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Finding Films and Videos

Use the Film and Video Scope in Roger to simplify discovery.  Select from the index menu:

Keyword - mix name(s) or title word(s) together (e.g. "Hitchcock and birds")

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

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"

Media Viewing Stations

The Library's Media Desk (Geisel 1st Floor West) provides 10 playback stations for audiovisual materials from its collections (including reserve items). Format support includes DVD, Blu-ray, and VHS.

Screening of 16mm films must be arranged in advance by submitting the 16mm Film Viewing Request Form.

Streaming Media Resources (UCSD only)

The Library's major subscription-based video streaming resources.

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