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Using the Library during COVID-19

UC Berkeley’s library buildings are now open. To stay up to date on the Library’s policies and services during the pandemic, visit the Library’s COVID-19 webpage.

Media

Content section: 

Find video

Moving image databases - Browse the library’s online moving image collections.

Streaming Video Guide for instructors - Highlights library-provided streaming platforms to support instruction and research.

UC Library Search - For physical and streaming video, under “Advanced Search” select “Video/Film” in the “Material Type” drop down.

select video/film in the material type drop down

Under “Advanced Search”, search for directors and artists as an Author/Creator (last name, first).

search for directors and artists as an author/creator

Find audio

Sound/Audio databases- Browse the library’s online sound and audio collections.

The Music Library - Many of the Library’s audio recordings are housed in the Music Library. Consult their website for further help researching music and audio topics.

UC Library Search - For streaming and physical audio formats, under “Advanced Search” select “Sound Recordings” in the “Material Type” drop down. You can also search for musicians and artists as an Author/Creator (last name, first).

select sound recordings in the material type drop down

Find images

Image databases - Browse the library’s online image collections.

Art History/Classics Library - Consult the Art History/Classics Library for help researching image collections.

Image collections - See the Art History/Classics Library guide to image collections.

UC Library Search - For online and physical images, posters and graphics, under “Advanced Search” select “Images” in the “Material Type” drop down. You can also search for artists and photographers as an Author/Creator (last name, first).

select images in the material type drop down

Need more research support for media?

Go to our Research Help portal to chat with a librarian, contact a specialist or schedule an appointment.