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SPA 314: U.S. Latino Civilization/Culture

Types of Media in the LRC

Documentary Films

Our large collection of documentary films supports and supplement studies across the College curriculum. We regularly acquire critically-acclaimed and best-selling documentaries. These are shelved according to LC call numbers that correspond to the item's subject.

Popular Films

The Library at Georgetown College provides an environment of information resources with personalized service to engage our community of learners in intellectual, spiritual, and social growth. Georgetown is a residential college that encourages students to build community seven days a week. Providing appropriate materials for leisure and relaxation is one small aspect of the Library’s mission. These are shelved according to their titles, the call number containing the first four letters.

Audio Books

Audiobooks in CD format are purchased regularly, and include popular fiction and non-fiction titles.  View new titles in the Lobby’s New Media Display, and older titles in the second floor Media Stacks.

Music CDs

The library maintains a classical collection in the second floor media stacks, as well as through a subscription to the Naxos Music Database (accessible via the Library website). New acquisitions are located in the New Media Display at the Circulation Desk for their first semester.

Select Media Resources

Search the library catalog for more DVD resources.

Advanced Keyword Searching

In the search prompt above, choose "advanced keyword search." To search for a particular DVD, type part of a title, with the word "dvd." Include the word "and" between all words in the box.

ex.: [dvd and shield]

Or, search for films by the name of an actor or actress, or even topical keywords.

ex.: [keira and knightley]

ex.: [coal and dvd]

Using the keyword "dvd" limits the results to DVD titles, as opposed to books, audio materials, or VHS recordings.

Browsing Films by Date

Since the DVD collection at the Ensor LRC consists of over 3300 both popular and documentary titles, keyword searching is usually the best way to find materials. If you would like to browse the materials, here are a couple of helpful access points.

Reviewing newest aquisitions: 

These items are on the New Media Display across from the Circulation Desk. Even if something is a couple of years old, it'll still show up here as a recent purchase. Older titles usually go to the media stacks on the second floor.

Browsing popular films by most recent releases:

Change the search box above to "Call Number." Type "DVD" in the text box. When the results are displayed, select the pull down option (from the right at the top of the list) marked "Publication Date Descending." This will list all results according to the year of the DVD release (not the year the film was made). The order is no more specific in this: it starts with a lot of films released in 2011, then 2010, then 2009.

Browsing documentary films by most recent releases:

Using the "Keyword Advanced" search option, type "dvd and documentary" in the box. When the results are displayed, select the pull down option (from the right at the top of the list) marked "Publication Date Descending." This will list all results according to the year of the DVD release (not the year the film was made). The order is no more specific in this: it starts with a lot of films released in 2011, then 2010, then 2009.

Locating Electronic Music and Film

Avoid Late Fees!

There are 3 ways to renew your items avoid late fees ($1 per item per day for DVDs):

1. Renew the item via the online catalog using your G-Card number. Click the "My Account" tab from any page on the Catalog.

2. Stop by the Circulation Desk and ask to renew your items.

3. Call the Circulation Desk (502-863-8400) and ask to renew your items.