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Music research online: essential tools to explore Western art music: Search the library catalog

Sources to help you construct an outline for research into a historical periods, genres, composers, instruments, and theoretical topics

Find nearly everything in SearchWorks

SearchWorks is the library catalog.

  • Find books, scores, recordings, databases, videos, and archival materials

  • Search keywords, author/composer names, subjects

  • Follow linked names and subject terms in the catalog entry to extend your search

  • Browse the virtual shelf at the bottom of the catalog entry


Use the facets in the left-side column to narrow your search results:


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Facets include language, format, topic, library, and publication date.

Once you choose an item you can text the information; or you can select a group of items and email yourself the list.