Friday, February 27, 2015

Check out the AP Multimedia Archive for powerful images or audio for your presentations!

Mount Holyoke subscribes to a rich media resource for research use - its the Associated Press Multimedia Archive.  The AP Mulitmedia Archive contains current news photos as well as historic images from their library.   The archive's SoundBank also offers hours of recorded audio.

Looking to download a photo to illustrate a presentation or paper on a current or historical topic? Their photo library includes 4.6 million photographs dating back to 1826 and as current as a few moments ago. You can even download audio recordings from more than 4,500 hours of audio files of primary source news clips and excerpts from speeches dating from the 1920’s.

 To find the AP Multimedia Archive, just go to the LITS homepage and click on the “E-Resources A – Z” link to get to our alphabetical list of research databases.  

Dr. Martin Luther King, third from right, marchers across the Alabama River on the first of a five day, 50 mile march to the state capitol at Montgomery, Ala., on March 21, 1965. Source: AP  

 This Tuesday, July 29, 2014 photo shows a combination of six portraits of Syrian children at Zaatari refugee camp, near the Syrian border, in Mafraq, Jordan.  Source: AP

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