Answered By: Chris Clouser
Last Updated: Jan 29, 2015     Views: 69

Films and videos (most of ours are on either VHS or DVD) are included in the PILOT online catalog. To find PILOT, go to the Library Home Page (www.iup.edu/library)and click on "Online Catalog" Once you are connected to PILOT, you have several options. If you know the title of the video you need, just enter the title in "Search For" box. The default option of the catalog is set to search by title. Then click the "Search" button. If IUP owns the item, there will be an entry in the PILOT catalog giving the details about it and the call number. Our video items are kept at the Media Desk on the 1st floor of Stapleton Library and you'll need the call numbers to request. If you don't have a specific title in mind, but are looking for videos on a specific subject or with a particular keyword, you can also search for those in PILOT. On the main PILOT screen, click on the "Search Limits" button on the bottom right. This will take you to a screen where you can select all kinds of limit criteria for your search. Use the dropdown menu of the "Medium" option, scroll all the way to the bottom and select "Videorecording". Then click on the "Set Limits" button. You will be returned to the main screen which will now have a "Search Limits Are In Effect" message. Now, all the keyword searches you do will only return videos. Not all of the options on the main Author/Title/Subject tab of the catalog are keyword searches. To ensure that you are searching by keyword, we recommend selecting the "Guided Search" option. All of the searches on this tab are keyword searches. On the Guided Search screen enter the appropriate keywords and click "Search". The system will then display any matches. Again, you'll need the call number in order to request the item at the Media Desk.

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