Patients can get important information about health and medical research from the television, radio, or news sources such as the BBC or newspapers. This may impact what they ask for from their health providers as well as decisions about their health and lifestyle like whether to get vaccinated or ask for a GP appointment.
It can be important to understand and document how health and medical research is reported in the popular press. Some of this content will be freely available on news websites but the majority will only be accessible in archives.
The Library offers subscription access to a few of these news archives:
Box of Broadcasts (BoB) offers archival access to over 75 free-to-air TV and radio channels such as the BBC radio & television, ITV and more.
Logging into BoB will allow you to watch documentaries and news programmes on a certain date in time or to search those programmes using keywords.
With BoB you can: Access 3 million broadcasts dating back to the 1950s Record from over 75 free-to-air channels Create your own playlists, clips and clip compilations Search programme transcripts and subtitles Embed content in VLEs and share on social media One-click citation for easy academic referencing Available on all devices Fully accessible by all staff and students
Access content from: BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Three, BBC Four, ITV, Channel 4, Film4 and more 10 foreign language channels: Italian, French and German BBC Shakespeare Archive content dating back to the 1950s
Global Newsstream enables users to search the most recent global news content across 3,500 newspapers and news websites, as well as archives which stretch back into the 1980s. Titles include the Guardian, The Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Daily Mail.