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NBC LEARN – Archives on Demand

March 9, 2011

If you are looking for a way to enliven your classes, introduce current events, or use real-world examples to bring subjects to life for your students, try NBC LEARN!  YTC is piloting NBC LEARN, a collection of videos, documents, and images for classroom and online use.

Our pilot has begun and will run until August 12.  You can access NBC LEARN from the College Resources and Information widget in D2L.  In NBC LEARN, you will have access to:

  • Over 10,000 primary source videos, documents, letters, and images
  • Current events videos updated daily
  • Resources for Sciences, Arts & Humanities, Careers, Business and more
  • Historic news broadcasts and newsreels from the 1930’s – Present
  • Full transcripts, bibliographic citations, and closed captioning
  • Rights and copyright cleared for classroom and online use
  • Easy-to-use search and browse interface

The NBC LEARN resources will also be available to students for use in their research and projects, so please encourage them to use the site.

Martha Jones, NBC LEARN representative, will offer a Lunch & Learn at noon on Friday, March 25 in ST 237.  Bring your lunch and discover what the NBC archives have to offer.  You can also sign up on your own to participate in an introductory webinar at

For a quick introduction to NBC LEARN, watch either or both of the following videos:

Brian Williams, NBC Nightly News anchor, discusses the NBC LEARN archive (3 mins)


The NBC LEARN video tour (15 mins)


We will be collecting feedback from you about what you think of the NBC resources and tracking our usage during the pilot, so please take advantage of this product throughout the remainder of spring and summer.  If this is a resource the campus community utilizes, we can pursue a subscription for the next academic year.

Enjoy getting to know the NBC LEARN resources!

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