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Hiram College Library

Hiram College Library fosters intellectual excellence and encourages lifelong learning in the Hiram community.

Searching for AV Materials

Some of the best sources for AV materials are listed below, any of the following databases can provide you a start in searching.

Finding AV Items in the Catalog

Spelling is important. Capitalization is not. Punctuation may be. Write down all call numbers before going to the shelf.

  • A quick way to see what the library owns is to visit the Catalog Search Page.
  • Enter one or two keywords and then limit the search by using some of the options: 
    • Material Type: use this to limit to Audiovisuals (films) or Musical Recording (CDs)
    • Collection: Select HIRAM Film Collection to limit to or DVD and VHS collection
    • Limit Your Search (optional): This allows you to further refine to a type of Sound Recording or Video Recording.
  • Select search once you have added all of the limiters you need. 
  • If you have questions, ask a librarian!

Where are AV items stored? 

DVDsVHS, and Music CDs are stored on the lower level in the Chamberlain Room (near the elevator).