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Finding Library Items: Books

Catalog Searching Basics

To search for books, open KentLINK (Kent State University's library catalog). Use the tabs above for more searching tips and call numbers to use if you want to browse our collection at the Performing Arts Library:  

  1. Click on "title" tab, and then enter title in the white box. Select "Performing Arts Library" or another location from the dropdown box on the right. Hit "Submit."
  2. Hit "Limit/Sort Search" button. From the "Material Type" dropdown menu, select "BOOK" or "MUSIC SCORE." Limit using other dropdown menus as desired. Hit "Submit."
  3. Note the call number and location of the item from the list.

Use tabs above for more tips on Finding Books. 

  1. Click on "author" tab, and then enter the author's name, last name first (Simon, Paul). Select "Performing Arts Library" or another location from the dropdown box on the right. Hit "Submit."
  2. Hit "Limit/Sort Search" button. From the "Material Type" dropdown menu, select "BOOK" or "MUSIC SCORE." Limit using other dropdown menus as desired. Hit "Submit."
  3. Note the call number and location of the item from the list.

Use tabs above for more tips on Finding Books. 

  • Music: MLs and MTs
  • Theatre & Play Scripts: PNs through PZs
  • Dance: GVs

Use tabs above for more tips on Finding Books. 

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Finding Library Materials

Below are links for finding library materials at Kent State and beyond. KentLINK is used for finding materials in the Kent State University system, and OhioLINK is beneficial for finding materials in other Ohio Libraries.

Use Interlibrary Loan to find materials outside of Ohio. Access WorldCat to view holdings of items in libraries worldwide. Journal Finder contains both alphabetical and subject-specific lists of journals in print at Kent and online journals throughout Ohio.