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Find DVDs and Videos

Search Encompass Search to find DVDs and videos in the library, as well as streaming video.

Use the Format: Video limit on the left sidebar of your search results page to limit results to all forms of video including DVDs, VHS, and streaming video; or you can limit to a specific format.

Many items will be "Held by" Trexler Library... note the call number and status of the item to check its location and availability.

PLEASE NOTE: Audiovisual materials such as DVDs and CDs held by other libraries are generally not available for interlibrary loan. Such materials at other LVAIC libraries may be borrowed by Muhlenberg students, but only if requested by the professor teaching the course in question. Such requests should be submitted by the professor to the Lending Services Desk at Trexler Library.

Helpful search hints.

Don't forget --

Encompass Search uses KEYWORD searching, so your search will locate records with all of your search terms anywhere in the record, and not necessarily in the order you want.

  • To search for a KNOWN TITLE, enter your search in quotes.  This will force Encompass Search to locate the terms together in the order you specify. 
  • You can combine terms using boolean operators like AND, OR, and NOT (be sure to capitalize them!)
  • Once you have run your basic search, use the FILTERS on the left-hand side of the results page to narrow your results by FORMAT, AUTHOR, LANGUAGE, or TOPIC.
  • Use the SUBJECTS hot links found within the item record under the "View Description" drop down. These are Library of Congress SUBJECT headings, and can be used to find additional resources on the same or similar topics, or of a similar GENRE.
  • Use TRUNCATION (i.e., shortening a word to its root or base form using a designated symbol) for words that might have more than one significant form, OR for terms that might have alternative spellings.​​

For more information on Truncation or other Advanced Searching Techniques in Encompass Search see our "Guide to Encompass Search"