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The Performing Arts Library is located at D-004 in the Center for the Performing Arts. Find more information about our hours.
To search for biographies of musicians, playwrights, artists, dancers, etc:
Unable to find the biography you’re looking for in KentLINK? Try searching OhioLINK and SearchOhio. Still no luck? Ask a Performing Arts Librarian for help.
Below are general call number ranges. More about call numbers at the Library of Congress Classification page. For tips on searching for music items in KentLINK, consult the Finding Library Items guide.
|GV1785||Biographies of Dancers|
|ML100-102||Music Dictionaries and Encyclopedias|
|ML105-106||Music Dictionaries and Encyclopedias, Bio-Bibliographical|
|ML385-402||Collective Biographies, by last name A-Z (General, Composers,
Instrumentalists, Singers, Conductors)
|ML410||Biographies of Composers, by last name A-Z|
|ML416-420||Biographies of Performers, by last name A-Z|
|ML422||Biographies of Conductors, by last name A-Z|
|PN2285-2287||Biographies & Autobiographies (Playwrights, Actors, Directors, etc.)|
|PR2894||Biographies of Shakespeare|
To find material on a specific topic, type in one of these subject headings to get a list of relevant titles. Access KentLINK subject heading search at http://kentlink.kent.edu/search/d.
African American dancers -- Biography
Ballet Dancers -- Biography
Choreographers -- Biography
Choreographers -- United States -- Biography*
Dance -- Biography
Dancers -- Biography
Dancers -- United States -- Biography*
Women dancers -- United States -- Biography*
Composers -- Biography
Jazz Musicians -- Biography
Musicians -- Biography
Rock musicians -- United States -- Biography*
Actors -- United States -- Biography*
Actresses -- United States -- Biography*
Dramatists -- Biography
Theatrical producers and directors -- United States -- Biography*
* United States is used for purposes of illustration; England, Germany, France, etc. may be used instead.