Library Catalog: How To Find Videos/DVDs
If you are in search of a video/DVD on a particular subject, follow these steps to locate titles available at Case Western Reserve University.
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The list of titles that is displayed will be quite large. To find out which titles are videos/DVDs, click on the Limit/Sort button.
You will see a page with several options for limiting. Click on the scroll bar next to Material Type.
Then select Projected A/V from the list of choices.
If you just want to see which videos are at the Harris Library, click on the scroll bar next to Where Item is Located and select Harris Library MSASS.
If you want the videos/DVDs displayed in chronological order, click on the little box next to Sort Results by Year.
Then click on the button labeled “Limit/Sort items retrieved using above data.”
The results will be a much smaller number of titles – all of which will be videos and DVDs.
NOTE: The Limit/Sort option can be used for any kind of search whenever you want to narrow the list of titles that are displayed.
To retrieve a video/DVD, you will need the title and call number of the item (call number example: MEDIA 404). Take the information to the Harris Library Circulation Desk and someone at the desk will get the video/DVD for you. Harris Library videos/DVDs circulate for seven days if it has not already been previously booked for use.
For further information on borrowing Harris Library videos/DVDs consult our borrowing policy. There are a few videos/DVDs that have specific restrictions about who can borrow them and/or where the item can be used. You will be given more information about any restrictions prior to check-out.
A video player is available in the library if you are interested in previewing a videotape before borrowing it. We are currently in the process of purchasing a DVD player so you will soon be able to preview a DVD as well. Also, some videos and DVDs have short clips available to preview online, usually on the publisher’s or distributor’s website.
You can also create a Quicklist of Videos/DVDs on the Kelvin Smith
Library website. You can limit the location to only Harris Library by opening the location pull-down box. You may also limit the format if you want only videos or only DVDs. By changing the “Date Added” you can also limit your search to only new items if you wish.
- Create a Quicklist of Videos/DVDs on the Kelvin Smith Library website
- Download the Harris Library Video/DVD Purchase & Preview Policy For MSASS Faculty (PDF).