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Movies, Films, Music CDs and More: Searching For Media in Search It

Media Materials & Reserves (MMR) is a section of the library that houses our closed media collections and course reserves.

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Article Databases, Indexes, Bibliographies, & Streaming Media

If you are accessing articles from off-campus, you will be asked to supply a WSU network ID and password.

Not Finding It?

Are you not finding the media material you are looking for? No sweat! We have a materials request form you can fill out.

You may also contact a subject specialist librarian directly.

Media Materials

Use this guide to find items!

Movies---TV Shows---Documentaries---Educational Films---Music---Audiobooks---Langauge Learning


Search Tips for Finding Media Items

When searching Search It for media materials, there are few tips we can offer to help make your searching easier. Be aware of what kind of search you are asking Search It to conduct.  Are you intending to search for keywords, which is the default setting? Or do you intend to search according to the title of the media you are looking for?  The drop-down menu on the left will allow you to focus your search. The search box is to the right of that and then another drop-down box follows, which allows for specifying the collection, in this case "Audio Visual".

Finding specific media items and materials using Search It can be made simple by using the following keywords for searching:

  • "feature film" for movies
  • "audiobook" for books on tape or CD
  • "video cassette" for VHS tapes, etc

Be sure to type in any other information you may have when conducting a keyword search, such as fragments of a film's title.

If you require more help with other materials, then please use the Ask Us! page and let us know.

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Brian McManus
Office: Terrell 140

(509) 335-5962


As mentioned already, WSU Libraries possess a significant amount of audiobooks for your research and enjoyment. You may search our catalog for these materials by searching the keywords 'audiobook' and the subject you are interested in. Also, you may find the following resource helpful.

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