Audiovisual media

In addition to the DVDs in the collection, the library also provides access to visual material obtained through databases such as: 

  • The Britannica Image Quest database contains more than 2.5 million high-resolution royalty-free images. The enormous diversity of these images makes this database the perfect place to search for images to illustrate and support various teaching and study materials.
  • Beeld en Geluid op school offers online access to a selection of thousands of hours of video and audio content from the archives of the Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid (Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision). There are tools for easy and advanced searching, editing and storing content. Before use, first watch the instruction video on the homepage of Beeld en Geluid op School.
  • The VideoArts database contains 70 short (1 to 3 minutes) videos filmed in English (with Dutch subtitles) in the field of management and the work environment.
  • The Academic Search Ultimate database provides access to more than 60,000 videos from the Associated Press, one of the world’s most prominent press agencies. This video collection covers a wide range of subjects and contains material dated from 1930 to the present which is updated monthly.
  • CC Search is a search tool by Creative Commons for openly licensed and public domain works. More than 300 million images are searched. CC does not verify whether the images are properly CC licensed or whether the information is accurate or complete so please verify the licensing status and attribution information before reusing the content.
  • O’Reilly Safari Books Online is a digital library with approximately 39,000 e-books and +6,000 video tutorials from leading publishers in the fields of technology, digital media, technology and business. In addition to e-books and video tutorials, learning paths are also part of the digital offering. The e-books can be read online, not downloaded. The license is for unlimited use. Simultaneous search: copy URL (address bar) of found record. Log in to O'Reilly Safari and paste the URL for access. See also the semi-annual list of removed titles.

Many openly licensed images and videos can also be found on the internet:

It is important to consider the copyright situation when using an audiovisual work.

As a lecture you are allowed to play or screen an audiovisual work in the classroom, the screening limitation applies. However, placing the same educational work on Blackboard is not unlimited. It is better to link to or embed a video on Blackboard. For the use of images on Blackboard, stick to the reader agreement (see Use for educational purposes) or use images for which you have permission.

As a student you always have to stick to the right to quote (see Plagiarism) when using an audiovisual work.

Both as a student and as a teacher you always quote the source. Britannica Image Quest and Academic Search Premier have convenient citing options for this purpose.