Sometimes the amount of materials the library offers a music student can be overwhelming. With about 45,000 scores, 30,000 audio recordings, and 20,000 books on music, it can be challenging to find what you are looking for. Here are a few tips that can help you narrow your search in the library catalog:
*Limit by format – only want to look at scores? Click “Music Score” before you search.
*Search an exact phrase – put quotation marks around song titles in a keyword search: “voi che sapete” (great for finding songs or any work published in an anthology or on a compilation recording)
*Search by author – enter the composer’s name as an author
*Search by subject – find pieces with specific instrumentation by using Library of Congress subject headings: Woodwind quartets (Saxophones (4)) will show you scores and recordings of saxophone quartets