AUTHOR and SUBJECT
To find works by a person, search by last name, first name as AUTHOR
- Author = Copland, Aaron finds books, scores, and recorded performances of works by him and performed by him
To find works about a person, search by last name, first name as SUBJECT
- Subject = Copland, Aaron finds materials about him
To find information about a musical form
- Use singular form of (i.e., Opera) for materials about operas
To find musical forms of compositions and components of compositions
- Use the plural form (i.e., Operas) for scores, videos, and recordings of complete operas
If you are unsure of the exact title, or if you subject search does not produce the results you hoped, try a KEYWORD search using 2 or 3 of the most significant words from the title or subject you are trying to find. For example, to find books about music censorship some keywords to try might be "music" and "banned" or "censorship."
To increase retrieval results use a truncation device with your keywords, such as censor* to search variations of the term, i.e., "censored," "censorship," and "censors."
HINT: Music books that are oversized have the location HON FOL and are shelved nearest the 3rd floor stairs; books without the FOL designation are shelved on the 3rd floor beginning at the belvedere windows.