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Searching for Streaming Video and DVDs

At Okanagan College Library, we use OCtopus to search for library materials. You can start your search here:

Combine keywords related to your area of interest.

For example:

Animation or Animated or Anime "Musical Films"
"Animated Films" "Streaming Video"
"Feature Films" Theme: e.g. mystery, family, comedy, fantasy, history, robots

Search result example for search terms: robot AND "animated film*" and using limiter Catalog Only (Books & Media)

Search Tips:

  • Use quotation marks to search for a phrase (e.g. "Character Development").
  • Use an asterisk to search for words with the same stem (e.g. Animat* retrieves Animate, Animated, Animating, Animation, Animator).

Want to restrict your search to DVDs or Media? Once you have performed your search you can use the limiters in the "Refine Results" column to the left of your search results. There are a couple of limiters that you can use:

  • Limit To: select "Catalog Only (Books & Media)"
  • Resource Types: select "Video"

Animation students can request to pick up books or DVDs at the Innovation Centre by emailing and including:

  • 300xxxxxx student number
  • the item's title and call number (e.g. WALL-E, PN 1995.9 .F36 W3554 2008 DVD)
  • that you are an Animation student and would like to pick up the item(s) at the Innovation Centre

OC Databases with Streaming Video

Online Resources

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