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Beyond Books and Journals
There are many types of materials available in the UM Libraries than just the traditional books and journals. This guide is designed to show you what we have and how to find them.
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Terri Robar

Introduction
The University of Miami Libraries has a growing collection of movies and documentaries!  To suggest a purchase or to learn more, please contact Terri Robar, trobar@miami.edu.

 
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We have a large selection of movies available in our DVD collection. The categories we use are Drama, Comedy, Animation, Horror, Science Fiction/Fantasy, and Foreign /Non-English. Drama is actually a catch-all that includes everything from Romance to Westerns. We also have a selection of TV shows!

To see what we have, use the Usearch box in the right-hand column. Change EVERYTHING to LIBRARY CATALOG. Then type FEATURE FILMS in the blank box and hit Enter.

Once you get your results, look down the left-hand column. Under Location, choose the DVD category that you prefer.

Any DVD not on Reserve may be borrowed for 1 week. The DVD collection is located on the 1st floor of the Richter Library.
Learn Something New!
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The Libraries also have a lot of documentaries about many different subjects and places. These are also in our DVD collection.

To see a list of films on your topic of choice, use the Usearch box in the right-hand column. Change EVERYTHING to LIBRARY CATALOG. Then type DOCUMENTARY and one or two keywords in the blank box and hit Enter.

Once you get your results, look down the left-hand column. Under Location, choose DVD-Non-fiction.

Any DVD not on Reserve may be borrowed for 1 week. The DVD collection is located on the 1st floor of the Richter Library.
 
Kanopy

 
Kanopy is a video streaming platform for libraries with one of the largest and most unique collections in the world, featuring over 28,000 movies, documentaries, and indie and foreign films from over 800 producers including The Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, California Newsreel, BBC, and PBS, as well as thousands of independent filmmakers. Hundreds of new films are added to the platform each month.

The collection includes indie hits like 2 Days in Paris, classic masterpieces like Day of the Dead and Bicycle Thieves, and award-winning documentaries like Hearts and Minds.

START STREAMING NOW!

 

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Terri Robar