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Use UW Libraries Advanced Search when looking for films and follow this example -- change "Show Only" option to UW Libraries and "Material Type" to Audio & Video. Type in search terms -- this can be the title of a film, director, keywords or genre (type of film such as horror films). Search results will include DVD, VHS and streaming. Those with the location "Suzzallo and Allen Libraries Media Storage" can be requested at the main circulation (check-out) desk on the first floor of Suzzallo Library. For more information on locating films at the UW Libraries see the Video & Streaming Video guide.
Libraries use official terminology created by the Library of Congress (LC) to categorize films by genre and subject. You may want to use these terms when you are looking for a list of a specific kind of film. Here are some examples that can be helpful when looking for types of films, films from a specific country, or films in a specific language. The general heading is followed by specific country example. Keep in mind that genre terminology use may be inconsistent.
motion pictures (followed by language or country)
foreign films (followed by country)
foreign language films (followed by language)
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