Finding Audio and Visual Materials
Here are some pointers for finding video clips, audio or still images to use in teaching economics.
The METAL project has a range of (3- or 4-minute) videos explaining economic applications of mathematical concepts, freely available for use in your teaching. The more recent DeSTRESS project has twenty videos, of 15-20 minutes each, applying statistical concepts in social science.
If you are based at a subscribing institution, you can benefit from the British Universities Film & Video Council's off-air television recording backup service. You can use the site to order CDs, DVDs or video of a programme from BBC1, BBC2, BBC3, BBC4, ITV1, Channel 4 and Five, going back to 1998.
Another service for UK academics is Film & Sound Online, which brings together several collections that are free for educational use, organised by academic subject.
Many documentaries and lectures from UK and US sources have been uploaded to Google Video (whose search facility also searches YouTube). For example you can find the NBER lecture series "What's New in Econometrics".
If you want to illustrate topics from past generations, the Internet Archive hold public domain film archives including British Government public information films and the Prelinger archive of US information films from the 1940s to 1970s.
Blinkx allows you to search dozens of video news sources, and is a good way to find topical clips.
Search the BBC news archive for video and audio segments related to a particular term, e.g. interest rates
Talking Economics, a project funded by the Economics Network, has collected audio from BBC radio programmes on economic topics to use in teaching. Access requires a free login.
More than 200 economic graphs are available through the Bized diagram bank.