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Theatre: Library Info

Resources for basic research in the subject of Theater

OneSearch

OneSearch is Maag Library's discovery layer and it's on the middle tab on our homepage.

Use it to search MaagNET, OhioLINK, and most of our databases, ALL AT THE SAME TIME! Be sure to use the "limiters" in the left sidebar to narrow down your results.

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Finding a Book on the Shelf

The first place to look for library materials is MaagNET, YSU's online library catalog.

When first looking for items in the library, search for Keywords or Subject Headings.

  • Keyword searches look in the title, author, contents, and other fields for the words you entered.
  • Subject Heading searches look for specific subject headings (descriptors assigned to the item by a librarian) that match your search terms.

Most books and other library materials in Maag Library are assigned a Library of Congress Classification number (call number) and are arranged by those numbers on library shelves. Most call numbers begin with a one-, two-, or three-letter designation which represents a broad subject area.  For instructions on how to read a call number see Reading Call Numbers.

When you have found references in MaagNet for the material you want, note the call number, location and status, usually in a box below the bibliographic information.

Items in the General or Oversize Collections (see Locations Listed in MaagNet for descriptions) are found on floors 3 through 6A. The location charts in Reference and by the elevators use the letters at the beginning of the call number to show you which subjects and/or call numbers may be found on which floor.

Off Campus Access

Most of our research databases now only have one link, whether you are on or off campus. If you see an "OFF CAMPUS URL" link, this is the one you must use if you are off campus.

NEW: To log in from off campus, you now only need to use your LAST NAME and your Y-number (Y00#######).

OhioLINK

If you are looking for an item that is not owned by Maag Library, you may expand your search to all of Ohio using OhioLINK. The easiest way is to click the blue "Search OhioLINK" button from your MaagNET catalog search, which will take your search and run it in OhioLINK.

You can also go directly to OhioLINK at http://olc1.ohiolink.edu/search/ but it's usually best to make sure Maag Library doesn't already own it before searching OhioLINK.

If you need material that is not in Maag Library OR in OhioLINK, you will need to use Interlibrary Loan (on the Maag Library home page under the Services tab).

Maag Library Building Guide

FLOOR

Services, Collections &
Call Numbers

ELEVATOR
6A Call Numbers: QD 86 - Z 3
6

Silent Study Floor
Copy Machines
Current & Bound Journals
Government Documents

1 and 2
5A Call Numbers: PR 1500 - QD 85  3
5 Silent Study Floor
Archives & Special Collections
Call Numbers: N - PR 1499
1, 2, and 3
4A Call Numbers: HG - LT 3
4

Group Study Floor
Copy Machine
Group Study Rooms
Library Instruction Lab
Tech Desk

1 and 2
3A Call Numbers: DT - HF 3
3

Group Study Floor
Copy Machine
Maag Café
Microforms
Multimedia Center (MMC)
Call Numbers: A - DS, M-MT

1, 2, and 3
Main
Level
Research Services / Printing / Quiet Study
Administrative Offices
Circulation & Closed Reserves
Copy Machines / Copy Cards / Change Machine
Current Newspapers
InterLibrary Loan
Information Services Office
Technical Services
1, 2, and 3
Lower
Level
English Language Institute
Reading & Study Skills Classrooms
Writing Center
Vending Machines
1, 2, and 3
Beeghly
College of Education
Wilcox Curriculum Resource Center (CRC)

Multimedia Center (MMC)

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