Primary sources: Broadcast media
News reports, documentaries, and other current-events-related pieces broadcast over the radio, television, or Internet.
This selective list includes some general bibliographies, gateways, and indexes along with some of the more extensive primary source collections available at Lafayette College. For more subject-specific resources or individual titles, consult the library's annotated list of research tools by subject.
- The Internet Archive Collection
- Coverage: 1996-present
Collection of archived web pages dating back to 1996, currently searchable by URL and date range only. Special features document the 2000 U.S. presidential election, the 1996 election, the attacks against the World Trade Center and the Pentagon in 2001, and the development of the Arpanet. The site can be useful for locating press releases, reports, position papers, and other documents that were placed on the web by businesses, organizations, government bodies, or individuals, but have since been removed.
- Lexis-Nexis Academic: Transcripts Full Text
- Coverage: 1982-present
Transcripts from a selection of television and radio news broadcasts.
- Video Encyclopedia of the 20th Century Collection
- Location: Skillman Ref Desk D419 .V5
Archival collection of motion picture and videotape recordings documenting the social, political and cultural history of the 20th century. Most clips are under two minutes. An index and abstract is available at the reference desk.