How Do I Find?



Finding DVDs and Videos in the Library's Catalog

  • Select Basic Search from the Catalog menue tab.
  • Under Location Limits, change the dropdown box to DVD/VIDEO
  • Enter the title of the DVD or video putting the title in quotes.
    • Example: "rebel without a cause". One word titles do not have to be in quotes.
  • For best results when doing title searches omit initial articles (A, An, The, Der, El, L', La, etc.).
    • Example: "sound and the fury" (rather than "the sound and the fury").
  • When searching by keyword, use one word or put phrases in quotes.
    • Example: alcohol? (using the ? mark will simultaneously search alcohol, alcoholism, alcoholics.
    • Example: "middle ages"
    • Example: "feature films"

screenshot of catalog  Library Catalog search for DVDs and Videos.


For further assistance locating books, please visit, call or email the Rice Library Reference Desk: (812) 464-1907 / 1-800-246-6173, or