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=== Find films in a particular language  ===
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All the films in our library can be found through MidCat. Use the [http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/lib Library Quick Search] box, found on the Library page. Click on the "Videos" tab to do a search:
  
<br>The libraries have many videos in languages other than English. In [http://biblio.middlebury.edu/search~S2 MIDCAT], click the Videos tab; then in "Browse videos by language," use the pull-down menu box to choose your language.<br>  
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Also, a quick video search for the films in each of the languages has been added to the [http://subsplus.middlebury.edu/subsplus/subjects/index.php Subject Guides].  
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Search terms can include '''keyword''', '''title''' (series title for TV&nbsp;shows, not episode title), '''author''' (directors and writers of films and shows can be searched under the "author" heading), and several others.&nbsp; Languages and genres can also be searched.&nbsp; To get a list of all titles within a language or genre, select the appropriate language/genre, then put an asterisk ('''*''') in the search box. &nbsp;For all TV shows in a separate list, use the appropriate drop down option in "genres" and put an asterisk in the search box.
  
(Tips section (in blue box) --&gt; List of videos)
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Additionally, a quick video search for each language&nbsp;has been incorporated into the [http://go.middlebury.edu/guides Research Guides].
  
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=== <br> Find films of a particular genre<br>  ===
 
 
 
You can narrow your search of videos to genre (Comedy films, Horror films, Documentary films, Gay &amp; Lesbian films, etc.) From the same MIDCAT Videos tab, choose Browse videos by genre:
 
  
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=== '''Discerning Media Type by Call Number'''  ===
  
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No matter which call number classification is used, we insert a letter at the very end of the call number to identify media format; for example: PN&nbsp;1997 .L5769 A1 1999D.&nbsp; That "D" at the very end signifies a DVD.&nbsp; Other possibilites include "B" for blu-ray disc, "V" for videocassette, "L" for laserdisc, and "U" for 3/4" U-matic cassette.
 
 
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NOTE: “Browse videos by” searches will retrieve both browsing collection films (which can be checked out &amp; taken outside the building for 3 days) and films limited to use within the building (Main DVD’s – Circ Desk).
 
 
To see only those films in the browsing collection:
 
 
Use a KEYWORD search and add the word "browsing" with the genre type or language
 
 
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Latest revision as of 11:27, 30 October 2017

All the films in our library can be found through MidCat. Use the Library Quick Search box, found on the Library page. Click on the "Videos" tab to do a search:


Quick search videos.jpg


Search terms can include keyword, title (series title for TV shows, not episode title), author (directors and writers of films and shows can be searched under the "author" heading), and several others.  Languages and genres can also be searched.  To get a list of all titles within a language or genre, select the appropriate language/genre, then put an asterisk (*) in the search box.  For all TV shows in a separate list, use the appropriate drop down option in "genres" and put an asterisk in the search box.

Additionally, a quick video search for each language has been incorporated into the Research Guides.


Discerning Media Type by Call Number

No matter which call number classification is used, we insert a letter at the very end of the call number to identify media format; for example: PN 1997 .L5769 A1 1999D.  That "D" at the very end signifies a DVD.  Other possibilites include "B" for blu-ray disc, "V" for videocassette, "L" for laserdisc, and "U" for 3/4" U-matic cassette.


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