How to Search for a Video in the Library Collection

Quick Links: Specific Film | Films on a Topic | Browsing Films 

Searching for a Specific Film

1. If you have a specific movie you are looking for, type the title of the movie into the Library Search bar on our homepage. The search will be more accurate if you put the title in quotation marks, such as “Fahrenheit 9/11”.
2.  Click on the FILTER arrow to show more search filter options. Change the Item type to Videos.
3. Click on the magnifying glass icon to conduct your search.

4. If we have a copy of that film, it should show on the search results page. If we own a physical copy of the film, it will have a call number listed in green that you can use to locate the film on the first floor of the library.

5. If we own a streaming copy of a film, it will not have a green call number listed. Instead, you will want to click on the VIEW RESOURCE option to the right of the film title.

6. After you click on VIEW RESOURCE, the film’s catalog record will open. To view the streaming film, you will want to look for the “View Online” section of the catalog record. There should be at least one database link available that will allow you to access the streaming film. NOTE: If you have not already done so, you will need to sign into MyHilltop in order to access SEU database content.

Searching for Films by Topic

If you are looking for a film about a certain topic or keyword, enter the topic/keyword into the Library Search bar on our homepage. Use the FILTER arrow to limit the Item type to Videos. Then click on the magnifying glass to conduct your search.

Browsing for Films

If you are not sure what film you would like to watch and simply want to browse the films that are available to you at the Munday Library, there are two ways you can do this:

To browse the physical collection of DVDs, go to the first floor of the library. All DVDs that are available for check-out will be located in the white bookcases near the North Reading Room and the Global Digital Classrooms.
To browse films that are available online, go to our homepage and click on the Databases link.

Once on the databases page, type in film to see a list of our streaming video databases. You may click on each database link to browse their collections.