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Film Studies Research Guide: Films & Videos

A guide to conducting research in Film Studies at Yale University, including key resources and crucial search strategies.

How to Find Videos at Yale

To find videos overall at Yale, you can use several methods:

  • The most comprehensive approach is to do a Keyword search for the title, director, etc. (Remember to put quotation marks around words that should be kept together.) Then look at the list of filters on the right and click on add filter: Movies / DVDs. This approach will include 16/35mm films and videos available online.
  • The quicker method is to perform a Keyword search in Orbis for the title, director, subject or other terms, plus the word videorecording. Warning: this approach will not include 16/35mm films or videos available online.
  • If you are looking for videos on a particular topic, you may get better results by performing an Advanced Search. Enter your search terms, and change the "within" field to Subject. Then look further down the screen for Type, scroll down the list, and select Projected Medium. Orbis will retrieve entries regardless of the physical format.

Finding Video Recordings Outside of Yale