Library Catalog Tips

The Library Catalog contains information about both physical and digital items in libraries across the campus, as well as at other UW System schools. The UW-Madison Libraries provide more general help using the Library Catalog.

The LSS Media Collection, consisting mainly of media in DVD and VHS formats, is discoverable in the Library Catalog. There are (at least) two ways to limit your search in the Library Catalog to only return results from the LSS Media Collection.

Search Limited to LSS Media Collection

Start your search from the Advanced Search feature, with your search limited to only the LSS Media Collection under “Locations”.

Search the LSS Media Collection

The Library Catalog Advanced Search allows you to start a search limited to a specific library location.

Refine Your Search

You can also generally search the Library Catalog based on keywords or other search terms, and then refine this search by Library/Location, Language, Year, Format or other facets. The screenshots below highlight some of the most useful options for refining your search for media.

After you search, you can refine your search by several facets, including Library.
After you search, you can refine your search by several facets, including Library. This search is refined to only include results from Learning Support Services.
Searched can also be refined to only display results in specific languages.
Searches can also be refined to only display results in specific languages.
There are several other facets you can refine by that are useful in finding media in the LSS Collection, including Media format, Subject, Places, and Year.
There are several other facets you can refine by that are useful in finding media in the LSS Collection, including Media format, Subject, Places, and Year.
Once you refine your search, results that meet your criteria will display.
Once you refine your search, results that meet your criteria will display. In this example, the result is a copy of the film Kedi in DVD format, which covers the topic “Social life and customs” and takes place in Turkey.