Finding Videos Guide

Finding Videos and Films

The UO Libraries holds about 14,000 items in a variety of moving image formats (DVDs, videotapes, laserdiscs, 16mm films, and online streaming video) which cover all disciplines.

All videotapes and films owned by the UO Libraries can be located using Library Search. This search tool offers the ability to limit your search to materials owned by UO, and to videos.

Looking only for videos you can find in UO Libraries?

  • Select UO Libraries as your scope before clicking Search
  • DVDs and laserdiscs are located in the Knight Library Audio & Video Room (Douglass Room)
  • Videotapes are located at the Knight Library Checkout/Reserve Desk
  • 16mm films may be requested for pick up at the Knight Library Checkout/Reserve Desk
  • Online streaming video is located in various online databases (see below).
  • Some videos are located in branch libraries. The Library Catalog will list the location of each title.

Looking for videos that are owned by any library?

  • Select UO Libraries Worldwide (WorldCat) as your scope before clicking Search.

UO Libraries' Video Collections

**Restricted to UO users

Video Search Engines

  • blinkx | One of the first and most comprehensive video search engines on the Internet, blinkx includes categories to facilitate browsing as well as search capabilities.
  • Open Video Project  | A free repository of archival, documentary and educational video designed for researchers.
  • Vimeo | Search, view, upload/download high-definition, high-quality art videos.
  • YouTube  | The web's most popular video site.
  • Yovisto: Academic Video Search

Selected Online Video Collections

Maintained by Elizabeth Peterson; last update 17 Sept. 2014.

Created by emp on Oct 30, 2012 Last updated Sep 17, 2014