TCNJ Library
P.O. Box 7718
2000 Pennington Rd.
Ewing, NJ 08628

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Access Services - 609.771.2311

Media Services - 609.771.3235

Reference - 609.771.2417

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How do I Find Videos & DVDs?

All materials that the Library owns, whether in print or other format, e.g., sound recordings may be found in the TCNJ Library Catalog. Limiting your search is the fastest way to find sound recordings.

Step 1. Limit your search

On the "Basic Search" screen you can use "Quick Limit", or "Set More Limits."

You can only limit Title, Keyword-Boolean, and Keyword-Relevance searches from this screen. To set limits on the "Guided Search" screen, scroll down and click the "Set More Limits Button". Follow the instructions noted below.

Using "Quick Limit" follow these steps:

  • From the pulldown menu, select Videorecording.

Using "Set More Limits" follow these steps:

  • Click on the "Set More Limits Button."
  • Scroll down to the "Medium" pulldown menu.
  • Select Videorecording
  • Click on the "Set Limits" button.

 

Step 2. Conduct your search

Using "Basic Search" follow these steps:

  • Enter your term(s) in the "Search for" box.
  • Select Title, Keyword-Boolean, or Keyword-Relevance from the "Search in" pulldown menu.

Using "Guided Search" follow these steps:

  • Enter your term(s) in the "Search for" box.
  • Select Keyword Anywhere, Subject, Title, or Author from the "Search in" pulldown menu.

 

Step 3. Finding Your Video in the Library

All of the Library's videos are kept together, behind the service counter in the Media Viewing/Listening Room. Simply go to the counter and ask the attendant for the video you want, giving her the appropriate call number from the catalog.

 

Step 4. Additional Search Hints

  • To pull up a browsable list of all videorecordings listed in the TCNJ catalog, search just the word "videorecording" in a keyword search.
  • To separate popular movies from documentaries, add the phrase "feature films" to a keyword search: "feature films" and women. Conversely, to search for only documentaries, add the phrase "documentary films" to a keyword search: "documentary films" and women.
  • To search for films by a particular director, use the "Guided Search," enter the last name in the "Search for" box and select Author from the "Search in " pulldown menu.