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READ: Find a Video WSU Does Not Own
Here's how to find a video when the WSU Library doesn't have it:
- From the library homepage, select the database, WorldCat, located under the main search box. WorldCat can also be accessed through our Databases tab A-Z list.
- Select Advanced Search.
- Type in your search terms and conduct your search:
- If you are searching for a specific title or director, screenwriter, or actor, type the exact title or name (last name first). Then select the correct search field (author or title) from the drop-down menu to the right.
- If you are searching for a topic, refine your search to Subject.
- Limiting your search to a particular field, such as author, title, or subject,, communicates with the database where in the video record you'd like your search terms to be found.
- Once you've found a video that you'd like to view, click on the hyperlinked title to enter the record.
- Under the External Resources field click on the the Borrow button (look for small flaming W and Request via Interlibrary Loan text) to request the item from another library:
- Verify this is the item to request.
- Look for the How to get it section (=WSU does not own item), select Resource Sharing.
- Due to the pandemic, library staff retrieve books and you can retrieve them from the Front Desk. If the Library does not own it, continue though the InterLibrary Loan/Resources Sharing process.
- All of the necessary information will be filled in automatically. Check for accuracy.
- Scroll to the bottom of the page, click Send Request.
- There will be one more pop-up window to confirm you will abide by copyright. Click I agree with terms and you are done.