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Most videos (DVDs, Blu-rays, and VHS) at Yale are in this collection. Its 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 Yale Film Archive videos be delivered to SML, Bass, and other Yale Libraries, or you can view videos at the Yale Film Archive's viewing stations or screening room. Yale Film Archive 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 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.
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.