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Film & Video Collection

Roger is the library's catalog.  Below link has been scoped to film & video collection.



Author (Director) - Enter last name first ( Hitchcock, Alfred). You may find two listings for a director one with name and one with name and dates. Try both listings.

Title - Omit initial articles (Mariachi, Crying Game) .

 Keyword - natural language searches for words and names and  phrases in title, subject and content notes. 
 Hint: If you are successful in finding a title with keyword, look at the item's subject heading, which can focus your search to like items.

Want all movies? search - Feature Films.
Want all the Latin American or African feature films? 
search - Feature Films--Latin America or Feature Films--Africa.
Want to know what films from a particular country are in the collection? 
search - Feature Films--France or Poland or United States . . . .etc.
Want a Western or a Zombie movie?
search - Western Films or Zombie Films.

Call number prefixs (FVLDV = dvd, FVLV = vhs)


Movie Day is the Best Day

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The Library is equipped to support public viewing and listening of film and audio materials from our collections, including materials on reserve. This includes DVD (including BluRay), VHS, and audio CD. Screening of 16mm film, as well as use of Vinyl LPs and audiotapes, can be arranged by contacting the Arts Library staff at (858) 534-8074.


A sample of the library's streaming resourecs.  For more see Streaming Resources tab.

  • Remote Acess to Library material
    Most of our e-journals and databases are restricted so that only current UCSD faculty, staff, and students can use them from off-campus. In order to get access to these resources from an off-campus computer, you need to use one of the options below.

  • American History in Video
    Coverage of historical events through documentaries, commercial and government newsreels, and archival and public affairs footage.
  • March of Times (newsreels)
    Newsreels from 935-1967,
  • Ethnographic Video Online
    Ethnographic Video Online provides the largest, most comprehensive resource for the study of human culture and behavior – more than 750 hours and 1,000 films at completion.
  • Opera in Video
    Opera in Video contains five hundred hours of the most important opera performances.
  • Theatre in Video
    Theatre in Video contains more than 250 definitive performances of the world's leading plays, together with more than 100 film documentaries, online in streaming video - more than 500 hours in all
  • Health & Safety (Gov Doc Vids)
    Titles from; National Transportation Safety Board, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health

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