Answered By: Chris Clouser
Last Updated: Jan 29, 2015     Views: 32

Yes, the library does have videos (both VHS and DVD) available for our students. They may be borrowed for two days. All of our videos are listed in the PILOT online catalog. To find PILOT, go to the Library Home Page ( click on "Online Catalog. This will open the PILOT page. If you are looking for a particular movie title, just use the default 'Title' search. Enter the title you want in the "Search For" box and then click "Search". If IUP owns the movie, there will be a listing in the catalog. You can click on the movie title in the results list to get the full information about that item. The database will give you the call number of the video (usually beginning with VCV for VHS tapes or DVD for DVDs). Just request that number at the Media Desk next to the Reference Desk on the 1st floor of Stapleton Library. The student assistants at the desk will retrieve the video for you. You can also use the PILOT catalog to search for videos by subject or keyword. For that, it is best to use the "Guided Search" option of the PILOT catalog. You can set the system to retrieve only videos by clicking on the "Search Limits" button on the lower right of the search screen. This will take you to a page that allows you to set all types of limits to your search. Scroll down in the "Medium" section all the way to the bottom, and select the "Videorecording" option. Then click the "Set Search Limits" button. You will be returned to the main search screen which will now have a note that "Search Limits Are In Effect". Now, all keyword searches will only retrieve videos. It is best to use the Guided Search, because all of the searches there are keyword. On the Author/Title/Subject tab, not all the searches are keyword type that can be limited.

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