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Video Database - Searching Tips

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Title Keyword Title
Year Call Number Subject
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Search Help

  • You can search the Video Library database by title, keyword, year, or call number. Searches can also be limited by video format (i.e. Beta, VHS, DVD)

  • Words typed in the search box are joined by an "AND" clause so if you type in "criminal defense", the search will retrieve all records with criminal and defense.

  • Use truncation to improve your searching power. Use an asterisk (*) to find a root word or number plus all the words/numbers made by adding letters or numbers to the end of it. (i.e. search crim* to find variations of crime including criminal, crimes, etc.)

  • Browse by title or subject alphabetically.

Additional Search Tips:

  • Change the format to retrieve "All Formats"

  • Try more general keywords

  • Try fewer keywords

  • Make sure all words are spelled correctly

If you need assistance in locating video titles, contact Merle Slyhoff (T-212, 215-898-9013,