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The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
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  • Academic Video Online (AVON) provides access to more than 63,000* (and growing) videos all cross-searchable from a single platform. Includes scholarly video material of virtually every video type: documentaries, interviews, performances, news programs and newsreels, field recordings, commercials, demonstrations, original and raw footage including tens of thousands of exclusive tiles.
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  • Films across all art forms: from performing to performance, from music to electronic media, from physical to spiritual, from visual arts to photography, fashion and later included philosophy and religion, gastronomy, history and politics and psychology. More than 5000 films, international in scope.
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  • Streaming service for popular and classic films. Film Studios included:
  • Universal Studios
  • Walt Disney Studios
  • MGM Studios
  • Sony Pictures
  • VVS Films
  • Lionsgate Film
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  • The BBC Sound Effects Archive is available for personal, educational or research purposes.
  • There are over 33,000 clips from across the world from the past 100 years. These include clips made by the BBC Radiophonic workshop, recordings from the Blitz in London, special effects made for BBC TV and Radio productions, as well as 15,000 recordings from the Natural History Unit archive.
  • You can also make and share your own mixes and soundscapes using the ‘mixer mode’ function.
  • Terms of use
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  • The Downtown Eastside Research Access Portal (DTES RAP) is an easy-to-use resource intended to improve access to academic and community-generated research related to Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.
  • Access open for everyone, some restrictions to content.
  • Request an inter-library loan for restricted content or contact the library for more help with this resource.
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    • Feature and documentary films licensed by the ECU Library for research and teaching purposes by current Emily Carr University students, faculty and staff.
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    • Stash Issue No. 1 2004 to present includes:
      – TV and cinema advertising
      – Title and broadcast designs
      – Music videos
      – Brand films
      – Game trailers and cinematics
      – Short films
      – Behind the scenes features
      – Exclusive interviews
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    • Includes over 1000 films and series from the silent era, groundbreaking international directors, masterpieces from the mid-20th century, and contemporary films from around the world, including Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, and North America.
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