Searching for videos

The University of Nevada, Reno Libraries provide access to tens of thousands of videos in streaming or DVD formats.

Searching for streaming videos

Library users can access streaming video titles in two ways.

  1. Click on the Databases link on the library's homepage. In the All Database Types drop-down menu, select Streaming Music/Video. This selection will provide all of the UNR databases that contain streaming videos (and music) in their collections. Choose the database(s) best suited to your title or topic.
     Screenshot of the All Database Types drop-down menu. Streaming Music/Video is highlighted in blue and has a red arrow pointing to it.
    Screenshot of the All Database Types drop-down menu. Streaming Music/Video is highlighted in blue and has a red arrow pointing to it.

     

  2. Users can also use Library Search on the library homepage to find streaming videos. First, enter the topic or title of the video and search. Next, narrow your search by choosing a specific Resource Type on the left side of the screen under Refine my results. Select Videos. (You may need to click on Show More to have Library Search display all the options under Resource Type.)
 Screenshot of the “Resource Type” filter box in Library Search. The resource type “Videos” is enclosed in a red rectangle to indicate its location.

Screenshot of the “Resource Type” filter box in Library Search. The resource type “Videos” is enclosed in a red rectangle to indicate its location.

Searching for DVD Videos

You can search for DVD videos by using Library Search on the library homepage. Enter the topic or title of the video and search. Then select Videos under the Resource Type filter. Doing so will bring up both streaming videos and physical media like DVDs. To further narrow your search results to physical DVDs, click on Held by library on the left side of the screen under Availability.

 Screenshot of the Availability filter box in Library Search. Held by library is enclosed in a red rectangle to indicate its location.

Screenshot of the Availability filter box in Library Search. Held by library is enclosed in a red rectangle to indicate its location.

The bulk of the Libraries’ DVDs are located in MARS (Mathewson Automated Retrieval System). Use the same steps when retrieving a DVD from MARS, as you would books. Visit the Streaming Video Guide for more information about specific streaming video databases that are available through the University Libraries.