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Help Using the Library

View step-by-step instructions for finding books, eBooks, and articles, accessing online databases, requesting items from other campuses or colleges, and more.

How to Find a DVD at SJR State

To find DVDs at the SJR State Library,  search the SJR State Library Catalog

1. Click the Media tab.

2. Type in a title, an actor's name, or some keywords that describe the information you're looking for.

3. Select what type of search you want to do:

Keyword will search for your keywords anywhere they appear in a record.

Title will search for your keywords ONLY in the title field of a record.

Author will search for your keywords ONLY in the author's name field of a record. Often, the director's name is provided here.

Subject Heading will search for your keywords ONLY in the LC Subject Headings that were assigned to that record. Subject Headings are words or phrases that are consistently used in library catalogs worldwide to describe what an item is about. They do not always use the most popular words to describe things though, so if a Subject Heading search returns 0 results don't quit - do an Anywhere search instead. 

Series searches are tricky. Unless you already know what to do with one, don't use this option. 

4. If you get a lot of results, use the facets on the left to limit by Format - Video (DVD)

If you need further assistance, please contact a librarian at any SJR State campus.

Find DVDs & Streaming Videos in the Catalog

Using the Media Tab to find DVDs & Streaming Video
You can either begin a new search or continue an existing search from the Media Tab. The Media Tab is also a good way to separate results if you are looking for specific media formats.
Facets can be used to:  Narrow searches. To pursue other types of searches (Author/Title/Subject). Sort through different types of media. Locate items more quickly.
To place a hold on a media item, simply click the Place a Hold link. Another good tip to remember is when requesting an item from our college-please give us two days to allow the item to get to you.
Make sure you select your pickup location to where you would like to get the item.  If your hold was successful, you will get this message.
To check on the status of a request, or to cancel a request-click the requests tab on the SJR State Library Catalog home page.
You can view your current que position from the requests tab.  To cancel a request, click the blue cancel button to the left hand side of the page.  To make sure your hold was successfully canceled-watch for the message under Request Status.
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