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Archival Research: Multimedia-Hear It, See It, Feel It!

This guide will help you in doing periodical and primary source research for both American and British assignments

Uses for Multimedia Databases

  • Images can be used for presentations and add value to your research.  Frequently, the images are centered around current events.  You can also see how people at the time interpreted and reproduced certain ideas.
  • The music databases can provide cultural information about a particular time period.
  • A number of newspaper databases provide scans of useful visual information.

Experiencing the Past

The TCU Library is fortunate to have several audiovisual databases that offer both archival and visual recordings.  Newsreels, Associated Press images, and song and radio recordings are offered in the following databases.

Digital Collections Online

The Music Makers: Archival Audio Database

Humanities & Theatre

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