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Film, Video, & Streaming Media Collections: Home


"UC Library Search" Replaces Roger on 7/27/2021

Online IP restricted Library Resources Require "2-Step Secured - allthruucsd VPN"

Find COVID-19 Streaming Media Guidance Under Tabs Labeled "COVID-19"

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UC Library Search

"UC Library Search" Replaces Roger on 7/27/2021

Finding Films and Videos in Roger

"UC Library Search" Replaces Roger on 7/27/2021


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"

(DISCONTINUED DURING COVID-19) Viewing Stations & Group Viewing Rooms

The Library (Geisel 1st Floor West) provides playback stations for audiovisual materials from its collections (including reserve items). Format support includes DVD, Blu-ray, and VHS. See the Geisel Front Desk to arrange onsite viewing.

Group Viewing Rooms are also available for groups up to 15 people. Request a reservation by calling the Front Desk at (858) 534-0134.

Screening of motion picture films must be arranged in advance by submitting the Motion Picture Viewing Request Form.

Streaming Resources (UCSD only)

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

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Laura Schwartz
Geisel Library

Highlights from the UC San Diego Library Digital Collections

16mm Films! - Factual FIlm Archive

"UC Library Search" Replaces Roger on 7/27/2021


Factual Films in the UC San Diego Collection

  • Mostly 16mm instructional and safety films from 1940 to 1980