Arts and Entertainment

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Arts and Entertainment

Explore the resources available through UAPL and recommended by librarians related to arts and entertainment. 

Whether your interest lies in music, theater, art, movies, or television, there are resources included in this guide that will help you find the information you need.

If you have any questions about the resources in this guide, please get in touch with UAPL Research Department, by email ( or phone (614-486-3342), or visit us in the lower level of the Tremont Branch Library.


The following are part of the Upper Arlington Public Library’s premium resources. Unless you are in one of our library locations, you will need your library card number and PIN in order to access them. Please note: Links to our databases open in a new window or tab in your browser.

  • NoveList Plus – While this database excels at connecting readers to fiction and nonfiction books they will love, it also offers articles and information about favorite authors, books and genres for all ages.
  • Oxford Very Short Introductions (ABC-CLIO) – Concise introductions to a diverse range of subject areas, including an extensive section on Arts and Humanities topics.
  • St. James Encyclopedia of Pop Culture – This reference ebook has thousands of articles covering every major area of pop culture, including many forms of arts and entertainment.

Like our reference databases, the UA Library’s collection of reference eBooks can be accessed online with your UA Library card number and PIN through our database page.


Reference Books

The Research Room of the Main Library has encyclopedias, dictionaries, indexes and much more concerning different aspects of the arts. Just a few examples of what we have are:


The following is a list of our popular arts and entertainment magazines. Some current issues of the following titles are available for checking out, while in some cases older issues may be accessed at the Tremont Road Branch Research Department. Follow the links to the catalog or see a librarian for more information.

Music, Theater, and Art

Movies and Television


An indexed collection of piano sheet music is stored in the Research Department of the Tremont Branch Library. See a librarian for help locating and searching our collection. The thousands of songs found there come from:


These recommended websites are chosen by a Reference Librarian as reliable sources of information on the topic of Arts and Entertainment:

Music, Theater, and Art

Movies and Television


Discover materials in the UA Library catalog related to arts and entertainment by clicking on some of the subject areas below.

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