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Films & Videos: Finding films

The University of Lethbridge Library has a wide selection of films on multiple formats which are available for check out or streaming online! Use this guide for help with searching for films using the library catalogue.

Searching in NFB.ca

There are many ways to search and browse the NFB online collection.

On the top left of screen, clicking the "film" option allows you to explore by: titles, directors, channels, playlists, and subjects.

Channels offer 19 broad topics in which films are organized. Of note, the accessibility channel contains all the films (from animation to documentary) which have description for the visually impaired.

Playlists include collections developed by NFB experts and media personalities highlighting particular themes. A few theme examples include: "Prime Ministers of Canada," "Learning through Empathy-Secondary and Postsecondary," and "The 1960s: An Explosion of Creativity."

Clicking on the "search" bar allows you to use the Explore option which provides many more options to search and filter. You can explore films by subject, director, or content for teachers. Additionally you can narrow your search by genre, format (such as short-film, feature length, or interview), by language, accessibility, etc. 

 

From any location on the NFB.ca site you can begin a search for a film using the search box in the top left hand corner.

 

Searching in the catalogue

Films and videos available to stream through the National Film Board have been entered into the University of Lethbridge Library catalogue. That means when you search the catalogue you will get all the relevant results not only for the videos in the physical media collection, but relevant results from NFB.ca will also be provided to you. 

If you are searching in the library catalogue and only want to see films from the National Film Board, whether online or in physical format, include the term "National Film Board" in your film/video advanced keyword search.

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