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Social Work: Videos

Social Work Subject Guide

Types of Media

The Media Library has two primary types of videos:

  • Physical videos: DVDs, as well as older formats such as VCR, videodisc, and 16 mm film
  • Online videos:streaming videos that can be viewed online.

When searching for videos, you will find both in the UNT Library Catalog. The libraries subscribe to several streaming film platforms and most of the streaming film titles are included in Discover (library catalog)

Video Bibliographies

The lists below are selected bibliographies of DVDs from the UNT Libraries. The documents contains link that take you directly to the UNT Library Catalog where you can read more about a video's content.

Find Online Media

UNT students, faculty and staff have access to online videos through subscription databases managed by the UNT Libraries. The majority of these online videos can be found by searching the UNT Libraries Catalog. 

Quick & Basic Search

A keyword search is a basic way to search for online media on a particular topic. The method demonstrated below will look for the topic(s) you enter in all fields (i.e., title, author, subject headings, notes, etc.) of an item's record, limited to records that contain "online media". Keyword searches give you lots of search results, but many won't be relevant to your topic.

UNT Library Books & More search bar, quick and basic online media search

  1. From the UNT Libraries homepage, click on Books & More
  2. Enter the search topic  +  AND "online media"  Ex. Africa AND "online media" 
  3. Click Search
  4. Select the needed title from the list of search results
  5. Click "Connect to online video". If you are off-campus, you may be asked to login with your EUID.

Advanced Search

The Library Advanced Search page allows users to limit their search results to specific audiovisual formats.

UNT Library Catalog Search Table

  1. Go to the library's Advanced Keyword Search page:
  2. Enter the search terms. The advanced search allows for multiple search terms, including Keyword, Title, Author, or Subject
  3. In the Video field, select "Online" from the Access dropdown

Advanced Search

  1. Click Search
  2. Select the needed title from the list of search results
  3. To access the item, click the green Green "FIND IT" button icon icon OR "Connect to online video". If you are off-campus, you may be asked to login with your EUID

Browse Specific Online Media Resources

If you would like to browse any of the online media resources available through the UNT Library, select Databases from the UNT Libraries homepage. You may search for any of our online media resources by name or select the resource from the drop-down to navigate to it directly. 

UNT Library Browse with Databases selected

You can also search for all Online Video resources by selecting 'Online Video' in the "about 600" electronic resources in the database list:


Or you can go to the library's A-Z Databases: Online Video page:

Can't Find an Online Video?

While the majority of subscription online videos can be found by searching the library catalog, some films are not listed in the catalog. Reasons may include:

  • Access is restricted to students enrolled in a specific course
  • The film was very recently acquired and has not yet been cataloged. 
  • The subscription was canceled
  • The film is part of a collection that does not list individual video titles in the library catalog (Swank, JoVE, AccessScience, etc)

If you cannot find a particular film you have been assigned to view, please contact

Faculty: Booking a DVD

Once you have identified a DVD you want in the UNT Library Catalog, look for the box below the title and book the DVD in advance for your class to watch.

book dvd

Enter your EUID and password to make the booking.


Online Videos Databases

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