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Video & Film

Use the Advanced Search option in the Library Catalog to enter terms such as title of the work, other details you know (such as director, cast members/performers, screenwriter, choreographer, studio, etc.), and select Video/Film from the Resource Type menu. Alternately, you can enter your terms in the Simple Search box and then use the facets to refine your results to Videos.

  • Merce Cunningham
  • Free to Dance Alvin Ailey

Note that it's not possible to limit to a particular format of video recording such as DVD, video cassette, laser disc, streaming video, and so forth.  These are all grouped together under the "video"  resource type.  When you browse results the formats will be shown in the individual records.

Notes on DVD languages and dates:

  • Language limits include alternative soundtrack languages (dubbing) or subtitles provided on a DVD. For example, an English-language DVD might offer subtitles in Spanish and French. Limiting results to Spanish language would also include this item, even though the primary language is English.
  • The date of a DVD is the publication date of that specific edition, which is not necessarily the same as the original release date of a film or broadcast date of a TV show. For example, if you limit your results to DVDs released after 2004, you would still get a 2005 DVD edition of a film originally released in 1956. Conversely, if you limit your search for the 1956 film with the dates 1955-1957, you will not retrieve the 2005 DVD version. The film's original date is usually given as a note in the full record, but this is not indexed as a date.

Dance Video Resources at UT

UT Libraries own an extensive collection of dance videos including performances, instructional videos, and documentaries. You an find videos on VHS and DVD by searching the Library Catalog

We also subscribe to several streaming video databases with dance content; most of these allow you to make playlists, edit clips for showing examples, and embed video clips in presentations, syllabi, or Canvas. In order to access UT Libraries databases, e-journals, and other e-resources from off-campus, you will need to log in with your UT EID and password. When you first attempt to connect to a database or e-journal, you will be prompted to enter this information. 

See Electronic Resources - Troubleshooting for more information. 

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