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Library Media Services - Searching Instructions

Instructions for searching for media


Using WorldCat:



Just type in the title (or author) in the search bar. If necessary, click "Video" on the left under "Format" to limit your results to titles available in a video format. If you're using our search bar above, it will automatically limit your search to videos only.


Once you've found the item you want, click on "availability" here:

An example screen-shot from WorldCat search results

This will show you its availability at UMD and other libraries in the UM system. Items in the circulating collection are listed as "UMCP HBK Nonprint Media Srvs Desk - Circ Collection," while items in the desk (non-circulating) collection are listed as "UMCP HBK Nonprint Media Srvs Desk - DVD (or VHS, Blu-Ray, etc)."

Just copy down the call number, bring it to the Nonprint Media Service desk, and we'll lend you the film!

WorldCat uses a "smart" algorhythm, similar to Google and other search engines, which will automatically give titles it considers most relevant at the top. For more detailed instructions on searching WorldCat UMD, see the Libraries' LibGuide here.