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Basic DVD Search

Learn to:
  • search for DVDs by title
  • limit searches to UMBC Library
  • limit format to DVD
  • determine an item's call number and availability

Placing a Media Item on Hold

Learn to:
  • search for DVDs by title & format
  • determine availability of an item
  • request media items that are checked out
  • monitor the request's status in your library account


catalogUSMAI Tutorials

Advanced Search Tutorial for Media Items, Part I 3:45 in length

Learn to:
  • search by exact phrase using quotation marks
  • use truncators or wildcards (*) to expand your search
  • search by subject headings
  • use Boolean operators: And / Or / Not

Advanced Search Tutorial for Media Items, Part II 5:45 in length

Learn to:
  • search by call number
  • log into your library account
  • request items
  • renew items
  • successfully interpret different availability statuses

Advanced Search Tutorial for Media Items, Part III 5:30 in length

Learn to:
  • search for items in a specific language
  • search only for new items
  • modify the order of your search results

Advanced Search Tutorial for Media Items, Part IV 5:45 in length

Learn to:
  • use subject headings to find similiar items
  • use the help menu to learn more about the catalog
  • email lists of titles to yourself
  • save lists of items in your account
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