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Most videos (DVDs, Blu-rays, and VHS) at Yale are in the Film Study Center (FSC) collection. The Film Study Center's database provides a number of easy ways to locate its films, but doesn't include titles that are only in Bass or other Yale libraries. You can request (via Orbis) that FSC videos be delivered to SML, Bass, and other Yale Libraries, or you can view videos at the FSC in viewing stations or screening rooms. The FSC is the only site at Yale where you can view 3D Blu-rays.
To find videos overall at Yale, you can use several methods:
The Library supports the Statement of Best Practices for Fair Use in Teaching for Film and Media Educators, developed by the Society for Cinema and Media Studies.
DocuSeek is a search site for independent, documentary, educational and social issue video and films.
Although the website is based in (and funded by) the UK, FindAnyFilm.com provides information about the availability of films from across the globe in all formats, such as whether a film is out in Blu-Ray or can be downloaded. The service can also alert you when a format is available (or available in the UK, at least).
WorldCat is a "union catalog" showing the holdings of thousands of libraries in the US and some abroad. It allows one to limit a search to videos either by selecting "Visual Materials" as a format from the Advanced Search screen, or by doing a Basic Search and then selecting the "Visual" tab.
Use these resources to locate film and video collections, film stills and photos, archival and manuscript collections, and other primary source film materials.