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Search the catalog for print and e-title items in the library collection

(use the "Keyword" pull-down menu to target your query to a specific data field)


(Use this separate link to search library databases for > articles < <  in journals, magazines, and select newspapers)

Search tips for books

Subject headings, and names used as headings, are always spelled the same way, but names may spelled differently in book and article titles


1)  Always use truncation
     Just enter the last name, then add the ? after it to search for any possible endings

     (i.e.: Beethoven?) 
     This will yield results with possessives, such as
     Beethoven's Life

2) Try alternate spellings of composer names

     (i.e.: Tchaikovsky OR Tchaikowsky OR Chaikovsky etc.) 

3) Remember:  using a name as a subject will bring up works about someone; using a name as an author will bring up work only by them

Music biography reference books, Specific (print)

Browse the first-floor Reference collection, beginning with call number ML

Music biography reference books, General (print)