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Find Films and Videos

All films and videos at Emory Libraries are fully searchable in discoverE. Here are a few tips that you can use to making searching easier and more efficient.

Limit Format to "Video"

When searching for films and videos in discoverE, some keywords, subject headings, or personal names can retrieve a large number of results. Limiting the format to Video helps narrow down to what you want.

Screen shot of  the item type drop-down list

Use Facets to Refine Your Results

The facets on the left side of discoverE enable you to narrow your search results and tighten your focus. For example, after a simple keyword search for “climate change” you can limit your choices to online streaming videos or physical items in the library.

Screen shot of discoverE facets that can narrow your search

The Subject section reveals Library of Congress subject headings within your search results. In the example above, note that “Climatic changes” (versus “climate change”) is an official subject heading.

Find a Copy in Your Library

When you find a physical item such as a DVD that you want to use, you can see information in discoverE about library holdings, including the call number and whether the item is checked out. 

In some cases, multiple libraries in the Emory system may have a copy. Here is an example of a DVD that is held at more than one library:

Screen shot of an item record with copies in multiple libraries

View Holdings

When you click on the record in discoverE, you can see more details about the item. Clicking on the Physical Resource tab will display library holdings.

Screen shot of the Physical Resource tab within an item record

In this case, we have copies both at Oxford and the Music and Media Library on the main campus. Note that they have different call numbers:

Screen shot of an item with multiple copies

Get the Item

Online Videos: Online videos are available through links in discoverE. Use your Emory ID and password to access the video.

Physical items: Give the call number to library staff at the location where it is held, and they will retrieve the DVD or other video format for you. They can also help you obtain a video if it is not held at your home library.

Physical items: Request DVDs, Blu-rays and other physical AV media through discoverE, or ask staff at a library service desk for assistance.