Answered By: Chris Clouser
Last Updated: Dec 10, 2014     Views: 34

IUP owns the book that the movie was based on, but not the movie itself. If you are looking for a particular video title, you can search the online catalog exactly the way you would for books. Just use the title search option and enter the title in the "Search For" box. Book and videos are interfiled in the catalog. If you don't know the title, but are looking for a video on a particular subject or with a particular actor, you can use the "Guided Search" option of the catalog. Open the Guided Search tab and then click on the "Search Limits" button on the bottom right of the screen. This will take you to a screen where you can specify all types of criteria to be applied to your search. Open the drop-down box for the "Medium" section and scroll to the bottom. Then select "Videorecording". Once you've selected that, click on the "Set Search Limits" button. You'll return to the Guided Search page which will now have "Search Limits Are In Effect" note. Now, all the keyword searches you do will only return videos (either VHS or DVD). Enter the search terms you want and the system will respond with a list of videos. Since IUP doesn't have the video, we could try to get a copy for you from another library through our Interlibrary Loan service. It's not widely available in libraries, but we can ask to borrow it from some library that does. To request an Interlibrary Loan, you need to use the ILLIAD system. To find ILLIAD, go to the Library Home Page (, click on "Articles and More" and then select "ILLIAD (Interlibrary Loan)". This will open up the ILLIAD login page. In order to make requests, you must be a registered user with a user name and password. If you don't have one already, just click on the "First Time Users" link. This will take you to a page that explains the system and that has a "First Time Users Click Here" button at the bottom. Click that button to get the registration page. On the registration page, fill out your contact information and specify your user ID and password. When you're finished, click "Submit" and you'll be immediately registered and taken to the main ILLIAD menu. On the main ILLIAD menu, there is an area to place new requests and you'll have several options. "Request a Photocopy" is used for journal articles or specific book chapters. There is also "Request a Book" and "Request a Video". Click on the appropriate link and you'll get a page where you can enter the information about the item you want. Once you've filled that out, click "Submit". Your request will go to our Interlibrary Loan office and the staff there will contact libraries that own the item and request a loan. You'll be notified by e-mail when the material arrives at IUP. The average turn-around time for ILL is about 3-6 working days.

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