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Getting Started at the University Libraries

  1. To borrow items from the libraries you need your BGSU photo ID and a current record in the library database. For more detailed information, see Borrowing, Renewing, and Requesting.

  2. Library Login: BGSU Students, Faculty, and Staff need only their BGSU username and password to log in for remote access to the research databases, OhioLINK and local requesting, and My Library Account. The BGSU username and password is the same one used for logging in to MyBGSU, campus email, and BGSU lab and library computers. Look for more information on the relevant log-in screens.

  3. If the University Libraries doesn't have what you need, chances are that OhioLINK does. OhioLINK is the 80+ academic (and some public) libraries that lend their resources to one another through an online requesting system. Look for the "Request this item" button in the OhioLINK catalog. For more detailed information, see OhioLINK requesting.

  4. We're here to assist you! If you need help using the library, can't find what you want, have an assignment and need help getting started, Ask Us for immediate help. Besides drop-in help, the University Libraries offer Individual Research Appointments for undergraduates & graduate students.

Finding Censorship Materials in the BGSU Catalog

from: Dance, Teens! (Santa Monica, CA): Griffon Publishers, c1958

See the "Books on Music Censorship" section for a detailed listing of several key volumes on music censorship.

Finding Additional Materials in the BGSU Libraries Catalog

When looking for books in the Libraries Catalog, try the following terms in a keyword search:

popular music AND censorship
Parents Music Resource Center
youth culture AND popular music
politics AND popular music
politics AND rock music
politics AND hip hop
controversy AND popular music
controversy AND hip hop
controversy AND rock music
drugs AND popular music
obscenity AND popular music
freedom of expression AND music
first amendment AND music
parental advisory (this keyword search term, when combined with title or artist searches, will yield all sound recordings in the ML/SRA that contain the "Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics" warning sticker)

Try searching for some of the following subject headings using the subject search in the BGSU Libraries Catalog:

Music -- Censorship
Music -- Moral and ethical aspects
Music -- Law and legislation
Popular music -- Censorship

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