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The library holds over 12,000 DVDs and Blu-Rays. These are primarily selected to support the Department of Film Studies and include films and holdings of extremely rare reference materials such as ethnographic films and documentaries by filmmakers like Frederick Wiseman and Jean Rouch.
Find out which DVDs we've purchased recently in the box to the right.
If any of the items you need are marked as "Reference only" then please contact us with details of what you require and we will advise further.
If you do not have access to your own player then a bookable workstation is available in Zone 3 on Level 2 of the Main Library, you can book the workstation through the Book a Workspace page. Select "Main Library" and "Level 2", the DVD workstation can be found on screen 2 of the workspaces list.
Please ask for the controllers for the TV and DVD player at the Welcome Desk.
This space can only be used when booked in advance. Bookings should be placed at least 1 hour before you arrive. If you need to request DVDs from the Library's collection to view please use the Click and Collect service to request these, allowing 48 hours for the DVDs to be set aside for collection.
BoB is Learning on Screen’s on demand TV and radio service for education; Users can record programmes from over 65 free-to-air channels and an extensive archive of tv and radio broadcasts. You can create and share playlists and clips. NB: BoB is NOT AVAILABLE outside the UK.
Search on the Library Homepage allows you to search multiple Library databases at once. Results will include books, journal articles, newspapers, theses, etc. as well as materials held in Special Collections and Museum Collections.
In the search results use the filters on the left to narrow down the results.
Use the "Library Catalogue" filter to restrict to books etc. held in the Library, or use the "Format" filter to select e.g. journal articles, and then select the "Full-text" filter to restrict the search to items you have full-text access to.
Screen Studies Collection is the main specialist database for Film Studies. A survey of current publications relating to film scholarship alongside filmographies. The database contains three different indexes: American Film Institute (AFI) Catalog; FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals; and the British Film Institute's Film Index International. The indexes can be searched in one go or individually by using the links below.
contains FIAF’s Treasures from Film Archives, a selection of reference volumes, article abstracts and some full-text journals that reflect film holdings from archives around the world. Available via Screen Studies database.
UK television and radio data on the web, with over 300 TV/radio channels, from 1995 onwards. enables customised automated alerts for forthcoming programmes up to 10 days in advance; and highlights programmes for which a DVD copy may be requested
over 50,000 unique sound recordings from all over the world, covering the entire range of recorded sound - music, drama and literature, oral history, accents and dialects, sound recording history, wildlife and environmental sounds. Smaller subset of sounds is available without logging in at http://sounds.bl.uk
Defining Gender provides access to a vast body of original British source material that will enrich the teaching and research experience of those studying history, literature, sociology and education from a gendered perspective.
Includes the full text of plays from across the history of the theatre, ranging from Aeschylus to the present day. Includes non-English-language works in translation, scholarly and critical editions, first night program texts, and critical analysis and contextual information. Also includes over 500 images from the Victoria and Albert Museum's archive of production photos.
developed as the medium for reproducing broadcasts, The Listener (1929-1991) was the weekly newspaper published by the BBC. Provides an insight into the intellectual and cultural history of the twentieth century, and also to the golden years of radio and television.
Frames is run by the postgraduate community within the Film Studies Department at the University of St Andrews. Autumn issues publish new work from members of the British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies (BAFTSS). Spring Issues focus on emerging themes within the discipline.