Posts tagged: Box of Broadcasts

Want to watch a good film? – Try Box of Broadcasts

12 May 2017

Did you know that you have access to an enormous number of films via Box of Broadcasts?

By Joanna Wilson
Academic Support Librarian

Box of Broadcasts (often referred to as BoB), contains recordings of TV and radio programmes, including recordings of lots of films.

Whether you want to explore the work of a particular director, watch a film from your favourite genre, analyse a classic film, or just take a break from your studies, you can check whether a film is available to you via BoB.

Connecting to Box of Broadcasts –

Go via Library Search, which gives access to all the Library’s resources. read more

Have you tried Box of Broadcasts?

10 January 2017

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Students/ researchers/ teaching staff, if you’re looking for audio-visual resources for your research, need something visual to illustrate a presentation, or want to make clip of a television programme to include in a lecture, look no further than Box of Broadcasts (or BoB for short). BoB is an electronic resource for playing back and recording tv and radio programmes for educational purposes. You can access it from the Databases link on SOLAR, then choose Box of Broadcasts from the A-Z list; or from http://www.learningonscreen.ac.uk/ondemand. You’ll need your Network username and password to access it. You can link to it from PowerPoint, Word or BlackBoard, and you can now label your own clips. It is useful across all subject areas, and is a great resource for watching feature films if we don’t have a particular film in the Library’s DVD collection. read more

You don’t miss your water ’til your river runs dry…

13 February 2015

Or, as in the case of some of the University earlier this week, your taps don’t run and your toilets don’t flush.

To thank our students for their patience and understanding during the recent closures due to these utilities problems the University will be offering students a free bottle of water and cake today, on the ground floor of the Clifford Whitworth Library.

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While you are in the Library enjoying your treats you may wonder what other great water resources we have. Here are a few:

Flood Estimation Handbook
The Flood Estimation Handbook and related software offer guidance on rainfall and river flood frequency estimation in the UK. Flood frequency estimates are required for the planning and assessment of flood defences, and the design of other structures such as bridges, culverts, and reservoir spillways. The five volumes are accompanied by software and digital data, which you can borrow from the Enquiry Desk for use in the Library. read more