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General media items

-- including VHS tapes, CDs, CD-Roms, and music cassettes -- and


are currently housed on the first floor of the J.D. Williams Library. DVDs are housed in the Baxter Room on the East side of the second floor.

Music LPs are stored offsite and may be requested.

How long can I check out a DVD? (or other format)

Please refer to the Loan Policy.

Finding Music

For information on finding a score or music in various formats or a video/DVD about music, please refer to the Music Subject Guide.

Finding Films

Begin by searching the online catalog.

Don't know where to start?

Use a KEYWORD search to look for certain words in a catalog record.
Search by: KEYWORD -- Limit by format (video/films)
NOTE: the word "movies" is rarely used in a library catalog. Search for "films" instead.

Are you looking for a specific film?

Search by: TITLE

Are you looking for a specific actor/actress or director?

Search by: AUTHOR (last name first)

Are you searching for a certain TYPE of film?

Search by: SUBJECT

Are you looking for a film adaptation of a book?

  1. Search by TITLE, and look for the VHS/DVD icon in the item list -- OR
  2. Search by SUBJECT with the official version of the author's name with "film and video adaptations
  • shakespeare william 1564-1616 film and video adaptations

Are you looking for a specific FORMAT?

Search by TITLE:

Finding Film Reviews

Movie Review Query Engine
The largest online database for movie reviews; includes reviews, news, interviews and other material associated to specific movies.

Academic Search Premier
Search for film reviews in newspapers and magazines, including scholarly journals.

MLA International Bibliography
Search for peer reviewed journal articles; will not include popular press.

Rotten Tomatoes
With more than 250,000 titles and 850,000 review links in its
ever-growing database, RT offers a fun and informative way to discover
the critical reaction on movies neatly summarized via the Tomatometer.

Finding Film Information

Internet Movie Database
Includes cast and production information for film and television productions. Reviews are submitted by users.

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