Audio, Video & Gaming Resources

A guide to finding audio and video resources for all subjects.

Researching Games & Gaming

If you're looking for articles or analysis on video games and gaming, you can use subject terms such as: Computer games, Video games combined with keywords that describe your topic, eg:

  • (Computer games OR Video games) AND Games of Strategy
  • (Computer games OR Video games) AND Simulation Games
  • (Computer games OR Video games) AND violence

Video/Electronic Games

Rutherford Library has a wide variety of computer/video games for multiple platforms (Nintendo, PlayStation, Xbox, etc) available for loan. 

There are several ways to search for video games within our collection. Here are some ready-made searches for format specific games:
     PlayStation
     Nintendo
     Xbox 

You can also go 'old school' and browse through the physical collection up on the 4th Floor of the Rutherford North library. The entire collection of video games is shelved at call number GV 1469.35....


To search through the library catalogue for our entire collection:

  • On the library homepage enter the term PZ electronic game (PZ is a catalogue limiter for electronic games)
  • Check off the Limit your search to library catalogue box:

Your search should look something like this:

OR

  • Enter the term video games in the search box and select SU Subject terms from the pull down menu
  • Next, limit your search on the left side of the screen by selecting:
    • Resource type=electronic resources, and
    • Location=U of A Rutherford Humanities, Social Sciences & Education

Your search should look something like this:


If you are looking for a specific title...

  • Enter the title in the search box
  • Limit your search to:
    • Resource type=electronic resources and
    • Location=U of A Rutherford Humanities, Social Sciences & Education

Your search should look something like this: