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Performing Arts Resources

Searching for Sources

You can search for OWU resources using the tools below. As always, contact us if you're not finding what you need. For help finding good resources on oerforming arts, here are a few places within the library you can look.

Instead of 'theatre', try theater or performing arts. For instance, women in the performing arts or theater of Asia would be good search terms.

Dance is a good search term on its own, or paired with styles of dance, such as modern dance.

For both fields, you can also try specific roles within them, such as choreography or stage management.

Finding Music Resources

Printed music and books on music have call numbers that start with M, and are located on the third floor of Beeghly.

Call numbers can be found on the book's spine labels: 


Each item in the library gets a call number:

  • Sheet music and items that *are* music have call numbers that begin with just M.
  • Histories, biographies, and any works *about* music have call numbers that begin with ML.
  • Instructional guides and books on *how* to teach music have call numbers that begin with MT.

These are broken down into more specific selections below.

When you find something in our catalog, use its call number to find it on the shelf. If you need any help finding an item please ask a library staff member to help!


Summon is a library search tool that lets you search across the majority of the library's resources including books in CONSORT, full-text articles from academic databases, media, ebooks, and lots more from a single search box.

You can read more on how to use Summon here.


CONSORT is the online catalog shared by OWU, Denison, Kenyon, and Wooster. Search here to find books, magazines, music, and video.


The OhioLINK catalog allows you to search libraries throughout the state and request items to be delivered to you here at OWU. 

*If your item isn't available via OhioLINK request it through Interlibrary Loan.


WorldCat is a catalog that expands your search even further, searching libraries all around the world. And yes, you can request items from here too. 

Search for an item in libraries near you: >>

*Items you find in WorldCat will most likely need to be requested via Interlibrary Loan.