CDs & DVDs
The Silverman Library multimedia collection has thousands of CDs, DVDs, and streaming titles. Browse our DVD titles on the shelves near the Library Services Desk on the third floor, or search the Libraries Catalog. CDs and DVDs circulate for 10 days. Also located in the same area are a mix of viewing stations for VHS, DVD and foreign region DVDs. Visit our Streaming Media web page for help finding our streaming audio and video titles.
Faculty may reserve multimedia materials for classroom showings using the simple instructions on our Booking Multimedia Materials webpage.
Other multimedia collections and services are available at Health Sciences Library on the South Campus, and on the North Campus, at the Music Library in Baird Hall and the Koren Audio Visual Center in the Law Library, O’Brian Hall. Items may be requested via Delivery+ for delivery between North and South campuses.
Faculty placing multimedia materials on reserve for a course, see our Course Reserve Submission web page.
UB clubs and organizations wishing to show a film from the Libraries collection, please see our Public Performance Rights web page.
Reviews of educational and documentary films are not always easy to find. Here are a few sites that will get you started.
- Educational Media Reviews Online
"A database of video, DVD, audio CD and CD-ROM reviews of materials from major educational and documentary distributors and independent filmmakers. The reviews are written by librarians and teaching faculty in institutions across the United States and Canada."
- Filmcritic.com | Movie Reviews and DVD Reviews for the Film Fanatic
"One of the oldest and certainly the liveliest film and movie review destination on the Web! Founded in 1995, Filmcritic.com hosts more than 8,000 movie reviews and feature stories contributed by 20-some critics located throughout the world."
- Movie Review Query Engine - MRQE
Good online search engine for movie reviews.
- New York Times Movie Reviews
New York Times movie reviews, trailers, showtimes (From University of Connecticut Libraries web page)