News reports, documentaries, and other current-events-related pieces broadcast over the radio, television, or Internet.

Suggested resources

The Internet Archive
Collection of archived web pages dating back to 1996. 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.

Video Encyclopedia of the 20th Century
Location: Media browsing/DVD collection D419 .V5
Coverage: 1893-1985
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.