Relatively Unknown Resources

I have received questions at the reference desk from people asking about resources for specific types of resources.. The ones that come in mind the most are those for pictures, new broadcasts, and plays online. The library has databases for all three of these.

For pictures, go to the AP Photo Archive. The AP Photo Archive has millions of high-quality photos from history and today. The archive also includes many free photos that can be used for assignments.

News broadcasts, from today and in history, can be found at the Television News Archive Indexes. The coverage includes ABC, CNN, NBC, PBS, and CBS from 1968 to the present. You can request the video for anything found in the index. You can also look at online video from 1999 to the present for CNN.

Plays can be found online in the Theatre and Drama Resources Page . You will need to go to the Theatre and Drama tab. The databases cover everything from American Drama to North American Indian Drama. You can find plays from about the 1800s to the present (depending on the database).

If you are working on an assignment for a class that calls for some resources that are not among the norm (articles and books) and do not include these three, then one page to go to is the Class Web Pages. The page has resources for most classes at IU. The pages have resources that librarians have put together and possibly told you about if you had a class session at the library.

Good luck with your searching, and don’t forget: There are other resources besides article databases.