Library 101

November 20, 2002

Librarian Elaine Magusin continues the series “Things You Should Know About the Library.”

Q: I’ve been having difficulty logging into the journal databases from home. I’ve entered my username and library/student id number but it still won’t let me in. Can you help?
A: Patrons often encounter difficulties logging in from home. Generally, modifying your browser settings can solve the problem. If you are using Netscape 4.7x follow the instructions given at: Please note that we are not currently supporting Netscape 7. If you continue to have difficulties, please email us at or call us at extension 6254.

Q: I’m interested in finding videos on Canadian literature. Is there a way of locating videos only?
A: Yes, it is possible to limit your results to many different types of material, including videos, sound recordings etc. To do so, go to the library catalogue (see: and choose Keyword as your search option. Then choose the Advanced Search button. Type your topic into the search button and then click on the drop down menu beside Material Type. To limit to videos only, choose the heading Video/Slide. The only items retrieved will be videos or slides.