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CTVA 301: Overview

Dr. Hamidou Soumah


OneSearch browses the catalog (books, DVDs, etc) plus some databases at the same time.  It is a good starting point, but I recommend that you still use the regular Library Catalog and Databases.

Here is a sample search on Presidential Campaigns:

You can limit your search by date, subject, etc.  Or you can browse the articles. 

Library Catalog

You can find books, videos/DVDs, periodicals, and sound recordings in the catalog. You can find the catalog under the banner that says Find Resources. Here is a keyword search on children, television, and violence:

This particular search resulted in 54 results. You can limit by material type or date, or browse the results:


An individual record shows where to find the item (see Map It). You can send yourself a text message with this information. You can also get help creating a citation by clicking on Cite this title.

If you want to find other titles like this one, you can click on an individual subject heading, such as "Violence in mass media."

The library also has a large collection of DVDs and videos. Some of them circulate and others may only be used in the library. Here is an example of a circulating title:


This particular title is checked out (you can tell because there is a due date instead of "in library." You can place a hold on any item that is checked out and the patron must immediately return it to the library. To place a hold, click on this button:

place a hold

Then enter your Portal ID and password. Once the item has been returned, you will receive an email.