Find Videos (A step-by-step guide)

Find and Request Videos from Other Libraries

Find videos when the WSU Library doesn't have it:

  1. From the library homepage, select the link to databases, 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.
  • 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.