Answered By: Chris Clouser
Last Updated: Dec 10, 2014     Views: 32

Yes, IUP does have a videocassette copy of that movie. Its call number is VCV 6559. You can get it at the Media Circulation desk on the 1st floor of Stapleton Library. You can find out what videos the library has by using the PILOT online catalog. All of our videos are entered there. To find PILOT, go to the Library Home Page (www.iup.edu/library)and then click on "Online Catalog". Once you are in PILOT, you have several ways to search for videos. If you have a specific title, you can usually just type that in and select the "Title Search" option. That will normally retrieve the item you want. In your case, however, there are a LOT of items that have the word PHILADELPHIA in the title. Another option to find videos (which I used in your case) is to set PILOT to search for just videos. To do this, click the "Search Limits" box on the lower right side of the main screen. This will take you to a page where you can set all kinds of search criteria. In the "Medium" box, use the scroll-down menu to select "Videorecording". Then click the "Set Search Limits" button. You'll be returned to the main screen with a note that says "Search Limits Are In Effect". Now, all the keyword searches you do will bring up just videos. Since not all of the options on the main screen are keyword searches, I would recommend that you use the "Guided Search" tab. All of the searches there are keyword searches. In your case, I entered "Philadelphia" in the first box and then selected "Title" in the "Search in" option. That brought up the few videos that had Philadelphia in the title. It was fairly quick to scan the title list to find the Tom Hanks movie. You can also use this technique for finding videos on various subjects, as well.

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