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Dance Resources: Finding Books

Consortial Catalogs

Consort is the combined library catalogs of Kenyon College, the College of Wooster, Ohio Weseyan University, and Denison University.


K-Search is the new database which combines many (but NOT all) of our electronic resources.  At this time K-Search does not include the Ohiolink catalog.  K-Search is similar to using Google Scholar.  The patron must create a search string which best describes their research focus.  If you create too broad a search string you will be will be overwhelmed by the number of citations the database will find.  A very narrow search string may frustrate the researcher.

If you find yourself intrigued by the availability of K-Search please feel free to use the database and consult with a librarian when you have a question.

How to search CONSORT

  1. Gather a list of useful words or terms from lecture notes and/or assigned readings to begin your research in the CONSORT/OhiolinkK-Search web catalog and online journal indexes. Books owned by other Consort libraries may be requested and will be sent here in 3-4 working days. If you cannot locate materials on your subject or all of the CONSORT copies are checked out, you should search the Ohiolink online card catalog for additional materials. Books, and some bound volumes of journals, may be requested from the Ohiolink catalog using your barcode on the back of your student ID.

  2. Interlibrary Loan requests, for journal articles or books not in Consort or Ohiolink, may be filled out using our online form, if you need assistance filling out the form based on a citation you found or have a question about a journal abbreviation, etc. just stop by the information desk or watch this Middle Path Minute on Interlibrary Loan for assistance.
  3. Suggestion: Begin your research using simple WORD searches and take notes on the various subject headings in the results list for books you find. If you prefer to use proper SUBJECT HEADING searches, consult the Library of Congress Subject Classification system at the LOC website.  Subject headings often carry over for use in journal indexes and so it is useful to keep a running list of terms you glean from databases and indexes.
  4. example WORD search for books:
    biographies of choreographers
    biographies of American choreographers
    example SAMPLE SUBJECT HEADING search for books:
    Choreographers -- United States -- Biography