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.
- 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.
- 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.)
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.
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.