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

Any VHS or DVD videos that the library owns are included in the PILOT online catalog. You can find PILOT by going to the Library Home Page (www.iup.edu/library)and clicking on "Online Catalog". This will open the PILOT page. If you have a specific title, you can just use the "Title" search. Enter the title in the "Search For" box and click the "Search". If IUP owns the video, there will be an entry in the catlog that gives the call number. Videos are all stored at the Media Desk on the 1st floor of Stapleton Library. If you don't have a particular title, you can use the following technique to search just for videos: On the main PILOT screen, click the "Search Limits" button. This will take you to a page that allows you to set many different criteria for your search. Opent the drop-down box for "Medium", scroll all way to the bottom of that list and select "Videorecording". Then click the "Set Search Limits" button. You will be returned to the main screen which will now have a note "Search Limits Are In Effect". Now, all keyword searches you do will only return references to videos. Since the main "Author/Title/Subject" tab on the PILOT main page has a limited number of keyword searches, it usually a good idea to change to the "Guided Search" tab. All of the searches on this page are keyword search so they will work with the limit to videos.

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