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Finding what you want

Use the Film and Video Scope in Roger to make finding films much easier.  Select from the index menu:

Keyword - mix name(s) or title word(s) together, such as:

Hitchcock and birds

Hint: If you are successful in finding a title with a keyword search, to find related items use the item's heading links in the catalog record.

Title - omit initial articles.

Author -  last name first (directors, lead actors)

Form & Genre
If you want a list of feature films from a particular country, search those terms together, e.g.:

feature films japan
Other examples of Form & Genre searches:

documentary films, western films, zombie films

Viewing at the Library's Media Desk

The Library has 26 individual stations for playback of film and audio materials from our collections (including materials on reserve).  These formats include DVD, BluRay, VHS, and audio CD.

Screening of 16mm films can be arranged in advance by contacting the Media Desk staff at (858) 534-8074.

Kanopy Streaming Video (UCSD Only)

The UC San Diego Library is providing a two-year trial for access to over 26,000 videos available through Kanopy effective April 2015. The videos come from leading producers such as the BBC, California Newsreel, Criterion Collection, First Run Features, Kino Lorber and PBS, with more content added each month. Many of the films are from independent and specialty producers, with a focus on documentary films.

Streaming Video (UCSD only)

Below are the Library's major film subscription streaming resources.  Additional resources are listed to the right and under tabs at the top of the page.

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