Find music using Cline Library's Catalog
Find music materials by keyword (keyword search)
Example: mozart violin concertos scores
Word searches find the occurrence(s) of the keywords in various fields of records: title, author, contents, etc. A word search can be useful when exact titles and/or authors/composers are not known. The above search locates only those records that have the words "mozart," "violin," "concertos" and "scores". Adding the word "scores" to the search helps to narrow it to just written scores.
Limit catalog searches by material type 'Music Scores'
The Advanced Catalog Search page allows you to limit to "Music Scores" as a material type before performing the search. For example, an advanced author search for composer schuman, william can be limited by material type Music Scores.
You can also limit your catalog search results to a particular material type after the search is done.
Once the results are displayed, click on (keyword search) or (any other type of search) toward the top of the screen. You can then choose to limit your results to a variety of material types, including "Music Scores".
Find a composer by last name and exact name (author search)
Searching for last name only:
Finds all materials, with Schuman as a listed author, including names that start with Schuman (i.e., Schumann).
Find a composer by exact name:
Example: Schuman, William
Finds all materials, print or media, with William Schuman as a listed author. Note: type last name, first name.
Find a musical piece using title search option
Find a piece by generic title (title search):
Example: Symphonies, K. 551, C major
If the title is generic (i.e., based on a type of composition, concerto, sonata, quartet, etc.) the uniform title will begin with the form name in plural, followed by instrumentation, thematic catalog or serial number and key in that order. The title search is best used when you are sure of the exact title or at least the first few words of the title. For more information on using uniform titles in catalog searches, see the Indiana University School of Music's guide to Using Uniform Titles.
Find a musical piece by popular title (title search):
Example: Jupiter Symphony
Find music materials by subject (subject search)
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