Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Library Highlights: Finding DVDs and VHS Tapes in the Library

The Ort Library offers DVDs and VHS tapes for student use. The library offers educational and some popular DVDs/VHS tapes for use by students, faculty, and staff. DVDs/VHS tapes are available to be checked out for seven (7) days. When you find the DVD/VHS tape that you would like to check out, stop by the Media Desk (located on the 2nd floor of the library). We will get the DVD/VHS tape for you and then you can take it to the Circulation Desk (located on the 3rd floor of the library) to check the item out.

The library also provides a presentation room (for one or more people) and several individual rooms to watch the DVDs/VHS tapes.

Examples of some new DVDs that have arrived:

  • Ancient Computer
  • The March: The Story of the Greatest March in American History
  • Decoding Neanderthals
  • Fracking: Weighing the Risks

There are several different ways to access the DVDs/VHS tapes that the library offers:

If you want to see all the DVDs/VHS tapes the library has available, you can search the library catalog. To do this:

a.       Go to the library’s home page (http://www.frostburg.edu/lewis-ort-library/).
b.      In the center of the screen, click on the Tab that says Catalog.
c.       Click on the link that says FSU catalog.
d.      Once in the catalog, click on the Advanced Search link at the top of the page.
e.      Leave Word Search box blank (this will bring up all results).
f.        Under format select Videos – DVD (to search for DVDs) or Videos – VHS (to search for VHS tapes).
g.       Select Search.
h.      You will now have a list of DVDs or VHS tapes that the library has available.

If you have a specific subject that you want to see if we have a DVD/VHS tape for, you can search OneSearch.

a.       Go to the library’s home page (http://www.frostburg.edu/lewis-ort-library/).
b.      Under the tab that says Articles, Books, and More – type in a keyword of the topic you are looking for.
c.       The results page that comes up will include all types of media, including videos.
d.      To narrow down to just videos, on the left hand side under the heading of Publication Type, click Show More.
e.      Put a check next to Videos and click Update.
f.        Now you only have results of videos available.
g.       To get just the videos that are available at FSU, on the left hand side under the heading Locations, click Show More.
h.      Put a check next to FSU and click Update.
i.         You now only have results of videos available here at FSU.

If you need more assistance with finding or accessing DVDs/VHS tapes, please stop by the Reference Desk (located on the 2nd floor of the library), stop by the Media Desk (located on the 2nd floor of the library), e-mail the Reference Desk at libref@frostburg.edu, or call the Reference Desk at 301-687-4424.

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