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Find Videos (A step-by-step guide): WSU Doesn't Have It

Find DVDs and streaming videos.

READ: Find a Video WSU Does Not Own

Here's how to find a video when the WSU Library doesn't have it:

  1. 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.
  2. Select Advanced Search.
  3. 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.
  4. Once you've found a video that you'd like to view, click on the hyperlinked title to enter the record.
  5. 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.