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UMass Amherst Libraries

African Studies

Finding DVD's the easy way

In the "Quick search" box on the left on the library home page, there is a new entry for DVD search. This will search the Five Colleges catalog for only DVD's.

Film & tv

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The Library has added hundreds of films from all over the world to our collection, and is always happy to purchase student and faculty requests (subject to budgetary limits).

These can be accessed through the catalog by title, director, etc. They can also be retrieved by typing in one of several subject headings:

Feature films--[Country]

Documentary films--[Country]

You can also do an "Advanced" search in our library catalog, use any keyword you like, and set the "Format" box below to "DVD's, Videos, Films & Slides."

Note: Many of these films are not Region 1, NTSC productions, and may require multiregional DVD players or computers with special software for viewing. This equipment can be found in Reserves, third floor, Du Bois Library.