JustWatch – a great way to keep track of your viewing!

Are you looking for a great way to keep track of all of the shows and movies you’ve watched? Or is one of your patrons wondering which streaming service has all 22 seasons of Midsomer Murders? Then JustWatch might be the site/app for you and your patrons.

It’s also a great way to find something new to watch. The main page features different categories to scroll through.

But the big selling point to JustWatch is seeing which streaming services carry the show or movie you are looking for. What is really nice about JustWatch is that, even if you don’t sign up for an account, you can still find this information.

Another great feature, is that includes services like hoopla and kanopy, not just the major subscription based services. And the site clearly shows whether a title is available to buy or rent and how much that will cost.

It’s one of my favorite apps!

Tracy ~ Monroeville Public Library

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WorldCat- Your New Friend for ILL Requests

If you’ve ever assisted a patron with an interlibrary loan request, then you know that it can sometimes be a challenge to find bibliographic information about the item that they want. The website WorldCat is a great solution. WorldCat connects you to more than 10,000 libraries worldwide and searches a number of different formats, including DVDs, CDs, and articles.  

When you open the record of an item, it lists the Author, Publisher, ISBN, and OCLC number. For DVDs, the record also lists the actors who starred in a film or TV show, which can be helpful when there are multiple records with the same title. From there, you can simply copy and paste the information into the ILL form. 

Happy searching!

-Erin Weaver, Bridgeville Public Library

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