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Discover the power of video learning

Watching videos is one of the most engaging ways to learn.

Everyone learns differently, but one of the most engaging ways to learn is by watching videos. The University of Salford Library has several video resources for our students to try. Here are the details of some of the different video resources that our students can access freely:

Box of Broadcasts

With Box of Broadcasts (BOB) you can watch or record TV programmes from a selection of channels. This includes around 65 free to air TV and Radio channels. This covers all the mainstream domestic broadcasters, such as the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Sky News, CNN and Film4. You can make clips of recordings for later use.

Do you have something specific that you want to watch? You can search for it using the search tool. BoB is usable from desktops, IOS and Android devices.


Kanopy is a video streaming service that has more than 20,000 titles. These range from documentaries to foreign films. Channels covered include PBS, BBC, Criterion Collection, and Media Education Foundation. They partner with public libraries and universities like Salford to bring you ad-free films and series that can be enjoyed on your TV, mobile, tablet and desktop.

Academic Video Online

Academic Video Online is a video streaming service that delivers more than 70,000 titles. A wide range of subject areas are covered including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and many more.

Curated for the educational experience, the massive depth of content and breadth of content-types (such as documentaries, feature films, demonstrations, etc.) makes it a useful resource for all. Titles are also discoverable through our Library Search!


The Journal of Vizualized Experiments: Science Education is a video library dedicated to teaching the practice and theory of scientific experiments through engaging and easy-to-understand visual demonstrations. There are almost 14,000 videos to search through, covering a wide range of scientific disciplines.

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning offers a broad suite of high-quality online learning to support your learning at University. It has a library of more than 9,000 videos that is constantly updated as new technologies and workplace skill needs emerge.

You can access LinkedIn Learning on a desktop device or download videos to watch offline on your phone or mobile device.

Always use our institutional link to log in – you will need your University email address and password. The first time that you log in, you will be taken through a setup process to discover courses tailored to your interests.

Once you have activated your LinkedIn Learning account, you may choose to add your own LinkedIn account to your learner profile. This means you can, if you wish, display evidence of courses completed in LinkedIn Learning on your public LinkedIn profile.

PATAZ: Physical Actor Training Videos

The PATAZ: Physical Actor Training Videos are an online A-Z of more than 60 dynamic videos for today’s physical actor, teacher and trainer. The films explore a range of training exercises, from specific skills such as Grounding and Balance, to more abstract concepts like Energy and Craft.

What are you waiting for…?

These resources are readily available for you to use them! They are accessible either through the links above, via Library Search and from dedicated pages on the Library website. Happy watching and learning!

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