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Sociology

a guide to resources for general sociology research

General Guides for Multi-Media

DVDs and Videos

Each Penn State library at every campus has a collection of DVDs and other videos, such as videocassettes and blu-ray discs. Altogether over 25,000 DVDs are available to Penn State library users. The DVDs and other videos can be requested and delivered from any Penn State library. In addition, Penn State’s libraries provide over 35,000 streaming videos.

Follow these tips to find DVDs and streaming videos by using The CAT:

Select the Advanced Search option.

Locate the "Material Type" selection (below the search boxes) and click on the drop-down arrow to select “Video Material”

Material Type select Video Material

In addition (if you wish), input search terms in the search boxes for specific movie titles, or directors’ names, actors’ names, topics, or film genres.

 

To narrow your search to DVDs only (and remove streaming videos from your search results), type the term “videodisc in the KEYWORDS search box in addition to selecting “Video Material” under Material Type.

Keywords Anywhere type videodisc

 

To request a DVD from any library location, use the “I Want It” button next to the description of the DVD in The CAT:

I Want It buttom

 

To narrow your search to streaming videos only (and remove DVDs from your search results), locate the “Location” selection (below the search boxes) and click on the drop-down arrow to select “Online Content” in addition to selecting “Video Material” under Material Type:

Material Type select Video Material with Location as Online Content