An Undiscovered Gen: AP Images

Campus Community Update #248

November 20, 2009

An Undiscovered Gen: AP Images

An example from the early 1900s
AP Images is a collection of databases providing unique, high quality sensory images and sounds: photographs, audio, graphics and text spanning over 160 years of history. Library customers at CSULB have access to this archive 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

From simple keyword searching to more complex searches such as concept, color, and category, students can enhance their research and increase their knowledge by accessing over 4.6 million photographs dating back to 1826 and as current as a few moments ago. Tens of thousands of graphics, more than 4,500 hours of audio files, and news stories and headlines dating from 1997 will allow the user to complete her/his research project with content as diverse as the project itself.

The content is primary source, and it is provided by The Associated Press®, winner of more Pulitzer Prizes than any other news agency, and the most credible source for non-biased reporting. Founded in1848, the AP is the oldest and largest news organization in the world.

View “This Week in Pictures,” listen to the President’s radio addresses, see graphics that have appeared in national newspapers to illustrate statistical reports and trends, get the latest photos of entertainment and sports figures—it’s all available in AP Images.

To check out this outstanding content for yourself, point your browser to the library’s homepage. Click on “databases by title,” and scroll down to AP Images. (Note: Off campus users must have a campus or library userid and library password to access any library database.)