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Learning on Screen: User Guide

About Learning on Screen

Learning on Screen (formerly BUFVC) promote the use of moving image and sound in education and research. Delivering access to online academic databases, on demand video resources, training, information and advice. Just a few features include:

How to log in

Click Login in the top-right corner of the screen, then type "The Manchester College". 

Sign into your organizational account with your student/staff email address and network password.

Searching the collections

Type your keywords into the search bar. This searches all of the Learning on Screen databases at once.

Use the options on the right-hand side of your search results to filter by collection, genre, availability or media type.

Highlights from the collections

Moving Image Gateway

The Moving Image Gateway includes over 2,000 ways to access moving image and sound resources for a broad range of subjects.

Explore the Moving Image Gateway or have a look at some of the highlights below:

News on Screen


News on Screen is the world’s leading resource for the study of newsreels and cinemagazines. 



International Database of Shakespeare on Film, Television and Radio is an authoritative online database of Shakespeare-related content in film, television, radio and video recordings is international in scope. It is regularly updated and currently holds over 8,500 records dating from the 1890s to the present day.

Box of Broadcasts

BoB is an on demand TV and radio service for education. Record programmes from over 65 free-to-air channels, and search the extensive archive. 

With BoB you can...

  • Search programme transcripts and subtitles
  • Create your own playlists, clips and clip compilations
  • Embed content in your work and share on social media
  • One-click citation for easy academic referencing 
  • Available on all devices

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