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Media Collection: Finding Media

Streaming Video Collections

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To find media titles available from the Purdue Libraries, visit the Purdue Libraries home page at

Change the pull-down menu option on the left side of the main search box from "Search All" to "Books and Media," and then type a title or keywords and click the "Search" button. 

Book & Media Search from Pull-Down Menu

Examine results using options found on the extreme left side of the page, in the box beside search results.  Scroll down the sort functions to locate  "Video Format" to see if any of the results are media titles.  (If "Video Format" is not there, no physical media results such as DVDS were found.)

Streaming media titles will have a call number that says "online access available" as a clickable link.  (These are a subset of the titles available in the streaming media packages listed to the left.)

Physical items such as DVDs will display a location and call number, but items must be requested during Covid-19 and cannot be physically retrieved from the collection.  The record will indicate that you should click "Check Request Options" and, if not logged in, the system will ask that you "Sign in to Check Availability" before you can request an item.

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