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Music Research Guide

A guide to print, electronic and Internet resources in music.

Looking up Music on the Online Catalog

Searching for Music resources in the online library catalog can often can be challenging for beginners. Here is a brief 3 minute recording of How to Locate Music Resources using the Library's online catalog.

A summary of the information on the recording is listed below.

Begin on the Library homepage.

You can choose to search the "Books & More" tab which is a straight Keyword search (like Google) or you can click on "More Search Options" link or look to the right and click on "Find Books & More: Catalog" and perform more advanced searching.


On the Advanced Search page from the limiter "TYPE" you can choose to select items by type, such as Music CD-ROM, Collected Scores, Audiocassette, Phonograph, Scores. Selecting "LOCATION" lets you limit your searching to only the Music Listening Room collection.

You may also choose to search for works by or about a individual composer, or search for a specific score title. These searches are best performed in the BROWSE search function. 


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