On trial: Socialism on Film

I’m pleased to let you know that the Library has been given the opportunity to trial for a second time the fascinating Socialism on Film: The Cold War and International Propaganda from Adam Matthew Digital and the BFI National Archive.

This impressive collection of documentaries, newsreels and features reveals the world as seen by Soviet, Chinese, Vietnamese, East European, British and Latin American film makers. Documenting the communist world from the Russian Revolution until the 1980s and covering all aspects of socialist life. And what makes this resource unique is the collection of films were produced almost exclusively in the communist world and then versioned into English for distribution in the West.

You can access the database via the E-resources trials page. Access is available both on and off-campus.

Trial access ends 20th November 2017. Continue reading

USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive

I’m pleased to let you know that the Library currently has trial access to the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive®.


You can access this online archive via the E-resources trials page. You must register with the site to get access. Access is available on-campus or off-campus if using VPN.

Trial access ends 30th November 2016.

The Visual History Archive® is a collection of audiovisual interviews with witnesses and survivors of the Holocaust and other genocides and it allows users to search through and view more than 50,000 of these video testimonies. Continue reading