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How do I find films?  

A guide to finding films (DVDs, videos, etc.) for your research.
Last Updated: Jul 16, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Many of the Library's videos and DVDs are shelved in the 2nd and 3rd floor Reading Rooms of Regenstein. Several other campus libraries have video collections, including D'Angelo Law Library, Crerar, Social Services Administration (SSA) and Eckhart. Videos are cataloged in the Library Catalog and LENS. Like books, they may be checked out for the entire quarter.  Videos in the Law Library have a 14-day loan period with no renewals. Media circulates for 4 hours in SSA

Films in other Libraries

Search WorldCat to identify films held at other libraries. Many videos and dvds can be borrowed from other institutions in the same manner as books.

  • WorldCat  
    Select the advanced search, and under "Subtype Limits/Any Format," limit to DVD or VHS. Use the "Find It (online, in the library, ILL)" link within any record to place an Interlibrary Loan request.

Searching the Catalog

Finding specific films

In LENS, use the advanced search for more precise results. For example, we have many editions of Shakespeare's Hamlet, but if you are looking for a video of the version directed by Laurence Olivier, you would do the following:

Using the advanced search, select "dvds, videos, etc." under "choose a catagory"and then enter the title and director's name.


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