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Theatre & Dance Research Guide

An introduction to resources that will assist you in Theatre & Dance research.

Off Campus Access


 CARDINAL CARDS - It is impossible to access any OhioLink databases without a currrent Cardinal Card.  Cards will be mailed to you after you are enrolled in class.  If your card is not working, you can email the library at or call the Circulation Desk at 614-823-1215.

** When you are OFF CAMPUS.  You may search the OPAL catalog for books and materials immediately. When you click on any database to search for articles the Otterbein web site will ask you for your user name and password.  This is the same one you use for your Otterbein Web Mail. Remember it is Case-specific. So if your password has capital letters in it, type it in exactly.   

** When you are in Ohiolink or the EJC (Electronic Journal Center) You will be asked to choose an institution (Otterbein) and for your name and your Barcode number.  This is your Cardinal Card number that starts with 7777-- enter all 16 digits.


On Campus - Cardinal Card Office
The Cardinal Card office is located inside the front doors of the Campus Center. This card is your official student identification at Otterbein College.

Phone: (614) 823-3202

Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1 p.m.-4 p.m.(Special evening hours will be available at the beginning of each quarter. Notices will be posted or call in advance. Hours may vary during exams, summer and holidays.) 

O-Zone & Bypassing OZone

OZone has a library tab.  Click on the library tab and then look on the right side for the "LIBRARY HOME PAGE" link.

Another way to get to the library home page is to bypass OZone.

Go to the college's main web page  and then the A-Z lndex and "L" for library and then bookmark the page on your computer.