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Naxos Music Library

The Databases


Accessing Naxos Through Summon

You can search for streaming Naxos recordings by using Summon, the library's search tool. Enter a composer or a work in the search box. 

1) You can filter the results by using the Content Type facets in the left-hand menu.

2) Click on More... for the full list.

3) Scroll down the list that appears to Streaming Audio.

4) Click the green check mark next to it. 

5) Scroll back up to click the Apply button.

After you set the filter, look for items that have the music note icon and the orange "online" label. Click on the Available Online link and you will be taken to the item in the Naxos database.

Off-Campus Access

When off campus, any links to subscriber-based resources will require you to sign in to CONSORT with your name and the barcode number on your OWU student/staff ID card (this is the longer number underneath the ID number and the barcode itself).

Problems? Questions? Contact us!



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Searching Naxos

You can search the Naxos database with a simple keyword search in the box at the top of the page:

You can also browse composer, artist, and genre lists using the menu under the search box. When you select an artist from their list you will get a brief bio and list of works available for streaming:

Using Playlists

Create a Playlist

To create a shareable playlist please use the Naxos link above: 

  1. Open the link
  2. Login with username OhioWes, and password OhioWes
  3. On the playlist page, click on the Ohio Wesleyan University Playlists tab.

  4. Click on the Current OhioWes folder.

  5. Click on New Playlists. In the pop up box, add your title in the Playlist Name box. Start with your initials and then add a unique title for the list. Click Save Playlist.

  6. Now search for tracks to add to your playlist. Once you find a track, check its box and click the Add to Playlist button.

  7. In the pop up box (you may need to pull to expand in order to see the location fields), select the Ohio Wesleyan tab, the Current OhioWes folder, and the playlist you created. Click Add to Playlist button.


Sharing a Playlist

Please note that playlists are only shareable when created with the URL and login listed above.

  1. Click on Ohio Wesleyan University Playlists tab > Current OhioWes folder > check box for your playlist.

  2. Then check the Display Static URL to Playlist check box in the blue bar on your upper right just above the playlists. The URL will appear underneath the playlist.

  3. Right click on the link to copy the URL. You can then send or link the URL wherever you need. Please note that the URL is only accessible on OWU's network. 

Other Audio Recording Resources

OhioLINK Music Center is another way to access Naxos recordings without hitting our local 5 user limit. You will not be able to create or share playlists from this portal though.

Info on finding other music recording sources, including how find CDs and DVDs of performances, is here.