DVDs & online videos
Search the Library Catalogue and limit by Resource Type: "Audio Visual"
- For example: indigenous OR aboriginal | french language teaching
- For educational videos, search subject documentary films OR nonfiction films
- For movies based on books/plays, search subject film adaptations
- For films for children & young adults, search subject juvenile films
- For videos in French, use the language filter - e.g. juvenile films
Search selected video databases:
- NFB.ca : Films, documentaries, animation, and dramas by the National Film Board.
- Films on Demand : Streaming videos licensed by SFU Library.
- Curio.ca : Contains thousands of television shows, radio programs, teacher guides, and K–12 curriculum connections, from CBC.
- LinkedIn Learning : A training library featuring video tutorials on software programs, design practices, and business skills.
- Theatre in Video : Primary source. Online streaming video of more than 250 plays and over 100 documentaries.
Photos & images
Includes paintings, photography, sculpture, architecture, decorative arts and design, with curated collections for teachers.
BC Multicultural Photograph Collection
Photographs, dating from the late 1890s to 1962, depicting the contributions of immigrants and Indigenous people to BC.
Bill Reid Centre Collection
Early explorers' drawings, sketches, paintings and original photography, that records the arts and architecture of the various First Nations of the Pacific Northwest.
Frontier Life: Borderlands, Settlement and Colonial Encounters
Database of primary sources documenting European settlement across North America, Africa, Australia and New Zealand, between 1650 and 1920. This resource can be used in your placement classrooms. Request access if your school doesn't already have it.
Points to the Past
Books, magazines, and primary source material (maps, photos, newspapers, manuscripts, pamphlets, portraits, sermons, poems). Free for residents located in British Columbia and the Yukon, Canada.
Vancouver Punk Rock Collection
Posters, images, periodicals, ephemera, and a genealogy documenting the punk rock movement in Vancouver, British Columbia. Includes material relating to the movement's support and promotion of various social political causes, such as the environment, women's rights, and opposition to racism.
Audio: Interviews, oral histories
Burnaby's Oral History Collection
Interviews with early Burnaby residents focusing on life in the 1930s.
Indo-Canadian Oral History Collection
Interviews conducted with early Indian immigrants to BC, about work and living experiences; relations with other racial and ethnic groups; family life and adjustment to Canadian society; and ongoing links to their country of origin. Mostly in Punjabi, with some in English and Hindi.
1956 Hungarian Memorial Oral History Project
Oral testimonies relating to refugees of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, about the Revolution, their reasons for leaving and means of escape, and their ongoing relationship to their culture, language and religious practices, and to the community both in Canada and Hungary.
Italian Canadian Women Oral History Collection
Interviews collected in the 1970s and 1980s documenting the experiences of Italian women who immigrated to Canada. In English (60%) and Italian (40%).
Japanese Canadian Oral History Collection
Interviews with Japanese Canadians on topics ranging from early immigration; their participation in pre-World War II industries including fishing, farming, and the lumber industries; and their internment during World War II. In English and Japanese.
Scottish Oral History Collection
Oral histories of Scottish immigrants to British Columbia.
Naxos Music Library
Classical music, jazz and world music recordings.
DRAM (Database of Recorded American Music)
Folk, opera, jazz, musical theatre, contemporary and electronic music.
Classical Music Library
Classical recordings, from Medieval to contemporary, from choral works to symphonies, operas, and the avant-garde.
= Openly accessible resources. SFU login not required. These resources may be reused, but check the resource's permissions about altering or revising materials
= Requires SFU login; may be used for non-commercial educational purposes, including in your practicum classrooms