How to Find Media in the Marriott Library: Home

A How-to guide on finding audio or video materials in the Marriott Library collections.

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Joni Clayton
Subjects: Audio-Visual, Media

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Searching the Marriott Library Catalog for Media

From the Library Home Page, select "Advanced Search" under the search box.  The Advanced Search page allows searches to be defined, narrowed and limited in various ways.

Main Search Page

Searches on the advanced page can be used to limit results to media.  Searches can be done by typing keywords for the title, author, subject or any general term, etc.

Advanced Search Page

Pulling down the menu will display options.  Searches can also be limited by keywords and then selecting a limit by "Publication Data", "Material Type", or "Language" or a combination of those.

Advanced Search Page

Narrowing the Search

Select "Title" from the first menu and type in "King Lear".  Then select "Audio Visual" from the menu for "Material Type" and click on the red SEARCH button.

Demonstration of a search

Results will be the video and audio materials we have in the Marriott Library Collections (NOTE the Video/Audio icons).

Search list

To the left of these results are facets which will further refine a search.  The search for King Lear can be narrowed by searching LOCATION (ARC, for example) or by COLLECTION (Video Cassette or DVD).

Facets list

Narrowing by DVD, gives a list of DVDs that are about or performances of King Lear.

Limited search DVDs

To see information about the title including a description of the contents, click on "Details".

Details of the DVD

To see information like the call number, if the title is checked out, when it is due, or to request it from the ARC, click on "Locations & Requests"

Call number

Searching for Media by Topic / Format

To search for topics by format, use format terms like "videorecording" or "sound recording" in the ANY field and narrow the search by any other keywords or menu items.  For example, type in "ANY / sound recording" and "ANY / fiddling" and "LANGUAGE / Norwegian"


The result is a listing for a Norwegian folk music record

Results of search

Remember, clicking on "Location & Requests" shows the exact format and call number as you see above.


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