapers appear as they would do in print, some titles that you can access include Computer Arts, The Guardian, T3 and lots more.

You can access and read publications as a guest user without registering to create an account. To have more features and personalization you will need to register for a PressReader account. To register, click on the Sign In option, in the top right hand corner of the screen. You can select your favourite publications and can set up email alerts when a new issue of your favourite publication has been released.

Gale OneFile: News allows you to search both current and archive international newspaper content. Includes a Topic Finder tool, which you can use to discover the context of your search term and uncover hidden connections.

Lexis Library News allows you to access the full text archive of key UK news titles such as The Guardian, and search across different news sources.

The Times Access full text content between 1785 and 2012. Articles are reproduced in original format, allowing you to research both content and visual layout.

Other, more specialist news sources are available, particularly for historical research.

Beyond Beckett: language websites

This list of foreign language resources may help broaden a search for useful material on the wider internet.