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By Title

Use the Basic search to find a known video title:

  1. Type the title in the Search For: box
  2. Select Title (begins with) from the Search By: menu
  3. Select Video, Slide, Film, etc. from the Quick Limit dropdown menu

Find Video by Title

 

Not sure of the exact title? Try the Title Words search instead.

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By Topic

Use the Basic search to find a video on a topic:

  1. Type the topic in the Search For: box
  2. Use quotation marks around phrases, if applicable
  3. Select Words Anywhere from the Search By: dropdown menu
  4. Select Video, Slide, Film, etc. from the Quick Limit dropdown menu

Find Video by Topic

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Foreign Language

Begin at the the Basic Search screen to find a foreign language film:

  1. Click the Set Limits button
  2. On the Set Limits page, look for the Language dropdown menu
  3. Select a language, and click the Set Limits button near the bottom of the page. You will return to the Basic Search screen, with your language limit in place. (see example below)
  4. Type videorecording in the Search For: box
  5. Select Title Words from the Search By: dropdown menu
  6. Select Video, Slide, Film, etc. from the Quick Limit dropdown menu

Foreign Videos

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Closed Captioned

Use the Basic Search to find videos that have been closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

  1. In the Search For: box combine the word captioned with your topic (see example below)
  2. Select Words Anywhere from the Search By: dropdown menu
  3. Select Video, Slide, Film, etc. from the Quick Limit menu

Closed Captioned Video

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By Library

Begin at the Basic Search screen to find all videos in a particular library, or videos about a topic in a particular library:

  1. Click the Set Limits button
  2. On the Set Limits page, look for the Location dropdown menu.
  3. Select a location (for example, College Library), and click the Set Limits button near the bottom of the page. You will return to the Basic Search screen, with your location limit in place. (see example below)
  4. Type videorecording in the Search For: box OR type a topic (if you wish to limit your results to a particular topic in that library)
  5. Select Title Words from the Search By: dropdown menu if you entered the term videorecording. Select Words Anywhere if you typed a topic.
  6. Select Video, Slide, Film, etc. from the Quick Limit dropdown menu

Set Limits Page (example below illustrates limiting to College Library)

By Location

 

After setting a limit to College Library (example below illustrates a search for videos about hate crimes)

Videos by Location

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By Library Collection

Use the Guided Search screen to find videos in a particular collection within a library. First you will need to find the specific location code for the collection. (To limit by library only, and not within a library, see By Library in the table of contents at the left.)

To find all the videos in College Library's Open Book Collection:

Search For: coll,video as a phrase Search By: Holdings Location Code

 

To find all the videos in Steenbock Library's reserves collection:

Search For: stee,resr as a phrase Search By: Holdings Location Code
  AND      
Search For: videorecording all of these Search By: Title

Note: There is no space after the comma in the location code. Select "as a phrase" in the box to the right of the location code.

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