Research Guide: Audio and Video

Use this guide to learn more about how to find good audio and video resources

Questions to Ask Yourself

Why use audio or video sources?

These sources
  • can be valid sources for research!!
  • give you a visual and emotional understanding of your topic
  • allow you to hear important talks or lectures at your own convenience 
  • can provide authentic, first-hand accounts of events from participants or witnesses in the film 
  • are great for presentations you must give in front of a class - keep your audience interested and engaged!
  • need to be evaluated to determine if they are of good quality

Is it a "good" video for your research?  Evaluate it!

Find Videos Using Holman Library's One Search

You can find both streaming videos and physical DVDs using the Holman Library's One Search.

First, click on Advanced Search under the main search box on the Holman Library homepage:

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Screen shot of Advanced Search button in One Search

From the Advanced Search page you can choose your Material Type to limit your search to videos:

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Screen shot of advanced search in One Search limiting by material type

  • Your search results will include both physical DVDs and streaming videos (see above).
  • You can also filter your search results after you search by clicking on the options to the left of your results under Source Type.

What Else Can I Find Using One Search?

Diagram of items found using One Search

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  • Physical items found on library shelves: books, DVDs, CDs, print journals
  • Online items (but not everything from library databases!): articles, eBooks, streaming videos
  • Your library account: items borrowed, saved searches

Where Can I Find DVDs in the Library?

Non-fictions DVDs (like documentaries) are shelved with books on the same subject in our Main Collection

Movies (feature films) can be found together in our DVD Collection. They are organized alphabetically by title.