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DVD & Video Information for Faculty: Finding DVDs and Streaming Videos

Provide Faculty with information on finding streaming videos and DVD's, requesting new DVD's, using a video's persistent link (permalink) in BrightSpace, and requesting a video be placed in the course's Electronic Reserves (aka E-Reserves or ARES).

Finding USM-owned DVDs in URSUS

Log into myUSM Campus Portal
Click on Academics; Click on Libraries; Click on Libraries Website;
Under URSUS Catalog Click Advanced Search; 
and Type in your Keyword (Title, Author, or Subject)

URSUS catalog search for a videorecording

Videorecordings are kept at the Circulation desks.

DVD videorecording listing in URSUS

USM DVD Locations

USM POR Media - Glickman library 2nd floor circulating items. Students, faculty, and staff can check out these videos.

USM POR Circulation Dept.  - Glickman library 1st floor, non-circulating items. Students cannot check out these videos.

USM LAC Media - LAC 1st floor, both circulating & non-circulating. Students can check out circulating videos.

Request DVD Reservation or Purchase

This form can be used by faculty to:

  • Request a DVD from USM's Non-Circulating collection
  • Request a DVD from USM's Circulating collection
  • Request that USM Libraries purchase a DVD
  • Request that a DVD be added to Electronic Reserves (ARES)
  • Request that a streaming video be added to Electronic Reserves (ARES)
  • Request that a DVD be placed on physical reserve in a USM Library

Finding USM-owned Streaming Videos in URSUS

Log into myUSM Campus Portal
Click on Academics; Click on Libraries; Click on Libraries Website;
Under URSUS Catalog Click Advanced Search; 
and Type in your Keyword (Title, Author, or Subject)

URSUS streaming video search

Streaming video access

Streaming Video and Electronic Reserves (ARES)

If USM Libraries has a streaming video title available, the Library cannot put the streaming video directly into Electronic Reserves.  Please be sure to put in a request that the Library purchase the DVD of the video.

Questions: Please contact Bill Sargent william.sargent@maine.edu or 207-228-8154. 

Finding Streaming Videos in selected Databases

Assistance

Technical assistance: with Electronic Reserves (ARES) or with using persistent links in Brightspace, please contact Bill Sargent william.sargent@maine.edu or 207-228-8154. 

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